Calin Balea, Designer in Bucharest, Romania
Calin Balea

Designer in Bucharest, Romania

Member since November 30, 2017
Calin is a product designer, lean UX practitioner, and brand design specialist with experience at startups and scale-ups. He's worked on end-to-end product design, from concept and strategy to usability testing to visual design. Calin works well with small teams and startup founders to iterate quickly, test early, and turn ideas into solid products.
Calin is now available for hire

Portfolio

Digital Design

Employment

  • Product Designer

    2022 - PRESENT
    Mochary Method
    • Designed new features, from identifying issues and planning a solution to high-fidelity visual design.
    • Collected user feedback through multiple channels, logged it, and worked it into the roadmap. I collaborated with the COO on prioritization to help inform their decisions.
    • Built the company design system from scratch and maintained it as we added more components developed to contribute to new features.
    • Designed brands for companyOS (companyos.app) and Fortius Ventures (fortiusventures.com).
    • Interviewed users to identify user needs, better understand our user personas, and identify issues with the product.
    Technologies: Figma, UX Research, User Interviews, Product Design, Product Requirements Documentation (PRD), Product Roadmaps, Rapid Prototyping, Web Design
  • Product Designer for App and Platform

    2020 - 2021
    Havr SAS
    • Designed new features for the Brightlock app ecosystem for Android, iOS, and the web portal.
    • Maintained and improved the cross-platform design system.
    • Designed the marketing website and built it in Webflow.
    • Supported marketing efforts with necessary collateral (the whitepaper document, flyers, in-store prints, etc.).
    • Worked with the Sales team to help improve lead generation through the website.
    Technologies: User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), UX Design, Mobile Design, Product Design, UI Design, Webflow, Webflow CMS, Web App UI, Android UI Design, iOS UI Design, Brand Design, Web Design

Other Experience

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance and Banking
    2010 - 2013
    West University of Timisoara - Timisoara, Romania

Certifications

  • Certificate in Front-end Development
    JANUARY 2018 - PRESENT
    TeamTreeHouse.com
  • Completed Search Fundamentals and Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
    JANUARY 2012 - PRESENT
    Google

Experience

Location

Bucharest, Romania

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