Hola! I'm Barbara Araya

I'm a Chilean Product Designer living in San Francisco, CA, with a background in Visual and Graphic Design.

I started my design journey more than 10 years ago by first getting a Graphic Design degree in Chile. In 2012, I worked as a Visual Designer for a worldwide social media company based in San Francisco, which opened my way to think about the user as human-centered design. In 2017, I moved to the Bay Area, where I had the opportunity to study User Experience Design at UC Berkeley Extension.
I enjoy being in the UX world because I can improve people's lives through a social impact. I love collaborating in multidisciplinary teams to contribute my skills, aiming for a healthy and open communication environment that leads us to learn and improve professionally. I'm always looking for new challenges and constantly evolving personally and as a designer, continuously learning to develop new skills. 
When I'm not designing, I volunteer in a UX women's community as a mentor and create content for the community blog in +Mujeres en UX . Also, I write on Medium, I enjoy photography, hiking, and knitting. 
I'd love to hear from you!... Get in touch with me at barbara@278studio.com.
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