Mario Garcia, Designer in Tampa, FL, United States
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Mario Garcia

Verified Expert  in Design


Tampa, FL, United States
Toptal Member Since
November 8, 2017

An established expert at guiding companies into the digital age, Mario has been the creative engine behind the intuitive user interface of many technology solutions and new products. From creating the UX/UI and branding to ensuring that the voice of the company resonates across all outward platforms, Mario’s unique skill set positions him perfectly to design brand experiences that engage users and investors, while satisfying 21st century needs.


Work Experience

Founder | Creative Director

2007 - PRESENT
Garcia Interactive
  • Worked with a global clientele on brand management, user experience, interface design, and overall messaging.
  • Offered overall creative direction to startups focusing on brand launches and new product development centered around engaging design.
  • Strategized and managed all product budgets, timelines, and partner relationships.
  • Partnered with international brands like Dow Jones, Volvo, Epson, and JP Morgan Chase.
  • Focused on an audience-centered approach to ensure alignment of the company, product, and messaging to be more effective.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, InVision, Sketch, Adobe Photoshop

Product Designer

2023 - 2023
Aline Technologies, Inc.
  • Helped design an AI feature for the company's application, where users can get help from AI to create their documents.
  • Created a clickable prototype in FIGMA to demonstrate how the new feature could work.
  • Developed components in FIGMA as part of the design system.
Technologies: Figma, Data Visualization, UI Design, B2B, Web App UI, Web Applications, Enterprise Design, Web App Design

Chief Experience Officer (CXO)

2013 - 2016
  • Designed a modern banking core application that revolutionized the marketplace.
  • Built a brand and brand guidelines for the company and policed branding in all internal and external communication pieces.
  • Developed marketing materials and investor presentations.
Technologies: Sketch, Figma, Slack, Adobe CC, InVision App
1993 - 1996

Juris Doctor Degree in Law

Loyola University College of Law - New Orleans, LA, USA

1988 - 1992

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications

University of South Florida - Tampa, FL, USA