Hey, I'm Tina!
I’m a UX Researcher & Experience Designer with 7 years of professional experience, and a background in Graphic Design.
I advocate the need and benefits of research to create intuitive interfaces from data-informed decisions.
I consider myself to be a T-shaped professional, having a deeper understanding and experience in UX Design and Research, while also delivering results in other areas such as UI design, HTML/CSS, Project Management, and QA.
Over the past 7 years, I have had the chance to be part of highly capable, multi-disciplinary, distributed teams. Working remotely, which has its own set of challenges, has taught me the importance of reliability, accountability, responsibility, and communication for a team to succeed.
As part of one of those teams, The UX Department, I worked for clients from all over the world, ranging from start-ups to NGO’s and enterprises, in fields distributed across the board, including 4INFO, Oaktree Capital Management, IdeaScale and their clients (several government agencies, universities and Fortune 500 companies like Kimberly-Clark), VSP Global, Rockwell Collins, and more.
I was also part of another extraordinary squad at Haiku. We worked towards redefining how teams collaborate by building products that unify different disciplines: Animator, Diez, Storybook for Teams, and most recently Haiku Crow, where I was the sole designer collaborating directly with the CEO and founder of the company.
UX & Research work
These projects are the result of teamwork, interdisciplinary collaboration, well-defined processes and validation. My contributions were mostly centered around Experience Design and UX Research.
Haiku Crow · Pricing strategy app
This project showcases my UX research, product design (IxD - IA), and UI design skills, from ideation to implementation.Read the case study
Diez · The design token framework
This project best represents my UX research skills. It covers workshops, interviews, and quantitative data analysis.Read the case study
Level · Award-winning mobile app
This project puts my leadership abilities, interaction design, and moderated usability testing skills on display.Read the case study
Globespinning · Travel mobile app
This was one of my first projects. It showcases my eagerness to learn and my ability to successfully work in multi-disciplinary teams.Read the case study
Comprehensive guide for color usage in web design
Covering color psychology, terminology, rules, applications in web design, and tools & resources.
User Research and Testing: How many users?
Summary of renowned authors' recommendations for popular UX Research techniques.
How Don Norman changed my perspective
Understanding the impact design has on our every-day lives made me a more empathetic designer.
Comprehensive description of my design process
In-depth review of my approach to projects, including phases, techniques, tools and tips.
Working collaboratively in Sketch: Font management
Quick step-by-step guide to sync Google Fonts on your computer using GitHub.
Design Systems: How to Keep in Sync with Code — SF Design Week 2019
This post provides a recap of the event plus videos of the speakers & panelists.
Our remote team co-located in Mexico City, and this is what happened
Our team meets once again, a year later, this time in CDMX to get a product out the door.
What we learned from our first remote team summit
The experience of our remote team meeting face-to-face for the first time in Patagonia.
Covering the difference between Frame Actions and Element Actions, and what each one can do.
Dissection of a UX team
Description of the structure and workflow of the multi-disciplinary team at The UX Department.
I had the pleasure of being Agustina's client partner while designing an app for a new category of products - activity tracking smart glasses. She was a great resource for helping the team find a direction that was both user-friendly and functional. She was always willing to go out of her way to meet the team's expectations, while pushing back when necessary, and was very agile when unexpected directional changes occurred. Her testing methods were thorough and gave us confidence that we were shipping a product that people would love. Anyone would be lucky to have Agustina on their team.
UX Design Researcher and Strategist
I worked closely with Agustina for about two months on a major product redesign. She is a jack of all trades - insightful researcher, creative designer, efficient project manager, savvy technologist, and overall consummate professional. Before this project I thought I had to be co-located with a design firm to get a quality product. Agustina proved me very wrong! Her skill, flexibility, and professionalism made it a breeze.
Director of Product Management
Agustina is an absolute joy to work with. Dedicated, passionate, a very creative problem-solver and excellent communicator. I very much enjoyed working with her, and she delivered a final product that was far beyond my wildest and most unreasonable expectations. I would not hesitate to hire or work with her in any capacity, and hope I have the opportunity again myself someday.
Founder and CEO
Agustina was fresh out of college when she joined our agency, and although she had a strong background graphic design, she was fairly new to designing digital products and it’s been truly a pleasure to see her grow as a designer and become fluent with the UX design process these past few years. She’s a very dedicated and hard-working person with a great ability to solve complex problems. She’s also very easy and fun to work with, which makes it an asset for any team. I would definitely work with her again!
Mariano Andrés García
Founder and Creative Director
Agustina is a fantastic product designer who not only delivers meticulously researched UX specifications, but also creates beautiful graphics and documentation. I am constantly impressed by the quality, depth, and originality of her work, and look forward to our next opportunity to work together!
Principal Software Engineer