This season I decided to give a handmade gift to my friends and family. I made some watercolor poinsettias to keep the theme inside the holiday spirits. At first my idea was to make bookmarks, since I’ve been practicing clouds on those. But Dirk mentioned that they would look good on the Christmas tree as…Read More
“No intentes entender a México desde la razón, tendrás más suerte desde lo absurdo, México es el país más surrealista del mundo” – André BretonRead More
Have you ever been abroad maybe as an exchange student or a business person traveling for more than 14 days? Then you know how much Spotify hates you. You are listening to your playlists and then Spotify logs you out of your device. You can’t sing in. You don’t even know why. And then you…Read More
At the end of October I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Singapore for work. I was very excited because it had been 9 years since I was in Asia for the first time.Read More
Hello and welcome to Melissa Gutiérrez Design. This is a place to express your opinion and engage in conversation about a variety of topics. While this website works as my Portfolio, my Blog is a personal space where I share my thoughts on design, art, and books. Why am I spending my time on a…Read More
People ignore design that ignores people.
Kakeibo (家計簿) translates to Household account book. It’s a Japanese method of keeping track of your budget while becoming more mindful of how you spend it. First, some history. After the second world war, woman’s education was a controversial topic. The Meiji government had adopted the idea of a male-centered authoritarian family system. The philosophy…Read More