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about me

Kate is a UX Designer with a background in web development, illustration, animation, and motion design.

Passionate about advocating for design and the power of community to create digital experiences while making a social impact. I also enjoy creating and fostering design communities.

🤓 Curious to know how I got into UX? Check out my Polywork profile here.

🎨 Design & Storytelling

I love exploring and experimenting with different kinds of design mediums. Design is my strategy to define a problem and create solutions while making a social impact. For me, storytelling is the key to bridge the gap between users and products by using narratives to create an emotional connection.

I’m currently learning about UX Design, Game Design, and Interaction Design through free online courses and youtube videos. I’m also enhancing my UX skills through volunteer experience and collaborations. My favourite go-to design resources are Design Buddies, Skillshare, IxDA, and The Futur. My favourite design tool is Figma.


🌟 Experience

I’m a former UX Designer Intern at Quiddity (now Qairos). On the side, I help out at design communities as the Community & Partnerships Volunteer at UXPH and Events Organizer at Design Buddies.


🎮 Projects

Outside of work and school, I love meeting new friends online and participating in hackathons, game jams, and design challenges to upskill and continue learning. One of my goals is to design and launch my own game.


💖 Community & Volunteer

I’m part of the Community & Marketing Pillar and Growth & Partnerships Pillar of UXPH (User Experience Philippines) and was responsible for creating the UXPH Discord Community to provide a space for everyone to elevate their careers and share expertise. I’m also a proud member and part of the Events Team of the Design Buddies community.

The design community has been a huge help in my career growth as a product designer and I love giving back to the design community and paying it forward.


🎓 Education

In 2021, I took UX+ University 16-week UX design class focused on learning the end-to-end process of UX. I’m a Multimedia Arts graduate from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. I studied Biochemistry for one year at University of Santo Tomas before I shifted and pursued my dreams to do design and art instead.


👑 Interests

I recently started drawing and illustrating on Procreate and will soon upload it on Instagram.

When I was a kid, I was an aspiring Flight attendant because I love travelling. Now, my lifelong dream is to travel around the world and visit Paris to eat crepes and croissants.

During college, I got in love with coding and got active in the Tumblr community for a bit.

Reading books and writing. I love Good Omens and I’m a Neil Gaiman fan. Ask me my favourite GO artist or fanfiction writers and I’ll provide a list. I’m also a Sherlock Homes fan and my favourite genres are mystery, crime, fantasy, magic, royalty, and historical fiction. Follow me on Goodreads.

During my free time, I critic and write reviews on kdramas, tv series, and films. I was very into kdramas before but I’m very selective on what I watch nowadays. I also sometimes play games like Gardenscapes and TerraGenesis.