Aspiration

Working in open-minded, collaborative culture where problem-solving and simplicity are critical to producing enjoyable experiences.

Traits

  • Introvert
  • Creative
  • Proactive
  • Team Player
  • Experience

    13 years
  • Platforms

    Web + Mobile (iOS,Android)
  • Education

    BA in Finances, AAS in WEBM
  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

Spoken Languages

English -- Romanian -- Spanish

Hi! I’m Adrian, a senior UX designer. I focus on creating beautiful, user-centric web solutions to solve business and user needs.

Based in Valencia, Spain, coming from Chicago, I have over thirteen years of corporate and freelancing experience in UX design and can say I’m still in love with it. I love the daily challenge and the satisfaction of making users’ lives easier.

my background

Early work years

My early professional years were defined by my background in the financial world, and I also spent some time in sales.

As a financial advisor, I learned to think analytically, which helped me deal with deadlines and deliverables.

As an account representative, I developed human skills that allowed me better communicate with users during tests and studies and better understand their needs.

The switch

I’ve always been a creative person who wants to utilize my creative abilities better. So, even though I was good at working with numbers, I felt unfulfilled.

The choice to change careers and switch gears was the best move I’ve ever made.

The Illinois Institute of Art aided in learning the new skills and served as a gateway to the Chicago design world.

Everything else is history!

my process

Analytical Side

It’s critical to know your users as a group and understand their pain points. You can only understand them better if you’re constantly exposed to how they use your products.

I like to take the time to fully comprehend and articulate the issues that the users are experiencing and listen to their ideas. Anyone can have a good idea.

Then I like, the team and I, to spend not too much time building a prototype close to reality. I want comments on the concept, not on whether or not the design is complete.

Finally, iterate iterate iterate!

Creative Side

My creativity gets stimulated by shapes and hues. I like color, I like typography, I like rhythm, and I like space. I usually start by visualizing the design, it’s almost like seeing into the future, and it helps me if I distill all of the stimuli into coherent examples.

I take inspiration from the world. It is important to know what’s out there. What trends what’s new. I put all of this in a bucket and I let it seat and seamer internally without thinking of it.

The next step is to externalize it in front of the team. Brainstorming, mood boards, and finally getting the hands dirty until we have a solution.

 

Knowledge & Skills

Design Skills

  • Data Visualization
  • Design Strategy
  • Design System Management
  • Interaction Design
  • Prototyping
  • Sketching
  • Visual Design
  • Wireframing
  • WCAG Compliance
  • UI Design

Research Skills

  • Affinity Diagramming
  • Card Sorting
  • Contextual Inquiry
  • Heuristic Analysis
  • Journey Mapping
  • Personas
  • Surveys
  • Task Analysis
  • Usability Testing
  • User Interviews

Tools

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe XD
  • Dovetail
  • FigJam
  • Figma
  • InVision
  • Miro
  • Sketch
  • Pendo
  • UserZoom Go
  • Visual Studio

Development

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JS
  • Agile Methodology¬†

Latest Projects

Web Application

Accelerate –

Integrated Platform

Overview

This project aims to get all the web applications under one umbrella, such as one login service for all lines of business apps and one administration section to house all the global services: locations, users, roles, notifications, etc.

My Role

  • Lead UX design effort
  • Conduct user research (interviews, testing, surveys) for prototypes and more
  • Design screens, provide interaction requirements
  • Worked with the scrum team to understand needs and manage design deliverables
  • Help BAs with backlog refinement

 

Design System

Experience Vision Project

Overview

The purpose of this project was to create a 3-5 year vision of a reimagined user experience for all of our web applications that could be merged into a single solution.

My Role

  • Lead the visual design¬† and create hi-fi concepts with short, medium, and long-term evolutions
  • Address key opportunities to update and modernize the UI
  • Update to a fully accessible UI (WCAG AA compliant) and supporting features such as font scaling and light/dark modes

Web Application

Training & Learning System

Overview

This project’s scope was to create a platform that will help customers simplify training compliance and improve the performance of their training programs.

My Role

  • Lead UX design effort
  • Conduct user research (interviews, testing, surveys)
  • Design screens, provide interaction requirements
  • Worked with the scrum team to understand needs and manage design deliverables
  • Assist business analysts with backlog refinement

Years of Experience

Corporate and SaaS Projects

Projects Lead Design

Let's get in touch

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