My name is Mariela Barzallo and I work as a Product and Design Leader at Thoughtworks. During the last couple of years I’ve been creating customer experiences for Fortune 100 & 500 companies in Canada, India, Spain and Chile. I am also based in Ecuador, which means I'm really good at packing.
In my 10+ years of experience I have led product design teams in Education, Tech, Retail, Telco and Finance. I am at my happiest at the start of a new initiative when all the information seems a bit too complex to handle.
I crave to unpack business goals, find the right problem, define the right metric, structure information, explore solutions, define design practices and systems.
Beyond work, I enjoy illustrating, reading, punch-needling, and entertaining my dog Pandora. I binge-watch the occasional series (Fleabag I am looking at you), and have a tendency to sign up to an online course here and there. To be honest, I might be an online course freak. There, I said it.
I keep active in the tech and product community by giving talks about UX and product. I love mentoring other product designers. I also teach UX/UI in “Universidad de las Américas”. Some students say they like me.
If you want to chat drop me an email or let's connect on Linkedin.