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I’m Hiyas, a designer with 16 years of experience in web design and illustration. Since 2020, I’ve been expanding my skills in user experience (UX) design. I aim to continue creating wonderful experiences in various digital spaces.

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Milestones and me

If my aching body hasn’t clued me in, my looming 40th birthday this week is cementing the inevitable: I’m old. Middle-aged. A certified Tita.

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A Thanksgiving Post in August

You, dear reader, may notice that I’ve been amiss in updating this website since… my birthday post last year?? (YIKES!) I haven’t been really particularly regular in posting here at

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funfetti cake from https://www.ffactor.com/

On birthdays and spinsterhood

“Happy birthday! Get married.” unsolicited advice given to the writer on the occasion of her 37th birthday That this year’s birthday had come on a Monday, my least favorite day

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