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About me

I’m a UX Engineer (product design and front-end) working as a remote contractor for international companies while based in Barcelona, Spain. I studied a media engineering degree in Helsinki and Hong Kong, worked in big corporations and innovative startups and traveled the world as much as I could. I’m interested in the whole visual part of the web, its usability, performance and accessibility. Also I’m interested in feminism and LGBT rights. My surname is Aragonese, as Zaragoza (Spain) where I was born 24 years ago with my two triplet brothers.

Public speaking

  • Barcelona, ESP
    13 November 2019

    Different serverless recipes for the web — Modern Web Event 2019

    In this talk I spoke about how you can make static web pages that don't need a server. What type of website to use depending on your needs, its properties and functionalities. Talk conducted in Spanish.

  • Alicante, ESP
    31 May 2019

    Building a multilingual blog using Vue.js, Nuxt and Markdown — VueDay 2019

    In this talk I spoke about how to create a multilingual serverless blog with Nuxt, the reason why I chose this Vue's framework, differences between building a webapp blog and a static one, performance, and some mistakes along the way using wrongly Vuex.

  • Disseny Hub, Barcelona, ESP
    21 March 2019

    Debate: "Design Beyond Technology" — ADI-FAD

    I was invited by the Barcelona Industrial Design Association (ADI-FAD) to this debate on the relationship between design and technology in our industries.

  • UC3M, Madrid, ESP
    14 March 2019

    "UX Engineer: mixed engineers between design and front-end" — T3chfest 2019

    With this talk my objective was to visualize this professional position for students and professionals who don't know the profile of UX Engineer despite knowing the disadvantages of the strong separation between design and development. Talk conducted in Spanish.

  • Barcelona, ESP
    2 December 2017

    Web development Workshop: "Build your personal website or portfolio!" — Women Who Code Barcelona

    With this workshop my goal was to teach how to build a personal website or portfolio for women with a static generator like Middleman.

Work Experience

  • Barcelona, ESP & California, USA
    Mar’20 - now

    Frontend developer (Remote Contractor) — Apple

    I'm working for Apple as a frontend developer self-employed contractor to improve the visual part of their websites. I work for Cupertino, California remotely from Barcelona. At the moment I'm learning #CleanCode #DeepJSKnowledge

  • Barcelona, ESP & New York, USA
    Oct’19 - Mar’20

    UX Engineer (Remote Contractor) — IBM

    I worked on improving the IBM Quantum Computing's websites from design to development. I worked for New York remotely from Barcelona. Here is where I learnt: #CarbonDesignSystem, #WorkAsContractor, #QuantumComputing

  • Barcelona, ESP
    Oct’17 - Sep’19

    UX Engineer — Holaluz

    Mix of UX/UI Designer and Front-End Developer at Holaluz, a 100% renewable and online energy company in Spain. Here is where I learnt: #BuildingEndToEndDesignSystems #VueJS #Nuxt #WebAccessibility

  • Barcelona, ESP
    Feb’17 - Oct’17

    VR / Mobile Product Designer — The Dream VR

    The Dream VR is the first Virtual Reality and 360º TV in the world. Here is where I learnt: #VR #VRDesign #UnityGraphics #A-Frame #VRPrototyping

  • Barcelona, ESP & Brussels, BEL
    Jun’16 - Feb’17

    UI/UX Designer & Front-End Developer — MarsBased

    MarsBased is a development consultancy from Barcelona offering end‑to‑end web & mobile apps. Here is where I learnt: #SCSS #Middleman #BEM #Ionic #git #SASS #AtomicDesign #RemoteWork #QualityOfCode

  • Helsinki, FIN
    Jan´16 - Jun´16

    UI/UX Designer & Front-End Developer — Midealab

    Midealab is a venture builder company with studios in Helsinki, Tallin and Lviv. Here is where I learnt: #HTML #CSS #ProductDesign

  • Helsinki, FIN
    May’14 - Oct’14

    Product Design Intern — Microsoft

    I joined the Microsoft’s UX and Interaction design team at Nokia House after being hired by Nokia. Here is where I learnt: #UXdesign #ProductDesign #Corporate

  • Helsinki, FIN
    Dic’13 - Dic’15

    UI/UX Designer — FastMonkeys

    FastMonkeys is a python development company offering web & mobile apps. Here is where I learnt: #UI/UXdesign #HowToStudyandWorkWhileYouAreAbroad


  • Everywhere
    - Always

    Self-learner — From each job, class, co-worker, book, article, meet-up or life experience

    This is how I learnt the 80% of what I know now and how I improve it. At the moment I'm learning #VueJS #Performance #DesignSystems

  • Hong Kong, HK
    Aug’15 - Jan’16

    Exchange student for one semester at one of the top universities in Asia. Here is where I learnt: #ProductDesign #Innovation #EngineeringSubjects #SurviveInHongKongAndAsia #CulturalDiversity

  • Helsinki, FIN
    Aug’13 - Dec’16

    Media Engineering, Bachelor Degree — Helsinki Metropolia University

    I studied my university degree in the largest and the most international University of Applied Sciences in Finland. Here is where I learnt: #EngineeringSubjects #BasicsOfProgramming #StudyAndLiveAbroad #CulturalDiversity #SurviveFinnishWinters #GrowingAsAPerson


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