Resume

Curriculum Vitae

Alessandro Filippi | LEAD UX | LONDON

I welcome every opportunity to apply innovative design solutions to elegantly solve complex problems while delivering insanely great products.

Education

Jun 2011

Master’s Degree in Visual and Multimedia Communication

IUAV University of Architecture of Venice, Italy
110/110

Jun 2008

Bachelor’s Degree in Visual and Performing Arts

IUAV University of Architecture of Venice, Italy
105/110

Jun 2004

Fine Arts Diploma

Fine Arts High School of Venice, Italy
95/100

Skillset

UX | User Experience

User resarch / Persona Development / Concept development / Sketching / Prototyping / Expert review / Task Flow Analysis / Storyboarding / Wireframing / Prototype Development / Experience Mapping / Strategic thinking / User testing / Usabilty evaluation / Responsive web / Mobile / Tablet / iOS / Android / Windows Phone / Problem solving / Presentation / Analysis / Agile / Waterfall

UI | User Interface

Visual Design / iOS / Android / Web / Moodboards / Art Direction / Vector (Ai) and Raster (PSD) production / Asset production / Animation (Ae) / Style Guides

Software

Adobe photoshop CC / Illustrator CC / InDesign CC / Axure RP Pro 7 / InVision / Flinto / Sketch 3 / Premiere Pro CC / After Effects CC / Microsoft Office / Omnigraffle / Adobe Lightroom / Adobe Edge Animate (beta)

Key Strenghts

  • Working collaboratively in multi-disciplinary environments to bring products to market

  • Skills to take designs from pie-in-the-sky ideas to a proof of concept interactive prototype

  • Attention to detail and the desire to create rich user experiences for products of all types

  • A solid understanding of technologies and design challenges for web, software, and mobile apps

  • An eagerness and curiosity to learn new skills and derive simplicity from complex problems

  • Synthesize research and usability studies into actionable product improvements

Experience

Apr 2017
Today

Just | London, UK

Senior Digital Product Designer
  • Helped establishing Just’s internal brand new digital transformation and innovation division (‘Digital Garage’).

  • Helped defining and communicating core process for discovery and delivery of design solutions using, helping introducing Agile metodologies within the group.

  • Extended company brand to allow for responsive webapps with full range of reusable components, including cards, forms, dialogs, tutorials and navigation elements.

  • Worked closely with several internal stakeholders using lean metodologies to develop new digital experiences both for B2C and B2B, leveraging workshops and customer interviews to build detailed ux maps.

  • Conceptualised and designed the dashboard core components of the future company online experience.


Jun 2016
Dec 2016

Verve (formerly StreetTeam) | London, UK

Senior UX Designer
  • Worked directly with CPO and Head of Design delivering a vision for the future of the product based on a new, vastly improved mobile user experience system and design language.

  • Been given full autonomy in discovering new ways to increase engagement with the product, ranging from gamification to use of social media integration in new and interesting ways.

  • Envisioned and delivered several major vision pieces in and around analytics, internal tools and new features.

  • Switched to much more efficient process based on Sketch + InVision, with weekly user testing sessions taking advantage of rapid prototyping.


May 2015
Jun 2016

OWLR | London, UK

Head of UX
  • Worked in close collaboration with CEO delivering iOS and Android versions of the product while leading a small design team.

  • Starting from nothing, the app reached 900+ dowloands a day, 50K active users with a substantial 40% retention ratio in just 6 months, with virtually no marketing. Our users base grew to love the application (performance numbers as of the end of my contract)

  • Starting from the initial concept provided by CEO, I conceptualised, refined and finally progressively delivered to the Dev team, a complete spec for MVP working in Agile.


Jan 2014
May 2015

Orange Innovation Labs | London, UK

Senior UX Designer
  • Worked as lead designer on several projects including one of the most ambitious and successful in the lab managing to earn the trust of the management through consistent and measurable excellent results often bejond the client’s expectations.

  • Researched, documented, pitched, art directed, and delivered a nation wide product introducing major usability breackthroughs innovations in the existing Orange digital touchpoints lineup.

  • Constantly improved my own skills learning and testing new software and new processes as well as engaging in personal projects regarding new ways to apply Big Data to user centerd and B2B services, innovative payment systems and more.


Dec 2013

Monitise Create | London, UK

UX Contractor
  • Helped small design team into producing a concept for innovative banking-related product, from IA to flows to wireframes.

  • Produced full visual design for the product and interactive prototype for demo and user testing (Photoshop CS6, Flinto).


Dec 2012
Sep 2013

Musicqubed Ltd | London, UK

Head of UX
  • Leading the UX for all platforms (iOS, Android, WP8, BlackBerry)

  • Producing high quality graphic UX and IA deliverables for internal use and for the clients.

  • Developing visions and concept in both UX Wireframe (Illustrator) and Visual (Photoshop) for next-generation products


Nov 2012

PDD Group Ltd | London, UK

UX Consultant for mobile products (freelance)
  • Worked closely with an anthropologist and two senior design researchers to analyse and visualise insightful data for a well known mobile phones and consumer electronics brand. I was to make sure that the final deliverable was meeting the highest possible standards.


Apr 2012
May 2012

ANTLOS s.r.l. | Venice, Italy

Art Director, IU & UX Designer, Graphic Designer (freelance)
  • Led the UX strategy for the service and website while coordinating
    R&D efforts

  • Balance business, marketing, and technical requirements while
    advocating for the end-user

  • Conceptualized, designed, IU and style giudelines for the website,
    prepared the assets for the developers


Jan 2012
Apr 2012

FROG | Milan, Italy

Interaction Designer I (freelance)
  • Collaborated in defining the UX strategy and UI for multi-platform products part of a coherent ecosystem

  • Worked within a very talented and experienced design team mainly on UX, wireframes definition (Omnigraffle) and pixel perfect visual design extension (Photoshop CS 5.5)

  • Designed interfaces incorporating new features into the existing software architectures (web and apps)

  • Worked closely with internal and third party developers to speed up product delivery by supervising implementation and helping in the assets production.


Jul 2010
Jan 2011

ARTEFACT GROUP | Seattle, WA, USA

User Experience Designer (intern)
  • Collaborated in defining the UX strategy and UI for multiple products including websites, mobile apps, medical equipment interfaces, experimental web-based services, managements systems

  • Worked tirelessly to design highly usable touch-screen apps with a focus on minimalism and stunning visuals

  • Design and prototype interfaces incorporating new features into the existing software architectures

  • Assess business requirements and develop software interface specifications


Jan 2007
Today

WEBDESIGN, UI, UX CONSULTANT | London, UK

Self Employed – Enterpreneur
  • Designed and managed multiple websites for local companies, and collaborated in two start-ups as interaction and visual design consultant.

  • Project manager in the development of a real estate website featuring a web-managed digital sineage system integrated with a third pary web-based business management system

  • Participated in several design contests: Samsung Young Design Award ‘07 (finalist) and ‘08 (3rd place), Adobe Achievements Awards 2008 (mobile design – finalist) and 2010 (physical computing – 1st selection)