My name is Lunara, UX UI designer to be, and this is my first post. Happy to meet you!
I wondered what I could write here to open this space that I want to dedicate to expose my discoveries, reflections, and studies of product design and illustrations. I thought the best call would be an introductory post about me and how I chose to dedicate my time to become a designer.
Beginning from the beginning: I’m from a small town in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. When I was a child I had a great aptitude for drawing, painting canvas, and sculpting small figures. I used to produce small comic books inspired by the hundreds of magazines I bought in used bookstores for my collection. My parents were very modern in the 90s (lol) and from a very early age, I had contact with computers and video games. Before I had learned to read I started drawing with Microsoft paint, pixel by pixel, I spent some good hours like that.
As a teenager I discovered that I was into history, politics, and learning about other cultures. I started my degree in international relations in the capital of my state. There I had more contact with these interests and worked in some NGOs. Drawing continued as a hobby that I practiced among free creations with pencil and paper on a creative weekend or in tattoo draws for friends.
So in 2016 I started a sales & design intern job at a ticketing startup. That was where I learned a lot about marketing, product development, got in touch with user feedback, and I was caught by this world. In 2017 my fiancé and I moved to Berlin and I thought it was the best time to finally dedicate myself to study UI / UX design. Well, then I fell in love!
It’s good to look back and think about everything I did before I got to where I am now. It makes me think that all the unexpected twists and turns that life takes are brushstrokes that make up the canvas that is our life. All the different paths I have gone through have added so much to me in so many different shapes and colors.
Now, if I look ahead, a very good excitement fills me up just by imagining how much I still have to discover, learn and build in this universe that I can paint as I please. My brush is ready!