Valdis Barrett

Valdis Barrett

Riga, Latvia
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Valdis Barrett

Valdis Barrett

Designer
Riga, Latvia
Member since October 8, 2015
Valdis is a self-taught UI designer who is dedicated to helping businesses and individuals alike bring their ideas to life through beautiful and, more importantly, functional design. With expert understanding of concepts like branding, messaging, and user experience, he is an extremely capable designer. Having traveled the world and lived in over 6 countries, he has developed immaculate communication skills and has worked with teams of all sizes.
Valdis is now available for hire
Employment
  • UI/UX Designer
    Planetary, Inc.
    2015 - PRESENT
    • Worked on developing precise product development processes.
    • Wireframed and laid out various large-scale interfaces.
    • Put together user stories to aid in the development of user flows.
    • Worked on complex, data-heavy, dashboard-based products.
    • Performed UX research in order to improve product efficiency.
    Technologies: Photoshop, InVision, Sketch, Balsamiq
  • Lead Designer
    Inteia
    2013 - 2014
    • Put together wireframes and developed user flows.
    • Designed enterprise-grade Intranet to help visualize KPIs.
    • Designed and developed small business websites.
    • Put together impactful branding packages.
    • Designed multi-platform applications spanning web, tablets, and mobile.
    Technologies: Photoshop, Fireworks, Balsamiq
Other Experience
  • Valdis is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program. This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are looking to begin their careers as professional designers. Valdis shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every week for a year, covering everything from design tips and tricks to advice on making it in the industry.
Education
  • European Baccalaureate degree in General Studies
    Escuela Europea de Alicante - Alicante, Spain
    2012 - 2015
Experience
  • HTML6 years
  • CSS5 years
  • Adobe Photoshop6 years
  • User Experience (UX)5 years
Tools
  • Adobe Photoshop
Riga, Latvia
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