Amanuel Mamo, Designer in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Amanuel Mamo

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Designer

Location
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Toptal Member Since
August 19, 2022

Amanuel is a product designer with over four years of experience creating simple and easy-to-use products that users love. He has a background in architecture, game design, and 3D modeling, and he leverages his expertise in these multiple design fields to help teams build human-centered digital experiences. To design a product, Amanuel uses empathy to immerse himself in how users might feel about their problem, circumstance, or situation.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Senior UI/UX Designer

2021 - PRESENT
Gebeya
  • Developed user-oriented interfaces and rapidly tested and iterated on designs for mobile apps, web, and landing pages.
  • Designed and validated workflows and interfaces through iterations.
  • Collaborated with multiple roles to drive user engagement, ease of use, and product usability.
  • Helped create an MVP for the company's four main products, which we used to do initial user tests.
  • Translated concepts into wireframes and mockups that led to easy-to-use products.
Technologies: Figma, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Adobe Illustrator, A/B Testing, User Research, User Interviews, User Surveys, Prototyping, UX Prototyping, Sketching, UX Sketching, Responsive UI, Responsive UX Design, Mobile UI, Landing Page Design, Website Redesign, Dashboard Design, Mobile Mockups, Web Page Mockups, InVision, Design Systems, UI Design, Graphic Design, Motion Design, Web Design, Marketplace Design, Webflow, User Journeys, User Experience (UX), Web App UX, Web App Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UX Flows, Documentation, Product Design, Mobile UX Design, Usability Testing

Visual and Motion Designer (via Toptal)

2024 - 2024
Tony Bennett
  • Illustrated and designed characters based on the client's visual references.
  • Designed, modeled, and created a 3D superhero character for a short promo video using Blender, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Premier Pro.
  • Created animation and video editing to integrate all the scenes into a 20 – 25-second video.
  • Designed and created illustrations, a logo, and visual elements for the animation.
Technologies: Character Design, Character Animation, Animation, Social Media, Web, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Animate, Illustration, Video Editing, Visual Design, Marketing Design, Advertising, Blender

Unreal Game Asset Designer (via Toptal)

2024 - 2024
Namrata Gannu
  • Developed game assets for Unreal Engine, specifically for PlayStation VR, utilizing Blender, ZBrush, and Adobe Substance 3D Painter.
  • Created game assets from concept to VR-development-ready. The assets were used to build a PlayStation VR experience.
  • Modeled, textured, and optimized a game asset environment for optimal performance and visual appeal.
  • Collaborated with the development team to ensure the game assets integrated seamlessly into the broader VR experience, contributing to the overall immersive quality of the final product.
Technologies: 3D Design, Virtual Reality (VR), 3D Modeling, 3D, 3D Interior Design, Unreal Engine, Realism, Augmented Reality (AR) Design, Blender, 3ds Max, Unreal Engine 5, ZBrush, Unity Game Assets

Visual Designer

2023 - 2023
Diotima Strategies LLC
  • Produced hundreds of illustrations and designs related to cryptocurrency, including characters, environments, physical assets, maps, icons, and visual elements.
  • Utilized Midjourney, an AI tool to efficiently create high-quality images based on prompts, resulting in streamlined visual production.
  • Translated complex concepts related to cryptocurrency into engaging and understandable visuals, using metaphors and other storytelling techniques to enhance viewer comprehension.
  • Created a detailed and visually stunning map of a complex system or concept, incorporating key elements into a cohesive and immersive design.
  • Developed a consistent visual style and brand for the project, ensuring that all illustrations and designs adhered to established guidelines and contributed to a cohesive look and feel.
Technologies: Visual Design, Character Design, Art Books, Illustration, Decentralization, Scenarios, Pencil Sketches, Midjourney, AI Design, Artificial Intelligence (AI)

3D Artist

2022 - 2022
Freelance Client
  • Created a 3D architectural concept for a proof of concept walkthrough video.
  • Designed walkthrough videos of various parts of the building.
  • Created a motion graphics animation that explains different aspects of the concept.
Technologies: 3D Design, 3D Walkthroughs, 3D Architecture, 3D Animation, 3D Rendering, 3D Visualization, 3D Modeling, Architecture, 3D, Animation, Rendering

UI/UX Designer

2021 - 2021
Freelance
  • Created wireframes for game navigation and in-game experience.
  • Helped create visual guidelines for the game and implemented different graphic elements according to the guidelines.
  • Designed and built custom icons, badges, game passes, and 3D renders for coins and reward elements.
  • Translated concepts into wireframes and mockups that led to intuitive gameplay experiences.
Technologies: Figma, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Mobile UI Design, Game Art, Game Assets, User Interface (UI), UX Wireframes, Adobe Experience Design (XD), User Journeys, User Experience (UX), Web App UX, Web App Design, Game Design, UX Flows, Documentation, Mobile Game Design, Mobile Games, Mobile UX, Mobile Design, Mobile Game UI

Multi-media Director

2019 - 2021
G Media
  • Managed clients' projects and provided creative direction.
  • Led all communication with clients and worked on budgeting, deciding project scopes, and team assembly.
  • Designed more than six mobile apps and websites for companies and products.
  • Conducted user research and created user stories, wireframes, and prototypes.
  • Developed graphic assets for different mobile apps and websites.
  • Created animations, motion graphics, and video content for mobile game ads.
  • Built 3D environments, developed 2D concepts, and modeled 3D characters and animations for animated shows.
Technologies: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Animate, Blender, Notion, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Illustrator CC, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, ZBrush, Product Design, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Figma, Motion Design, 3D Animation, 3D Design, Logo Design, Branding, Marketing, Video Editing, Web App UX, Web App Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Documentation, Motion Graphics, Promotional Videos, Videos, Game Art, Character Design, Illustration, Creativity, Visual Art, Visual Concepts, Digital Creative Direction, 3D Games, Concept Art, Multimedia, Multimedia Design, Animated Videos, Printing Materials, Ad Design, Social Media

UI/UX and Graphic Designer

2018 - 2019
G Media
  • Assisted in all stages of the UI/UX design process of multiple websites and mobile applications.
  • Created icons, characters, and illustrations for websites and applications.
  • Conducted user research, prototyping, and product development using Figma, in collaboration with developers.
  • Owned the interface design, user flow mapping, and overall user experience.
  • Contributed to the brand development of multiple companies and products.
  • Developed brand guidelines, logos, promotion and marketing materials, social media content, and animations.
Technologies: Adobe Experience Design (XD), Blender, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Branding, Web Design, 3D Design, Architecture, Logo Design, Video Editing, User Journeys, User Experience (UX), Web App UX, Web App Design, eCommerce UX, UX Flows, Game Art, Game Design, Creativity, Printing Materials, Mobile App Design

Game Designer

2017 - 2018
Qene Tech
  • Created and documented the gameplay mechanics for free-to-play mobile games.
  • Wireframed UI/UX layout concepts for mobile devices with Adobe XD and Illustrator.
  • Designed and created 3D game assets and environments following the environmental design approach.
  • Collaborated with the art director and developed the concept art for a mobile game.
Technologies: Blender, Illustrator CC, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Photoshop CC, Unity, ZBrush, Environmental Design, 3D Design, Architecture, Set Design, User Experience (UX), Web App UX, Web App Design, Game Design, UX Flows, Character Design, Creativity, Visual Art, Visual Concepts, 3D Games, Concept Art, Mobile Games, 3D

Architect

2016 - 2017
BELETE BIRHANU Consulting Architects and Engineers PLC
  • Contributed to interior and exterior architectural designs.
  • Created 3D visualizations for architectural and environmental designs.
  • Collaborated with other designers to create concepts, sketches, working drawings, 3D visualizations, and presentations.
Technologies: Autodesk CAD/CAM, Illustrator CC, Blender, ARCHICAD, Environmental Design, 3D Design, Architecture, Visual Art, Printing Materials
2012 - 2017

Bachelor's Degree in Architecture

EIABC - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tools

Adobe Experience Design (XD), Figma, ZBrush, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, Blender, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Substance Painter, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Animate, Arch Viz, Autodesk CAD/CAM, ARCHICAD, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Unreal Engine, 3ds Max

Industry Expertise

Architecture, Marketing, Augmented Reality (AR) Design, Advertising

Platforms

Android, iOS, Webflow, Web

Other

Motion Graphics, 3D Modeling, Multimedia, Multimedia Design, Animated Videos, Ad Design, Unity Game Assets, Illustration, 3D Art, Visual Design, Game Art, User Interface (UI), UX Wireframes, UX Prototyping, Mobile UI, Website Redesign, Web UI, Animation, Websites, Character Design, UI Design, UX Design, Graphic Design, Branding, Motion Design, 3D Animation, Web Design, Marketplace Design, 3D Design, Set Design, Logo Design, Video Editing, User Journeys, User Experience (UX), Web App UX, Web App Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Game Design, UX Flows, Promotional Videos, Creativity, Visual Art, Visual Concepts, Digital Creative Direction, 3D Games, Concept Art, Printing Materials, 3D, Mobile App Design, Mobile Game UX, Mobile Game Design, Mobile Games, Mobile UX, Mobile UX Design, Mobile Design, Usability Testing, Mobile Game UI, Social Media, 3D Architecture, Design, Interior Design, 3D Interior Design, Interior 3D Modeling, Product Design, Design Thinking, Unity, Notion, Mobile UI Design, Game Assets, A/B Testing, User Research, User Interviews, User Surveys, Prototyping, Sketching, UX Sketching, Responsive UI, Responsive UX Design, Landing Page Design, Dashboard Design, Mobile Mockups, Web Page Mockups, Design Systems, Hiring, Hiring Process Development, Creative Talent Recruitment Industry, UI Prototyping, Freelancing, Graphics, Chess.js, User Flows, Wireframe to Product, Finance, Personal Finance, UX Branding, Product Branding, Graphs, Responsive, Icon Design, App Icon Design, Information Architecture (IA), Emergency & Urgent Care, Texturing, PBR Workflow, Art, Environmental Design, 3D Character Modeling, eCommerce UX, Documentation, Videos, 3D Walkthroughs, 3D Rendering, 3D Visualization, Rendering, Art Books, Decentralization, Scenarios, Pencil Sketches, Midjourney, AI Design, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR), Realism, Unreal Engine 5, Character Animation, Marketing Design, Vectorization

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