Hola 👋🏽

I'm Manny, a creative technologist and heart-driven, people-centric leader who supports diverse teams to thrive sustainably. I work at the intersection of product, design, engineering and community, and operate from a place of compassion, possibility and imagination. Fostering inclusive communities, empowering one another, and creating a sustainable and equitable world is central to my work and efforts.

I most recently led product for the Tesla Design System with a bias for inclusion, empowerment, clarity and doing what's right. I had the honor of working with a small, yet mighty team of engineers, designers and cross-functional contributors who are passionate, dedicated and talented.

Tesla Design System (TDS)

I was also the executive global vice president of Tesla's Latino employee resource group, as well as a presenter and organizer of Tesla's frontend meetups. Besides that, I was actively involved in our community engagement events and co-lead the Tesla JavaScript Working Group, which identifies, develops and provides scalable, standards-based solutions to teams across the company.

Latinos at Tesla logo (hummingbird)

Fun fact: I contributed my first code to Tesla back in 2012. Since then, it's been a humbling honor to help build out high-performing, diverse teams and contribute to and guide Tesla's product ecosystem, which has impacted the digital experiences of millions of people around the world.

Manny has gone above and beyond the call of duty more times than I can count, always delivering on impossibly tight deadlines yet always managing to keep a positive attitude despite the relentless pressure.

Victor Barclay, Sr. Software Engineering Manager @ Tesla
Sr. Software Engineering Manager @ Tesla

I believe in speaking my truth in thoughtful and compassionate ways and supporting others in doing the same; I leverage my opportunities and privileges in different areas of my life to help remove barriers-of-entry, advocate for educational access and empower people.

Manny, we've got a lot of work to do. And there's nothing better than collaborating with people like you.

Meghan Sural Wolf, Environmental Campaigns Manager @ Patagonia N.A.
Environmental Campaigns Manager @ Patagonia N.A.

As a kid, I washed dishes, cleaned floors and bussed tables. Combined with my humble, community-centric influences in Mexico and the US, this early service work shaped the way I follow, collaborate and lead today.

My biggest joy in life is my incredible hija (daughter) ❤️

Connect with Manny

I enjoy capturing the world around me so I usually have my drone and camera in tow, ready to capture current events, people, wildlife and nature. 👆🏽👇🏽 I'm available for hire, including pro-bono work for community-centered efforts on a limited budget, simply drop me a note 📸 🎥

View all of photography and videography at mannys.photos

On Sustainable Success

A few things that have helped me sustain success even when the odds may suggest otherwise.

That's a Wrap!

May the strange year that is 2022 wrap up in blissful ways and continue sustainably and fulfilling for each of you throughout 2023 ✨

Tesla AI Day 2022

Assisting with Javascript and Data Viz for the upcoming Tesla AI Day shindig.

TDS UI Button

The small yet mighty UI component in the Tesla Design System (TDS).

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