Simon Mauro Guido
Product Designer in London, UK
A creative problem solver and design thinker - I look to solve complex problems with simple, ethical solutions. I create insight-led, human-centred products. I am a featured writer for The UX Collective and a mentor for junior designers.
I’ve worked with a number of SaaS startups - leading the user experience, setting ui patterns, frameworks and component libraries, and working directly with development teams to build quickly scalable platforms. I also have experience working in design teams as part of a larger product team - working with a product manager following strict scrum practices, and using and updating existing component libraries and frameworks.
Working with one of the top design agencies in Italy, I designed an iOS app to connect dog breeders with potential buyers.
Working with one of the biggest names in e-learning, I developed an improved course and team analytics platform.
The first UX professional at an ambitious SaaS startup, aiming to modernise the construction industry with intelligent automation. I worked closely with industry specialists to create a unified experience across Countfire’s full suite of products, looking at typical user journeys and by implementing a shared component library across all products.
Working in a quickly growing team for a highly driven, Microsoft-backed SaaS startup. I worked with the development team to design and build hugely scalable platforms, defining patterns and processes along the way.
Working within a large product team on an established Enterprise Architecture platform, I used and improved upon existing component libraries and design patterns. I worked on updates and feature requests on the existing platform, and contributed to the design of their upcoming online-only solution.
For their smaller, sister-company (Good e-Learning) I led the design on the creation of a custom learning management platform with in-depth team and user analytics.
Virtual Events Institute
Event Tech Awards
I gave a talk to design students on what helped me to kick off my career in design, and the things I wish I'd known when I started.
I spoke to design students about common mistakes when putting together a design portfolio, and I gave them an insight into exactly what employers look for.
I gave a keynote about my journey learning to live stream events, and the growing importance in 'going hybrid'.
I took a look at the growing problem of manipulative, unethical design, and what we can do to become more ethical designers.
Some love it, some hate it. I took a look at some of the reasons why Material Design isn't always such a bad idea.