About Me

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 once a week. Why am I spending my…

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People ignore design that ignores people.
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How the Four Agreements helped me

Don Miguel Ruiz talks in his book about the four principles that will guide you to a life of love and happiness. I agree with 90% of what he said in the book and I do try to apply it to my life every day. Living and keeping this four agreements is one of the hardest things you might ever do.

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Kakeibo: Become mindful of your budget.

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…

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How I’m self-studying Japanese

If you want to start the adventure of self studying Japanese, keep reading. Let me start by saying that the most important thing is to actually want to learn. It doesn’t matter if you have the best resources, if you don’t put the effort it wont work. Here I’ll share with you the resources I…

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