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.
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.
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 Booking.com for 6 years, both as an individual contributor and as a design leader. Now at Basecamp, she's busy crafting new features for HEY (www.hey.com) — a new approach to email.