Angel J. Perez, Designer in San Francisco, CA, United States
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Angel J. Perez

Verified Expert  in Design

UX Designer

San Francisco, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
July 26, 2016

Using an educational foundation with a doctorate in technology design, a master's in computational sciences, and bachelor's in physics, Angel has made significant impact at companies such as Nest, Microsoft, AKQA, and Bank of America throughout his professional career. He is a talented UX/UI designer with his finger on the pulse of the latest technology and communicates extremely well.


Work Experience

User Experience Designer Lead

2014 - 2015
  • Designed the UX for the Nest learning thermostat V3 head unit.
  • Developed the Nest heat link interaction paradigm and feedback behavior.
  • Created a series of services for Nest and energy companies partners.
  • Identified and designed the feature set for the Nest learning thermostat European market.
  • Redesigned the out-of-the-box experience for Nest installers in the EU market.
  • Designed the UX for the Nest learning thermostat V3 mobile phone.
Technologies: Quartz Composer, Pixate, Adobe Creative Suite

Sr. UX Architect

2010 - 2014
  • Designed the mapping tool services for operators to improve map models based on artificial intelligence algorithms.
  • Designed new street-side map navigation paradigms to provide a more balanced focus vs. context equation for fully immersive or augmented reality displays.
  • Designed consumer-centered marketing solutions to address brand management, retail transformation and return on marketing investment challenges. Also designed advertising monetization strategies for Microsoft new products and services ecosystem beyond traditional ad targeting.
  • Created the concepts and experience designs to ensure new technologies transfer from product incubation to next version product release.
  • Designed the new API’s and programming languages user research. Also did future technologies trend analysis and business strategy planning.
Technologies: XAML, C++, C#, JavaScript, Adobe Creative Suite

Sr Interaction Designer

2009 - 2010
  • Designed the concepts and strategies for web-based and mobile-based product experiences and digital campaigns.
Technologies: OmniGraffle, Adobe Creative Suite

Sr. UX Designer

2008 - 2009
Hands On Mobile
  • Designed the concepts, strategies, and UI designs for mobile applications.
Technologies: Adobe Fireworks, OmniGraffle, Adobe Creative Suite
2004 - 2006

Professional Doctorate in Engineering in User System Interaction Design

Eindhoven University of Technology - Eindhoven, Netherlands

2001 - 2003

Master of Science in Computational Sciences

San Diego State University - San Diego, CA (USA)

1994 - 1999

Licentiate Degree in Physics

Universidad de los Andes - Merida, Venezuela


Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Flinto, Pixate Studio, Sketch, Adobe, Adobe Creative Suite, Quartz Composer, OmniGraffle, Adobe Fireworks


Adobe Suite, Android, Windows, iOS


JavaScript, HTML, CSS3, C#, C++, XAML


Prototyping, Information Architecture (IA), UX Design, Interface Design, Product Design, Usability Testing, User Research, UI Design, Interactive Design, Wireframing, Digital Design, Internet of Things (IoT), User Experience (UX), Digital Experience Design, User Interface (UI), Design, Ad Design, Pixate

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