Fabio Muniz, Designer in Seattle, WA, United States
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Fabio Muniz

Verified Expert  in Design


Seattle, WA, United States
Toptal Member Since
February 16, 2016

Fabio is a VP at Fluency Academy, one of the largest language learning platforms in the world, backed by General Atlantic. He has over 10 years of experience in product design and development. Previously, Fabio was the founder and CEO of Awari, a YC-backed online school that offered career-focused courses in tech, design, and business. He led Awari from founding to acquisition by Fluency Academy, scaling the team, the curriculum, and the student base to over 20,000 learners across Latin America.


Work Experience

Vice President

2024 - PRESENT
Fluency Academy
  • Launched the corporate education offering for enterprise customers.
  • Led the integration efforts for two large organizations post-M&A.
  • Coordinated multiple growth efforts across various marketing channels.
Technologies: Management

Founder and CEO

2020 - 2024
  • Led our sales team to grow revenue to $2+ million ARR and enrolled over 50,000 students.
  • Led our entire product and design team to build a best-in-class LMS for consumers and HR departments.
  • Raised over $1 million from multiple top-tier investors, including Y Combinator, Harvard, and others.
Technologies: Figma, Web Design, Web App Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Marketplaces, Blog Design

Design Lead

2019 - 2020
  • Designed the early versions of the platform, which later raised $28 million from investors including a16z.
  • Built the brand's design system and recruited the early design team.
  • Worked with a cross-functional team of engineers to ship multiple iterations.
Technologies: Product Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Sketch, Consumer Applications, User Flows, Web App UX, Web App UI, Mobile Web, Design Systems, Mobile Design

Design Lead

2018 - 2019
Mann + Hummel
  • Led the UX efforts for the Senzit team, a Mann + Hummel IoT device that enables farmers to get in-depth data for their pieces of equipment.
  • Worked with other designers, engineers, and PMs to improve the existing platform and deliver new features.
  • Built and shipped 10+ dashboards for custom-build integrations with Senzit equipment.
Technologies: Jira, InVision, Sketch, Mobile App Design, Web Design

Product Lead

2016 - 2018
The Martec
  • Worked for an Australian SaaS-enabled marketplace that connects employers with highly skilled tech workers.
  • Led the product team responsible for building and implementing the talent and client-facing sides of the platform.
  • Contributed to a number of design and research projects.
Technologies: InVision, Sketch, Figma, Web UX

UX Writer

2017 - 2017
  • Wrote UX copy on various client-facing Google Cloud demo projects, including a tablet app for recommending fashion products based on user input.
  • Created voice guidelines for multiple brand touchpoints.
  • Mapped our UX writing frameworks and implemented guidelines on multiple products.
Technologies: InVision, Sketch

Product Designer

2017 - 2017
  • Worked with the VP of data strategy to design and implement a business analytics dashboard for internal use.
  • Structured the navigation system for an internal dashboard.
  • Designed multiple data visualization tools for business-critical tools.
Technologies: InVision, Sketch, Principle

Product Designer

2016 - 2016
  • Redesigned and implemented Seeso's back-end programming tool.
  • Reimagined the internal flows for creating playlists and finding assets.
  • Redesigned the UI completely with updated brand guidelines and integrated new features into the design.
Technologies: InVision, Sketch, Zeplin


2015 - 2015
  • Worked for EVELO, a Boston-based electric bicycle company launched in 2011 with the ultimate goal of making cycling more enjoyable and removing barriers that keep people from cycling.
  • Helped them build and ship a number of eCommerce UI improvements and design projects.
  • Worked on multiple mission-critical marketing projects.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design, UXPin


2014 - 2015
  • Co-founded Quickminder, an app that makes it easy for users to create and manage their work-related reminders.
  • Worked on multiple design iterations for the consumer product.
  • Worked with multiple high-level creators on early research efforts.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Mobile App Design

UX Designer

2012 - 2013
  • Worked on iJS, an iOS app that enables users to use their smartphones as gamepads that could be used to control PC and Mac games.
  • Created the UX in partnership with Communicati's design team.
  • Worked on the entire product flow and collaborated with our engineering team.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop

YC Core Program

Y Combinator


Principle, InVision, Sketch, UXPin, Zeplin, Figma, Adobe Photoshop, Jira

Industry Expertise

Real Estate, Human Resources (HR), Fitness, Sports, Education, Retail & Wholesale


UX Design, Dashboards, Enterprise, Product Management, Mobile App Design, Web Design, User Research, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), User Testing, Data Visualization, Landing Page Design, Information Architecture (IA), Wireframing, Web App Design, Graphic Design, Software as a Service (SaaS), Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Product Design, Consumer Applications, Mobile Web, Design Systems, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Mobile Design, Blog Design, Web UX, Branding, Marketplaces, Web App UI, Web UI, HR Tools, Web App UX, UI Design, Sports & Athletics, Landing Pages, Websites, Residential Real Estate, User Flows, eCommerce, Task Management, Responsive UI, Recruiting, Mobile UX, Mobile Apps, Mobile App UI, SaaS, Enterprise SaaS, Entrepreneurship, Management

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