Hi there! I'm

Marcos Rezende,

a Senior UX Designer based in Ottawa, Canada

I bridge the gap between business goals and human needs, using my curiosity to discover valuable insights while creating extensively thought-out design experiences.

Marcos Rezende - User Experience Designer based in Canada
UXD University of Toronto
UX-PM Certification
Talents Design - Universia & Santander
MIT - Computer Science Artificial Intelligence (AI) Laboratory (HCI for User Experience Design)
AJ&Smart - Design Sprint Certified
CXD Akendi - Certification
Marcos Rezende - Senior UX Designer born & raised in Brazil. Ottawa, Ontario. Canada

Curious, data-driven and emerging tech enthusiast.

I'm Marcos Rezende, a UX Designer skilled in Product Analytics and Design Facilitation. I have 14+ years of hands-on experience in digital products, with the past 8 years focused on User Experience.

Born and raised in the countryside in Brazil, at 12, I was reporting bugs in an MS-DOS operating system to programmers. As a self-taught, at 16, I designed my first website on FrontPage. That's how I discovered this was a craft, and I decided to pursue it .

Since then, I have worked in over 30 industry sectors with companies around the world, creating digital applications focused on data-driven decisions. Currently I am designing for Qlik, a global SaaS-based, cloud-native, and AI-powered data analytics platform.

To learn about my credentials, please check out my resume:

Selected projects

Here is a sample of projects I have worked on.

UI CASE STUDY


COVID-19 dashboard

for Ontario, Canada

COVID-19 Ontario Dashboard's purpose is to visually provide KPIs to meet the specific needs of Ontario residents, correlating pandemic-related data with the new social rules required by the Canadian province.

COVID-19 Dashboard - UI Case Study. Canada

UX CASE STUDY


Minha Vitória platform: gauging residents’ expectations for the future of the city

Minha Vitória is a collaborative platform designed to enable the collective review and regulation of a Brazilian city with its dwellers for the next ten years.

UX Case Study - Ottawa Canada

UX CASE STUDY


Reaction : an e-learning app for elementary school students

Reaction is an educational game created from the behavioral and cognitive aspects of elementary school students to stimulate conscious consumption.

UX Case Study - Ottawa Canada

LESSONS LEARNED


Shhh. . . It's a top secret!

I've worked on a confidential Canadian nationwide project. While I cannot publish it due to signing a non-disclosure agreement, the lessons I learned and my high-level overview are well worth sharing.

UX Process

Focusing on figuring out the right problem to solve is the core of my UX process. From research to testing the prototypes, I always aim to focus on a user-centric approach through iterative sprints. I am flexible enough to adapt the UX process when the project calls for it.

UX Design Process - Ottawa, Ontario. Canada
UX Design Process - Ottawa, Ontario. Canada

"A problem well-stated is a problem half-solved." 

Charles Kettering

Core Skills

I always strive to bring together the proper techniques and methods to achieve the best possible outcome by working collaboratively. Here is the spread of my core skills:

FACILITATION

Goals settings

Workshop prep

Teamwork facilitation

Follow-up actions

Output synthesis

UX DESIGN

UX Research

Information Architecture

Wireframing

Prototyping

Usability Testing

UI DESIGN

Visual Design

Layout Design

Visual Interface

Responsive Design

Design System

PRODUCT ANALYTICS

Insights synthesis

Analytical Thinking

Data Visualization

Metrics settings

UX Audit

Marcos Rezende, UX Designer - Workshop Facilitator - Instructor
Marcos Rezende, UX Designer - VR
Marcos Rezende, UX Designer based in Canada - Instructor
Marcos Rezende, UX Designer - Remote collaboration
Marcos Rezende, UX Research
Marcos Rezende, UX Designer based in Canada  - Speaker
Marcos Rezende, UX Designer based in Canada - Workshop
Marcos Rezende, UX Designer based in Canada - Mentor

Latest Writings

Some of my thoughts into words.

UX COLLECTIVE

Invisible Interfaces: the UI of the future doesn’t have a screen

UX PLANET

How cyclical breaking of behaviors can overcome your creative struggles

UX PLANET

Creating a User Experience Strategy for Digital Projects

UX PLANET

Google Bard UX Audit: A quick review for Enhancing the AI Interface

BOOTCAMP

'Donate your hair' Case study: increasing donations through A/B testing

BOOTCAMP

Don't ask for feedback: request critique based on goals

Toolbox

These are the preferred tools that I've been working on to streamline my creative process. I'm always open to learning new methodologies, approaches and strategies to hone my craft.

FullStory
Google Analytics
Adobe Illustrator
Sketch
Allyant - HUB Accessibility Management System
Miro
Figma
Voiceflow
Adobe XD
Optimal Workshop
Notion
InVision

Endorsements

What people say about working with me.

"I worked with Marcos in Brazil, and together we were responsible for some great and awarded projects. He was always kind, patient, dedicated and reliable through and through. I would for sure recommend Marcos again in the future."

Andre Fantin - UI Designer
ANDRE GONCALVES 🇮🇪

Lead UI Designer at

All Human

"Marcos is an incredible UX designer. I was impressed with his ability to think outside the box and find innovative solutions to problems. His positive attitude and collaborative spirit would be a true asset for any position."

Marc Viau - Leap UX
MARC VIAU 🇨🇦

UX Manager at

LeapUX

"Marcos is an amazing individual, who puts tremendous care and effort into producing extremely high-quality work. I'd recommend without reservation. If you have the chance to collaborate with Marcos, take it!"

Emily Jones Joanisse - Connected Canadians
EMILY J. JOANISSE 🇨🇦

Co-founder & CEO at

Connected Canadians

"I'm very lucky to have Marcos Rezende as my mentor as I complete my studies in UX design. His attention to detail, motivation, and focus on placing my career at the center of each conversation inspires me."

UX Student at CareerFoundry
COREY WORLEY 🇫🇷

UX Student at

CareerFoundry

Feel free to hit me up. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

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