Alessandro is a rare find in the UX and UI design industry and is great to work with. He is a talented reliable self starter and hard worker who collaborates well with teams. He can cover many diverse design tasks from UX strategy and client presentations to the UI and production details that bring a project to life. He is a great asset for any company or team looking for an experienced design lead, or design support, for ongoing projects.
Alessandro is easy to work with, responsible and have great communication skills (which I often find - a rare skill to have in a designer, no offense to any). He manages project timeline with realistic expectation-setting, detailed planning and delivers on time. He successfully completed many projects for my company, including a great looking website! Above all, he always got a smile on and is just simply pleasant to engage.
Alessandro is a creative UX designer and is particularly adept at balancing deep empathy for the user while addressing business goals. His keen design skills seamlessly blend strong visual presentation with disciplined user research. A recommendation would not be complete if I did not also mention that Al is the consummate team player. His infectious enthusiasm, optimism, and effective story telling are an asset to any product design team.
Alessandro is one of those rare breeds that can effectively blend excellent technical skills with good listening, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills. His ability to be agile within a project while keeping an eye out for the big picture is invaluable. I would highly recommend Alessandro to any company or team looking to bring on a skilled UX/UI Designer with an eye for detail and natural design instinct.
Why shouldn’t I just hire a full-time Chief Product Officer?
A full-time CPO’s salary (with benefits and bonuses) can cost companies somewhere in the mid-six figures. If they end up not being the right fit, a severance package will cost your company three times their yearly salary. On top of that, studies show that it typically takes a new CPO up to three months before they can start providing value. With my background and experience, I can onboard quickly and provide value within four weeks at a fraction of the cost. I’ll be engaged in the project for as long as I’m needed, and my services scale up or down depending on the project’s needs.
Do you offer smaller engagements to validate your services?
Typically, no. However, my smallest engagement package lasts a month. If you decide our partnership isn’t the right fit after a month, you’re not locked into a long-term contract. That being said, I do sometimes offer smaller engagements on a case-by-case basis.
I’ll attend the majority of my meetings via video calls. For clients located on the West Coast, I can attend some meetings in person if given proper notice. Travel expenses must be covered by my clients and approved by both parties.