About me

Hi. I’m Carlos but many people call me Kiko, a nickname given by my parents when I was just a few months old. I was born in Madeira Island, Portugal, Google it if you don’t know where it is, it’s a beautiful place.

Everything started when I downloaded Photoshop 7.0 around 2003 or so. Back then I was already playing around with HTML and Flash, but the visuals were missing so I gave it a shot. I was hooked. A few years later I went to college and graduated in Communications & Multimedia. I was ready to tackle the world, one pixel at a time.

Throughout the years I worked in many industries and projects as a designer and frontend developer. As time progressed my career shifted to user experience and my background in development and visual design has given me an edge in understanding how things are built and work.

Over Vodafone, I led a team of designers which challenged me a lot not only as a professional but as a person too. It was a very rewarding experience and I’m grateful to have been given this opportunity.

Personality wise, Belbin team role says I’m a Shaper and Myers–Briggs Type Indicator says I’m a ISTJ. What all this means is, I’m driven, curious, objective, I like facts and I am decisive. I’m a team player and someone who is there to give you a hand when you need. My emotions are not in front of mind but if anything people management is teaching me is how to deal with this.

If you would like to find out a bit more about my career path, check my LinkedIn or contact me using the form below.

Work Experience

  • 2020 - Present Nagarro
    Senior Product Designer
  • 2016 - 2020 Vodafone
    Senior Product Designer, Design Manager
  • 2013 - 2016 Strata3
    Senior UX Designer
  • 2011 - 2013 Active Media
    UX/UI Designer
  • 2010 - 2011 Sales Group
    UX/UI Designer
  • 2009 - 2010 Rádio SuperFM
    Digital Designer
  • 2008 - 2009 O Mirante
    Digital Designer

Tools & Skills

  • Figma
  • Adobe
  • Sketch
  • Miro
  • Figjam
  • Whimsical
  • Product Design
  • User Experience
  • Design Strategy
  • Design Managment
  • Design Research
  • User Centered Design
  • Design Sprints
  • Workshop Facilitation

Get in touch

In case you'd like to talk to me about work or ask me anything, just hit the form below.