Montevideo, Uruguay 🇺🇾
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Gumo Andreatta

UX/UI Designer

Hola! 👋🏻 I'm Gumo, a UI/UX Designer working for Xmartlabs. I'm based in Montevideo, Uruguay 🇺🇾. I'm a craft beer enthusiast 🍺 and a bad amateur football player ⚽
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Where are you based as a UX/UI designer?

I'm based in Montevideo, a small and quiet city capital of Uruguay. But, when it's possible, I love to take short road trips to the east where the most beautiful beaches are.

My favorite place in Uruguay:

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What led you into UX/UI design?

I come from a family with an artistic tradition (My great-great-grandfather was Juan Zorrilla del San Martin, a poet of the country. My mother and aunts are painters. My older sister is a graphic designer)— so that's where the artistic roots come from. It was an easy decision since I was used to having contact with art.

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Why are you a UX/UI designer?

I fell in love with the idea of helping people to achieve their goals and needs with simple but usable designs. That's why I started to learn UI/UX and tried making my designs more friendly to users.

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What does a typical day look like for you?

I start by feeding Alfonsina (My 6-month baby girl), prepare breakfast with my wife, and prioritize my daily workload. Then, I make quick sync with my projects teams. I probably have a Design Review with my client to check the progress on the design track; and, after that, I work on my designs. When I'm not designing I love to read blogs and articles about technology, development, best practices, design, art, and other kind of stuff to learn new things every day.

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And your Workstation setup across devices?

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What work are you most proud of?

I worked on the whole redesign of Albumii, an app for printing albums and photos. They are based in Kuwait, and that was a huge challenge for me because I needed to understand the users with a very different way of life than mine. Having several syncs with the Product Owner and the CEO of the company, I managed to understand the goal of the new design of the app. A 1-year long project finished with a great outcome and we're still improving and adding new features to the app.

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Which Product recently blew your socks off?

I used to work with Sketch since few years ... and this last year, I shifted to Figma with a lot of fears ... and I'm loving it! Figma has everything you need to make your workflow completely smooth with the best communication among your dev team.

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What challenges do you face as a UX/UI Designer?

Trying to keep updated with the latest trends, new tools, and new guidelines. Also, finding the time to learn new things.

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What tunes do you listen to whilst designing?

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Three suggestions for budding designers?

  1. Keep yourself updated and learn new things every day.
  2. Share your knowledge — don't keep it for yourself.
  3. Before you assume things, try asking.

Thanks for reading my story!

Montevideo, Uruguay 🇺🇾

Gumo Andreatta

UX/UI Designer

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