Juan F. Mena

About

I work at Globant as a Senior UX Designer, currently contracting at Disney. It's fun!

At Disney I've been an advocate for high-fidelity prototyping as the fastest medium to push a new feature or a new product through design cycles, user testing, internal review processes and even as documentation for dev hand off.

I helped design a program and became a mentor to help fellow designers from our team get up to speed with prototyping using Framer. I taught 3 different levels: Fast prototyping (beginner), Hi-fi prototyping (intermediate) and Modules & plugins (advanced).

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Previous to Disney, I worked with Microsoft and Avanade as a UX Architect (through Accenture), collaborating with global teams to design solutions for enterprise applications along with teams in Seattle, Chicago, New York, Monterrey (México) and Buenos Aires (Argentina).

I'm from México and I live in Downtown Seattle, WA.
If you're in HR: I have a SSN, bank account & TN Visa.

Education

In 2006 I got my Bachelor's Degree of Graphic Design.
10 years of experience in a broad range of design-related fields.

Languages
Spanish (native)
English (TOEIC Gold)
日本語 (elementary proficiency)

Tools
Adobe Suite, Sketch, Axure, InVision, Framer, pen & paper.

Code
HTML, CSS, JS, CoffeeScript.

2017 goals
React & Unity!

UX Portfolio

I do believe in portfolios, but I don't publicly share Disney-related work online.

These are case studies from 2014. Oldies but goodies!

A Windows Phone project
A Microsoft Surface project
An iOS project

Writings

The UX of Mobile Settings
Android & iOS Keyboard Experiences
Unlocking ideas with Framer Studio
From A to B and back again

Code

StickyHeaders for Framer
Framer Module: Grid Component
Google I/O 16 SVG countdown @ CodePen
I made a mini game...
...and gave the code away :)

Contact

If you're interested in Product Design & Prototyping, or if you work in the industry and want to talk about these topics, feel free to reach out!

by72mena (at) gmail.com

Twitter: @72mena

GitHub: 72

LinkedIn: jlfloresmena

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