Dec 29, 2017 · 3 min read

This was, without any doubt, the best professional year of my life.

At the end of March, I said goodbye to my old company, where I’ve worked for almost 3 years, to join an young, creative, enthusiastic and professional team. I changed from a safe and secure job to take the risk in an exciting company where I could finally explore my work and myself more.

For you, that don’t know who I am, my name is Filipe and I’m a 22 years old Portuguese designer. I don’t have any Design course and I started my professional career with only 18th. I’m a self taught individual which learned almost everything by himself.

Having said that, I already have in my CV 4 years of experience in a high level of work as a designer and dozens of projects made for clients all around the world. Luckily I didn’t have to move from Portugal to do what I love. 3 of these years have been spent in a well known company and since March I’m part of the best design team in the country.

On the beginning of this year my job was only exactly that: a job! At the end of last year I almost lost the passion I had for what I do. I knew it was time to make a move and so I finally decided to change my life. In terms of location it wasn’t a huge move (my new office is located around 1km away from my previous one) but I managed to change my personal and professional life completely.

I’ve started a new personal project which I call: live and be happy. And guess what? I’m so happy right know doing what I do.

Today, I’m the Lead Designer at Significa and it’s a huge pleasure to work with such an awesome team of individuals. We are not just co-workers. We are a big family having fun on a daily basis while doing professional and well thought work together for clients all around the world.

I really hope that the next year turns out to be as good as this one. Fortunately, I’m almost sure it will be even better.

Have a nice year guys! 🍾🎉

Photos taken of the Significa’s Instagram

Meanwhile, you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram and see my work on Dribbble or Behance.

lead designer @ significa


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