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Jonathan Ruiz

Product Designer

San Mateo, CA

I am a multidisciplinary designer focusing on interactive web experiences, visual branding, and mobile apps. I enjoy collaborating with others to solve problems by creating intuitive 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 have been delivering magic at Shazam ever since. 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

  • Product Designer

    Shazam

    Redwood City, CA

    Feb 2018 - Present

  • Senior Visual Designer

    Shazam

    Redwood City, CA

    Apr 2015 - Feb 2018

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

    + Oversee all aspects of brand marketing-driven creative assets to ensure the work from various teams across the company meet brand standards and project timelines

    + Provide design-mentorship to other designers by helping shape their design-perspective and ensure the delivery of strategically sound and pixel-perfect designs

    + Collaborate 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 guiding 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 oversaw/led freelance and in-house designers while managing own workload. Set priorities and drove projects to timely completion

    + Worked with marketing, affiliate & digital departments to develop creative and 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

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