MARIO FERNANDEZ  UX DESIGNER
Positive, energetic and curious individual, passionate about design and technology. Designing with a goal and the user at it’s centre, coming up with solutions for people with people… Oh and I also like good food!
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EXPERIENCE

HSBC

[Aug 2019 – Current]

USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER (CONTRACT)

I design and deliver ‘end to end’ UX solutions for a native iOS B2B app. I work in a scrum agile team where I have to challenge the UX strategy with the stakeholders. Part of my daily activities are assisting and supporting the UI Designer and the DEV team to make sure we keep the consistency across the digital standards of the app and from HSBC, we also apply UCD methodologies to improve and challenge the product’s roadmap.
On the other hand, I also run workshops and brainstorm sesions, sprints, do user research, journey mapping, user flows, wireframes, critique sessions, prototyping and presentations.

Barclays UK

[June 2018 – July 2019]

UI & UX DESIGNER

Drive innovative ideas to keep the Digital Design team at the forefront of digital design.
Work with key stakeholders across the business, to leverage expertise in customer insight, technology and product to rapidly develop and progress innovative ideas and solutions to meet customer needs. Synthesise the latest thinking and applying it to the unique circumstances of Barclays Insurance, including developing new patterns and behaviours in user interfaces.
Work from upstream design specifications (wireframes and the equivalent), or from suggested approaches, developing a variety of graphical design artefacts. Collaborate with UX researcher for research, user testing and other different methods of research.

Mariofdez.com

[April 2017 – November 2017]

UI & UX DESIGNER (FREELANCE)

Website UX&D from scratch (wireframes, mockups and final specs for the DEV team). Liasing with different senior stakeholders for a variety of website projects.

Clients: Pebble Studios, Spinview UK and HearHere agency

Cube Online

[January 2018 – May 2018]

PRODUCT DESIGNER

Working at Cube Online as a natural lead and brand guardian I work across all digital channels and platforms, doing all things UX&D from scratch (Product strategy, design thinking, wireframes, rapid testing, mockups and final specs for the DEV team).
As part of a small team, I got the experience of working within an agile environment where I can iterate easily and communicate within different departments in a lean way, where we can share and learn together.

Duties & tasks: Website design, UI & UX, Logo Design, Front-End Designer/Developer, SEO.

The Life Wall

[March 2016 – April 2017]

DIGITAL DESIGNER

Working on the end to end UX/UI and Marketing process for Life Wall products. Using agile methodology across teams, wireframing and mocking up new concepts and user flows across platform (mobile first). Also providing all marketing purpose designs from Online campaigns, newsletters, print stuff and social media.

Duties & tasks: UI/UX, Concept & strategy, Print design, Branding, Photo-Videoshooting and video editing.

FOODit

[September 2015 – March 2016]

DESIGNER

Design for print and web. Update styleguide for products such as CentralDish. Support Principal Designer, Product Manager and Front End Developers with their daily tasks and activities.

Duties & tasks: UI & UX Design, Image manipulation, Web design, Print design.

FOODit

[June 2014 – September 2015]

VISUAL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Looking after customers across all of their channels, ensuring the best customer experience and keeping their brand consistency in line with their business needs, being involved in every project as a designer, content editor and customer support.

Duties & tasks: Offline Marketing design, SEO, Brand communications materials, Social Media design, Photo-Videoshooting, UI/UX Design (Wireframes & layout design).

Mariofdez.com

[June 2013 – June 2014]

CREATIVE DESIGNER

Designed and supported web built for individuals, small companies and startups.

Duties & tasks: Website design, UI & UX, Logo Design, Front-End Designer, SEO, Film maker and Video

AVMC Studios

[November 2012 – June 2013]

DIGITAL DESIGNER

As part of a team of 5, pitched for a wide variety of projects from events, online campaigns, website and video.

Duties & tasks: Art working (Ps, Ai, In), Project management, Video

EDUCATION

UAL

[2009 – 2012]

BA DIGITAL MEDIA DESIGN

CR COLLEGE

[2007 – 2009]

BTEC MULTIMEDIA

RED ACADEMY

[2017]

DIGITAL MARKETING

COURSERA

[2016]

INTERACTION DESIGN

SKILLS

  • User Research
  • Wireframes
  • Workshops
  • User flows
  • User stories
  • User interviews
  • User testing
  • Visual Design

TOOLS

  • Pen & paper
  • Whiteboard
  • Sketch
  • Invision
  • Adobe CC
  • Proto.io
  • Premier Pro
  • HTML & CSS

HOBBIES

  • I like to be up to date with the latest news and trends in art, design and technology
  • I enjoy going to MeetUps and conferences such as Service Design Lab, Smashing Conf and DiBi
  • I do cycle everywhere, swim, snowboard, scuba dive and… Cook awesome food!