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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

Pen & Paper

Sketching rapid prototypes

Axure RP, Balsamiq, Moqups

Building interactive prototypes 

MS Office Suite

Planning, recruiting and reporting results of user research

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

HTML/CSS/JS

Implementing design layouts, tweaking prototypes for user testing

PHP/Drupal/Wordpress

Coding and adapting user interfaces in content management systems

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