• art enthusiast
  • product designer
  • entrepreneur
  • chess player
  • dreamer
  • techie
  • impatient
  • gold bug
  • UX researcher
  • graphic designer
  • perfectionist
  • UI designer
  • husband
  • public speaker
  • branding specialist
  • pragmatic

–  that’s me, in a nuthsell

I’m currently located in the GMT+2 timezone for and working for clients all over the world. My schedule is flexible enough, so I can sync with almost any timezone.

I’m Calin, a Romanian designer. I started my design career in 2014 after getting my BA in Finance & Banking. I studied design during college as a hobby. After graduation, I started browsing for jobs in finance, design or online marketing. Fortunately, I landed my first job in the advertising industry as a graphic designer. It all snowballed from there.

Since then, I’ve built products used by millions of people, helped companies grow profits by over €1 mil./yr, worked with clients from all over US and Europe, and had fun doing it.

Capabilities

  • UI design
  • UX research
  • Branding
  • Product Strategy
  • Interaction Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Art Direction
  • Design Systems
  • Copywriting
  • Project Management
  • Marketing

Tools

  • Figma
  • Adobe XD
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Hotjar
  • Lookback
  • Coggle
  • Textografo
  • WordPress
  • InDesign
  • Fullstory
  • Brackets

Experience

Feb 2017
to Present

Independent Product Design Consultant

In Feb 2017 I made the jump from an in-house employee to being an independent consultant. So far it’s been a great journey. I had the pleasure of working with clients both start-ups and large companies from U.S., Dubai, U.K. and Europe.

2015
to Feb 2017

Lead Designer at ejobs.ro

In charge of “look and feel” of ejobs – branding, UI, UX, art direction. Under my supervision the company went trough a big improvements: a process of refreshing the brands visual identity, and redesign of both web and mobile apps.  Furthermore, I helped develop the Design department with new hires and I’ve lead the compnaies first user research study alongside Toni Feraru, Lead Researcher at ejobs.ro

2015
to present

Art Director at Caligrafik Studios

Caligrafik is an illustration and design agency I’ve started during college. I manage a group of visual artists, caricature artists, painters and designers to which I place projects that best match their abilities and expertise. I am in charge of art direction and marketing.

2014

Graphic Designer at Loopaa Marcom Inc

Loopaa is a full-service digital marketing agency from Cluj Napoca, Romania. I worked on various print and web projects. Here is where I’ve learnt to calmly manage negative feedback and the value of team spirit.

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