IRENE DE MAS

My life is guided by two simple but powerful principles

🚀 Work Hard

As soon as I finish a project, I start creating something new — an app, a feature, an article, you name it. A deep respect for well-designed products brought me to web and iOS development, UX Research, UI Design... until I ended up building my own things. The most challenging project so far has been the web app Ask Irene, where I put into practice all I know (and keep learning) about Product Design.

🤗 Be Nice to People

I have always focused on connecting with people — be it through design, writing, filmmaking, or anything I can come up with. Want to know more about this? I published an essay on self-improvement, working hard and being nice to people.

... and random things that make me happy

Hiking with my dog, listening to podcasts on trains, learning untranslatable words, building things that brighten up someone's day, and avocados.

ASK IRENE

Ask Irene is a web app that helps you find the perfect spot for any occasion 🍜

I've been obsessed with food, cozy cafés and cool bathrooms for as long as I can remember. Thanks to that, I have a mental database of places and always end up recommending them to friends, acquaintances and nosy strangers. On Ask Irene you can access my wisdom 24/7 to find the perfect spot for you.

ASK IRENE

Curious about how we built Ask Irene in just two weeks?

There's an article for that.

MEDIUM

Thoughts on life goals, food, tech and everything in between 🤔

See You Soon, IronhackersTwo years, many friendships and uncountable moments later

Thank You for the MusicMixtapes, drama and Seth Cohen quips

Coding Is Cheaper Than TherapyDavid Foster Wallace, a Buddhist monk and a developer walk into a bar

Strong to Be KindOn self-improvement, working hard & being nice to people

Massimo BotturaLunch at the world’s best restaurant

De picar piedra a picar códigoFrom miner to web developer

Happier Through AppsMaximizing the everyday small pleasures

Building Ask IreneHow a team of n00bs created a decent web app in 2 weeks

Federica BarbaranelliSoulful food and permaculture in Cantabria

Drawing My Ideal HomeThe obsession that became a lifelong project

A Winter in LaplandWhat I learned by falling into a frozen lake

PERDIZ

A magazine about people and the things that make them happy 🐝

AGAPORNIS MAG

Where companion animals and contemporary culture meet 🐱

The Ultimate Cat LadyA virtual visit to The Cat House on the Kings

Save What You LoveHedgehogs are not pets

The Second Life of NaraYet another beautiful cat story

LE COOL

A guide to Barcelona's best life 💃

Three Marks CoffeeDog-friendly Specialty Coffee

MexclaMexican Restaurant

TeòricCatalan Restaurant

Bendita HelenaHealthy Restaurant

The Spa KitchenBeauty Salon

Co:Lab BarcelonaCoffee Festival

PopeyeSpanish Restaurant

Colmado GràciaSeafood & Tapas Restaurant

SyraSpecialty Coffee

Bar ButMediterranean Restaurant

5º PinoTapas Restaurant

... and many more

HEAVY FIXATION

50% heavy rotation playlist, 40% now page, 10% OCD

Food

👨‍ Restaurants for middle aged people

Music

🎸 The Chain — Fleetwood Mac

Podcast

🔧 Fixed That For You

Film

🌝 Suntan

Project

⚡️ Pansa (launching soon-ish)

DROP ME A LINE

Don't know where to start? These are some things we could talk about

💘 Your new favorite app

👹 Why you think Comic Sans should (or shouldn't) be a crime

🍦 The best ice cream in Barcelona — actually, great ice cream anywhere

💡 Life-changing books, articles, movies, podcasts, artists...

🐶 Chairs that look like dogs

Came up with an interesting topic?

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