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Curriculum Vitae

In this Curriculum Vitae of Sandy Galabada a product designer based in Singapore. Without the owner’s consent, you may utilize any of the information contained herein to apply for a job at your company. All the information provided below is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I am responsible for the accuracy of the information provided below.

Experience

Senior Product Designer

EDDE pvt ltd | Singapore 🇸🇬

Industry – Electric vehicles
Position level – Senior executive
March 2022/

Plan user research for the project in accordance with the project needs
Gather insights and data using a variety of research methodologies
Build information architectures
Create data-driven interfaces and wireframes
Develop testing plans and scripts
Design refinements based on user testing and client feedback
Multi-fidelities prototyping
Working with developers
POV & Design Review 

Design Consultant

Burgundy Consultants | Sri Lanka 🇱🇰

Industry – Advertising / Marketing / Promotion / PR
Position level – Advertising/Media Planning
Jan 2020 / Mar 2022
Planned and developed comprehensive branding strategies for Burgundy’s clientele and led the repositioning and rebranding project for Burgundy

Senior UX Engineer

Deskera (SAAS) | Singapore 🇸🇬

Industry – SAAS
Specialisation – IT/Computer Software
Mar 2019 / Jan 2020
Designed an innovative onboarding process for the Deskera web application and Deskera Design System.

User Interface Architect

AlgoMerchant | Singapore 🇸🇬

Industry – SAAS
Specialisation – IT/Computer Software
Dec 2016 / Feb 2019
Led the company’s web development, UI design and front-end development projects, Developed branding and marketing strategies required by Algomerchant as a tech start-up, Designed suitable visual content for traditional and digital marketing campaigns.
Projects– Fund Management system, Web Application, Android, iOS mobile apps, Live chatbot , A.I Robo Investing Solution.

Senior UX Engineer

Xinfinit Pvt Ltd | Sri Lanka 🇩🇪 🇱🇰

Industry – Fin-tech
Specialisation – IT/Computer Software
Jul 2015 / Nov 2016
Lead the user experience strategy for multiple projects, including user research, information architecture, and UI design while collaborating with programmers(Angular/SASS/HTML5) -Created the company’s website- info.xinfinit.com
Environment– HTML5, CSS3 , SASS, jQuery, JavaScript, Bootstrap, Angular JS

Lecturer

AMDT Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka 🇱🇰

Industry – Arts / Design / Fashion
Specialisation – Art & Design, UX design
Sep 2014 / Nov 2016
At the university, I taught UI/UX Design, Design Principles, Agile Development Process, Requirements Gathering, Prototyping, User Testing, UI/UX Trends, as well as Digital Design Process & Strategies.

UI Engineer

DirectFN pvt Ltd | Sri Lanka 🇱🇰

Industry – Fin-tech / Banking / Financial Services
Specialisation –  UX design
Mar 2012 / Jan 2015
Worked with experienced software developers and UI/UX engineers to develop a web portal for DirectFN Involved in the development and designing of native mobile applications (android, iOS, Windows Mobile OS, Blackberry and etc), web applications, wireframes, and interfaces. Conducted tech talks at the organisational level to introduce and explain new and approved digital design concepts at the time.

Web Designer

EM Media | Sri Lanka 🇱🇰

Industry – Web Design Agency
Specialisation – Arts/Creative/Graphics Design
Sep 2010 / Mar 2012

Assisted the company in optimising their web design studio service through accepted design standards and best practicesWorked with a team of well-experienced web developers for front-end development of customer websites

Portfolios

Website
www.iamsandy.com (case studies)
Dribbble
UP labs
Behance
Art station
artstation.com/iamsandy (social media)
Vimeo

Skills

Problem Solving
UX Design
UI Design
USER RESEARCH
Usability testing
Empathising
Competitor Audits

Visual Design
Typography
Colour theories
Photography
Video Editing
Drawing and Painting

Frontend Development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, WordPress)
Market and Brand Research.

Tools

Figma(4 Years)
Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator (12 Years)
Adobe XD(5 Years)
Miro
Useberry
Asana
Notion
After Effects (4Years)
Adobe premiere (6 Years) 

Languages

English (Primary)
Sinhalese (Native)

Education

UX Specialisation Certificate

Google UX Design | Google

Major : UX Design

Key Study Areas

Conduct UX Research and Test Early Concepts, Start the UX Design Process: Empathise, Define, and Ideate, Build Wireframes and Low-Fidelity Prototypes, Design a User Experience for Social Good & Prepare for Jobs, Responsive Web Design in Adobe XD, Create High-Fidelity Designs and Prototypes in Figma

Master's Degree in Marketing (Research based)

Cardiff Metropolitan University | United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Major : Strategic Marketing
Jan 2020 / Aug 2020

Key Study Areas

Strategic Marketing, Advertising and Branding, Multi-channel Marketing, Global Marketing, Marketing Research, Consumer Behaviour, Digital Marketing, Marketing Communications

Graduate Diploma in Art/Design/Creative Multimedia

Edexcel / Pearson | United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Major : Visual Communication
Grade : Grade A/1st Class
Feb 2013 / May 2015

Key Study Areas

Graphic designing, web designing, UI and UX designing, Advertising, Principles of Art and Design, Publishing, Digital drawings and Illustrations, Typography, Motion Graphics, Creative Arts

Diploma in Film & Television Productions

School of Media Arts & Management | Sri Lanka 🇱🇰

Major : Film & TV
Feb 2013 / Sep 2013

Key Study Areas

Film Language & Aesthetics, Designing for Screen Production, Elements of Art and Design, Production Designing, Communication Skills, Colour Correction, Designing 2D Graphics, Media Marketing & Advertising and more.

Diploma in Web-design

WIBT | Sri Lanka 🇱🇰

Major : Web Design and Development

Aug 2009

Key Study Areas

Basics of Web Designing, Web Technologies, Web Design and Applications, Computer Graphics, Graphic Designing, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, Multimedia & Applications and more.

Awards

Awwwards Honours 2021
Website of the Day -Web Guru Awards | 14 Sept 2021
Website of the Day -Web Guru Awards | 23 June 2021
Site of the Day -Best CSS
20 Sept 2021

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