Alvaro Nistal, Designer in Chippenham, England, United States
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Alvaro Nistal

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Designer

Location
Chippenham, England, United States
Toptal Member Since
July 20, 2017

Alvaro has over a decade of experience in UX and UI design, working on end-to-end mobile and desktop experiences for companies such as EY, Barclays Bank, British Gas, E.ON Energy, and Wondr Medical. He has worked with global teams, including C-level stakeholders, product managers, in-house design teams—taking a leadership role in some of them—AI and ML data scientists and development teams.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Product Design Lead

2020 - 2021
Wondr Medical
  • Designed various features for the social media feed of the platform, such as the profile screen, sharing and viewing images and videos, sharing and viewing documents, and many others.
  • Ran over 70 interviews with users to understand their needs, discover pain points and opportunities to make their life easier when doing their work.
  • Co-led a discovery workshop from the 70+ interviews we ran that helped shift the company from having no exact direction to having a user-focused mentality.
  • Designed an iOS app from scratch to solve our user needs based on the interviews and discovery workshop.
  • Managed stakeholder relationships daily, working closely with the CEO and senior management.
  • Took part in strategy meetings, crafted a roadmap, and made decisions for the company's future.
Technologies: Figma, Sketch, InVision, iOS App Design, Product Design, User Research, UX Research, Agile, Stakeholder Management, Leadership, Remote Usability Testing, User Interviews, UX Design, UI Design, Discovery Workshops, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Web Design, Wireframing, Web, Usability Testing, Responsive, iOS, App Design, Quantitative User Research, Mobile UI, Mobile UX

Product Design Lead at EY Global Innovation

2019 - 2020
EY
  • Led the design of EY Predict, a global tax AI and ML web platform.
  • Launched the product at an event with 100+ global EY tax professionals.
  • Worked and collaborated with teams in India, Poland, California, Buenos Aires, and many more.
  • Worked daily on user research, wireframing, prototyping, UI design, and developers.
  • Led stakeholder workshops with tax leaders, manager and professionals globally.
  • Worked with the Agile (Scrum) methodology with the entire team.
Technologies: Azure DevOps, Principle, InVision, Sketch, Figma, Stakeholder Management, AI Design, Machine Learning, Product Design, UI Design, Web Platforms, UX Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Web Design, Wireframing, User Research, Web, Usability Testing, Responsive, Quantitative User Research, User Interviews, UX Research

Lead Product Designer

2017 - 2019
YunoJuno
  • Designed new journeys to increase conversion for various flows.
  • Ran design sprints to create new journeys and generate more revenue from our current users.
  • Built and maintained a design system for the platform.
  • Led the team by managing another freelance designer and worked daily with developers and product managers to ensure the quality of work.
  • Worked alongside the CTO to improve the design and development process, including Agile and Scrum.
  • Led the future design of the platform for enterprise and freelancers.
Technologies: Jira, Principle, InVision, Sketch, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Web Design, Wireframing, User Research, Web, Usability Testing, Responsive, Quantitative User Research, UI Design, UX Design, User Interviews, Leadership, Stakeholder Management, UX Research

Senior Product Designer

2017 - 2017
Nice Agency for E.ON Energy
  • Worked with offsite product owners and developers located in various European locations.
  • Ran workshops and usability testing sessions in-house, at the client’s offices in Munich, and remotely.
  • Designed the UX and UI screens for E.ON’s mobile-first responsive customer portal.
  • Worked on user journeys which included onboarding, account management, payments, and moving homes.
Technologies: Apple Keynote, CSS, HTML, Zeplin, Principle, InVision, Sketch, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Web Design, Wireframing, User Research, Web, Usability Testing, Responsive, UI Design, UX Design, User Interviews, Stakeholder Management, UX Research

Senior Product Designer

2017 - 2017
Signal Noise
  • Worked with the client's CEO and CTO to design a vision for a new FX trading platform.
  • Ran user story mapping, product workshop, and usability testing sessions in-house and remotely.
  • Worked on the user experience and user interface of the platform.
  • Built a working prototype to support the final pitch to the client.
Technologies: Apple Keynote, CSS, HTML, Zeplin, Principle, InVision, Sketch, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Web Design, Wireframing, User Research, Web, Usability Testing, Dashboard Design, Responsive, UI Design, UX Design, User Interviews, UX Research

Lead Product Designer

2016 - 2017
Hive, a British Gas Innovation
  • Ran design sprints, workshops, and usability testing sessions.
  • Led the product design—managing a team of ten product designers.
  • Worked on lighting, heating controls, and multi-user features across Apple Watch, iOS, and web.
  • Worked with iOS and web developers in-house and remotely.
Technologies: Apple Keynote, Trello, Zeplin, InVision, Lookback, Adobe After Effects, Principle, Sketch, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Web Design, iOS App Design, Wireframing, User Research, Web, Usability Testing, Responsive, Internet of Things (IoT), iOS, Apple Watch Design, App Design, UI Design, UX Design, User Interviews, Leadership, Stakeholder Management, UX Research, Mobile UI, Mobile UX

Visual Designer

2015 - 2016
Barclays Bank
  • Designed and built tools to improve digital banking and colleague collaboration at Barclays.
  • Led the design of a variety of projects, including managing the UX and visual designers.
  • Built multi-platform, multilingual experiences used by hundreds of thousands of users.
  • Worked with design, development, and project management teams located in UK, India, New York, and Singapore.
  • Worked on the investment banking and retail platforms as well as a colleague-facing portal.
Technologies: Apple Keynote, CSS, HTML, Principle, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Sketch, User Interface (UI), Web Design, Wireframing, User Research, Web, Usability Testing, Dashboard Design, Responsive, UI Design, UX Design

UX/UI Designer

2014 - 2015
RowActiv (by British Rowing) at UVD
  • Worked with stakeholders to build a completely new gym product.
  • Organized user story mapping sessions and product workshops.
  • Led the design and collaborated on the front-end development.
  • Tested with real users in London gyms and British rowing team athletes.
  • Contributed to the rollout in 2014 in various gyms in West London, UK.
Technologies: CSS, Sass, Apple Keynote, Trello, Jira, HTML, InVision, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, Product Design, UX Design, UI Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Web Design, Wireframing, User Research, Web, Usability Testing, Responsive, Stakeholder Management

UI/UX Designer | Front-end Developer

2012 - 2014
LocalGiving
  • Led the redesign of LocalGiving, a charity fundraising startup.
  • Conducted various user testing sessions and researched the main pain points in the current donation process.
  • Worked with every department in the company—development, marketing, finance, and engagement—to ensure that the redesign was aligned with our customers' needs and delivered the best experience possible.
Technologies: CSS, HTML, InVision, Adobe Photoshop, UX Design, UI Design, Product Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Wireframing, User Research, Web, Usability Testing, Responsive
2007 - 2010

Bachelor of Design Degree in Graphic Design

Escuela de Diseño CEADE Leonardo - Sevilla, Spain

Tools

Adobe Photoshop, Principle, Sketch, InVision, Figma, Adobe Illustrator, Zeplin, Adobe After Effects, Jira, Trello, Apple Keynote, Lookback, Miro

Platforms

Web, MacOS, Apple Watch, iOS

Industry Expertise

Banking & Finance

Languages

HTML, CSS

Other

User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), User Research, Wireframing, Product Design, App Design, iOS App Design, Web Design, Apple Watch Design, Dashboard Design, Quantitative User Research, Usability Testing, Mobile UI, Mobile UX, Sass, Azure DevOps, Internet of Things (IoT), Energy, Apps, Smart Homes, Sports & Athletics, Exercise & Gyms, TV App Design, Landing Pages, Responsive, Communication, Dashboards, Web Portals, Intranets, Communities, HR Tools, Startups, Agile Sprints, UX Research, Agile, Stakeholder Management, Leadership, Remote Usability Testing, User Interviews, UX Design, UI Design, Discovery Workshops, AI Design, Machine Learning, Web Platforms

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