Axel Valdez

Design Engineer

I'm Axel.

I am a design engineer with over 20 years of experience creating and managing websites and user interfaces for a diverse range of software applications. I currently head the UI Engineering chapter at LoanPro, helping develop cutting-edge loan management, servicing, and collections software that emphasizes automation and data visibility.

More in my about section.


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This section is a mix of the stream (very short, tweet-like posts) and medium to long form blog posts from the blog.

  • It’s funny how the old ways of thinking have been flipped. If I want to get work done, I stay home. If I want to socialise, I go into the studio.

    From Jeremy Keith.

    May 04, 2023

  • I'm currently reading Building a Second Brain from Thiago Forte and jumping again into the bandwagon of note organization. This time is making more sense, though.

    Apr 27, 2023

  • I just finished watching Beef on Netflix. It’s so perfect I’m hoping it’s not renewed for more seasons. Let that story end there :)

    Apr 24, 2023

  • Finishing my 30 days without social media

    Today is the last day of my 30 days without social media. These are some bullet points of my experience: The first two weeks were hell. I...

    Apr 03, 2023 · Read post →

  • I just added a dark mode switch to the website :)

    Mar 30, 2023

  • The month without social media is over in 4 more days. Now I know I won't be reinstalling Twitter in my phone, but I'm on the fence with Instagram.

    Mar 30, 2023

  • Get paid for playing

    There is this quote from drummer Keith Moon I heard from Ira Glass and deeply resonated with me: I am the best Keith Moon-style drummer in...

    Mar 29, 2023 · Read post →

  • Adding blogs to my RSS reader like it’s 1999. I like this so-called demise of Twitter 😅

    Mar 19, 2023

  • A lot of work in my personal website today. Added the stream (where I’m typing this). Feeling good (And sleepy).

    Mar 18, 2023

  • Not using social media is more difficult that it seems, and it seems pretty hard already. I'm not sure if I'm more depressed than before, or I'm just bored.

    Mar 18, 2023