I’m Marta, designer & photographer & sportswoman from Zaragoza, Spain
My journey as designer
After finishing the Bachelor in Industrial Design Engineering, I spent some time working as a graphic designer. However, I felt that I was missing the users’ perspectives so I started learning about User Experience Design and eventually, I was given the opportunity to start my UX journey at BBVA’s Global Design Team. Three years later, I’m working at NTT DATA as Interaction Designer and Digital Accessibility consultant.
How do I stay updated?
I consider myself a voracious learner. I love reading articles and books. At the moment I’m focused on learning design related topics: accessibility, inclusive design and behavioral design. I’m constantly seeking new perspectives and teaching others all that I learn.
I’m a big fan of tennis and padel. Since I started playing tennis at the age of 6 I always imagined myself teaching how to do it. Ten years after that I started working as a tennis instructor. The educational skills learnt at that time, still help me in my professional life.
Photography is probably my biggest creative passion. I love taking pictures on the streets or out in the nature. After editing the photos, I share them on my Instagram account (@chasingssuns) and sometimes, I show some tricks and how I edit.
So yes, I’m passionate about various things but I always find some time to do volunteering activities. I’ve done several things with kids and older people in the past and now I’m mentoring a group of girls in the Technovation challenge.
Marta showed responsibility, attention to detail and resolution capacity (…) She put together an independent project (the Inclusive Design learning path) and shined on this particular aspect, working rigorously, defining her own timing and meeting it and involving other people interested in the project… on her own. She has demonstrated maturity and responsibility, as well as a great integrity as designer.
Sagrado Nova, Design Manager, People Ops at BBVA
I loved her attention to details, analytical thinking, active listening and focus on understanding and give value. I would highlight her abilities on research and service and interaction design.
Sara Valero Martínez, Design Lead & Service Design Manager at BBVA