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Hi there!

About me

Soon after I started my working career, I realized I found my motivation and satisfaction in empowering people to use technology to find solutions and accomplish their goals.

I have always had a particular interest in human creativity, interaction, and communication. I believe that with the right tools, every person can develop their potential and contribute to making a better society. I began to see how the design of things influenced decisions and the way we behaved and learned.

I noticed that all my interests and job experiences were already related one way or another to UX, Instructional, and Web Design, so I decided to pursue a professional career in these design fields.

I enrolled in FUNDATEC, where I learn web and visual design, as well as the use of tools within Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, among others).

I started my own small company where I have worked with different entrepreneurs and businesses helping them to get the best out of the web through useful sites, built for their specific audiences.

Skills

  • User Research
  • Ideation
  • Wireframing + Prototyping
  • Instructional Design
  • Visual Design
  • Written and Verbal Communication

Tools

  • WordPress + Divi 90% 90%
  • HTML + CSS 80% 80%
  • Adobe Suit 75% 75%
  • Figma + XD 60% 60%

Languages

  • English 100% 100%
  • Spanish 100% 100%
  • Portuguese 75% 75%
  • Italian 50% 50%

Certifications

  • UX Design Professional
  • Professional Scrum Master 
  • SEO Strategy 
  • Fundamentals of Project Management 

Not work

I love legos and anything I can build or create with my hands, particularly bookbinding and calligraphy, but I am also very much up to videogames and movies.

I enjoy visiting other countries and interacting with people from all over the world to widen my perspective, learn new things and try new foods.

 

I like hiking (at a very unprofessional level) nature and animals and genuinely believe this world is a wonder and we have all we need in ourselves to make it even better.

I live with my two cats who are also one of my major life inspirations and my very own shock-therapy zen masters.