Senior Design Manager @Hostelworld. Combining Travel & Social Industries. Driving Product Growth through User-Focused, In-Real-Life Experiences.

I've been working in the Digital Design field for a while now. Originally a Graphic Designer, I then evolved to Retail Visual Designer, Design Entrepreneur, Startup Founder, Product Designer, and now Design Manager.

As a Design Manager, my role is to steer the evolution of our digital customer experience and support the strategic direction, working with colleagues and teams across Product, Technology and Marketing.

I have a strong passion for challenges and for delivering impactful digital experiences. Pixel-perfect obsessed, user-focused and data-driven. Design Systems fanboy, I consider myself a visual person who loves to learn and to help others evolve. Currently managing the Product Design & Research Team @ Hostelworld, where we work to provide long-lasting experiences to our users while growing our products in a fast-paced environment. Also had a short experience (maternity cover) managing the Brand & Creative Team, where I’ve learned about Social Media and Paid Advertising.

I also proudly co-founded Vaiivem, a communication platform that connects Kindergartens with Families ensuring that the kids daily life at school is easily communicated in both ways.

Born and raised in (mostly) sunny Porto, Portugal 🇵🇹 where I'm based. Husband ⚭ // Father of 2 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 // avid traveller 🌍 // photography enthusiast 📷 BoavistaFC supporter 🏁 // home Chef 👨‍🍳

Fun fact: I've been to over 30 countries (and counting) and over 100 different cities!

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