Miquel Álvarez

Hi! I’m Miquel Alvarez. I'm a Visual Designer and Researcher, and I spend my time working and growing as a Product Manager , UI Designer and as a Frontend Developer.



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Visual Designer

I am a passionate creative problem solver through design who enjoys experimenting with visual elements, managing to create and learn by using any kind of support. My main focus is digital creation based on typography and the visual space, but also incorporating photo, video as well as audio and music.

Work-wise I've applied my knowledge to the creation of corporate identity, designing brochures and leaflets as well as posters and banners, websites, business cards and corporate identity, amongst others.

MY MAIN TOOLS
ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE PHOTOSHOP ILLUSTRATOR AFTER EFFECTS SKETCH PREMIERE LIGHTROOM LOGIC PRO

MY MAIN STRENGTHS
VISUAL COMPOSITION TYPOGRAPHY


Product Manager

As part of the founding team of a startup in the Big Data analysis and technology field I have been the Product Manager for over the last 3 years. Responsible of the definition, planning and execution of the ideas and vision of company's product line I've managed to combine my knowledge of Business, Commercial and Engineering sides of the company in order to keep a clear vision of how to lead product and services development.

Thanks to a wide background of knowledge I manage to design and define user's experience based on their needs through the whole process from creating the original mock-ups to building prototypes and integrating data sources, to coding all the way through the final commercial product.

Technologies & methodologies I use and know
SCRUM LEAN STARTUP AGILE PRODUCT ANALYTICS


UI design

Identifying needs and creating designs and experiences that solve them is one of my main goals by adding design to the equation. Combining my duties and knowledge as a product manager with my experience on the visual aspects I managed to dedicate a big part of my time to learn about how to come up with great and useful solutions that web apps can solve by putting the user in the middle of the equation. Being self-taught in this matter allows me to evolve and learn as I grow as a professional.

What do I do and take care of
LEAN UX WIREFRAMING & PROTOTYPING USER CENTRED DESIGN PRODUCT ANALYTICS USER FLOW METRICS A/B TESTING USER MODELING STORY TELLING INTERACTION DESIGN USER INTERFACE DESIGN INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE USABILITY PRINCIPLES


Frontend developer

My work and experience as a designer does not end with the design itself. After wireframing (when talking about apps and webs) or delivering the designs I can go the next step by coding features and products that can go into production after my work is done.

I've worked hand to hand with developer teams where peer reviewing was part of the daily processes as well as integrating with the team's agile metodologies in order to create iterative deployments. When working on websites my goal is to apply any knowledge I can get from new patterns and trends, while when working on apps and web services I can work with more complex but stable solutions.

My abilities as a developer
HTML5 CSS3 ANGULARJS NODEJS JQUERY PHP WORDPRESS D3.js JAVASCRIPT BOOTSTRAP AWS GITHUB PEER PROGRAMMING LEAN DEVELOPMENT SCRUM


ABOUT ME

I'm born and bred in Barcelona and for the last 10 I've been commited to web and visual content in one way or another.

I have a degree in Communication Sciences as well as a media and technological educational background, and over the years I’ve moved from focusing in web and graphic design as well as coding to a more wide array of abilities, knowledge and interests.

I am mainly interested in the visual aspects of life (I can't help it!) and I spend my time either taking photos, creating visual content or music. I also consume a lot of already generated content, technology and culture.

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