Kate Valdes, Designer in San Jose, CA, United States
Kate Valdes

Designer in San Jose, CA, United States

Member since March 4, 2020
With 15 years of design industry experience, Kate has produced successful digital experiences for both startups and well-known name brands alike, such as Netflix and BlackLine. This includes projects across industries and platforms. Leveraging her background in user research, Kate is able to bridge the gap between strategy and experience, integrating design thinking into the most complex of workflows.
Kate is now available for hire


Digital Design


  • Product Designer | UX Consultant

    2019 - PRESENT
    • Enabled patients seeking physical therapy to better manage their care with direct access to custom treatment via a personalized app experience.
    • Designed a platform supporting doctors and clinics to better track and manage patient outcomes.
    • Partnered with the city of San Jose to deliver critical messaging about the 2020 census ahead of delivery.
    • Delivered a new marketing site for a non-profit in the education space focused on providing math education to high school-aged students.
    • Partnered with an early-stage startup in the medtech space to design an iOS app and companion web app focusing on the first time UX.
    Technologies: Adobe CC, InVision, Sketch, WordPress, Figma, Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Design Leadership, Product Design
  • Senior Product Designer

    2018 - 2019
    • Served as the lead designer on the internal tools team focusing on title visibility across the entire “pitch to play” workflow, enabling technology teams to better partner with Hollywood and produce content at scale.
    • Architected the title status platform which systematized how metadata was captured, searched, maintained, and shared across numerous teams.
    • Reimagined title visibility solution as a horizontal to span the entire content creation lifecycle which encompassed a 50+ app ecosystem.
    • Led user research that leveraged service design techniques to map out opportunities for both users and the business. This included shadow session, semi-structured interviews, user journey mapping, stakeholder mapping. This was in addition to conducting a UX audit that included a Heuristic Evaulation and Analysis.
    • Drove strategy alignment with business leadership to identify opportunities.
    Technologies: Adobe CC, InVision, Sketch, Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Design Leadership, Product Design


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Graphic Communication
    2000 - 2005
    California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, CA


  • Advanced Web and Interaction Design
    UCLA Extension



San Jose, CA, United States

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