Lead Designer. Digital wanderer. Based in London. Passionate about all things design. Music, art and landscape photography enthusiast. www.luigiht.com

Key takeaways from all the conversations that I took part in with designers and people interested in getting into design in 2021

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Photo by Annie Spratt

Like many other people, 2021 was a year that forced all of us to stay more time indoors and that among other things forced me to try to diversify how I was spending my free time, especially with all things design-related. In the past years, I’ve attended many in-person meet-ups…

Learnings and insights from my journey as a digital product designer and first steps as a design manager

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For the past few years, in every company I’ve worked, I helped build, structure and improve their product design teams; from ensuring everything was accessible to every member of the team as well as other stakeholders to set up processes to work seamlessly in our tasks and with our team…

Learnings and highlights of our journey rebuilding our own website for better scalability and maintenance with the help of No-Code tools and collaboration

Photo by Carl Heyerdahl

Early this year, I embarked on a mission to rebuild the website of my current company on Webflow, until the date built on React, something that caused difficulties when trying to update some of the pages as well as creating new ones.

In this article I will go through the…

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Photo by Annie Spratt

While it’s important to keep upskilling our craft, we don’t need to forget that there’s more to our work than our primary skills, and here’s a list of my suggested secondary skills that will make you transcend as a designer

Over the last more than 10 years I’ve worked in plenty of different work environments: on my own as a sole designer for a startup, as a freelancing designing and building websites as well as designing whole mobile apps, as part of a small distributed team and finally for the…

When the average definition of an idea starts with “the Airbnb of X” or “think about it as the Uber of Y” it’s a sign that it’s time to bring some radical ideas to the table.

Photography of an office co-working space with concrete and visible bricks.
Photo by Mia Baker

In a world focused on solving everyone problems and massively competing for seeing who solves the same problems in the most efficient, cheapest, and fastest way, we need to rethink our approach in the same way that in the early 1850s artists started to challenge the perception of beauty and…

Learning and insights of helping a company evolve its mission, values and visual identity in a forced remote work environment from an in-house perspective.

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Photo by Andrew Neel

Backstory

Following my previous post about how I helped migrate the design tool stack and how we organise design at Florence, a company I recently joined, this post is about how I helped shape a rebrand for the whole company identity, going from a single-product marketplace provider to being a SaaS…

How getting back into drawing thanks to buying a tablet helped me recover my passion for creating art and dealing with the pressure of my daily life.

Early last year I decided that, while I very much enjoyed drawing on paper with a pen or a pencil and waste pages and pages on my notebooks taking notes, drafting sketches or drawing wireframes from the ideas I was working on, there must be a way to make it…

Come along and discover my journey of exploring the land of the Rising Sun with my obsession for diving into why things work that way.

Photography of a street of Tokyo, Japan at dusk.
Tokyo, Japan by Emil Karlsson

A couple of months ago I had the opportunity of visiting Japan for the first time, and although I already knew most of the things I was gonna be facing, I left a blank on my expectations to see if visiting a non-Wester country and how different their culture is…

How using sci-fi author’s robotic rules can help set up the right framework to design effect and user-friendly products, services and more.

Sketches of robot design
Animator game development by Chaosamran Studio

If you are reading this you are have probably heard of Human-Centred Design, a methodology used to solve problems that put the user, in this case, human beings in the centre of the issue, and validates every finding, hypothesis and concept with them.

Trying to aim for a solution that…

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