Rafael studied communications in university before getting into product design. That path eventually led him to the user experience field. With many years crafting UX for a variety of tech companies, Rafael was attracted to DigitalOcean’s model of designing products specifically for engineers—the people who would actually be the primary users.
Rafael’s goal is to provide a reliable and delightful experience for DigitalOcean’s users. He works with his team in order to continually learn and grow, applying design thinking to find innovative solutions in an ever-changing industry. Rafael prizes the fact that DigitalOcean is a people-first company, one that values its customers and employees alike.
“Not knowing everything about this world as a designer allows you to be more open to other ideas and to ask the right questions—and tho bring others to the same level so that we're all speaking the same language.”
“In everything we do, we always try to do it in such a way that everybody feels involved in decision-making.”