I'm Óscar Otero —digital designer Superpowers:
Listen to people.
Divide a complex problem into several smaller and simpler ones.
Communicate with developers and help them to build the best possible
Combine fonts and colors.
I can code my designs.
I had my own design company
with 4 partners for 8 years. I've been president of the
Design Association of Galicia.
I won a Mestre Mateo
(Galician Oscar's), and an award at the MIPTV of Cannes without making films
but designing. I have
one two GitHub repositories with more than
1000 stars. I went to a workshop in Istanbul to teach about open video in English, and be
able to be understood by the students.
I've been to a conference with Javier Cañada,
Álvaro Valiño, Raquel Pelta, Pepe Barro and many other great designers,
speaking about web and interactivity. I've been part of a working group in the PHP-FIG, to work on a new PHP
Http Middlewares. I was a member of a jury to
evaluate works submitted by
Spanish national design awards. Failures:
I created a
CSS processor but it wasn't popular.
I started a company
with other partners but unfortunately, we weren't able to do what we wanted. I cannot speak excellent English (yet).
After many attempts, I'm not able to make homemade dough bread.
I didn't make a beautiful personal website. But you can see some of my recent
in my portfolio.
Things I made:
Newsletter (in the Galician language) about digital design, published during the
Covid confinement. You can access all numbers here:
#001 — Welcome — March 20, 2020
#002 — Web apps today — March 27, 2020
#003 — Design principles — April 3, 2020
#004 — About cursors and pointers — April 10,
#005 — About design and code — 17 de abril, 2020
#006 — About subscriptions — April 24, 2020
#007 — Specialization and fragmentation — May 1,
#008 — Tokens — May 8, 2020
#009 — Web books — May 15, 2020
#010 — Methods and tools — May 22, 2020
#011 — About colors — May 29, 2020
#012 — Job to be done — June 5, 2020
#013 — About tools — June 12, 2020
#014 — About Hey — June 19, 2020
#015 — Digital and sustainable — July 3, 2020
#016 — Public design — July 31, 2020
#017 — Internal logotypes — September 11, 2020
#018 — Transformative design — October 18, 2020
#019 — Static sites — November 15, 2020
#020 — Design for the speech — January 17, 2020 HA! redesign
During the redesign and development of the new web for
HA!, I've documented the whole process in a
collection of posts written in real-time (Galician language):
This project won several awards:
marketgoo I have designed
have collaborated in the implementation with this
Ola design system, collection of React components, for emails
with a collection of MJML components
and many other internal works that I cannot share currently. This project
started in 2019 and was presented
in this post on the . marketgoo blog Lume
In late 2020, I started the
Lume project, a static site
generator built on top of Deno and inspired by other generators like Jekyll,
Hugo or Eleventy. I use it for all web projects I work since then. Random
NM type: Design and development of the web for this
typographic studio founded by María Ramos (Spain) and Noel Pretorius (Sweden). Online cheat sheets for
Awesome design: A collection
of open source resources for web designers.
Chipi: Design and interactive
prototype for a desktop app to search in any service (Slack, Google Docs,
( Sketch prototype,
chipi.io) I collaborate in the
Tarugoconf, by helping to build
the website (made with Lume). Occasionally, I teach about CSS, HTML and Deno at
Hack a Boss Code
I love to write HTML/CSS and build or experiment with very under-engineering
solutions. I'm also a strong advocate of open source and maintainer of several
What am I doing now?
I'm working as
product designer at marketgoo. I'm the creator and maintainer, with
Miguel Calvo, of the
project HA!. I'm the creator and maintainer of 🔥
Lume, a static site
generator for Deno.