welcome

I'm a designer from Madrid, Spain, living in warm Minneapolis, USA. I specialize in product design, 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 joined my team as a freelancer to help us in time crunch. His even, calm demeanor was perfect for the time crunched project and the creative work was top notch. He’s got a very fresh design sensibility, very international in flavor; and he’s a skilled animator. I’d gladly hire him again if I had the opportunity.

    Lance Thornswood VP, Omnichannel & UX at US Bank
  • Smart designer, great attention to detail, great member of our team.

    Aaron Kirscht Senior Copywriter at Target
  • If your company is in need of a motivated interactive leader, Alfonso fits the bill. He is very passionate and full of energy, no matter the size of project. I have witnessed his ability to motivate and infuse life into his staff. Solid Creative Sense + Interactive Techno-Whiz + Fiery Spaniard + Fun = Alfonso.

    Sheila Oberaigner Creative Lead at Gettington.com
  • Alfonso is one of the best designers I’ve ever met. He’s got a knack for creating something that looks great, and meets the business objectives.

    Jason Grey CTO
  • 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 hired Alfonso as a consultant to come in and work on some complex data visualizations. There was no design precedent set prior to his involvement and the data was very complex. Alfonso created the groundwork and initial concepts that grew into a student dashboard that was eventually featured in the New York Times to explain the concept of incorporating transparent competencies into a degree plan.

    Steve Scofield Was Alfonso's Client at Capella University
  • 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
  • Good design relies on, and is shaped by experience. Alfonso has experience in spades; which comes in quite handy. He is equally adept designing a product, as he is with his team at a whiteboard or leading a client meeting. During my time working with Alfonso he was not only a great teammate and collaborator, but also part sage. Alfonso positively influenced our work and client relationships, but also my way of thinking. You can't ask for anything more than that.

    Josh Thompson Experience Strategy, Slalom Consulting
  • 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 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
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