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Work Experience

2017-02Today

Senior UX Designer

SDL plc

I'm leading UX for software in the translation supply ecosystem that helps over 200K users increase productivity & quality of their work. I facilitate creative workshops and collaborate with product departments to definite innovative solutions and (in) validate assumptions through user research. I prototype, create interaction & visual designs, conduct usability testing, perform iterative reviews of the implemented interfaces, with multiple development teams following Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). I'm also a passionate contributor to our design community, and striving to grow a mature design thinking culture my entire organization.

2013-072017-02

User Experience Designer

SDL plc

Designed lo-fi wireframes and hi-fi prototypes, then collaborated iteratively with various agile teams for the implementation of numerous user experiences for mobile, web & desktop products and services, shipped either in the cloud or on-premise, for both B2C and B2B audiences: Language Cloud, Translation Toolkit, FreeTranslations, Managed Translations, Trados Studio, Trados GroupShare, MultiTerm and Passolo.

2010-112013-06

Web & Mobile Designer

Small Footprint Inc

Small Footprint is an American-Romanian agency offering agile solutions for customers in the United States. I was defining the brief by collaborating with the clients & the Project Managers; I was prototyping & creating design mockups for integrated web & mobile applications, designing UI guidelines, doing iterative client validation, I was developing responsive XHTML websites and also researching and educating colleagues on emerging innovations in the digital design area.

2009-072010-11

Usability Designer

WirTek A/S

Wirtek is a Danish-Romanian software company. I was in charge of the UX of a medical application for hospitals in Europe, which helps doctors monitor and intervene for patients with chronic diseases. I was analysing and designing visual interfaces, creating UI guidelines based on findings from interviewing physicians,  I was also collaborating with the Chief Engineer to define the functionalities and interactions, I was developing the XHTML code and also training junior designers and interns.

2008-032009-07

Web Project Manager

Arxia

Arxia is a Romanian agency with a strong TYPO3 community, that helps clients build a digital presence through websites and portals that are both beautiful and usable. I was managing the Romanian and dutch clients of the agency, negotiating contracts and recommending web strategies for my clients based on target market insights, I was coordinating a team of 6 developers, estimating deadlines for projects or tasks. I was also doing some XHTML & Flash programming at times.

2006-072008-03

Senior Web Designer

Recognos Inc.

Recognos is an American-Romanian software company that develops solutions for the investment industry, semantic technologies and machine learning. I was designing visual interfaces for web applications, creating UI guidelines based on identified customer needs, I was collaborating with architects to define new interactions and functionalities, I was also doing XHTML programming and involved in recruiting & training juniors and interns.

2005-082006-06

Junior Web Designer

Sysplax

Sysplax was a small start-up offering IT services to the local market in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. I started working here during my studies. I was responsible for the website creation division, managing customer relations and feedback, I was doing creative design for local websites, logo design and copywriting, photo editing,  XHTML & Flash programming.

Skills

Post-its & Whiteboard

Facilitating workshops for ideation, journey mapping & feasibility

MS Office Suite

Planning, recruiting and reporting results of user research

HTML/CSS/JS

Implementing design layouts, tweaking prototypes for user testing

Axure RP, Balsamiq, Moqups

Building interactive prototypes 

InVision App

Sharing mockups and managing feedback 

Sketch App

Creating high-quality design mockups

Adobe Creative Suite

Creating pixel-perfect image resources such as icons and graphics

Pen & Paper

Sketching rapid prototypes

Education

20172017

UX Research & UX Management

Nielsen Norman Group

Two-day training in London with certification
- Measuring User Experience (UX Research)
- Engaging Stakeholders to Build Buy-In (UX Management)

20162016

Lean User Experience & Lean User Research

Jeff Gothelf & Tomer Sharon

Two-day training hosted by NUMA Paris
- Lean UX in the Enterprise - with Jeff Gothelf, author of Lean UX
- Lean User Research - with Tomer Sharon, Google researcher

20132013

Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

Microsoft

70-480, Microsoft Certification

20022006

Bachelor in Computer Science, Long-Term Higher Education (Bac +4)

Babes-Bolyai University

Mathematics and Computer Science

Languages

English

Native-like proficiency

French

Professional working proficiency

German

Limited working proficiency

Romanian

Native proficiency