I'm Damián,
An all-round designer, teacher and entrepreneur.
Currently leading the design of Kitchn.io.
I welcome new freelance projects, teaching opportunities and public speaking invitations.

Some facts about me

My Journey

Hard Facts

Name
Damián Martone
Birth date
01.02.1986
Birth place
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Home City
Berlin, Germany
Degree
Bachelors in Graphic Design
Universidad de Buenos Aires

Numbers

+ 10
Years of Experience
> 60
Projects Done
+ 34
Years of in this world
Languages
English, Spanish, German
Current Position
Lead UX Designer @ Kitchn.io
Public Speaking
Spoke in 2 conferences + Organised over 10 meetups in Germany
Awards
Data Natives Corona Hack, 2nd Place Mobility Hacks, 1st Place Travel Hackathon, 2nd Place
Favourite Cocktail
Gin Tonic (but with only with very good tonic!)

Skills

Software Knowledge

Sketch
5/5
Figma
4/5
Invision
5/5
Adobe Illustrator
4.4/5
Git
3/5
Visual Studio Code
3/5
After Effects
4.3/5
Cinema 4D
3/5
Adobe Photoshop
4/5

Teaching Experience

  • Lead small inhouse design teams for 2 years
  • Mentored for Techstars SAP.io Foundry, METRO Accelerator & Techstars Hospitality Accelerator.
  • Taught multiple seminars at the Experience Design Insititute (xDI) for over 2 years
  • Spent 2 Years as a teacher for Graphic Design in the University of Buenos Aires

Former Clients include

My Design PRocess

01/

Briefing

It all starts with a call where the broad details of the project are shared and discussed. If the project fits both parties, I send an estimation of costs and resources, to be agreed upon before beginning.

02/

References

Depending of the project this can be just external market research or just a simple gathering of competitors, visual references and overall ideas that might be worth considering before proceeding.

03/

Research & Data

Next up, I would collect any kind of data available, or work alongside your team to get a great starting point based on the metrics we are looking to impact and how we are going to measure them, as well as some user research.

04/

Wireframing

At this stage, the design sprints start with an exchange of basic wireframes that will act as a “visual contract” of what the project will be structurally. Once agreed upon the final structure, the final cost can be estimated.

05/

Prototyping

Depending on the project, this would be the stage where the wireframes take a form more closer to the final product, with mocking of some parts and developing of others to test and iterate upon.

06/

Implementation

If the project requires it, I can also be on board with the technical implementation or work alongside your company’s team to ensure the best possible translation between the designs and the final product.

How should we work together?
Here are a few suggestions...

Are you part of a company looking for a freelance designer for your project?

I offer my services for hourly/daily work on timeboxed projects. If you think my skills and your venture might be a match, let’s get in touch!

Are you hosting a meetup, conference, podcast or seminar, looking for a speaker?

Need a speaker for your conference, a custom-tailored workshop for your company, or any other workshop-like event? Then get in touch with me and let’s set something up!

Are you a junior designer looking for career mentorship or help?

Are you a junior designer that landed here by chance and want to get better with some help from a more experienced designer? Then apply for some (free!) mentorship.

Not a fit for now? No problem, but let's stay in touch!