Ericka Carazo, Designer in Curridabat, San José Province, Costa Rica
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Ericka Carazo

Verified Expert  in Design

Designer

Location
Curridabat, San José Province, Costa Rica
Toptal Member Since
April 10, 2018

Ericka is an experienced UI/UX designer with over 10 years of experience working with diverse companies and clients locally and internationally. She loves to keep up to date with the latest tools and trends and thrives on working on challenging projects and being involved in all stages of the design process. Ericka has worked with successful startups like Flowhub and Socialdesk and big-name clients such as Scaled Agile, PayPal, Deloitte, Morneau Shapell, EQ Bank, and Nissan.

Portfolio

Work Experience

UI/UX Lead

2019 - PRESENT
Socialdesk
  • Directed the design product creation from the early stage to launch, considering the user needs and the best UI/UX practices.
  • Built and directed the creation of the brand guide identity, including logo, colors, typography, and illustrations.
  • Illustrated design ideas using flows, sitemaps, wireframes, and prototypes.
  • Collaborated with the marketing team, leads team, and design team to ensure the creation and delivery of tailored experiences for the digital user.
Technologies: Figma, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Chatbot Conversation Design, InVision App, Social Media Design, Product Design, Chatbots, User Journeys

Senior UI/UX Designer

2022 - 2023
Sdamp
  • Designed a digital platform that manages art galleries and authenticates artworks through Blockchain (NFT).
  • Translated complex information architecture and user flows into intuitive visual designs that met user needs and exceeded client expectations.
  • Worked closely with the client and team members to refine and improve the initial concept, resulting in a unique and innovative platform that has received positive feedback from users and industry experts.
  • Developed a cohesive and visually appealing design language for the platform that consistently reinforced brand identity and established a strong visual presence in the art gallery community.
  • Collaborated closely with the engineering team to ensure that visual designs were effectively translated into working code, following best practices for a good user experience.
Technologies: Web UX, User Interface (UI), Web App UI, UI Design, Mobile UI, Mobile App Design, Mobile UX, Figma, UX Design, User Experience (UX)

Designer

2022 - 2022
Scaled Agile
  • Contributed to creating a design system and building the navigation experience for a new platform.
  • Identified and solved UX problems in the platform.
  • Gathered and evaluated user requirements in collaboration with product managers and engineers.
  • Defined UX and UI standards for different product features from early-stage creation to launch.
Technologies: Sketch, Figma, Agile

UI/UX Designer

2020 - 2022
Flowhub
  • Built different features for a POS Platform, including prototypes, designs, and component library.
  • Applied the results from user research and usability testing to create new features and improve the current ones.\.
  • Identified UX problems in the platform and solved them.
  • Gathered and evaluated user requirements in collaboration with product managers and engineers.
  • Defined UI and UX standards for different product features from the creation in the early stages to the launch.
Technologies: Figma, Adobe Experience Design (XD), User Interviews

UI/UX Designer

2021 - 2021
Global Software Ventures, LLC
  • Designed a mobile application that allows truck drivers to track their waiting time as they navigate the construction plant to collect various materials.
  • Collaborated with the client and stakeholders to define and refine the user journey, resulting in a streamlined and intuitive app that met the needs of truck drivers and management alike.
  • Created a mobile user interface that aligns with the client's brand identity and follows their established style guide.
Technologies: UI Design, UX Design, Construction, Product Design, User Interface (UI), Responsive Web Design (RWD), Mobile Design

Insurance Payments Analytics UI

2020 - 2021
One Inc
  • Designed new user flows and internal interfaces for an Insurance payment platform.
  • Collaborated closely with the client. Ensuring that the design aligns with their vision and goals.
  • Refined style guides and design systems for the platform.
Technologies: Data Visualization, Web UI Design, Dashboard Design, UX Design, Prototyping

Freelance Designer

2017 - 2020
Freelance Designer
  • Drafted UX documentation for different starting projects.
  • Built the information architecture for different sites.
  • Organized and executed an app for wedding planners.
  • Planned flows, roadmaps, user journeys, and personas based on the information gathered about the business.
  • Applied the results from user research and usability testings to create new features and improve the current features.
  • Tailored style guides and design systems for websites and apps.
  • Conceptualized multiple brands for different clients.
  • Constructed a real estate website starting from wireframes to design.
  • Worked on the whole design process for a CRM dashboard.
Technologies: CSS, HTML, Adobe After Effects, Marvel, Trello, Zeplin, InVision, Sketch, Mobile UI Design, Brand Guidelines, Landing Page Design, Mobile UX Design, Graphic Design, Instructional Design, Presentation Design, Prototyping

UI/UX Designer

2018 - 2019
The Hangar Interactive | Critical Mass
  • Created UX documentation for different starting projects.
  • Developed wireframes for different sites according to user needs.
  • Built and crafted style guides and design systems.
  • Presented designs to the team and clients for approval.
  • Mapped a corporate platform using material design for a worldwide recognized brand of cars.
  • Redesigned websites for cruises including design for desktop, tablet and mobile.
Technologies: Jira, Abstracts, Zeplin, InVision, Sketch, Design Systems

UI/UX Designer

2015 - 2018
Konrad Group
  • Sketched and wireframed layouts and navigational structure for assigned projects.
  • Created the visual design and user experience for web and mobile apps.
  • Optimized and created assets for different mobile platforms.
  • Worked with motion graphics for explanation videos and animations.
  • Collaborated with others and worked well with developers and product management.
Technologies: CSS, HTML, Adobe InDesign, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Marvel, Flinto, Zeplin, InVision, Sketch

Designer

2014 - 2015
NINJA*
  • Communicated with pharmaceutical clients, providing them with good management of multiple projects.
  • Integrated compelling artwork for social media channels, including all daily client posts.
  • Handled promotional design across the board, including illustration, branding, visual identity, videos, and banners.
  • Produced all kinds of print materials in different formats.
  • Designed logos, brochures, posters, and websites for a variety of industries.
Technologies: Adobe
2011 - 2014

Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design

Universidad Creativa - Costa Rica

JANUARY 2017 - PRESENT

Front End Foundations

Codeschool

DECEMBER 2014 - PRESENT

Glenn Carpers Photography Seminar

Universidad Creative

Tools

Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, InVision, Zeplin, Adobe Premiere Pro, Marvel App, Flinto Prototyping, Marvel, Flinto, Adobe, Adobe InDesign, Jira, Trello, Figma, Adobe Experience Design (XD), InVision App

Platforms

iOS, Craft CMS, Mobile, Desktop

Industry Expertise

Real Estate, Travel & Leisure, Retail & Wholesale

Languages

HTML, CSS

Other

Visual Design, Email, Information Design, Prototyping, Wireframing, User Interface (UI), Branding, Responsive Design, Research, User Flows, Web Design, Web App Design, Mockups, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UI Design, Data Visualization, Design Systems, Web App UI, Web App UX, UX Wireframes, App Design, Layout Design, Mobile UI Design, Brand Guidelines, Mobile UX Design, Graphic Design, Social Media Design, Instructional Design, Presentation Design, Chatbots, User Journeys, Interactive Prototypes, Mobile Prototypes, UX Branding, Logo Design, UI Motion, User Experience (UX), Motion Graphics, Google Material Design, Cannabis, Point of Sale, B2C, B2B, Product Design, Web UX, Responsive Web Apps, UX Design, Music Production, Email Design, Landing Page Design, Mobile App Design, User Interviews, Interaction Design (IxD), Social Media, Abstracts, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Desktop App Design, Cloud, Scanning, Dashboard Design, Networks, Websites, eCommerce, Residential Real Estate, Apps, Onboarding, Redesign, Desktop Web Design, App UI, App UX, Native Software, User Stories, Wireframe to Product, Testing, CRM Design, Style Guides, Styled-components, Dashboards, Construction, Mortgages, Responsive, Mobile Design, UX Testing, UX Research, Platform Design, Social Media Apps, Chatbot Conversation Design, Agile, Inventory, Mobile Payments, Analytics, Mobile UI, Mobile UX, Web UI Design, Healthcare Services

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