welcome

I'm a designer from Madrid, Spain, living in warm Minneapolis, USA. I specialize in user experience and human-system interaction. This is my online portfolio.

strengths

Form follows function. There's nothing wrong with I like that or that looks great, but if you start with it works beautifully, everything else is a slam dunk.

  • Data-Driven

    Not everyone knows how to leverage data to inform design decisions without sacrificing creative innovation. I do.

  • Responsive-Minded

    User interfaces have always been a product of human-centric design. It's why HTML, CSS and the web itself are responsive.

  • Visually Literate

    A strong graphic background helps me communicate form efficiently and powerfully, without losing focus on function.

  • Lean

    I'm well versed in iterative process and how to seamlessly weave design into fast product development cadences.

testimonials

Some nice things happy customers have shared about my work.

  • Alfonso is creative, smart & extremely talented. On numerous occasions he brought ideas to the table that no one had considered. He thinks beyond just what looks right, or what works right. He’s excellent at seeing the big picture.

    Tim Pekarna Lead Product Owner at Target.com
  • I worked with Alfonso on a large elearning project. Alfonso brought a positive passion to the project and was a pleasure to work with. He clearly understands how to leverage the unique capabilities of Interactive. Further, his elegant designs took the project to new levels. I highly recommend Alfonso.

    David Latour Backend Developer
  • Alfonso is one of the most talented user experience professionals that I've had the opportunity to work with. He truly understands UX is not just about shiny designs, but more about taking the time to have customer empathy, solve their pain points and deliver compelling experiences. Alfonso was also instrumental in helping push the team toward a true agile framework by supporting the team through user validation research, guerrilla testing and driving lean UX practices. He is a product managers best friend.

    Robert Mews E-Commerce Product Manager
  • I worked with Alfonso on an ecommerce team for a little over a year. From the moment he joined the team, Alfonso was ready to take on any challenge that came his way. He is a true leader in a business and user experience sense. Alfonso doesn't let tools define him, but he instead uses tools in innovative ways to solve problems for users. He mentored me for over a year and truly shaped the designer I am today. I would work with him again in a heartbeat. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to think in new ways, and create effective experiences for all users.

    Barb Krueger Ux & Visual Designer
  • Alfonso is the real deal: a UX designer who actually listens to users and crafts experiences that cater to their needs, an Agile collaborator who moves fast and enhances the work of everyone on his team, and a hilarious motherf***er who’s a joy to work with. I’ve personally partnered with him on projects ranging from micro-interactions to enterprise-scale content management systems, and I can tell you: if you want a creator who can think big without missing the details, you’re going to want Alfonso on your team.

    Nathan McIntyre UX Architect, Best Buy
  • I had the pleasure of working with Alfonso on Bluestem Brand’s e-commerce site re-design and platform migration. I was the program manager for the initiative and Alfonso was our director of design. Alfonso is an expert in his field and provided fantastic direction to a team of designers, both in house and contracted. With Alfonso’s expertise and guidance, the design team delivered a style guide and a complete set of content for the new e-commerce site on time and within budget.

    Mary Hodapp Was Director of Program Management at Bluestem Brands
  • Alfonso has some of the most innovative and technically sound interactive creative work I have seen to date. He is passionate and sincere about design. His work is thoughtful, highly creative and he makes the most appropriate use of emerging technology. He is a loyal and humble employee.

    Kathryn Duncan Managing Partner at CLICK Talent
  • Alfonso’s design sensibility, creative energy and social finesse lend him to be an industry leader/innovator.
    Alfonso’s design expertise is well seasoned and mature. Truly a keystone creative.

    James Schneider Jr. Was Creative Director at Target
  • Alfonso is an inspirational UX/Ix Designer with strong work ethic. I have learned a lot about LeanUX, design, usability, and the creative process from working with him. He pulls from a mix of instinct, user intuition, and keen eye for what works. I’m sure we will see many great things come from Alfonso in the future, he is a rock star!

    Evelyn Quinn Product Leader
  • Alfonso is an incredibly conscientious designer who not only created a great campaign but also checked in each day on the progress of the execution and any challenges that had arisen. He is a true partner!

    Andrea Vogel Project Manager at Target
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