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My name is Astrid Manzo and this is my story.

Education:

2008-2011
Graphic Design
Charles Worth Institute of Design

Certifications:

2021 - In progress
Graphic Design
Coursera | Google
February 2018
Prototyping and Design
Coursera | University of Minnesota
December 2017
Introduction to UI Design
Coursera | University of Minnesota
March 2016
HTML, CSS and JavaScript
Coursera | University of London
December 2015
Responsive Web Design
Coursera | University of London

Skills:

  • Web Design
  • HTML & CSS
  • JavaScript (Basic)
  • Design Thinking Methodology
  • Design Systems
  • User Research
  • User Journeys
  • Flow Maps
  • Wireframes
  • Prototypes
  • Interactive Prototypes
  • Usability Testing
  • Photography
  • Remote Team Collaboration
  • Content Management Systems
  • Marketing
  • English & Spanish

Tools:

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Lightroom
  • Premiere Pro
  • Premiere Rush
  • After Effects
  • Adobe Xd
  • Figma
  • Zeplin
  • FlowMapp
  • SVGator
  • InVision
  • WordPress
  • Oxygen Builder
  • Elementor
  • Divi
  • Webflow
  • Github
  • Basecamp
  • Jirah
  • Wrike
  • Slack
  • BrowserStack
I am a UX/UI designer originally from Venezuela, living in Clearwater, FL since November 2016. From an early age, I was interested in computers and the creative world. I didn’t quite know how those two things could go together but I definitely had an idea of the type of work I wanted to do.

I started the graphic design program in 2008 and graduated in 2011. I worked in the photography and architecture industries until 2016 when I moved to the US in search of better opportunities. Coming here was in many ways like starting from scratch and the first couple of years I dedicated most of my time to taking courses and learning as much as possible about web and UI design.
Blue Polygon, a startup I co-founded.
One of my first UI experiments.
By March 2018, I started a new role at Marketopia in Clearwater, FL. They service the technology industry so I had the opportunity to do work for clients like Xerox, ConnectWise, SAP, Centurylink and countless MSPs. In the three years I was there, we grew from a local small agency to a large agency featured in the Inc. 5000 of fastest-growing companies. I worked on 22+ websites and dozens of landing pages and other digital products.
Marketopians celebrating making it to the INC. 5000
Halloween party at Marketopia. I’m the Pikachu.
Fast-forward to today, I am currently working as an independent contractor and I’ve had the pleasure of having worked on a myriad of exciting projects such as an interactive earth science course for the University of Arizona, a complete revamp of a mobile security app’s UI and a Webflow microsite for a clinical-stage company. I also started my own YouTube Channel and I’m currently a mentor for CareerFoundry’s UI & Front-End Development courses.
Screenshot from the earth science courses for the University of Arizona.
My YouTube tutorial on how to build any website layout, one of my super powers.

For more about my professional experience:

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Finding balance between life and work is extremely important to me. After long hours in front of a screen, I find pleasure in nature; deep in the forests of Florida or the mountains out-of-state. This perfectly combines with my passion for exploring, hiking and wildlife photography. Most recently, I have also become interested in mycology and flora and fauna identification.
Male moose in Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge, CO. Photo by Astrid Manzo.
Check out my wildlife photography IG for more.
Foraging chanterelle mushrooms with my dog Lexa in Brooksville. FL.

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