Simona Silvestri

Senior UX Designer

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsUX Designer - Product Designer - Front-end Developer
  • mauro d'alessandro
Connections

About me

My name is Simona, I’m a product designer, a painter, and an experienced coder. I have worked for small, independent publishers, large, digital agencies, and premium, global clients like HSBC, Visa and Mastercard. Who I am. I like imagining new possibilities and understanding people. I'm obsessed with discovery, and finding out about things that I don’t know, as well as expanding my knowledge of what I do. What I do. I like to interpret a brief in the most creative way possible, and explore different ways to answer it. I’ve always found it immensely valuable to have the freedom to push boundaries. I always put people at the centre of what I do. How my process works. Enable insights -> share thoughts -> facilitate design -> make it possible. What I’m looking for. Companies that understand that design can deliver their goals. Companies that realise that design is not all about beauty. Companies that involve design directly in their business decision-making. What I believe. That effective use of design in technology can solve real world problems. That technology can make a difference to people round the world, especially in developing countries.

Locked Pro Plan feature

Skills

  • Product Design
  • UI Design
  • Web Design
  • Strategy
  • Collaboration
  • Prototyping
  • Wireframing
  • Workshop Design
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Communicating Ideas

Companies I’ve worked with

View all
  • Ten Lifestyle Group

    Ten Lifestyle Group

    • Leisure
  • C

    Cf&M communication

    • K

      Kandalu.Ltd Mac Software

      • T

        Tapestry MM Ltd

        Work history

        Currently

        Senior UX Designer

        Ten Lifestyle Group

        Apr 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • 01. SENIOR UI & UX DESIGNER – Ten Concierge Group – April 2016 Ten Group is an international concierge company that offers millions of members premium experiences. The white label platform operates in 20 different cities around the world via financial institutions, selling exclusive holidays, unique cultural and gastronomic experiences to hundreds of users. Clients: HSBC, Visa, Mastercard, Barclays, Royal Bank Canada, Scotia Bank, Coutts. KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES Follow design projects across the entire product lifecycle and multiple product launches UX Research and Analysis Embrace data Collaborate with small and big multi-disciplinary teams Work with the minimum of supervision Rapidly produce multiple concepts and prototypes; know when to apply pixel-perfect attention to detail, and when to make low-fi sketches and prototypes. Organise workshop and design sprints Create quick high fidelity prototypes Design tools: Adobe Suite, Sketch, Principle, Framer I code in HTML, SASS and Javascript. I have also experience with frameworks like Middleman and Angular

        2016

        Product Designer

        Tapestry MM Ltd

        Apr 2012 - Apr 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Tapestry is a complete production company specialised in digital products. At Tapestry, I lead strategic thinking to ensure that simple and intuitive user experiences were designed and adhered to. Defined standards of usability and accessibility; empowering excellent, high-quality visual designs and front-end development. Engaged with product managers, design and development leads, solving user and business goals and using the principles of user-centred design. KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES Experience of HTML5, CSS, SASS, PHP WordPress, Woocomerce, PHP Themosis, Magento, JavaScript & Flash. Proven experience in design websites for the online environment with the following Adobe design products including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Flash. Proven track record in front end design and development using SASS & HTML5. Back-end Developer Skills: PHP WordPress, Woocomerce, PHP Themosis, Magento, MySQL, phpMyAdmin, BitBucket & Sourcetree. Experience of managing multiple projects to tight deadlines. Have a track record of high-quality web application interfaces and design implementations.

        2012

        DIGITAL DESIGNER

        Kandalu.Ltd Mac Software

        Nov 2011 - Apr 2012
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • freelance digital work for IOS Apps. KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES Typography Creative concept Adobe’s creative apps Interactive media Coding Branding Delivering presentations

        2007

        Graphic Designer

        Cf&M communication

        Sep 2006 - Apr 2007
        • Italy
        • Internship
        • Graphic Designer working in publishing. KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES Editorial and publishing Creative concept Logotypes and brand guidelines