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Latinxs Who Design

Latinxs Who Design

By Michel Ferreira
Latinxs Who Design is an interview podcast of thriving Latinxs in the design industry. We want to showcase Latinxs people, let their stories be heard, and share them with the world. Breaking into the world of Design may be hard, so we want to hear how the Latinxs who design did it.
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Don't confuse visibility with success - Ted Boda
Ted Boda is currently a Product Design Manager at Instagram. He was formerly the Director of Design at Udacity, Lead Designer at Nest, Lead Mobile Designer at Netflix, and Lead Product Designer at Apple where he spent 5 years crafting the Keynote experience on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Ted started his design career at Duarte Design where he worked with Apple as well as one-on-one with Al Gore, to help create the compelling and impactful slides that were the basis for the Academy Award-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth.
May 4, 2021
Be intentional - Andrea Pacheco
Andrea Pacheco, as she likes to think, is a citizen of the world! Originally from Brazil, she spent 4 years in Amsterdam and then moved to London one year and a half ago. Having designed for, Transferwise, and digital agencies such as R/GA and Razorfish, she’s now working at Apple - in the International Product Design team, helping to transform “Designed in California” to “Designed in Apple”. She likes to think that she lives in a world of infinite possibilities and prefers to see things not as they are but as they could be, inspiring others to see the spark of potential in everything! In her own words, she suffers for her art, but ice cream makes up for it! Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
April 27, 2021
Bold move that paid off - Esteban García
Esteban is a Mexican Digital Product designer with 19 years of working experience. He has worked as a consultant at innovation agencies in Mexico and Spain. Conceptualized, designed, and launched new products inside Co-founder of a startup called, and very recently joined the Chrome iOS team as an interaction designer. Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
April 20, 2021
We want to belong - Jordi Tambillo
Jordi is a Peruvian Designer & maker living in the Netherlands. He is currently working on Design Systems at TripActions, a leading business travel & expense platform. Previously, he led the universal search vision at and worked on Todoist as one of the first designers. Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
April 13, 2021
You are good enough - Pedro Marques
Pedro is a designer with more than a decade of experience building digital products and teams. Currently the Director of Product Design at Adidas. Previously the Head of Product Design for Retail at Adyen where he worked on the point of sale solution and machine learning-based tools to help merchants prevent fraud. Prior to Adyen, he worked at the biggest accommodation provider on the planet where he helped onboard startups that were acquired by Booking and introduced in the ecosystem, helped shape the onboarding process for designers, and then proceeded to work on Consumer Psychology and Machine Learning focused teams building recommendation and ranking systems.
April 6, 2021
A mix of many things - Marina Verdu
Marina is an Argentinian designer, illustrator and maker currently living and drawing in Ottawa, Canada. She is nowadays working at Shopify as a UX marketing designer, and before that, she was a front-end designer and illustrator at Eventbrite.
March 29, 2021
Barriers in my head - Diego Rojas
Diego is a Colombian designer working at Google as part of the Stadia team bringing the power of streaming and cloud development to the video game industry. During his 9 years of experience, he has worked at big and small tech companies in Colombia, Spain, The Netherlands, and Germany, where he currently lives.
March 23, 2021
The web is a place of awe and wonder - Desirée (Dezzie) García
In our interview, Desirée García, or Dezzie as she prefers, has an honest conversation about her life as a quirky and nerdy person. She shares her passion for Star Wars, Star Trek, and all things space-related and discusses her home garden. She also loves food, the internet, and building IKEA furniture. Go check it out Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
March 16, 2021
Progressively less wrong - Leandro Lima
Leandro is a User Experience Designer who has worked in the field for over 10 years. He started working at design agencies in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and, in 2008, founded PopUp Design - an agency that provided UX consulting. With PopUp, in 6 years he worked on more than 100 projects! After PopUp he worked at Red Ventures,, and Klarna and is currently UX at Google. He describes his job as using data from the most diverse sources to help people use technology in a healthy way and empower them to solve problems. Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
March 8, 2021
Comes back to confidence - Koji Pereira
Koji Pereira is the Head of Design for Lyft Business. With over 2 decades of experience in the Design field, he leads a team of designers building new products for business transportation. He strives to build diverse teams and safe spaces, making sure everyone is included and all voices are heard. Previously he was at Google where he led Design for Files by Google from 0 to 1/2 billion MAU and launched many products including Camera Go, Android TV Data Saver, and Google Spaces. He also taught Design around the world in schools like Harbour.Space in Spain and PUC Minas in Brazil. Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
March 2, 2021
Going full circle - Tassia Pellegrini
Welcome to our first-ever "Latinxs who Design" episode. I had the pleasure of interviewing an esteemed former colleague: Tassia Pellegrini. Tassia is a Brazilian Designer from Salvador, Bahia who lives and works in The Netherlands. She has worked on for 6 years, both as an individual contributor and as a design leader. Now at Basecamp, she's busy crafting new features for HEY ( — a new approach to email. Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
February 23, 2021