Mary Gainza Mary Gainza

Startup Weekend Oakland – LatinX Tech Edition

design, The Blog
Hola Internet people! Have you ever attended a StartUp Weekend? If you haven't I really recommend you do. It's definitely an awesome experience, it's so much more fluid I feel than regular 1hr talks (hey! I still love those -looking at you in many ways, from networking to being able to connect and learn from others. So Oakland had its first Startup weekend last month and all the ideas and talent that came together in under 2 days was really good. I had the chance to be part of a great team that had so much knowledge in finances and upcoming talent in development, although we didn't win, I felt we came so far with our idea. Proud to have sponsored...

Website finally got it’s revamp

design, inspiration, The Blog
So, after a couple weeks of playing around with Wordpress, CSS and creating an Illustration for the landing home I got to revamp this portfolio site. Originally its last real design was in early 2012 and it looked something like this: After that I had another portfolio site that had tons of things (flyers, illustrations, etc) powered by tumblr, it was ok... (more like meh!) I think when you go from graphic designer to just aiming to do user experience design (it also may apply to many other aspects of life :P ) it gets hard to actually let go of pieces of work you liked in the past or think are good, but in conclusion is better to aim to...