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Hi, my name is Guidione Machava, but you can call me Guid 🙂

I am primarily a Designer and everything else I do is to get better at my craft. I have worked across various industries and sectors, bringing early ideas and concepts to life for scrappy startups, World Bank, Coca-cola, Pfizer and tech unicorns like Shopify. I hold a degree in Economics from St. Thomas University in Mozambique and a not concluded Honours in Interaction Design by Open Window in South Africa.

I am also the author of “Design Sutra”, a collection of design principles for designers in the early stages of their careers and founded the World-class Designer School, the home of the brightest design minds in Africa, supported by companies such as Webflow, Framer, Shopify and others. I hold a degree in Economics from St. Thomas University in Mozambique and a not concluded Honours in Interaction Design by Open Window in South Africa.

I have recently organised the World-class Designer Conference – Africa’s most diverse and inclusive design conference. Speakers include Debbie Millman, Marty Cagan, Randy Hunt and designers from Google, Facebook, Boeing, Visa & 40+ more. In the past, I was named one of the best community builders in Africa by Google (2018).

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Side Projects

  1. Blockchain for Designers – A Weekly newsletter where I share practical insights to get designers into Blockchain.
  2. Kabum Digital – Mozambique’s biggest tech magazine.
  3. Baoba Hub – Mozambique-based software design school
  4. Gomarket – Southern Africa’s biggest business directory
  5. Akila – Android App that helps you manage telcos’ USSD codes across Africa (Beta). A case study is available here.
  6. Cool Kids Podcast – Biweekly podcast where I get together with friends and talk about tech, design, entrepreneurship and life
  7. UX Collective Contributor – 10+ interviews & articles about design
  8. World-class Design Podcast – a series of interviews with world-class designers. I interview designers from world-leading tech companies such as IDEO, Dropbox, Airbnb, Google, Youtube and others.
  9. World-class Designer Conference – The World-Class Designer Conference 2021 was a kind 24-hour design event hosted across 3 time zones, 6 continents, 45+ talks, mentoring sessions, and workshops by accomplished designers from major organizations like Adobe, Facebook, Google, Shopify, Visa, and many more.
  10. World-class Designer School – World-class Designer School is a college-level, tuition-free, design school with a peer-to-peer learning environment.
  11. Design Sutra – A collection of 40 design principles for designers in the early stages of their careers.

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