Heisann!

I’m Cristina, a UI/UX designer who loves the complexity of creating functional and thoughtful solutions focusing on efficiency and ensuring users enjoyability. Previously at Software Development Company in Faro, Portugal, after developing skills in project management and team leadership while leading the UI and UX process, I have now enrolled in another big project (stay tuned for more!), which is going to be an awesome adventure with like-minded people 🙂

Work Experience

UI/UX Designer

Evodeck Software, Portugal

Nov 2017 – Jan 2019

Designer

Algarvexcite, Portugal

Oct 2016 – Dec 2017

Junior Designer

Triplesky, Portugal

May 2016 – Oct 2016

Juniot Designer

Critérios Criativos, Portugal

Nov 2015 – May 2016

Intern Designer

Opera Software ASA, Norway

Summer 2015

Trainee Designer

Studio Netting AS, Norway

Winter 2014

TALKS

Faro DEVDAY’19 @ Turbine Kreuzberg

UX is smart. UX is kind. UX is emotion.

25 MAY 2019

“Back to School” Project for the Communication Design BA Degree @ UAlg, ESEC

From Northen Europe to South, empathy in the heart

22 MARCH 2019, 14:30H

Geek Girls Portugal – Faro (1st Event) @ Turbine Kreuzberg

Cross-collaboration: Why devs and designers work better together

23 NOVEMBER 2018, 20:00H

“Having empathy is an important skill as a designer because at the end of the day you’re designing something to make someone’s life better. In order to do this, you have to empathise with the people you’re building for.”

EDUCATION

BA Communication Design

Universidade do Algarve, ESEC

2011 – 2014

Visual Arts

High School (Escola Secundária Dr.ª Laura Ayres)

2007 – 2011

Technical Skills

Experience Design

Advanced

InDesign

Intermediate

Photoshop

Intermediate

Illustrator

Intermediate

After Effects

Basic

Sketch

Advanced

Collaborating Skills

InVision

Advanced

Zeplin

Management Skills

Agile

SCRUM

“I believe in cross-collaboration. Do things together. Conversation, consideration and collaboration.”

AI Coaching MVP Bot Building Platform Web and Mobile Application

Bianca Pereira Branding

MORE COMING SOON

“I want to be a part of something that is focused on changing the world into a better place. I want to create work that will enrich peoples lives and work alongside people. To change the world. And to be a part of this change.”

USEFUL LINKS

I consider myself a tireless thinker and seeker of knowledge. Life philosopher and self-aware introvert. I run on as many hours of sleep as I can get — no less than 7 to be exact, and I can’t live without dogs, chocolate and bread with any kind of dip or sauce — all in that exact order. I may not be an award-winning designer (yet!) but I’ve had a poster published in the “200 Ways to Tackle Nuclear Power and Radiation Pollution” book by Shinjindo Inc. I’ve been an event-organizer, participant and attendee at the Algarve Design Meeting conference while I was still at Uni and I’ve attended a few IxDA Oslo Meetups. More recently, I gave my very first talk on “Cross-collaboration: Why designers and developers work better together” at the Geek Girls Portugal – Faro first event @Turbine Kreuzberg. Feeling very passionate on talking about what it is that I do and educating the IoT sector on UI and UX, I have also started working on a new subject (UX is kind. UX is smart. UX is emotion) where I want to delve into why UX is both design & development, or so, more tech than art.