Resumé

Michael Moniz

Google Certified UX Designer | Product Designer

(416) 358-4820

Toronto, ON. linkedin.com/in/michael-moniz

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Highly skilled and experienced UX/UI, web and product designer seeking to apply creativity, critical thinking and sharpened problem-solving skills to create equitable & meaningful experiences through design. Empowered by an entrepreneurial mindset, I take a user-centric approach to visualize the big picture while taking full ownership of successful project decisions to completion.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CALIBER | Toronto | NOV 2015 - JUN 2021

CEO / Creative Director (Product / CX Designer)

Launched and operated a men’s swimwear brand from R&D to implementation.

  • Implemented effective user research strategies continually to ideate and redesign the brand website which generated 90% of annual sales year-over-year.
  • Decreased website bounce rate down from 82% to 29% by analyzing A/B test results, heatmaps and conducting usability tests on new frontend designs.
  • Built and led a dynamic and cohesive team of 3 by applying strong performance/goal management and recognition strategies.
  • Demonstrated high flexibility and adaptability in a face-paced and ever-changing working environment.
  • Executed multi-channel social media marketing campaigns on Google, Facebook, and Instagram which drove brand awareness, increasing revenue by 42%.
  • Forged impactful customer relationships by providing exceptional customer care.
  • Leveraged up-sale/cross-sale strategies, raising the average carts size by 37%.

Anthony Lance | Toronto | JAN 2021 - MAR 2021

Lead Product Designer / Web Designer (Freelance)

Lead a cross-functional team, including a graphic designer and a UX copywriter, to produce a responsive real estate agent website.

  • Spearheaded collaborative agile design exercise that generated innovative product designs.
  • Produced deliverables including copy, graphic designs, journey maps, wireframes, information architecture, user flows, mockups, prototypes and ultimately a fully responsive website.
  • Translated user needs by empathizing, analyzing and synthesizing user research.
  • Delivered presentations and persuaded stakeholders successfully on Design initiatives at each iteration.

Peter Tamlin | Toronto | OCT 2020 - NOV 2020

Web Designer (Freelance)

Responsible for redesigning a photography portfolio website.

  • Updated the user interface elements to increase the overall effectiveness of the user experience.
  • Collaborated, multi-tasked and prioritized competing priorities effectively.
    Effectively presented design decisions to the stakeholder at the end of each completed iteration.
  • Redesigned the existing design into a modern visual layout that increased the stakeholder’s client leads.
  • Exceeded expectations by demonstrating excellent critical thinking, judgment, organizational and time management skills.

LUX MASK | Toronto | APR 2020

Product Designer / Web Designer (Freelance)

Assisted with creating and launching luxmask.ca from fabric sourcing to marketing.

  • Streamlined business requirements, customer needs, and technology constraints to produce effective user-centric design solutions.
  • Presented complex concepts clearly, persuaded the rationale behind each user-centred design decision to the stakeholder.
  • Built a responsive website that exceeded expectations while deadlines and budget constraints.
  • Integrated search engine optimization (SEO), which increased the website’s organic reach.

TOOLS

Software

• Adobe XD
• Davinci Resolve
• Elementor
• Facebook Ads
• Figma
• Google Ads
• Google Analytics
• Google Suite
• Hotjar
• Lightroom
• Microsoft Suite
• Photoshop
• Premier Rush
• WooCommerce
• WordPress

Design

• Design Research
• Design Strategy
• Prototyping
• Scenario Design
• Service Design
• Storytelling
• System Design
• User Interface
• Video Editing
• Web Design


Other

• Business Strategy
• Marketing
• Photography
• Photo Editing
• SEO
• Storyboarding
• Videography
• Video Editing



EDUCATION

Interaction Design Foundation

• Accessibility: How to Design for All
• UX Management: Strategy & Tactics
• Human-Computer Interaction – HCI
• UI Design Patters foR Successful Software
• Conducting Usability Testing

Google

• UX Design Professional Certificate
• Design a User Experience for Social Good
• Responsive Web Design in Adobe XD
• Create High-Fidelity Designs & Prototypes in Figma
• UX Research & Test Early Concepts
• Build Wireframes & Low-Fidelity Prototypes
• Start UX Design Process: Empathize, Define, & Ideate
• Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design

York University

• Psychology

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