Welcome to my Resume. I’m a UX designer coming from a tech and data-oriented background.
I’m passionate about the latest tech and improving the world around us.
Masters in Multimedia & Graphic Design 2019-10 ESAD, Porto, Portugal
Information Design with Hamish Muir 2010 ESAD, Porto, Portugal
Degree in Graphic Design 2005-09 ESAD, Porto, Portugal
Certificate of Proficiency in English 2009 Cambridge ESOL, UK
UX & SCRUM training with Roman Pichler 2015 London, UK
XAML Training Course 2014 London, UK
President of a Student Body ESAD, Porto, Portugal
Design Survival Manual Atelier da Imagem, Porto, Portugal
- Visual Design
- Stakeholder management
Senior User Experience Designer
Aviva, London Feb 2017 – now
Worked on optimising user journeys across different sections of their B2C websites. Backed my work with proof by running research and testing. I worked closely with DPOs to ensure the best products get built for the users.
Senior User Experience Architect
Lloyds Bank, via Virtusa Polaris, London Jul 2016 – Feb 2017
I worked in Lloyds Bank through a multinational consultancy facilitating, generating and executing great user experiences for our clients and their end users. I took ownership of the projects acting as a coach, mentor and leader as well as an advocate for our clients’ needs.
Senior UX/UI Designer and Frontend Developer
Orbus Software, London Feb 2014 – Jul 2016
Orbus Software specializes in corporate management tools such as Enterprise Architecture and Business Analysis. I assumed ownership of the User Experience for 4 of their products, creating new interfaces that meet the business requirements, guaranteeing the overall product quality and usability, produce documentation such as high-fidelity mockups and specification documents, and managing and assisting in the implementation of styles in the products. I also helped by mentoring a junior designer in the sister company which dealt with the e-learning side of the business.
Inova+, Porto, Portugal Mar 2011 – May 2016
This agency worked with international projects for the European Union, providing services from project management to funding advice and consulting. I had the opportunity to work on branding several of their projects, from children’s programs to the modernisation of retirement homes. I worked closely with the project managers, keeping a close professional relationship with them consistently throughout the project, to ensure meeting requirements as well as involving them in the design process.
UX/UI Designer and Developer
SIMI, Porto, Portugal Aug 2012 – Feb 2014
The idea behind this startup was giving a restaurant’s client a tablet instead of a paper menu. This would enable a better sales platform. As a startup, this environment gave me the opportunity to get involved in all phases of the project, from discussing the requirements and backlog to writing user stories right down to the execution. As a small team, each of us had many roles. I was fully responsible for designing the products (tablet, mobile and web apps) as well as implementing a good deal of the interface.
Web Designer and Developer
GKM, Porto, Portugal Sep 2011 – Aug 2012
A service company providing a variety of digital services from social media marketing to website design and digital signage. I worked on a variety of projects, which allowed me to develop a good range of skills. From assuming ownership of web site design and development, mostly through WordPress, to producing digital assets for digital campaigns, as well as owning the user experience for a mobile app.
Copidouro, Porto, Portugal Oct 2010 – Aug 2011
Print services company, doing photocopies, larger print work, book binding, etc. I assumed a role as the sole Graphic Designer for the company and was tasked with the redesign of the brand. This included redesigning their iconography and extended identity, graphic materials for the stores, social media presence and a new website. Working closely with experts I was involved in a lot of printing industry processes. Learning and practicing those production techniques has rendered my work more pragmatic and realist, since I know how it will be executed.
Graphic Design and Production
WatchPlanet, Porto, Portugal Feb 2010 – Nov 2010
Reseller for watch brands such as Guess, Police, Ego, One, and others countrywide. I assisted in preparing campaigns’ graphical materials for final production and deployment in each store and their displays and windows, as well as some outdoors and billboards. Reseller for watch brands such as Guess, Police, Ego, One, and others countrywide.
Masters in Multimedia & Graphic Design 2019-10 ESAD, Porto, Portugal Information Design with Hamish Muir 2010 ESAD, Porto, Portugal Degree in Graphic Design 2005-09 ESAD, Porto, Portugal Certificate of Proficiency in English 2009 Cambridge ESOL, UK
UX & SCRUM training with Roman Pichler 2015 London, UK XAML Training Course 2014 London, UK President of a Student Body ESAD, Porto, Portugal Design Survival Manual Atelier da Imagem, Porto, Portugal
- Visual Design