I’m Carmel, Product Designer and Computer Engineering graduated at the University of Granada. I’m based in Málaga (Spain), working remotely as a UX Lead at Ebury. I’m also a proud founder of Yes We Tech, and support the organisation of tech events which cares about promoting diversity and equality among its members.

Experience

01.03.2017
Product Designer / UX Lead
Ebury – 2 years and a half (nowadays) – I lead a small team of 5 designers who are involved in any people-facing product (Website, Communications, Online platform, and Backend System). My first challenge was to deal with design debt. Defining a design system as a strategy to refactor and provide consistency. I’ve run user interviews and tests and I work on the design of the information architecture and interaction.
01.02.2017
Teacher

Master Front-end Lemoncode – Editions I-VI – I find teaching a great knowledge experience. In this online master, I perform a 3-hour session to introduce key concepts about User Experience for developers. Every year I try to update examples with recent technologies and tools.

01.03.2015
Senior UX Specialist / UX Lead

ITRS – 2 years – I fell in love with Data working for this start-up company. I created the user interface concept of a real-time analytics platform after a deep analysis of competitors and industry standards. I discovered the power of quantitative user research analysing user interactions and followed an ‘eating-your-own-dog-food’ approach to visualise those metrics with the tool I helped to build, which inspired my article ‘Measuring UX with your own tools’.

01.01.2012
UX Lead Designer

CSC (Now DNX) – 2 years 9 months – The challenge was to create a common culture of User-Centred Design for a big corporation, so I started thinking about design in a more strategic manner, collaborating with Product Managers to get to the appropriate audience. I created a detailed reference for standards, guidelines, and UI Components for desktop and mobile apps so developers around the globe could build seamlessly healthcare applications.

06.09.2009
UI/UX Designer

iSOFT (a CSC Company) – 2 years 3 months – When I joined to iSOFT, I was a junior designer working as part of a team of developers and architect. I had to handle product requirements definition working with people in Australia, India, UK and Spain. Thanks to the success of a small proof of concept, the team grew, and I was promoted. I could hire 4 new designers and 2 more front-end developers. Together we created the first UI framework in XAML and .Net to build healthcare solutions.

01.01.2009
Web Designer

Freelance – 8 months – I started working as a freelancer to save as much money as possible and decide my own path of working so I could finish my master degree studies. During this time I built web-based products using Drupal. I’ve created themes from scratch, prototyping and defining the information architecture of websites, and setting up Drupal sites. I spent almost 20% of the time looking for new projects and speaking with customers, which taught me to appreciate the value of good management skills.

01.04.2007
Web developer

Grupo Trevenque Kaplan – 1 year 8 months – This was my very first serious job as an engineer, I won’t forget the vast amount of things I learnt from my colleagues. I was developing cool Drupal modules in PHP while I fell in love with CSS and HTML. Working surrounded by designers made me appreciate the value and power of well designed and developed web interface.

01.02.2006
Internship

University of Granada – 9 months – During my first job opportunity as an intern, I finish my degree in Computer Engineering. I worked as a Drupal developer and PHP programmer for different departments at the University. It was a good practice of some of the knowledge acquired during my studies.


Skills

Interaction DesignLove crafting concepts
User ResearchData and is my secret weapon
Usability TestingGuerrilla as a habit
Visual DesignMinimal and elegant
ProgrammingOnly when no real devs are around

Tools

  • Design: Invision, Sketch, Adobe XD, Axure RP, Proto.io, Balsamiq Mockups, UXPin.
  • Analytics: Google Analytics, Data Studio, Fullstory, Inspectlet, Amplitude, MyOwnToolForTesting.
  • Others: Intercom, Segment, Big Query.

Languages

  • For humans: Spanish (native), English (advanced), French (ridicule), Arabic (hi, good morning, 1,2,3…)
  • For computers: HTML (classic), CSS3 (not good enough), Javascript (experimental), Python (primitive)

Education

College: University of Granada

  • UGR · Master Degree: Computer Engineering / 2010 / PFC · LCMS Platform based on Drupal
  • UGR · Degree: Systems Computer Technical Engineering / 2005

Certifications

  • Information Visualization: Getting Dashboard Rights (IDF) / 2019
  • Information Visualization (IDF) / 2019
  • Introduction to Data Analytics (Codeacademy) / 2018
  • R Programming (Coursera) / 2016

Other training


Volunteering

  • Organiser: Yes We Tech (since 2015). Feminist Tech community.
  • Collaborator: J On The Beach (2016,2017,2018). Tech Conference.
  • Volunteer: PyConES (2018). Tech Conference.
  • Web Developer: NOS (2008-2009). LGTB Non-profit organisation.

Events