Rafael Matos da Silva, Designer in Lisbon, Portugal
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Rafael Matos da Silva

Verified Expert  in Design


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.


Work Experience

UI, Visual, and Brand Designer

2013 - PRESENT
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: Marvel App, Adobe InDesign, InVision, Sketch, 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

Senior UI Designer

2021 - 2022
  • 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

Interaction and Visual Designer

2008 - 2013
  • 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

Industrial Design

2006 - 2008
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: Adobe Illustrator, Design
2002 - 2006

Bachelor's Degree in Design

University of Aveiro - Aveiro, Portugal


Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, Figma, InVision, Adobe InDesign, Marvel App, Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Ableton Live


iOS, Android, Mobile


Responsive Web Design (RWD), Mobile Apps, Information Architecture (IA), Web App Design, Responsive UI, Brand Identity, Brand Design, Mobile Design, Design, Android UI Design, iOS UI Design, Web Design, Visual Design, UI Design, Logo Design, Web UX, UX Design, User Interface (UI), Print Design, Logotype, Branding, Iconography, App Design, Visual Identity, Stationery, iOS App Design, Android App Design, Android Design Guidelines, Product Design, Dashboard Design, SaaS, Interactive Prototypes, Mobile UI Design, Mobile UX Design, Design Systems, Brand Guidelines, SaaS Design, UI Components, Best Practices in Design, B2B, Mobile App Design, Prototyping, Feature Prioritization, Layout, Interactive UX, Mobile App UI, Graphic Design, Data Visualization, User Experience (UX), Style Guides, MVP Design, Icon Design, Mobile UI, Finance, Mockups, Fintech, Dashboards, Responsive Web Apps, UI Audits, Websites, Landing Page Design, Web App UX, Collateral Design, Typography, Color Palettes, Brand Books, User Flows, Product Roadmaps, Mobile Prototypes, B2C, Interface Design, Stationery Design, WebApp, Wireframing

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