Clients Florencia has worked with

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Employment

Lead Experience Designer

Bed Bath N' Table Jun 2019 - Present

Engaged to help maximise e-commerce conversion rates and improve the overall customer experience, Florencia is currently leading the design and customer research activities at Bed Bath N' Table. Following a research project to investigate opportunities for personalising the customer experience, she's now updating the e-commerce platform in the following areas:

  • Checkout optimisation
  • e-gift card features
  • Navigation and filtering
  • PLP & PDP redesign

Lead Experience Designer

Cengage Consulting Jun 2017 - Sept 2019

Cengage Australia is a major education publisher offering print and digital education products to the Higher Education, Secondary and Primary markets. Florencia was responsible for leading key research and UX design initiatives across all three portfolios to shape the company's new digital strategy. A key focus was in creating a "research culture" within the business, by finding creative ways to communicate insights and engaging different teams in the research process. Some of her responsibilities included:

  • Guiding teams and senior stakeholders in the process of establishing a product vision and strategy
  • Managing research projects, timelines and budgets; managing contractors for overflow work
  • Collaborating with visual designers to translate user research insights into design concepts
  • Leading testing sessions to gather user feedback in each stage of the design journey

Lead UX/UI Designer

Arkade Loyalty Agency Dec 2016 - Jun 2017

Arkade is a digital agency specialising in retail products and loyalty programs. In this role, Florencia reshaped and managed the design practice within the agency as well as led research and UX design projects for a wide variety of retail clients. Some of her core responsibilities included:

  • Leading user research and UX design for the new Debenhams Australia mobile app
  • Planning incoming research and design work, including timelines and budgets
  • Designing UX and UI improvements for existing clients, based on laboratory and guerrilla in-store testing
  • Expanding the design team's capability with additional hires and improvements to work methodologies

Experience Design Consultant

Thoughtworks Oct 2015 - Dec 2016

ThoughtWorks is a global technology business offering consulting and custom software development services. While there, Florencia worked on a variety of projects for their various enterprise clients, one of which was for a large Australian banking and insurance corporation. Some of her responsibilities included:

  • Driving a national transformation initiative to embed designers within IT development teams, creating a more cross-functional workplace
  • Improving collaboration between design and development teams and upskilling existing teams on human-centered design practices
  • Leading UX design and user testing for a new marketplace platform that unites customer banking and insurance accounts
  • Leading a service design initiative to improve internal use of a multi-brand, multi-platform design system used by over 150 products

Education

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Bachelor of Digital Media - Interactive Digital Design / Screen Production

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Florencia is available

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