Javier Amate, Designer in Helsinki, Finland
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Javier Amate

Verified Expert  in Design


Helsinki, Finland
Toptal Member Since
January 13, 2016

Javier has more than 15 years of experience designing cross-platform services for the web, mobile, and wearables. He's worked for companies with a national and international presence like Starship Technologies, Rovio, Nokia, Pfizer, Finnair, and Microsoft. Javier's specialties are product design (UX/UI), service design, team leading, interactive prototyping, and user testing.


Work Experience

Lead Product Designer

2018 - 2020
Starship Technologies
  • Designed an internal tool dashboard to manage and track our robot fleet, our merchants and deliveries.
  • Designed, on the merchants' side, the services for merchants (restaurants and groceries) to get orders from customers, prepare the orders, pick items at the stores, and deliver to customers.
  • Improved the onboarding flow to new customers.
  • Created a design for an age verification system to deliver age-restricted items to our customers.
  • Crafted a panel/dashboard design for operators to take control of robots.
  • Designed tools for customer support.
  • Designed customer feedback systems.
Technologies: Adobe, InVision, Sketch, Figma

Senior UX Designer for Toons.tv

2016 - 2018
  • Worked on a Finnish tech leader company's website renewal.
  • Acted as the lead UX designer of a team of graphic designers and developers that was ultimately responsible for the project.
  • Worked in tandem with stakeholders and designed the new company website.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, OmniGraffle, Sketch

UX and Interaction Designer

2013 - 2016
Mirum Agency — Activeark JWT
  • Designed the campaign for Finnair and Finavia to promote the Helsinki airport as the best transfer connection between Europe and Asia. The campaign won the Best of Finnish Advertising and Design Awards in 2015; the site is matchmadeinhel.com.
  • Redesigned the international website for one of the world's biggest crane manufacturers. The client wanted to redesign their website and make it fluid. The company has local sites for more than 50 countries and had to ensure that the new templates would match the needs of all the different sites with different content.
  • Designed the mobile world congress site for a market-leading mobile tech company.
  • Worked with agile and scrum methodologies.
Technologies: InVision, Adobe Photoshop, OmniGraffle, Sketch
1996 - 1998

Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Information Systems

University of Wales Institute - Cardiff, Wales

1993 - 1996

Higher Education Diploma in Computing

University of Wales Institute - Cardiff, Wales


Sketch, InVision, Adobe Photoshop, Figma, OmniGraffle, Adobe


Desktop, Android, iOS, Adobe Suite, Video Platforms, Mobile


User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), User Journeys, User Personas, UI Design, UX Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Web UX, App UI, Fluid UI, App UX, Information Architecture (IA), Wireframing, Conceptual Design, Service Design, Interactive Prototypes, Prototyping, SaaS, eCommerce UI, eCommerce UX, Creative Direction, Interactive Design, Digital Product Design, Product Design, Finance Reports, eCommerce, eCommerce Design, Marketplace Platforms, Marketplace Design, iOS App Design, Android App Design, UX Flows, User Flows, Videos, Responsive, UX Audits, Augmented Reality (AR), Mobile Game UX, In-game Design, Kids & Families, Game Design, Over-the-top Content (OTT), Smart TV, Marketing Campaign Design, Social Media Campaigns, Autonomous Navigation, Internal Apps, Dashboard Design, Sales Management, Location Services, Location Tracking, Location Services and Maps, Social Media Platforms, Mobile Apps, Mobile App Design, Social Media Apps, Driving

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