Marco Angeles, Designer in Manila, Philippines
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Marco Angeles

Verified Expert  in Design


Manila, Philippines
Toptal Member Since
November 29, 2016

Marco is in the business of solving problems by asking the right questions and prototyping. He gets fired up by getting stuff done, and he is innately curious about technology, human potential, and social impact. Marco is looking for venture-backed startups that would benefit from his expertise in product design and UX.


Work Experience

Product Designer | Design Sprint Facilitator

2016 - PRESENT
  • Founded a company to leverage experiences and learning on end-to-end SaaS product conceptualization, design, prototyping, product management, and marketing.
  • Participated in the agile application development process involving iterations throughout my work.
  • Identified problems and defined business models. Implemented a market and competitive analysis.
  • Worked on product conceptualization using empathy mapping, data syntheses, and personas.
  • Performed UX research and analysis—mapping customer journeys, creating user flows, wireframing, and prototyping the user experience using Sketch, InVision, Axure, and similar tools.
  • Developed designs for marketing, branding, and identity to business clients.
Technologies: Figma, Marvel App, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, InVision

Chief Design Officer

2016 - 2017
  • Helped create the founders' vision into tangible prototypes, leading to a series of investment engagements for the business travel app startup.
  • Designed an improved end-to-end user experience platform for multiple user groups and use cases.
  • Gave design directions to the existing software infrastructure.
  • Provided design support for both product use and corporate consumption.
  • Worked in the capacity of being on loan from Seraphm; effectively this was a Seraphm design client.
Technologies: Principle, Adobe, Sketch, InVision

User Experience Design Instructional Assistant

2016 - 2016
General Assembly
  • Helped local students develop their user experience design capabilities.
  • Assisted the course instructor and course producer with design/admin work related to student experience.
Technologies: Axure, InVision, Sketch, Google Apps, Adobe Creative Suite, Apple Keynote

Product Manager for UX

2015 - 2015
  • Managed software enhancement requests and improvements that help salespeople accomplish business tasks more efficiently.
  • Participated in road map planning exercises to prioritize UX features.
  • Communicated across the community network and software development to align releases and tasks to the yearly and quarterly road map.
  • Researched and suggested solutions to improve the salesperson experience of the software.
Technologies: Adobe CC, Sketch, UXPin, InVision

Software UI/UX Designer

2013 - 2014
  • Redesigned the UIs for Optymyze sales performance management applications and platform.
  • Worked on projects that led Optymyze being named a Visionary on the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales Performance Management and a Leader on the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant.
  • Conceptualized and prototyped new software products with the founder.
Technologies: UXPin, Adobe Creative Suite

Web and Marketing Manager

2011 - 2013
  • Learned Bootstrap in order to work directly with the CEO and create from scratch responsive company websites.
  • Managed the website implementations with a remote team.
  • Standardized software product marketing and communication materials.
  • Led efforts in branding and identity across the network of companies.
Technologies: Bootstrap, CSS, HTML, WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite

Senior Designer

2009 - 2011
Four Media
  • Designed websites, marketing collateral, and advertisements.
  • Worked with clients include Chartis (AIG), L’Oreal, Liberty Insurance, Invisalign, Botox, Mars, and more.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite


2006 - 2009
Adformatix, Inc.
  • Worked as a creative designer for a major local advertising agency handling print, TV, outdoor media, events, and web.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite
2000 - 2003

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Advertising

Philippine Women's University - Manila, the Philippines


Design Sprint Master Class



Immersive Design Sprint Workshop

Design Sprint Academy — New Haircut (Berlin, Germany)


Certificate in Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Bootcamp

MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp


UX Certification - License 1009960

Nielsen Norman Group (Sydney, Australia)


Certification in UX

Nielsen Norman Group


Certificate in Product Management

General Assembly


Certificate in UX, Prototyping, and User Testing

Noble Desktop


Certificate in Customer Development



InVision App, Adobe InDesign, Sketch, InVision, Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Marvel, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Marvel App, Adobe CC, Apple Keynote, Adobe, Principle, Miro, MURAL, Axure RP Pro, UXPin, Zeplin

Industry Expertise

Travel & Leisure


Android, iOS, WordPress, Axure, Justinmind




UX Design, Remote Design Sprint, Product Design, Paid Advertising, Brainstorming, Mobile App Design, Lean UX, Web App Design, UX Research, Graphic Design, Ideation, User Experience (UX), Marketing Campaign Design, User Interface (UI), User Flows, Mobile UX, Wireframing, Design Thinking, Digital Design, Visual Design, Illustration, Icon Design, Logo Design, B2B, User Journeys, Web Design, User Research, Design Sprints, Bootstrap, Google Apps, UI Design, Startup Weekend, Rapid Prototyping, App Design, Business Ideas, Wearable Technology, UX Thinking, Widgets, Hackathons, APIs, Workflow, Apps, Customer Engagement, Volunteering, Job Schedulers, Product Branding, Task Flows, Interaction Design (IxD), Landing Page Design, Web App UX, Customer Experience, Landing Page Optimization, Service Design, Angular Bootstrap, User Stories, Information Architecture (IA), Product Management, Gamification, Apple Watch Design

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