About Me

Hi, My name is Jose J. Garrido. Most well known as JJ Garrido. I’m a user experience (UX) designer focused on interaction and visual design. I gained experience through small organizations and with the Google UX Professional Certification. 

 

The motion of my face is a little experiment with some AI and Adobe After Effects. Soon, I will make it better.

UI / UX Path

I have been creating websites since 2007, being technical SEO one of my best skills apart from UI design. I wrote more than 40 articles for the popular wellness and mental health Latin American website: Psicología en Acción. Also, I was the host for the voice-over of 3 motivational videos for the YouTube channel of the same site.

I’m the co-founder of Unitytop LLC, a digital marketing agency based in Houston, Texas.

I decided to get my UX Design professional certificate because I wanted to compact all my skills into one career centered on user needs, resulting in an incredible passion for User Experience.

On April 19th, 2021, I completed my Google UX Design Professional Certification.

 

Passions and background

My passions are technology, creative design, neuroscience, and I’m a drummer. Oh! I love cats, mostly Maine coons.  

I’m very positive and excited to be working in UX Design, along with my other skill set. Every morning I get inspired to create something new. I keep track of the latest trends of UX Design and design tools to get the most of it.

My background is in the computer science industry. Since 2005 I have been working with Windows, Mac, and Linux giving advanced IT support and programming to different organizations.

I’m fluent in English, Spanish and I speak conversational Deutsch.

Actually, I’m living in Panama. I’m inquisitive about things, and I enjoy exploring new places and taking pictures of breathtaking landscapes. Also, I have a passion for understanding the business core and objectives of my clients.

I love to read, and I get inspiration from books related to my skills in creative design, technology, human-computer interaction, productivity, and software. I have a precise ability to find new solutions and perspectives from an actual product, service, or design focused on user needs.

Panama City, Panama - JJ Garrido - UX Designer
Skyline of Panama City, from the Metropolitan Park

Skills set

Design & Creativity
  • Visual Design
  • Drawing
  • Motion Design
  • UX Writing
  • UX Research
  • Website Design
  • Advanced Video Edition
  • Audio Edition & Engineering
  • Voice Overs (English | Spanish)
  • Usability Studies
  • Lottie & SVG Animation
  • Frameworking
  • Prototyping
  • 3D Modeling
Software & Development
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe XD
  • Adobe Animate
  • Adobe Character Animator
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Affinity Designer
  • Blender
  • Figma
  • Sketch
  • SVGator
  • HTML / CSS / Javascript
  • Visual Studio Code / Brackets / Atom

Honorable skills mentions

Cloud Software and others

  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Google Workspace collaboration
  • Google Marketing Platform
  • Digital Ocean Platform
  • Amazon Web Services Platform (AWS)
  • Remote Work Collaboration
  • WordPress programming and development
  • Quite long experience blogging
  • HTML | CSS | Javascript | C +