Daniel is a senior product designer with more than 13 years of experience. His background as an engineer and his love for design puts him in a strategic position between technology and liberal arts. He is a very competitive and passionate designer. All that experience taught him that nothing is impossible. Proof for that is over 13 successful products launched on Product Hunt. Many of them were displayed as the number one product of the day. He has experience working both alone and in big teams.
Taught fundamentals of visual design and basic concepts of animation. I also taught UI/UX design with subjects like components, design systems, prototyping, and tools like Figma, Principle, and Flinto.
Served as a tutor and mentor for various theses related to communication, new technologies, multimedia, design, web, and app design.
Led the initiative to update the university curriculum regarding new technologies and multimedia.
Technologies: Design Technologist, Design Leadership, Interaction Design (IxD), CSS, Apple Keynote, Figma, Sketch, HTML UI, HTML5, Motion Interaction, Web Design, App Design
Director of Product Design
2014 - 2017
Led the design standards inside the company across various projects. Built prototypes to test different workflows.
Created the company's design system and led all the design initiatives within the company.
Built the design team from three designers to 14. I was personally in charge of the hiring process and the mentorship of each one of the designers.
Created the company logo. I also developed the brand identity guide, colors, typography, language, icons, and tone.
Led mobile and design teams as well as art and visual direction of the company.
Collaborated closely with the CEO, CFO, and CTO to run the company's app and platform and implement its long- and short-term goals.
Technologies: Motion & Animation Design, Design Technologist, Mobile Wallet, Digital Payments, Design Leadership, Interaction Design (IxD), After Effects CC, InDesign CC, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop CC, ScreenFlow, Principle, InVision, Abstracts, Sketch, Figma, UI Animation, Motion Interaction, App Design, Web Design
Director of Product Design | UI/UX Designer
2011 - 2014
Art directed a small design team. Built a character animation system for the tablet experience.
Developed visual direction for different app and web experiences. Created marketing campaigns and materials for various clients.
Created different design systems for various projects and created a variety of design materials for different clients.
Technologies: Motion & Animation Design, Design Technologist, Mobile Wallet, Digital Payments, Design Leadership, Interaction Design (IxD), Photoshop CC, After Effects CC, UI Animation, Motion Interaction, Web Design, App Design
Camera Operator | Video Editor
2011 - 2011
The Raven Studios
Maintained the company website and served as a camera operator on set.
Acted as a video editor, editing different ads for clients. Created visual effects (VFX) for various ads.
Organized, planned, wrote storyboards, and executed shootings.
Technologies: Design Leadership, Interaction Design (IxD), Final Cut Pro, After Effects CC, Premiere Pro CC, UI Animation, Motion Interaction, Web Design, App Design
Director of Communication and Media
2007 - 2010
Interamerican Scout Region | World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM)
Led the art direction and the marketing team within the Interamerican Region. Designed all illustrations for the brand identity of the ICCS Interamerican Region.
Managed the compilation and production of a booklet for the region.
Organized workshops and events in the region. Created in-app graphics and promotional brand assets.
Wrote HTML and CSS code for responsive mobile and desktop websites. Created marketing material for the company.
Technologies: Design Leadership, Apple Keynote, InDesign CC, CSS, HTML, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop CS5, Motion Interaction, App Design, Web Design