About Me

Vítor Gonçalves

I am passionate about making a useful digital product and I believe in clichés like “teamwork makes the dream work” or “design has the power to improve our world”. I am a web developer shifting to UX Design. As a freelancer, I have planned, researched, designed, developed and deployed complete projects. My background in development, makes me uniquely positioned for better collaboration and brainstorming with cross-functional teams. I have learned the value of design thinking and the methods of UXD, so I’m shifting my career to user experience design.

Most importantly, I make a mean hot sauce 🌶️

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Summary

  • 2+ years of web designing and developing, focusing in UXD, with experience in various professional environments, including deployment of complete projects.
  • Master’s degree focused on user experience and design thinking.
  • User-centric approach, utilizes affordances to craft intuitive and useful experiences.
  • Background in development, uniquely positioned for better collaboration and brainstorming with cross-functional teams.
  • Wireframing and prototyping in various degrees of fidelity from paper to Figma/Adobe XD or HTML5+CSS3.
  • Enjoy reducing qualitative data to actionable insights; specialized in research and designing for under-represented groups.
  • Preference for B2B projects.

Experience

Web Designer & Developer // Jan 2020 – Present

Freelancer | Germany, Portugal, India

UI/UX Designer // Jun 2018 – Dec 2019

Watgrid Solutions | Aveiro, Portugal

Digital Communications // Mar 2017 – Nov 2017

My Friends in Portugal | Aveiro, Portugal

Key-Shoe Repair Salesperson // Apr 2015 – Sep 2015

Mister Minit | Aveiro, Portugal

Lead Photographer // 2004 – 2014

Foto Felicidade | Vila Verde, Portugal

Education

3/7 Courses completed on Google User Experience Design Certificate // Current

Coursera profile

Masters in Multimedia Communication // Sep 2015 – Dec 2019

University of Aveiro, Portugal

Bachelor’s in New Technologies of Communication // Sep 2010 – Oct 2014

University of Aveiro, Portugal

Skills

Language

Fluent in English
Native in Portuguese
Basic in Spanish

Design

Pen+Paper, Rapid Prototyping, Wireframing, User Testing, Journey Maps, User Surveys

Software

Figma, InVision, Sketch, Adobe XD/Ai/Ps, WordPress + PHP, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Bootstrap, Tailwind, Agile

Collaboration

Miro, Notion, Slack, Trello, Gitlab, Google Docs, Microsoft Suite