Mauricio Estrella
Creative Direction, Digital Design, Storytelling

Stories

I mostly write on Medium, and I've been syndicated in over 35 publications, including Time, Readers Digest, The New York Times.

Here is a short collection of my favorite pieces.

I write. Sometimes.

I mostly publish on Medium (i'm an editor at The Agency, The UX Blog, and The Lighthouse), and I've been syndicated in over 35 publications, including Readers Digest, The New York Times, Huffington Post, Lifehacker, time magazine.

Here is a short collection of my favorite pieces.

 
 

10 things I learned from the corporate job I didn’t get.

This is a short piece that has been on my drafts for way too long. Originally written two years ago.

This happened a couple of years ago but I remember as if it was just yesterday. It was damp, cold, rainy, and pretty gray — Standard winter in Shanghai. Around 5pm on a weekday I had a phone call with a recruiter who convinced me to prepare my résumé for a big role at a big place.

This was the very first time in my life that I’d have to put together my CV & Portfolio for a company I admired, but that probably never heard of me, or had the slightest clue of who I was nor what I’ve been doing for the last 12 years. Until that moment I had built a pretty successful career with zero job interviews on record (AMA). Nevertheless, I was daunted by the sheer size of the company I was gonna be interviewing for. I expected to learn new things along the process, but I didn’t know these lessons were gonna be so valuable. 

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