Rafael Matos da Silva, Designer in Lisbon, Portugal

Rafael Matos da Silva


Lisbon, Portugal
Toptal Member Since
September 28, 2015

Rafael offers a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to design, making bridges between your business goals and implementation. He designs brands and interfaces for SaaS web and mobile products used by millions, and he can help you create design strategies to bring the right product experience to the market.

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Work Experience

2013 - PRESENT

UI, Visual, and Brand Designer

Freelance Client
  • Engaged as a creative and art director of communications and marketing collateral.
  • Produced custom UIs and iconography for web, mobile apps, and digital products.
  • Designed the UX for brands and digital products through product architecture, information architecture, and wireframing.
Technologies: KeyShot, MindNode, Marvel App, Adobe InDesign, InVision, Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Product Design, UX Design, Information Architecture (IA), Design Systems, Style Guides, SaaS, Logo Design, Web App Design, App Design, Design, Visual Identity, Brand Guidelines, Icon Design, User Interface (UI), SaaS Design, Mockups, User Experience (UX), Wireframing, UI Components, Responsive Web Apps, Best Practices in Design, UI Audits, B2B, Websites, Landing Page Design, Graphic Design, Collateral Design, Typography, Brand Books, User Flows, Mobile App Design, Prototyping, Product Roadmaps, Mobile Prototypes, Feature Prioritization, Layout, B2C, Figma, Mobile App UI
2021 - 2022

Senior UI Designer

  • Designed an AI videocall assistant from the ground up, including a web app, chrome extension, and promo website.
  • Created and managed an extensive UI design system with more than 1,000 visual components.
  • Helped design an MVP, testing multiple iterations until we reached a market-fit solution.
Technologies: Sketch
2008 - 2013

Interaction and Visual Designer

  • Provided creative and art direction for branding projects and visual design for digital products.
  • Delivered web and mobile app designs for brand advertising and events.
  • Designed the UI/UX for consumer goods mobile products and web applications.
Technologies: UI Design, Design, Best Practices in Design, Android App Design, Branding, Dashboard Design, User Flows
2006 - 2008

Industrial Design

Larus Design
  • Developed 3D and product features for outdoor furniture solutions.
  • Led 3D modeling of the entire outdoor products catalog.
  • Designed projects for world-famous architects like Siza Vieira and Souto Moura.
Technologies: Solid Edge, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Design


2002 - 2006

Bachelor's Degree in Design

University of Aveiro - Aveiro, Portugal