Lara Mendonca

Design Lead

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

Hi, I’m Lara! I'm an experienced design leader with 8 years experience working in digital transformation agencies, startups and multinational corporations. My work is focused on making humans happier and things work more efficiently, and that means approaching design from an ethical perspective. I'm a problem-solver. I've been lucky enough to work with some of the world's biggest companies, as well as small businesses, helping them create a design-led culture and develop the right solutions to transform their products. Let's chat! :)

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Skills

  • Branding
  • Digital Design
  • Print Design
  • UI Design
  • User Experience
  • Motion
  • Graphic Design
  • Brand Identity
  • Brand Strategy
  • Product Design

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Sky

    Sky

    • Television
  • Growth Street

    Growth Street

    • Non Creative Industries
  • The BIO Agency

    The BIO Agency

    • Design
  • TransferWise

    TransferWise

    • Non Creative Industries

Work history

Currently

Design Lead

Bumble

Sep 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2019

Design Lead

The Plum Guide

Jan 2019 - Sep 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2019

Senior Product Designer

ConsenSys

Nov 2018 - Jan 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • ConsenSys is a global formation of technologists and entrepreneurs working to enable a decentralized world. Our consulting arm works with businesses across all industries and governments across the world to build, test, and deploy public and private blockchain solutions.

2018

Senior Product Designer

We Are Friday

Oct 2018 - Nov 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Senior Designer on the HSBC account.

2018

Senior Product Designer

Critical Mass

Aug 2018 - Oct 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Senior Designer on the Mitsubishi account.

2019

Lead Product Designer (volunteer)

Pride in London

Mar 2018 - Feb 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • As a volunteer Lead Designer I'm helping the marketing team and working alongside a team of enthusiastic designers to redesign Pride in London's website.

2018

Senior Designer

TransferWise

Mar 2018 - Aug 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Lead designer on a special brand evolution project, also working as part of the Design team, helping all areas of the company, especially Product and Marketing, pushing boundaries in creativity and putting the user at the forefront.

2018

Senior Product Designer

The BIO Agency

Jan 2018 - Mar 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Senior Designer on a few different project and pitches, working on digital transformation projects. Clients include Skoda, Savills, Arrow and Haven.

2017

Senior Product Designer

Growth Street

Oct 2017 - Dec 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • In-house Senior Designer, working end-to-end on the onboarding journey for Growth Street's main product, and to adapt it to the new Open Banking.

2019

Co-founder

Mischief

Sep 2017 - Mar 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Independent design partnership based in London.

2017

Digital Designer

Sky

Jul 2016 - Oct 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Working as a Designer at Schawk!’s onsite studio at Sky, I was part of projects across advertising, retail, internal communications and motion graphics. My position focused mostly on digital products, but I had the chance to work on print and branding projects as well.ll.

Education

2014

Incomplete BA: Visual Communication Design

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Aug 2009 - Jan 2014
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Awards

2018

Adobe XD Contest ('Prototype your creative city app')

Adobe

2016

Interaction Gallery

Behance