Hello, I am Michaela

A user interface designer based in Amsterdam

My Portfolio

My Portfolio

Visual designs on multimedia applications

Personal Profile

I lead UX teams and work hands-on on the visual design, in a close collaboration with the Product Owners. I help translating business ideas into simple, user-friendly solutions which are relevant to our customers, while being sustainable and competitive for the company.

I am a passionate advocate of tackling all projects through a human-centred approach that focuses on user experience and the quality of the visual design.

I am a highly experienced professional, with problem-solving and critical thinking abilities. An innovative thinker with a natural enthusiasm to discover and learn new styles.

skills & technical competencies

• Extensive UI/UX and Visual design skills• Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver & InDesign
• Team leading and playing abilities• Expert skill set in Sketch and prototyping (InVision)
• Solid project management expertise• Very good knowledge of HTML and CSS
• Excellent communication & time management skills• Familiar with Javascript, VB and HTML5 frameworks
• Highly innovative, creative and original• Fluent in English & Greek, basic Dutch & German

Key Achievements

Service Design and Innovation Intensive
University of the Arts London, Short Course for Professionals

With a 2.5 day practical course, LCC offered an immersive learning experience, working in multidisciplinary teams on live briefs, problem solving, co-designing and prototyping solutions. By the end of the course, we were able to apply a range service design tools to better engage with your customers and stakeholders, tackle business challenges, and innovate.
This course explored service design as a human centred problem solving process. It considered the importance of staff, users and everyone that has a relationship with a service.

London, Jul 2016

Lead designer for connectivity products

After a successful year of hard work leading our new Connect Box interface design project, I earned a new title at Liberty Global. My responsibilities now include leading and managing external parties/agencies and make sure we deliver high quality, human centered User Interfaces. My position involves leading the Conceptual and Interaction Design part and working hands-on on the Visual Design

Amsterdam, Jan 2015

Liberty Global

After almost 12 years of working for companies in Athens, I came across a bigger challenge. Working for Liberty Global, the largest international cable company active in 14 countries, including 12 in Europe. For the past 5 years I was given amazing opportunities to create user interfaces on different multimedia platforms including TV media boxes, mobile devices and tablets, reaching millions of users in all 14 countries, including ZIGGO, Virgin media, Unitymedia, UPC.

Amsterdam, Dec 2011

Generation Y

My role as a senior web designer at Generation Y, a fast growing interactive agency with international customer portfolio, included leading small project teams and communicating directly with customers.

Athens, Jul 2011

Greek Geeks S.A.

Working as a senior web designer at Greek Geeks, one of the most famous interactive agencies in Athens at the time, gave me the opportunity to work on highly commercial projects with companies from a variety of sectors like Telecommunications, Media, Fashion, Sports etc. My work had impact on significantly bigger number of users. My skills on User Experience, User Interaction and Visual Design were naturally broadened.

Senior web designer

Achieved a promotion to a senior web designer role at PROFILE S.A.

Athens, Jan 2004

PROFILE S.A.

My first job as a web designer at PROFILE S.A., an international solutions provider for the Banking and Investment Management industry.
My role was to design interfaces for complex web based applications such as web banking or investor relation platforms. Furthermore I learned HTML, CSS, and was able to understand and configure basic java script, VB script and .Net in order to work and apply my designs on sight for security reasons. I was very enthusiastic and gained significant knowledge out of those projects. I also achieved promotions & rapid progression to a senior role due to consistently good results.

Athens, Sep 2000

Apprentice work

I started as a graphic design apprentice in a film production workshop, gaining lab design experience

Athens, Feb 1999

Graduation

Degree IN Graphic Design & Interior Decoration from ARTES - Art & Design College

Athens, Jun 1997

Contact me

Send me an e-mail

mmakadasi@gmail.com