Hi, there, I'm Lygia.
I know you probably won't be able to pronounce my name right at first. That's ok.
I believe in hot chocolate in a cold day;
In dogs (and all sorts of animals, really);
In true friendships and strangers' kindness;
In daily doses of weirdness;
In producing and buying local;
In design, fashion, art and every single source of beauty;
I believe in the power of communication;
In being real and honest, rather than perfect;
In getting out of your comfort zone;
I believe in loving what I do.
Well, hello :)
I was born and raised in Brazil and now a resident of Vancouver, Canada. In between the two I spent time studying Fashion Marketing for Luxury Brands in Milan, Italy and travelled to France, Belgium, Argentina, New York, Orlando and Las Vegas. Born with a wanderlust, I love languages and am fluent in Portuguese, English, Italian and French and still have a long list of destinations and cultures to explore.
My educational background is in fashion and marketing. I have a Bachelor Degree in Fashion Design from The State University of Maringa and a Post Graduate Diploma in Sales and Marketing from the Pontificial Catholic University where I graduated with Honors. I continued my studies here in Vancouver at LaSalle College and recently graduated from theFashion Merchandising Program.
For +6 Years prior to moving to Vancouver I worked for Morena Rosa and Megadose (large fashion brands in Brazil) as a Digital Marketer and Marketing Manager. Over the years I developed a passion for graphic design through editing content for social media and web and since arriving in Vancouver have continued to work as a freelance graphic designer and content manager for local businesses.
So far as me and my personality goes… I try not to take life too seriously and believe a good laugh is the solution to just about anything. With this I am a fantastic problem solver and great in a crisis. My college and work friends call me a geek but I think it’s just because I (really!) respect deadlines. I will try anything once and do what I love as often as possible.