My name is Hugo Figueira and I’m Web Designer, born and raised in Évora, Portugal. From an early age I’ve became very interested in Arts, Design and Architecture, without an idea that I would be a Designer some years later.
I’ve studied Design at the University of Évora, with focus on graphic and web design. Even before finishing my degree I started working on a business intelligence company, Cortex Intelligence, where I’ve been for two and a half years and where I acquired most of my knowledge in UI and UX. Back in 2015 I participated in the creation of a startup company, named Inforyou, where I was responsible for the visual identity and the web platform design and development.
I'm currently living in Lisbon since late 2015, when I started working in one of the largest office suply chains in the world, Staples Europe, working as Web Designer and Team Coordinator. Now I'm working as UX Designer at one of the best business intelligence companies, Pentaho.
I dedicate most of my free time to Photography and bringing back to life my 1971 VW Beetle, that belonged to my grandfather.
This is the short version of what I am! To know more about me get in touch or let’s grab a coffee to talk a little more...
UX Designer January 2017 - Present
Currently working as UX Designer.
Web Designer / Team Coordinator December 2015 - January 2017
Worked as Web Designer and Web Assets Coordinator. As a Production Web Designer I was responsible for the creation of several media vehicles for Web such as Email, Landing Pages and Web Assets (banners) for 10 european markets.
As Coordinator I was the point of contact of the several Business Units and the Production Studio team, who was responsible of creating all the assets on a monthly production. I also had to make sure that all the web assets created were according to the GTM (Go To Market) guidelines, delivered on time and with the best quality possible.
Along with that I had to make sure all the template assets and campaign themes were created and delivered to the production team, who would use it to produce the web assets.
I also gave some training to the new elements that would be part of the team, by introducing them to the workflow and environment.
UI/UX Designer March 2015 - December 2015
In March 2015 I've accepted the invite to colaborate on the creation of a startup company on tech and fashion, named Inforyou. I've been responsible for all the branding and product design of the company, designing and producing all the content for the company. Inforyou is a fash-tech company that creates not only a social network but also a search and recommendation system platform - all in one, and all about fashion. It allows fashion lovers everywhere to be part of a community and access or create all the information they need about the stores, brands and products they love.
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Designer August 2013 - November 2015
Even before I finished my degree I've received an invite to start an internship at a Business Intelligence company based Brazil, that had a development center in my town. After a year as intern I’ve started to work as UI/UX Designer, where I learned a lot about the company and the business intelligence field. Because I worked side-by-side with developers I started to understand a little more about how a web platform is constructed and how it can behave, getting in touch with new technologies and programming languages I’ve never heard of. It's been a great journey and I've learned a lot since I've started my life as a designer.
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Degree on Design September 2010 to July 2013
At the university I've focused on Graphic and Web Design. After learning a lot about design and improving my skills as a designer, I've finished my degree with 17 points.
High School September 2007 to June 2010
From 2007 to 2010 I've attended the Arts School of Evora (High School). After three years I applied to Design in University of Evora.
I can design with ease an website, web platform or mobile apps.
My speciality is pixel perfect!
I care a lot about the user experience! So, in everithing I do, I try to deliver the best experience to make the user happy!
I also love to code! HTML, CSS and jQuery are my favourite. So, if you need I can design it and code it with ease!
On my work I try to deliver the best experience to the user, so Responsive Design is almost mandatory!
I also can do (almost) anything you need! Branding, Posters, Business Cards... you name it, I'll do it!
On my free time I do some photography jobs just for fun. Me and my camera are ready to do something you need.