I love teamwork, solving design problems, and turning ideas into products that have a positive impact on people's lives.
I've been helping businesses succeed since 2001.
I have experience building and leading creative teams, cultivating collaborative environments, and inspiring diverse talents to spark innovation and leading-edge ideas.
Always keeping the final users in mind, I translate business objectives into original products that provide unique experiences and stand out in the market.
My approach to product design starts with understanding the business model and balancing it with users' needs in order to deliver valuable solutions that customers enjoy and will be happy to pay for.
Globespinning, 2014Product Design, Interaction Design, Art Direction
Rockwell Collins Content Service, 2015Interaction Design
Microsoft Learning, 2013Product Design, Information Architecture, Interaction Design
Carnegie Mellon Acrobatiq, 2014Interaction Design, Art Direction
Spanish Ministry of Defense, 2010Information Architecture, Interaction Design
QuestionPro, 2013-2015Product Design, Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Art Direction
SalesForce Health Cloud, 2009Interaction Design, Visual Design, Front-end Development
Democracy OS, 2015Interaction Design, Visual Design
Natura Nós, 2008Product Design, Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Visual Design
I've done many other projects! This is just a small selection, please contact me if you'd like to see more.
I’m a Senior User Experience Designer, born and raised in Argentina, but now living in San Francisco, CA. I hold a degree in Communication Design and a BS in Psychology.
I fell in love with my family’s TI-99/4A in the early 80s, and I’ve been having fun, struggling, and working with computers ever since. I’m very interested in finding ways to advance and improve technology to make our lives better.
I’m currently working at VMware as Senior UX Designer. Previous experiences include being the design lead at Globality and QuestionPro, founding the first price comparison site in Latin America, and starting my own design firm, The UX Department.
Since 2008, I’m a member of the UXPA (User Experience Professionals’ Association), and I cofounded the local chapter for Argentina. I’ve always done my best to make the web a better place by practicing and spreading the word on usability, accessibility, standards, and user-centered design.
Besides being interested in design and technology, I have a particular fascination with music; my favorites include a varied combination of indie rock and popular music from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. I study music theory and have a one-man band.
When I’m not learning or working on design and music, I enjoy exploring San Francisco and its beautiful surroundings, visiting museums, reading, watching good movies, and just being in the great outdoors.
Main areas of expertise
- Art Direction
- Interaction Design
- Information Architecture
- User Experience Strategy
- User Research
- Usability Testing
- Web and Mobile Production
- Working with Developers
Years of Experience
Hours of Presenting and Training
Mariano is a first rate thinker, creative problem solver and business brain. We worked very effectively together on a complex global solution for a multibillion dollar initiative and had fun completing the project. A real talent.
Mariano is one of the most brilliant individuals I know. His creativity is beyond what I imagined one can do. Mariano created the user interface for my software applications and his innovation in the user experience has given my applications much success for our clients. I trust Mariano's beautiful graphics and I continue to trust his work. I've never had to iterate on his designs because his intelligence, skill, and creativity are always innovative and fit the requirements perfectly.
There's a lot to be said about Mariano (all good from my perspective). He is an excellent professional, very dedicated to his work, and from my humble 10 year experience in the web software development field, one of the most imaginative and creative people I have had the pleasure of working with.
Mariano did a fantastic job for us. His hard work, excellence, and ability to think outside the box exceeded my expectations and ensured the success of our project. I highly recommend him.
I'd love to hear from you!
Wether you'd like to discuss your next great project, want bring me as a speaker, or would like to just say hi, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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