Maria Duvidzon, Designer in Montreal, QC, Canada
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Maria Duvidzon

Verified Expert  in Design

Designer

Location
Montreal, QC, Canada
Toptal Member Since
March 11, 2022

Maria is a product and UX designer currently based in Montréal, Canada. She likes finding elegant solutions to complicated problems and enjoys collaborating with multidisciplinary teams. Having moved from digital marketing to product design, Maria firmly believes in lifelong learning and pursuing her curiosities.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Freelance Product Designer

2018 - PRESENT
Freelance
  • Worked with Obodo design agency to develop MVPs for small businesses and startups.
  • Collaborated with Zoomforth to create microsites for some of the "Big Four" consultancies, adhering to the existing brand guidelines.
  • Worked directly with small businesses to develop and execute a design strategy, including a software redesign, design system setup, brand guidelines, UX audit, and more.
Technologies: Butter CMS, Figma, Miro, Product Design, UX Design, User Experience (UX), UI Design, UX Audits, Wireframing, High-fidelity Mockups, Personas, Prototyping, User Journeys, Communication, Active Listening, Growth, Dashboard Design, Web Design, Conversion Rate, Mockups, User Experience Design, Mobile Design, B2C, B2B, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), B2B2C, App Design, User Interface (UI), Web UI Design, UI Components, UI Style Guides, UX Strategy, Visual Design, UX Wireframes, User Flows, Gamification, Design Sprints, User Testing, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Web UX, Rapid Prototyping, Journey Mapping, Webflow, Mobile App Design, Web UX Design, UX Review, Design Systems, Usability Testing, Responsive Web Apps, Healthcare, Mobile, Discovery Workshops, Stakeholder Interviews, Web, Hotjar, Technology, Component Libraries, Data Visualization, App UI, App UX, Software as a Service (SaaS), UI Prototyping, Education Technology (Edtech), Information Technology

Product Designer for Learning Management Tool

2022 - 2022
Peppermint
  • Worked in a small product team to take the project from zero to one through a full set of medium-fidelity wireframes.
  • Collaborated with a UI designer to bring the product to life while keeping in mind the accessibility and low-tech requirements of our demographics, i.e., the middlers.
  • Iterated through wireframes and prototypes to find the best e-learning approach for asynchronous community-driven learning.
Technologies: UX Design, UI Design, Product Strategy, Mockups, User Experience Design, B2C, Edtech Design, Learning, UI Components, UX Strategy, Visual Design, UX Wireframes, User Flows, Gamification, User Testing, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Web UX, Rapid Prototyping, Journey Mapping, Dashboard Design, Web UX Design, Usability Testing, Responsive Web Apps, Figma, Web, Technology, Component Libraries, Design Systems, Software as a Service (SaaS), UI Prototyping, Education Technology (Edtech), Information Technology

Senior Product Designer

2021 - 2022
FutureFit AI
  • Built and managed a design system for the whole platform from the ground up.
  • Redesigned the end-user platform experience in two months.
  • Acted as a user advocate in a multidisciplinary launch committee, ensuring usability and intuitive user experience are our priorities.
  • Used behavior psychology principles to develop product loops and encourage positive habit-forming activities.
Technologies: Figma, Miro, Storybook, Notion, Google Docs, Product Design, Web App Design, UX Design, User Experience (UX), UI Design, Design Thinking, Web Applications, Web App UX, Web App UI, UX Audits, Wireframing, High-fidelity Mockups, User Research, Jobs to be Done (JTBD), User Journey Maps, Personas, Prototyping, User Journeys, Communication, Growth, Dashboard Design, Mockups, User Experience Design, B2B, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), B2B2C, User Interface (UI), Web UI Design, UI Components, UI Style Guides, UX Strategy, Visual Design, UX Wireframes, User Flows, Gamification, Design Sprints, User Testing, Web UX, Rapid Prototyping, Product Roadmaps, DataViz, Mobile App Design, Web UX Design, Design Systems, Usability Testing, Responsive Web Apps, Stakeholder Interviews, Web, Hotjar, Technology, Component Libraries, Data Visualization, Software as a Service (SaaS), UI Prototyping, Information Technology

Product Designer

2019 - 2021
Venngage
  • Oversaw more than 13 projects through the end-to-end design process, from discovery and shaping to building and shipping.
  • Defined and executed product vision for an innovative, responsive editing experience with MVP version improving the tool's usability by 23%.
  • Acted as a product owner and led autonomous multidisciplinary teams to successful feature launches against strict time constraints.
  • Conducted user research to inform product decisions, including user interviews, quantitative data analysis, and usability studies.
Technologies: Figma, Sketch, Miro, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Intercom, Mixpanel, Google Analytics, Product Design, Usertesting.com, UserZoom, Web App Design, UX Design, User Experience (UX), UI Design, Design Thinking, Web Applications, Web App UX, Web App UI, Wireframing, High-fidelity Mockups, User Research, Jobs to be Done (JTBD), User Journey Maps, Prototyping, User Journeys, Communication, Active Listening, Growth, Conversion Rate, Mockups, User Experience Design, B2C, B2B, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), B2B2C, User Interface (UI), Web UI Design, UX Strategy, UX Wireframes, User Flows, Design Sprints, User Testing, Web UX, Rapid Prototyping, Journey Mapping, Product Roadmaps, Web UX Design, Usability Testing, Responsive Web Apps, Discovery Workshops, Web, Technology, Component Libraries, Design Systems, Software as a Service (SaaS), UI Prototyping, Information Technology

UX Design Intern

2019 - 2019
Avoy Inc.
  • Developed the first external version of the web platform.
  • Created a feedback loop to inform continuous iterations.
  • Established an iterative agile design process for the product team.
Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Zeplin, User Experience (UX), UI Design, Web Applications, Web App UX, Web App UI, Wireframing, High-fidelity Mockups, User Research, Personas, Prototyping, User Journeys, Communication, Growth, Mockups, User Experience Design, Mobile Design, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, B2C, App Design, User Interface (UI), UX Strategy, Visual Design, UX Wireframes, User Flows, User Testing, Rapid Prototyping, Journey Mapping, Mobile App Design, Usability Testing, Mobile, Technology, Data Visualization, App UI, App UX, UI Prototyping
2013 - 2014

Master's Degree in Cultural and Creative Industries

King's College London - London, United Kingdom

2009 - 2013

Bachelor's Degree in French and Italian

University of Bristol - Bristol, United Kingdom

DECEMBER 2019 - PRESENT

Design Thinking

Interaction Design Foundation

Tools

Figma, Google Docs, Miro, Google Sheets, Trello, Usertesting.com, Hotjar, Sketch, Butter CMS, Google Analytics, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Adobe Illustrator, Asana, InVision, Zeplin, Jira, Confluence

Platforms

Web, Mixpanel, Webflow, UserZoom, Mobile

Industry Expertise

Information Technology, Healthcare, Technology, Education Technology (Edtech)

Languages

CSS

Other

Product Design, B2C, Design Systems, Wireframing, Mockups, Usability Testing, User Flows, User Journeys, Dashboard Design, Web App Design, UX Design, User Experience (UX), UI Design, Web Applications, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Web App UX, UX Audits, User Experience Design, Mobile UX Design, Interactive Prototypes, SaaS, High-fidelity Prototypes, SaaS Design, UX Wireframes, Web UX, Rapid Prototyping, Web UX Design, UX Review, Responsive Web Apps, Software as a Service (SaaS), UI Prototyping, Languages, Intercom, User Research, Prototyping, Heuristic Analysis, Web App UI, High-fidelity Mockups, Jobs to be Done (JTBD), User Journey Maps, Personas, Communication, Active Listening, Growth, Web Design, Conversion Rate, Mobile Design, Mobile UI Design, B2B, B2B2C, App Design, Dashboards, User Interface (UI), Web UI Design, Edtech Design, Learning, UI Components, UX Strategy, Gamification, Design Sprints, User Testing, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), Journey Mapping, Product Roadmaps, DataViz, Mobile App Design, Discovery Workshops, Stakeholder Interviews, Component Libraries, App UI, App UX, Culture, History, Linguistics, Storybook, Notion, Templates, Product Owner, User Personas, MVP Design, Mobile UI, Mobile UX, Concepting, Information Architecture (IA), Travel, Startups, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Social, Web Dashboards, Career Coaching, Job Boards, Job Search Sites, Planning, To-do Lists, Tracking, Art, Museums & Exhibits, Image Recognition, Design, Icon Sets, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI), Graphic Design, Customization, Diagrams, IT Recruitment, IT, Design Thinking, Product Strategy, UI Style Guides, Visual Design, Tailwind CSS, Data Visualization

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