I’m an experienced, full-stack Design Lead and co-founder at Glow, a boutique product design studio based in Brooklyn, NY. I love creating digital products from early concept development to launch across mobile, web and wearables. I’ve collaborated with nimble and larger teams, where I’ve helped define and drive product strategy, digital branding, design systems and end-to-end product experiences. I get really excited about mission-driven teams that really care about their users. It gets better when we can partner to tackle an ambiguous opportunities, applying research and strategy to make amazing things happen.

I’ve spent the last decade designing products both in-house as well as at consultancies. While my bread and butter are UX & Product Design, I started my career as a Software Engineer — which means I like to nerd out to all things systems. Really, Design Systems are my jam (see what I did there? I also like puns.).

As an Associate Director of Design at Prolific Interactive, I led the design of WeWork Now and managed an internal team of designers. Previously as a Design Lead at Carbon Five, I led client projects, internal design systems initiatives, and design process definition. While at Fitbit, I designed wearable experiences (including the Versa, Charge 2, Alta HR, and Alta) as well as platforms to help millions of people live happier, healthier lives. At Shazam (later acquired by Apple), I designed for branding, TV, and scalable content systems across music and more. I was previously a Software Engineer at Intel Labs, where I developed and prototyped novel interaction concepts and technologies. I’m also a Designer Fund Bridge Fellow. For more of the details, check out my resume below.

I was born in Uruguay and partially raised in south Florida. I have a soft spot for skirt steak, electro-tango and sunny warm weather. When I’m not designing, you can find me taking photos, doing yoga or trying my hand at lettering.

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ON DESIGN

What It Means to Me

Design is a language. Decisions are made with or without it, but articulating a vision with its rich vocabulary can effect change for good. Can shape behavior. Can spark new ideas and better ways of doing things. Design is the convergence of function and meaning.

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Design & Art

I believe all designers are artists, unless they have nothing to say through their work. We bring assumptions, tastes and desires into what we do. A designer with an artistic stance can recognize this. They choose projects that resonate with their goals, acknowledge their stance along with requirements, and design while consciously managing their personal expectations with those of the work. This makes the outcome intentional, effective, and shaped by their style and voice.

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Why I Do It

I love the process of building creatively through empathy, innovation and teamwork. I do it because I want to make the world a better place, reframe assumptions and create value through products and services that help us do what we do better, do new things we couldn’t before, think in new ways, or connect with ourselves and others in meaningful ways.