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

I am originally from Mozambique and am currently a Senior Product Designer at Shopify, based in France. With 8+ years of work experience, I have worked across various industries and sectors, having collaborated as a consultant for clients such as the World Bank, Coca-Cola, and Pfizer, as well as startups in the developer tooling space.

I hold a degree in Economics from St. Thomas University in Mozambique and am a college dropout from an Honours in Interaction Design program at Open Window in South Africa.

I am passionate about helping designers in the early stages of their careers succeed. As the author of “Design Sutra,” a book that provides valuable design principles for these emerging professionals, and the founder of the World-class Designer School, a place where aspiring designers can go to learn and grow.

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Side Projects

  1. Kabum Digital – Mozambique’s biggest tech magazine.
  2. Baoba Hub – Mozambique-based UX/UI Design school
  3. UX Collective Contributor – 10+ interviews & articles about design
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. World-class Designer School – World-class Designer School is a college-level, tuition-free, design school with a peer-to-peer learning environment.
  7. Design Sutra – A collection of 40 design principles for designers in the early stages of their careers.

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