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CHELA GIRALDO

Product Designer
A dedicated and enthusiastic Product Designer, with over a decade of experience working with brands and products to align business goals with user needs. Passionate about design systems, accessibility, and crafting inclusive, scalable user experiences that positively impact people’s lives!
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Contact Info

  • Austin, Texas
  • chelagiraldo.com
  • chelagiraldo123@gmail.com
  • 7139040950

Technology

  • Figma
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Miro
  • Usability Hub
  • LottiFiles
  • Asana
  • Jira

Skills

  • Design Systems
  • User Experience
  • User Interface
  • User Research
  • Usability Testing
  • Accessibility
  • User Flows
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • Micro-Interactions
  • Branding

Languages

English
Proficient
Spanish
Native

Work Experience

UNQORK

Product Designer, Design Systems
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Sep 2022 - Current

• Sole design system designer managing, maintaining, and evolving Unqork design system to ensure its continued relevance and effectiveness.

• Collaborating with cross-functional teams to create alignment and consistency in the design system, improving the user experience and brand identity.

• Strategizing visual and interaction patterns to enhance the platform's usability and aesthetic appeal.

• Implementing the design system in the platform from AngularJS to React, improving performance and scalability.

• Leading the effort to implement best accessibility practices in the design system and across Unqork to ensure WCAG compliance.

REFLEXIONS AGENCY

UX/UI DESIGNER
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Mar 2022 - Sep 2022
  • Established the visual language, user interface, design system & style guidelines of the new PATH payment system - TAPP (The TAPP website is currently under development and will be live by the middle of 2023).
  • Re-designed the user experience & the information architecture of Foley’s website through research (The new Foley website is currently under development)

CHARLES BUTT FOUNDATION

SENIOR DESIGNER
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Sep 2021 - Mar 2022

The Charles Butt Foundation is a non-profit that supports public education, students, families, and their communities in Texas

  • Developed the Charles Butt Foundation brand, brand guidelines, and its visual identity from the ground up, including logos, logo animations, colors, typography, illustrations, icons, and animations along with Art Director.
  • Created the Charles Butt Foundation website from the ground up along with Art Director.
  • Led the Charles Butt Foundation UI strategy and developed the design system, and its documentation.
  • Created and improved wireframes, prototypes with touch-points, mockups, user flows, and micro-interactions to validate concepts.

RAISE YOUR HAND TEXAS

SENIOR DESIGNER
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Dec 2020 - Jan 2022

Raise Your Hand Texas is part of the Charles Butt Foundation

  • Gathered, evaluated, and translated brand and user requirements into style guides, design systems, design patterns, user interfaces, and user interface elements in collaboration with Web Developer and Art Director.
  • Identified and troubleshot UX problems and their solutions.
  • Created user flows, wireframes, prototypes, and micro-interactions to validate solutions in user testing.
  • Conducted industry research and stayed up-to-date on best UI/UX practices.

RAISE YOUR HAND TEXAS

MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER
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Aug 2018 - Dec 2020

Raise Your Hand Texas is part of the Charles Butt Foundation

  • Developed the branding and all promotional content for 4 conferences, 20+ advocacy campaigns, the INTERSECT ED podcast, and 2 interactive polls on public education.
  • Created concepts, layouts, and designs for program materials, websites, newsletters, blogs, social media, policy campaigns, print, digital advertising, event materials, presentations, signage, infographics, animations, and more.
  • Provided pre-production, production, and post-production support for design, motion graphic, video, and photography projects.

Education

Universidad El Bosque

Industrial and Product Design
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Jan 2008 - Dec 2016

Design Lab

UX Research & Strategy
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2021 - 2021

Volunteering

Austin Pets Alive

Videographer / Photographer
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Jan 2018 - Nov 2019