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Experience

Volunteer Lead Product Designer

Sanmyaku Entertainment - Calgary AB
  • Directed Product Design initiatives for an innovative Healthcare platform startup, collaborating with international teams, conducting presentations, implementing tests, and crafting a design system.
  • Defined scope and requirements for innovative solutions through strategic application of design thinking.

Design System Engineer

DBC Company - Consulting for Edenred - Porto Alegre/RS
  • Ahead of Design System project, lead the development in Figma and Angular Library of components, defining standards, guidelines and documentation within IT Engineers and Design department.
  • Colaborated reducing costs and time by 30% both IT and Design departments and enhanced overall quality of digital products as design by introducing a Design System initiative.
  • Served as a bridged between Design and Development allways fostering accessibility and best practices.
  • Led the efforts to uphold legacy designs by analyzing new brand standards alongside existing legacy code, ensuring seamless integration and consistency across platforms.

Head of Product Design

DBC Company - Consulting for Edenred - Porto Alegre/RS
  • Led a team of 10 Product Designers and 2 UX Writers, managing timelines and project requirements, while advocating for the design team, design culture, and customers' expectations with stakeholders.
  • Provided technical guidance for the team with workshops, fostering positivity and a collaborative environment.
  • Tailored design processes for multiple projects and deadlines, optimizing the ability to conduct assertive user needs assessments, empowering our team to excel in their performance in a fast-paced environment.
  • Assisted actively in the development of personas, user stories, prototypes, customer journeys and tests.
  • Incorporated accessibility principles into task and requirement documentation between IT department and Design deliveries, ensuring clarity for all teams and minimizing rework and misunderstandings, working collaboratively with Product Owners and Product Managers.
  • Created an automated test implementation process, ensuring adherence to deadlines and delivery timelines.

Front End Developer - Accessibility Specialist

DBC Company - Consulting for Edenred - Porto Alegre/RS
  • Implemented WCAG guidelines to improve accessibility on the Sou Log Platform, resulting in a remarkable 90% enhancement. This initiative prevented the company from incurring a significant regulatory fee of 3M.
  • Created accessible and W3C Standard library of components to save time by 60% on front-end development.
  • Developed high-performance, pixel-perfect features in the Angular framework and contributed proactively for an agile environment within multidisciplinary teams.
  • Achieved proficiency in NGXS/NgRx for data and state, RxJS for reactive programming, and modern styling tools like SASS/SCSS, Flexbox, Animations, continuous integration, and automated testing tools.
  • Worked with the latest technologies for optimal quality and standards, on a B2B platform within the financial sector.

Lead Product Designer & Front-end Developer

Agenciou! StartUp - Porto Alegre/RS
  • Enhanced the user experience on Real State Agency by crafting intuitive web and mobile screens, resulting in a notable 50% reduction in customer inquiries and interactions. Achieved through the meticulous application of design thinking and agile methodologies.
  • Established foundational elements including style guides, page templates, icon sets, and a custom CSS framework.
  • Developed Institutional website, web platform and Dashboards on Vue.js framework, ensuring seamless implementation of design concepts and accessibility.

Multimedia Producer

Professional Multimedia (Owner) – Porto Alegre
  • Worked on many Digital products design and developing front-end within HTML 5, CSS3, JavaScript, and TypeScript modern frameworks such as AngularJS, Angular, React, VueJs, and high-performing Static Pages.
  • Delivered more than 20 WordPress projects, focused on user experience, performance and SEO optimization.
  • Worked on brand, rebrand and social media.
  • Produced audio and video for press and independent artists and bands.

UX UI Designer and Front-end Developer

Grupo Editorial Sinos - Novo Hamburgo/RS
  • Had the initiative to design and motivate the team to develop the company's internal digital products in the Digital Department - previously outsourced - leading to cost savings and consistent customer experiences.
  • Played a key role in advancing the traditional press organization to a digital transformation by promoving workshops by leading workshops that introduced to newest solutions and technologies such as responsive design, reusable components and HTML 5 for multimedia content and WCAG guidelines.
  • Designed and developed several websites, ensuring a clean, robust and responsive experience.

Web Designer and Graphic Designer

Instituto Unialcance (e-learning and educational institution) - Dois Irmãos/RS
  • Created and designed layouts for printed materials, ensuring clear communication and visually appealing graphics.
  • Designed and developed the institutional website while adhering to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript best practices, ensuring optimal usability and accessibility for all users, including an e-learning system, login screens, lesson interfaces, and other necessary graphics and media such as voice and screen records.
  • Maintained visual consistency throughout all design pieces by diligently adhering to the brand guidelines of the company or institution.

Education

Post Graduation Strategic Design Management Specialization

Uniritter Canoas - RS, Brazil

Graduation IT Management

Uniritter Canoas - RS, Brazil

  • Elected to Class Ambassador for Students Class in 2019 and 2020.
  • Elected to lead most of the group projects.
  • Awarded honor for the highest grade in the class.

Product Management

PM3 - May 2022

Scrum Foundation Professional Certificate (SFPC)

CertiProf - Jun 2020

Stack

Full-stack Designer

  • Design System
  • UI UX Design
  • Product Design
  • Customer Needs Assessment
  • Design Thinking
  • Figma
  • Adobe Suite

Front-end Developer

  • Html 5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • Angular
  • React
  • NextJs
  • VueJs
  • WordPress
  • W3C, WCAG Standards
  • GIT
  • Azure DevOps
  • API Integration

Languages

  • Portuguese: Native
  • English: Fluent
  • Spanish: Intermediate