Calin Balea, Designer in Bucharest, Romania
Calin Balea

Designer in 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


  • 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: Adobe Creative Suite, Figma
  • 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: Figma, Adobe After Effects, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InVision

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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