Calin Balea

Calin Balea

Bucharest, Romania
Member since November 29, 2017
Calin is a product designer, lean UX practitioner, and branding specialist with over five years of experience working with both startups and large companies. He's done 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 deliver fast.
Calin is now available for hire
Digital Design
  • Xapo Debit Card App Section
    Xapo Debit Card App Section
  • Applicant Tracking System
    Applicant Tracking System
  • Xapo 2020 Concept
    Xapo 2020 Concept
  • Equip MVP
    Equip MVP
  • Pilgrim Mobile Website
    Pilgrim Mobile Website
  • Mieraria VIF | Brand and Online Shop
    Mieraria VIF | Brand and Online Shop
  • Product Designer
    2017 - PRESENT
    • Helped Xapo, a fintech company design its prepaid card experience.
    • Helped Crossover, an outsourcing company design a time tracking app.
    • Designed an MVP for Equip, a job board app for the gig economy in constructions.
    • Branded and refreshed a dashboard design for a startup company called Uplift.
    • Designed and implemented a WordPress site for a US edtech company.
    • Rebranded and redesigned the app of Indiestor, a UK company that sells storage drives and the software used to manage them.
    • Rebranded and redesigned the marketing site of DotPerformance, an agency based in the Isle of Man.
    Technologies: Figma, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Lead Designer
    2015 - 2017
    • Initiated the build of the first design department, after working as the only designer in the company.
    • Rebranded the company.
    • Redesigned the eJobs' candidates app: a major component of the eJobs business. It's an app that candidates use to search for jobs, update their CV, and apply.
    • Redesigned the company's ATS: the app used by employers to search for candidates, post jobs ads, and manage their hiring process.
    • Led the art direction and design for some seasonal marketing campaigns.
    Technologies: InVision, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Figma
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance and Banking
    2010 - 2013
    West University of Timisoara - Timisoara, Romania
  • Certificate in Front-end Development
  • Completed Search Fundamentals and Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
    Google Romania
  • Adobe Creative Suite6 years
  • Branding5 years
  • Visual Design5 years
  • Logo Design5 years
  • UI Design5 years
  • Product Design4 years
  • Figma4 years
  • UX Design4 years
  • Figma
  • Adobe Creative Suite


Bucharest, Romania

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