My journey into

UX/UI Design

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A little bit about myself

With over a decade of experience in Design, UX and UI, I have acquired a diverse skill set that includes both hard and soft skills. I am focused on maintaining a balance between business goals, functionality, usability and user engagement.

My commitment is to enhance collaboration between business, marketing, design and development areas to achieve common goals in a demanding and constantly evolving digital landscape.

Currently, my work focuses on user experience and product design for mobile and web applications, with a strong interest in new fields such as artificial intelligence (AI), wearables, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart TV, virtual reality (VR)…

I strongly believe it’s crucial to work closely with end users and stakeholders to create solutions that are desirable, feasible and viable for everyone.

Some services I offer

  • Conduct in-depth research to understand your customers’ needs and behaviors.
  • Benchmark your competitors to identify areas of differentiation for your projects.
  • Propose strategies to address your business goals in a creative and effective way (CRO – KPIs).
  • Test your digital products to ensure alignment with both users and company requirements.
  • Design the best data-driven solution to generate a product that your users will actually love.
  • Create and/or improve the visual design of your product to get better outcomes.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to deliver the product that the end user is looking forward to using.
  • Validate your product’s success and iterate to improve it.

My mission is to create professional, digital-ready products that fit business strategy and budget constraints, and deliver enjoyable user experience.

Send me a message now and let’s get things moving!

Clients I have worked for

Professional experience

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— Amaris

September 2023 – Currently

UX/UI Experienced Consultant

Worked on a project for Openbank to transform their industry, accelerate their growth, and enable their development.

  • Create new components for the Design System
  • Maintained and evolved the Design System
  • Designed mockups, final UI design and prototypes
  • Frontend team handoff
— Globant

May 2022 – August 2023

Senior UX/UI Leader

Led a team through all phases for Banco Santander. Our work in issue resolution has become an international reference for the company.

  • Maintained and evolved the Design System
  • Assisted in all phases of Design Thinking (understand, explore and materialize)
  • Interviewed users and tested new or modified features
  • Frontend team handoff (React)
— Goal Systems

February 2021 – May 2022

Senior Product Designer

Played a key role in the creation of a powerful transportation management software. Its extensive adoption in Europe, the Middle East and South America had a profound impact in these countries.

  • Created a custom Design System for transportation software
  • In-depth research and workshops in an international context
  • Web design and layout (HTML, CSS and Webflow)
  • Frontend team handoff (Vue)
— SMART Technologies (Canada)

July 2020 – February 2021

Product Designer

We drove Smart’s shift from face-to-face to online education. This transformation propelled Smart to the forefront of online education, overtaken its competitors.

  • Designed a user-centric experience accessible on any device
  • Contributed testing new features
  • Designed mockups, final UI design and prototypes
— Campfire IT & Digital (UK)

March 2019 – June 2020

UX/UI Consultant

As a UX/UI Freelance Consultant for UK companies (mainly in healthcare and education industries) I helped establishing and reaching key KPIs from a user-centered design point of view as well as business goals.

  • Designed tailored roadmaps for companies
  • Audited internal and public tools to improve its usability
  • Designed mockups, final UI design and prototypes
  • Frontend team handoff (Angular and Vue)
— Immedia IT Software

July 2019 – December 2019

Senior UX/UI Designer & Frontend Developer

Managed the UX/UI design of a challenging aerospace project (ESA). My hybrid skills were crucial to its success.

  • In-depth research and workshops in an international context
  • Negotiated solutions with stakeholders
  • Designed and improved ERP tools
  • Web design and layout (HTML, CSS, SASS, Drupal and WordPress)
— Randed

September 2017 – March 2019

UX/UI Designer

Introduced an innovative complex security technology for companies. 

  • Rearranged information architecture
  • Worked alongside QA
  • Web design and layout (HTML, CSS and SASS)
  • Frontend team handoff (Angular)
— Orcha Healthcare (UK)

October 2016 – July 2017

UX/UI Designer

Designing their public and internal websites as well as creating Apps for their healthcare platform (in collaboration with the NHS). The company leads healthcare technology in the UK.

  • Provided strategic guidance (roadmaps)
  • Designed a unified experience for all of their products
  • Web design and layout (HTML and CSS)
  • Frontend team handoff (Visual Studio)
– Enova IT Solutions

January 2015 – August 2016

UX/UI Designer

Led the UX/UI Design, focusing on e-commerce projects and acquiring a deep insight into their complexity. 

  • Optimized checkout processes redefining user journeys
  • Addressing the CRO challenges proposed by stakeholders
  • Web design and layout (Prestashop, Woocomerce, HTML and CSS)
  • Frontend & Backend team handoff (Laravel and Cake PHP)
– Freelancer – UX/UI Designer

March 2013 – December 2014

End-to-end support for the whole design area, including web design (layout) and style management (CSS).

— Team Interactive

October 2008 – February 2013

UI Designer / Web Designer

Worked with top clients like Telefonica, Toyota, Sun Microsystems and Sodexo, contributing as a designer across all areas and participating in project-defining meetings with stakeholders.

– UI Designer / Web Designer

Prior to 2008

During this period as a freelancer I learned to deeply understand the needs of my clients.

Technologies I have worked with

Schools I have studied in

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