Fabio is a product designer with 5+ years of experience working with venture-backed startups in NY, SF, and EU. He has designed mobile apps that were featured in publications and app stores, and websites with over 100k monthly visitors. Currently Fabio is also writing about usability for TestLodge and mentoring DesignLab's and Springboard's UX courses.
Currently working as a mentor for the UX Research and Strategy, Interaction Design, and UX Academy courses over at DesignLab.
Technologies: Google Hangouts, Skype
2016 - PRESENT
Currently mentoring 10+ students in Springboard's UX courses.
Technologies: Google Hangouts, Sketch App
2015 - PRESENT
Wrote articles and posts bout usability, design (in general), startups, and freelancing for TestLodge.
Technologies: Google Docs, Photoshop
2015 - 2015
A venture-backed, Kuwaiti entrepreneur who was working on launching a food delivery startup in Kuwait brought me in as the product designer.
As the product designer, was responsible for the foundation branding efforts and designing the interface and experiences of all its web and mobile products: dashboards, website, iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android (smartphone and tablet) apps.
Cofounded Awari in early 2014. Our goal was to build a platform for email newsletters outside of email; a place for users to keep up with new issues, manage their subscriptions, and discover new ones.
My cofounder was an iOS developer and I was responsible for designing the interface and experience of our mobile app. We were fully bootstrapped and our team grew to six people in less than two years.
We weren’t inclined to expand our user base first and then try to figure out a way to start bringing in revenue, so after we had problems figuring out a solid business model, we decided to shut it down.
iJS was an iOS app that would transform the user’s smartphone into a gamepad that could be used to control PC and Mac games. Working in partnership with Communicati’s Design Boutique and an independent design team, I was responsible for leading the UX efforts--all the way from detailing the functional requirements to wireframing and testing later on.
Technologies: Balsamiq, Photoshop, Omnigraffle, Pen and Paper
2011 - 2012
Back when health-focused apps weren’t the norm and wearables weren’t as popular as they are today, Health+ was an iOS fitness solution for users to track their nutrition and physical activities.
Designed the app’s UX and co-designed the UI with the design team.
Technologies: Balsamiq, Photoshop, Pen and Paper, Omnigraffle