Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Jessika Gouveia ("JG") for their original perspective and innovative approach to design as well as their creative lifestyle, we are very pleased to share our interview with our distinguished readers.
JG : I graduated in graphic design in South America. After working as a junior designer, I moved to Europe, where I worked as a web/graphic designer while obtaining my Master's in 3D Animation and Motion Graphics. I kept pushing forward—more and more invaluable experience—and after going managerial I decided to take the ultimate career leap by moving to Asia in 2011. I had a fantastic time Asia, working multi-language with people from all over the world, while at the same time being able to contribute my own global POV along the way. I had the opportunity to work in 2 startups building products from scratch and managing designers from Taiwan and 4 provinces of China. After 4 years in Taiwan I decided to take the next step and move to United States. Currently my focus is designing On-demand Knowledge centered products, on both app and web platform, improving users productivity and learning with the help of AI.
JG : I wanted to create beautiful compositions
JG : I can't imagine being something other than a designer
JG : I wish I could design more apps
JG : Try to learn as much as possible, always keep yourself up to date and experiment a lot
JG : Hard work and perseverance
JG : I think a really good design inspires emotions
JG : Good design makes life better, less stress less friction so people can focus in what is important to them. I think everyone should invest on good design, not just for aesthetics but to make life a little easier for everyone
JG : I would design apparel for dogs
JG : To create a design system that will allow me to better manage design at scale
JG : I don't think that there is a secret recipe, more of a gut feeling that can be verified with user success
JG : I think PhotoStudy is my greatest design, helping young people access help in Education has been great and rewarding.
JG : Read a lot of books, not just about design but about strategy and business. Focus on the user with a lot of research. Test and iterate as much as possible, and repeat as many times as you can.
JG : I wanted to study Architecture at some point
JG : My family and friends are my biggest supporters. My Mom could do anything she put her mind into, she was a great inspiration
JG : Working in different industries and different countries
JG : Language barrier and cultural differences, designing a product for the Chinese market was challenging but rewarding
JG : AI assistend Knowledge
JG : To continue helping people with my designs
JG : World class designs
JG : Educational projects, the feeling that I'm helping people in some way is satisfactory
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