Calin Balea, Designer in Bucharest, Romania
Calin Balea

Designer in Bucharest, Romania

Member since January 8, 2018
Calin is a product designer, lean UX practitioner, and branding specialist with experience at both startups and large companies. 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 deliver on time.
Calin is now available for hire


Digital Design


  • Freelance Designer

    2017 - PRESENT
    • Helped Xapo, a fintech company, design its prepaid card experience.
    • Helped Havr, a French company, design new features for the mobile and web apps and redesign the website
    • Supported Grover, a rapidly-growing German company, redesign the in-app bank card experience.
    • 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 website of DotPerformance, an agency based in the Isle of Man.
    • Designed an MVP for Equip, a job board app for the gig economy in construction headquartered in New York.
    Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, Figma
  • Product Designer

    2018 - 2018
    • Designed the in-app experience of ordering using the pre-paid bank card.
    • Redesigned the Xapo app in an exercise to define what the product should become in two years.
    • Collaborated with the team to develop the company's first design system in Figma.
    Technologies: UI, UX, Mobile UI, Fintech, Mind Maps

Other Experience


  • 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



Bucharest, Romania

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