Lara Mendonca

Design Lead

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsProduct Designer - UX Designer - Design Director
  • Felipe Amorim
  • Ric Priest
  • Jenny Barroll
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About me

Hi, I’m Lara! I'm an experienced design lead 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

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Companies I’ve worked with

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  • TransferWise

    TransferWise

    • Other
  • Growth Street

    Growth Street

    • Financial Services
  • The BIO Agency

    The BIO Agency

    • Design & Creative
  • Sky

    Sky

    • TV

Work history

Currently

Design Lead

The Plum Guide

Jan 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

Currently

Co-founder

Mischief

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

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.

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.

2016

Senior Designer

Rubicon Estates

Sep 2015 - Mar 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • At Rubicon, I had the chance to manage a small team and to be responsible for the design across digital and print, working as a brand guardian and integrating their online and offline strategy.

2015

Senior Designer

Wolf Brand Experience

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Senior Designer on the Rubicon (juice company) account, working mostly on digital marketing.

2015

Senior Digital Designer

Percycle

Jan 2015 - May 2015
  • Brazil
  • Freelance
  • I was hired by Percycle to help them setup the brand strategy and their B2B management platform, being responsible for the UI/UX.

2014

Graphic Designer

BemDireto

Mar 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Brazil
  • Freelance
  • At BemDireto, I worked across digital and print, focusing on their B2B platform as the responsible for the UI/UX, and their brand strategy, helping them create campaigns to promote the product.

2012

Digital Designer

Globosat

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Freelance
  • I was hired at Multishow, the biggest music and entertainment channel in Brazil, for 3 months. I was part of the team responsible for designing Multishow's website content and social media.

2012

Digital Designer

Som Livre

Feb 2011 - Mar 2012
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Full Time
  • Som Livre is the largest record label in Brazil, part of the massive Globo Organisations. Working with the Digital Marketing team, I was responsible for a range of different digital products and marketing channels.

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