My name is Isabel Mercedes, and I am an aspiring Junior UX/UI Designer currently based in Verscio TI, an idyllic town in the countryside of Locarno TI, Switzerland.
At present I am working as a Communication Manager at Fondazione Dimitri, Verscio TI. Despite my ease to speak different languages (Italian, German, English and French) and interest to learn new ones, my background lies in the digital side of communication.
As soon as I started my specialization in Mass Communication and New Media during my Bachelor studies, I knew my dream job would involve communication, creativity and technology. This led me to earn a MSc in Technologies for Human Communication at the University of Southern Switzerland, that extended my knowledge with new, interesting subjects like Interaction Design, Information Visualization, Human-Computer Interaction, Usability, Accessibility and Psychology of New Media. These topics helped me greatly while earning a federal diploma in Graphic Design for the Web at the Scuola Specializzata Superiore di Arte Applicata (CSIA) in Lugano, while I was writing my Master thesis.
After spending years dabbling in other fields related to communication, I decided to get back to my true passion and update my expertise by graduating from DesignLab’s UX Academy.
Now, I am eager to apply my skills and my knowledge as a Junior UX/UI Designer, either at an agency or in-house at a firm.
I look forward to improve my skill set even further by working on new, exciting projects!