Darwin Álvarez, Designer in Medellín - Antioquia, Colombia
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Darwin Álvarez

Verified Expert  in Design

Designer

Location
Medellín - Antioquia, Colombia
Toptal Member Since
September 16, 2022

Darwin is a senior designer with over seven years of experience in product and UX/UI design. He also has experience owning a digital agency, launching and selling his products to over 30 clients. Thanks to his extensive experience working with engineers, executives, and marketing teams, combined with his multidisciplinary skills and strategic thinking, Darwin knows how to ensure user needs are aligned with business goals in designing innovative and delightful experiences.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Lead UX Designer

2022 - PRESENT
MercadoLibre
  • Contributed to the design of a tool that automates supplier management processes.
  • Created a new flow that streamlines the return of unwanted merchandise from Fulfillment centers, thereby saving storage costs.
  • Designed a new interaction that makes handling and managing roles and accounts on a vendor platform easier.
  • Developed and implemented an effective information hierarchy by architecting the platform's content structure, making it easier for suppliers to find, add, and manage their products.
  • Implemented architectural design strategies, contributing to the creation of a user-friendly and scalable platform for suppliers, ultimately enhancing the user experience for both suppliers and customers on Mercado Libre.
Technologies: A/B Testing, Agile, Figma, Adobe Experience Design (XD), UX Leadership, User Flows, UX Flows, Task Flows, Flowcharts, Wireframing, UX Wireframes, Prototyping, UX Prototyping, UI Prototyping, eCommerce UX, eCommerce, Marketplace Platforms, Mockups, Web UI, Web, Form Design, User Interface (UI), High-fidelity Mockups, iOS, Android, Product Consultant, Consulting, Web App UI, Responsive UI, Web Application Design, Architectural Design, CX Strategy

Head UX Designer

2021 - 2022
Red Valley LLC
  • Grew the UX design team to 12 members from scratch.
  • Led the design process from conception to launch of three innovative products for legal tech, fintech, and eCommerce.
  • Helped standardize and improve the design processes.
  • Mentored fellow designers and supported their career paths.
  • Built a specialized UX research team and collaborated with them to democratize research and empower anyone in the organization to create and consume research insights and make more informed decisions.
  • Encouraged and spread the UX culture to the whole organization.
Technologies: Figma, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Useberry, Maze, Google Analytics, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Slack, Notion, Zeplin, Interaction Design (IxD), Information Architecture (IA), Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research, Web Usability, User Flows, User Interface (UI), ClickUp, Motion Design, Visual Design, Product Design, Web Accessibility, Prototyping, Design Systems, Mobile Design, Mobile UX, Mobile UI, Management, UX Leadership, A/B Testing, User Stories, Objectives & Key Results (OKRs), Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), User Metrics, Product Benchmarking, Remote User Testing, FigJam, Scrum, Agile, Kanban, Project Management, UX Design, UI Design, UX Research, UX Writing, UI Motion, User-centered Design (UCD), Dashboard Design, Web App Design, Platform Design, Web Design, Design Strategy, eCommerce Design, SaaS, TV, Redesign, Mobile Apps, UX Review, Responsive Web Design (RWD), High-fidelity Prototypes, Cross-platform UX, System Design, Design Collaboration, User Experience (UX), Landing Page Design, Landing Page Optimization, MVP Design, UX Strategy, UX Audits, Web UI Design, Marketplace Design, eCommerce, Dashboards, Web App UX, Tables, SaaS Design, Web Portals, Form Design, User Roles, Web Dashboards, Data Visualization, B2C, B2B, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), B2B2C, UX Architecture, Mobile App Design, Design Leadership, User Personas, User Research, Workshop Facilitation, Audience Targeting, Interactive Prototypes, High-fidelity Mockups, Enterprise SaaS, eCommerce UX, Web, Mockups, UI Components, Shopify, iOS, Android, Product Consultant, Consulting, Web App UI, Responsive UI, Web Application Design, Architectural Design

Lead UX Designer

2019 - 2021
Energy Media Marketing Agency
  • Helped duplicate the company's prices by establishing design processes and reducing delivery times to launch better-quality products.
  • Grew the design team to four members and mentored fellow designers.
  • Implemented hand-off strategies with developers to reduce friction between design and development and halve the time spent on QA processes.
Technologies: Adobe Experience Design (XD), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Asana, Google Analytics, Jira, Interaction Design (IxD), Information Architecture (IA), Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research, Web Usability, User Flows, User Interface (UI), WordPress, Miro, ClickUp, Slack, Motion Design, Visual Design, Product Design, Web Accessibility, Prototyping, Design Systems, Mobile Design, Mobile UX, Mobile UI, Management, UX Leadership, A/B Testing, User Stories, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), User Metrics, Product Benchmarking, Remote User Testing, FigJam, Zeplin, Notion, Scrum, Agile, Kanban, Project Management, UX Design, UI Design, UX Research, UX Writing, UI Motion, User-centered Design (UCD), Dashboard Design, Web App Design, Platform Design, Web Design, Design Strategy, eCommerce Design, SaaS, Redesign, Mobile Apps, UX Review, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Crypto, High-fidelity Prototypes, Cross-platform UX, System Design, Design Collaboration, User Experience (UX), Landing Page Design, Landing Page Optimization, MVP Design, UX Strategy, UX Audits, Web UI Design, Marketplace Design, eCommerce, Dashboards, Web App UX, Tables, Learning Management Systems (LMS), SaaS Design, Web Portals, Form Design, User Roles, Web Dashboards, Data Visualization, B2C, B2B, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), B2B2C, UX Architecture, Mobile App Design, Design Leadership, User Personas, User Research, Workshop Facilitation, Interactive Prototypes, High-fidelity Mockups, Enterprise SaaS, eCommerce UX, Web, Mockups, UI Components, Shopify, iOS, Android, Product Consultant, Consulting, Web App UI, Responsive UI, Web Application Design

Founder

2018 - 2020
Chezco Digital Agency
  • Established project management and client onboarding processes.
  • Launched and sold our B2B product to over 30 clients.
  • Designed and launched four products to the market.
Technologies: Adobe Experience Design (XD), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Jira, Miro, Slack, WordPress, Interaction Design (IxD), Information Architecture (IA), Web Usability, User Flows, User Interface (UI), Asana, Motion Design, Visual Design, Product Design, Prototyping, Mobile Design, Mobile UX, Mobile UI, Management, UX Leadership, A/B Testing, User Stories, User Metrics, Product Benchmarking, Google Analytics, Zeplin, Scrum, Agile, Kanban, Project Management, UX Design, UI Design, UX Research, UX Writing, UI Motion, User-centered Design (UCD), Branding, Dashboard Design, Web App Design, Platform Design, Web Design, Design Strategy, eCommerce Design, SaaS, Redesign, Mobile Apps, UX Review, Responsive Web Design (RWD), High-fidelity Prototypes, Cross-platform UX, System Design, Design Collaboration, User Experience (UX), Landing Page Design, Landing Page Optimization, MVP Design, UX Strategy, UX Audits, Web UI Design, eCommerce, Dashboards, Web App UX, Tables, Learning Management Systems (LMS), SaaS Design, Web Portals, Form Design, User Roles, Web Dashboards, Data Visualization, B2C, B2B, B2B2C, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), UX Architecture, Mobile App Design, Design Leadership, User Personas, Workshop Facilitation, Interactive Prototypes, High-fidelity Mockups, Enterprise SaaS, eCommerce UX, Web, Mockups, UI Components, Product Consultant, Consulting, Responsive UI, Web Application Design

UX/UI Product Designer

2016 - 2018
Freelance Clients
  • Increased conversion rates of clients' businesses by designing functional landing pages.
  • Built an efficient workflow and standardized design processes, which allowed me to work more effectively and efficiently.
  • Developed excellent communication skills by managing multiple projects for dozens of clients across various industries.
Technologies: Adobe Experience Design (XD), Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Interaction Design (IxD), Information Architecture (IA), Web Usability, User Flows, User Interface (UI), WordPress, Miro, Branding, Motion Design, Visual Design, Product Design, Prototyping, Mobile Design, Mobile UX, Mobile UI, Management, A/B Testing, Google Analytics, Project Management, UX Design, UI Design, UX Writing, UI Motion, Dashboard Design, Web App Design, Platform Design, Web Design, Design Strategy, eCommerce Design, SaaS, Redesign, Mobile Apps, UX Review, Responsive Web Design (RWD), High-fidelity Prototypes, Cross-platform UX, System Design, Design Collaboration, User Experience (UX), Landing Page Design, Landing Page Optimization, MVP Design, UX Strategy, UX Audits, Web UI Design, Marketplace Design, eCommerce, Dashboards, Web App UX, Tables, Learning Management Systems (LMS), SaaS Design, Web Portals, Form Design, User Roles, Web Dashboards, Data Visualization, B2C, B2B, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), B2B2C, UX Architecture, Mobile App Design, Interactive Prototypes, High-fidelity Mockups, Enterprise SaaS, eCommerce UX, Web, Mockups, UI Components, Illustration, Product Consultant, Consulting, Responsive UI, Web Application Design

Web Designer

2014 - 2016
Grandpa
  • Designed a super admin portal for our product to manage transactions and permissions, optimizing the time spent registering and managing users.
  • Improved several user transaction flows, allowing users to complete their tasks faster.
  • Enhanced the visual quality of the landing page and core product.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, HTML, CSS, Branding, Visual Design, Product Design, Prototyping, Mobile Design, UI Design, UX Design, Dashboard Design, Web App Design, Platform Design, Web Design, Design Strategy, SaaS, Redesign, UX Review, Responsive Web Design (RWD), High-fidelity Prototypes, Cross-platform UX, System Design, Design Collaboration, User Experience (UX), Landing Page Design, Landing Page Optimization, MVP Design, UX Strategy, UX Audits, Web UI Design, Dashboards, Web App UX, Tables, SaaS Design, Web Portals, Form Design, User Roles, Web Dashboards, Data Visualization, B2C, B2B, B2B2C, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), Interactive Prototypes, High-fidelity Mockups, Enterprise SaaS, eCommerce UX, Web, Mockups, Illustration, Product Consultant, Consulting, Responsive UI, Web Application Design
2012 - 2014

Professional Training Program in Multimedia Design

SENA National Training Service - Medellín, Colombia

SEPTEMBER 2022 - PRESENT

Agile Methodologies

EAFIT University

JULY 2022 - PRESENT

Advanced UX/UI Design

Coderhouse

MARCH 2022 - PRESENT

Product Management

Crehana

DECEMBER 2021 - PRESENT

UX/UI Teams Leadership

Crehana

NOVEMBER 2021 - PRESENT

Mobile Apps Design

Crehana

MAY 2021 - PRESENT

Google UX Design

Google | via Coursera

Tools

Adobe Experience Design (XD), Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Slack, Asana, Miro, Figma, Maze, Google Analytics, Zeplin, FigJam, Jira, Adobe Creative Suite

Platforms

Web, iOS, Android, WordPress, Shopify, Adobe Suite

Languages

HTML, CSS

Other

Notion, Agile, Scrum, Project Management, UX Design, UI Design, Interaction Design (IxD), Information Architecture (IA), User-centered Design (UCD), Product Benchmarking, User Metrics, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), User Stories, A/B Testing, Management, Mobile UI, Mobile UX, Mobile Design, Prototyping, Product Design, ClickUp, Web Usability, Dashboard Design, Web App Design, Platform Design, Web Design, Design Strategy, eCommerce Design, SaaS, Mobile App Design, Mobile Apps, Redesign, User Flows, UX Review, Responsive Web Design (RWD), High-fidelity Prototypes, Cross-platform UX, System Design, Design Collaboration, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Landing Page Design, Landing Page Optimization, MVP Design, UX Strategy, UX Audits, Web UI Design, Marketplace Design, eCommerce, Dashboards, Web App UX, Tables, Learning Management Systems (LMS), SaaS Design, Web Portals, Form Design, Web Dashboards, Data Visualization, B2C, B2B, B2B2C, UX Architecture, Design Leadership, User Personas, Wireframing, Interactive Prototypes, High-fidelity Mockups, Early-stage Startups, eCommerce UX, Mockups, Product Consultant, Consulting, Web App UI, Web Application Design, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), Useberry, Kanban, UX Research, UI Motion, Remote User Testing, Objectives & Key Results (OKRs), UX Leadership, Design Systems, Web Accessibility, Visual Design, Motion Design, Branding, Quantitative Research, Qualitative Research, User Roles, User Research, Workshop Facilitation, Audience Targeting, Enterprise SaaS, Customer Journeys, UI Components, Illustration, Responsive UI, Architectural Design, CX Strategy, UX Writing, Web UX Design, TV, Communication, Crypto, UX Flows, Task Flows, Flowcharts, UX Wireframes, UX Prototyping, UI Prototyping, Marketplace Platforms, Web UI, Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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