410 - Alvar Sans

Alvar Sans is a Product Designer from Barcelona

Alvar Sans is currently the Head of Product Design at Adevinta, where he leads a team of talented designers and researchers who craft high-quality experiences for the Real Estate B2B and B2C products.

He has a background in graphic and multimedia design and was previously a UX Lead and UX Designer.

Twitter (X) → twitter.com/alvarsp
LinkedIn → linkedin.com/in/alvarsans

Alvar's Workspace Tour

Workspace Items

What is the most useful item in your workspace?

I'd say my new Häg Capisco chair without any doubts. I have suffered from back pain for a long time and this chair has literally taught me how to sit well and change position often, which is how humans should be living anyways.

How do you spark creativity?

I'm father of 2 kids and mornings are a bit stressful so what I'm doing to get that feeling away is doing a short workout at home (10-15 mins) before sitting down at my home office. That helps out feeling much better and brings energy back. Also, I save some fixed time in the day to go over some inspiration sites, take notes, and share some of that to my team from time to time.

What does your typical day look like?

I guess like most parents! :D I wake up at 6:45, take my youngest son to day care by bike (best part of the day), back home for a short 10 minute workout, shower, start work at 8:30ish and spending afternoons playing around with my kids when back from school. I usually end up dead tired and go to bed at 22:00.

What originally inspired you to become a designer?

Actually Design was more of a career consequence, rather than a meditated choice! I studied Advertising and Communication, then slowly moving into Art Direction because it was the part I was most attracted to, and ended up getting my first job as a Design trainee for a small Advertising agency in Barcelona. After that, I had the chance of working next to really influential people in the Design industry in Barcelona, like Victor Solà and Gaby Prado, which I thank every day for making me see Design as a priviledged, beautiful and high responsibility craft.
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