CORE SKILLS

Branding
Layouts
Social Media Graphics
Brochures
Email Blasts
Digital Design
Prototyping (UI Design)
Wireframes (UI Design)

SOFTWARE

Indesign
Photoshop
Illustrator
After Effects
Adobe XD
Mailchimp
Microsoft Office
Figma
Optimal Workshop (Card Sort)
Maze.co (Card Sort & Tree Testing)

OTHER SKILLS

HTML
CSS
JavaScript (Entry Level)
Dart (Entry Level)
C# (Entry Level)

LANGUAGES

Spanish (Native)
English (Fluent)
French (A2- B1 Level)

INTERESTS

Science
Music
Programming
Cultural Exchanges
Emerging Technology
Finance
Real Estate

Erik Soriano

UX Designer



BIO

I have experience working in-house, as well as doing Freelance design in the Miami Metropolitan Area, and I understand the importance of prioritizing the client's needs at all times, in order to achieve the best visual solutions. My professional background is in Graphic Design, with a focus on all things digital. My career has evolved to the point where I am now a User Experience Designer. I am interested in mobile applications, as well as emerging technology such as VR/AR.

My colleagues would describe me as resourceful, disciplined, and open to constructive feedback when necessary. I would like to work in the music industry as a UI/UX Designer, particularly in music streaming applications such as Spotify.




EXPERIENCE

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Miami

2022 - Present
Coral Gables, Florida
  • Assisted with creating the UI and User Experience of a Mixed Reality prototype using Unity Game Engine and Microsoft HoloLens2
  • Collaborated with developers to deploy and maintain the prototype
  • Developed and Performed usability tests on the prototype and synthesized all findings
  • Utilized research findings to inform design decisions and iterations of the XR prototype
  • Assisted with other duties as needed

UX Design Intern

The Gordon Center For Research in Medical Simulation

University of Miami

Summer 2022
Coral Gables, Florida
  • Performed heuristics evaluations and provided design suggestions for their website
  • Performed a card sort study/tree test to understand navigation/prioritize users’ needs to inform design
  • Redesigned some company flyers promoting their medical simulator Harvey, by using infographics; new layout

Graphic Designer

Chariff Realty Group

2018 - 2022
Miami, Florida
  • Rebranded the company’s image; from typography to color palette, and image style, logo remained intact
  • Created weekly email marketing campaigns under the guidance of CEO and Marketing Manager
  • Assured all email blasts adhered to CAN-SPAM ACT requirements and compliance
  • Communicated with outside vendors to ensure printed material and signage were delivered timely and accurately
  • In charge of the company’s social media (i.e. Instagram), and maintaining brand consistency throughout
  • Light photo editing as needed to make sure the images communicated the message effectively
  • Managed company’s website via wordpress and maintained the SEO up to date to maximize exposure online
  • Assisted with other duties as needed



EDUCATION

University of Miami

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) - Interactive Media

GPA: 4.0
2021-Present
Coral Gables, Florida

Florida International University

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Art: Graphic Design

Miami, Florida


OTHER EDUCATION

French (Intermediate Level B1)

Via École Polytechnique

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Javascript Basics

Via University of California, Davis

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