Diogo Costa

Diogo Costa

I'm a UI & UX designer passionate about digital products.

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About Me

About Me

Challenges. Pixels. Code.

I'm a 29 year-old UI/UX designer from Portugal.

I'm passionate about designing beautiful interfaces for mobile and desktop apps, always with an eye on human-computer interaction principles and product goals.

When not designing, I turn mockups and pixels into code.
I love to use technology as a way to change, inspire and improve people's lives.

Apart from being a travel lover and passionate about cultures and new challenges, my background is all about digital aesthetics, web development and digital media products.

Have a look at my work and get in touch if you're interested.

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Some projects I've been involved in lately.



Some details about my career.

Principal Product Designer

Fuze, Inc. (USA) 2015 - NOW

I'm part of the Product Design Team at Fuze where I'm designing some of the company's main apps that allow customers to communicate via instant messaging, audio and video calls. Currently working on the desktop and mobile apps (iOS & Android).

UI/UX Designer

PingTune (UK) 2014

I've worked as part of the product & design team of a mobile app for iOS/Android. Worked closely to the CEO & CTO addressing UX problems and coming up with simple and elegant solutions, always bearing in mind the goals and the metrics of the product. I've worked through different design stages including Strategy Definition and User Research, and I've particularly focused on Information Architecture, User Flows, User Testing Sessions, Wireframing and Prototyping. I've also been responsible for the front-end web development.

Front-end Developer & Interface Designer

Portugal Telecom Inovação (PT) 2011-2012

I've been responsible for the design and implementation of several web applications for MEO (Portugal Telecom) and a few other international customers. I've also worked with client-side languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, which gave me enough background to help me understanding some of the technical constraints that the developers face as well as allowed me to easily communicate with them.

Front-end Developer & UI/UX Designer

Social iTV Research Group 2010-2011

I was part of the Social iTV Research Group, focusing my investigation on gaming platforms, users' behavior and TV consumption. I've been responsible for all design stages and have undertaken some user testing sessions, produced wireframes and mockups, and helped producing the final design. I've also been fully responsible for implementing the functional web prototype.

Digital Designer & Web Developer

Freelance 2007-2015

From client branding to web development, I've been working with clients from all industries, helping them building their products througout clean, simplistic and accessible interfaces. From the brief to the final design.

BSc New Technologies of Communication

University of Aveiro, PT 2007-2010

Bachelor's degree mainly focused on digital aesthetics, cognitive ergonomics & usability, front and back-end development, and multimedia management.

Digital Media

University of Portsmouth, UK 2010

I went on Erasmus and studied photography, animation & scripting, web server programming and front-end developemnt.

MSc Multimedia

University of Westminster, London, UK 2012-2013

Master's degree mainly focused on user-centred interface design, web and iOS development, multimedia management and web marketing and analytics.

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