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Jonathan Ruiz

Product Designer

San Mateo, CA

I am a multidisciplinary designer focusing on interactive user experiences and visual branding. My goal is to envision how people experience products and bring that vision to life by collaborating cross-functionally to create intuitive, accessible and easy-to-use products for the end user. Born in Bogota, Colombia and raised in sunny South Florida, I moved to San Francisco in 2015 and fell in love with the West Coast. When I am not designing or doing an online tutorial, you can find me jamming to my electric bass, doing something outdoors or binge-watching Netflix with my wife. I'm always looking to make epic work with an amazing team! Let's chat.

Experience

  • Senior Product Designer

    GLINT

    Redwood City, CA

    Jul 2018 - Present

  • Product Designer

    Shazam

    Redwood City, CA

    Jun 2017 - Jun 2018

    + Led the 'TV Tentpole' redesign and worked cross-functionally with teams to reimagine a new, simple and more intuitive user experience for users who Shazam music while watching TV and awards shows.

    + Worked with team to evolve the Shazam For Artists platform by applying user feedback to design feature-level solutions that improved usability on mobile, tablet and desktop. Helped create all marketing efforts which included: presentations, social media templates and email notification campaigns.

    + Spearheaded the maintenance and development of Shazam's iOS and web design UI Kit systems.

    + Devised the creation of a new internal social tool to help the Social Media Marketing team create assets on the fly without any assistance from the design team.

    + Collaborated with the Product Lead, Head of Design and developers on the new track page to ideate innovative and efficient ways to improve the overall user experience by analyzing and understanding key user data.

  • Senior Visual Designer

    Shazam

    Redwood City, CA

    Apr 2015 - Jun 2017

    + Collaborated with Head of Design and colleagues to conceptualize, design and build amazing interactive experiences, while helping define and improve Shazam’s global brand

    + Managed all aspects of brand marketing-driven creative assets to ensure the work from various internal teams met brand standards and project timelines

    + Provided design mentorship to colleagues and new hires by guiding their design-perspective and ensuring the delivery of strategically sound and pixel-perfect designs

    + Collaborated with project managers and developers (in various offices) on projects such as the relaunch of Shazam.com, Shazam For Artists, Shazam Artist Dashboard, Shazam Music Insights, Shazam AR World by directing them through the implementation of responsive design, providing specs and assets

  • Art Director

    Sun Broadcast Group

    Boca Raton, FL

    Jun 2011 - Apr 2015

    + Created and evolved all visual brand language for web, print and internal tools

    + Effectively managed freelance and in-house designers while maintaining and delivering on personal workload. Set priorities and drove projects to timely completion

    + Worked with marketing, affiliate, and digital departments to develop innovative design solutions

    + Hired, trained and provided creative direction

    + Efficiently communicated and negotiated with third-party vendors

  • Graphic Designer

    Metro Signs

    Hollywood, FL

    Jul 2009 - May 2011

    + Designed and produced logos, posters, vinyl wraps, banners, advertisements, brochures, newsletters, and flyers.

    + Learned various production processes and techniques.

Education

  • General Assembly

    UX Design Certificate, User Experience Design

    2016 - 2016

  • Florida International University

    Bachelor's Degree, Advertising

    2011 - 2013

  • Broward College

    Associate's Degree, Graphic Design

    2007 - 2010

Skills

  • UX/UI Design
  • Digital Product Design
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • Visual Design
  • Branding/Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Sketching
  • HTML/CSS

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