Who am I?

A Puerto Rican designer who enjoys building products that provide value. While my current focus is product design, I have extensive experience working in other disciplines like animation, branding, and advertising

During my off time, I spend time with my loved ones, haphazardly play the alto saxophone, and watch my favorite teams. I also love trying new restaurants, reading, and playing video games.

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Work Experience

2012 – Now

Designer & Animator @ De La Vega Creative

2018 – 2023

Lead Product Designer @ Westgate Resorts

2017 – 2018

Junior Production Artist @ Full Sail University

2015 – 2016

Designer @ Three Two One

“José is a highly skilled product designer who has led our team in conceptualizing, designing, and implementing complex applications across our wide range of business units. He created and implemented design systems that have streamlined our design process and allowed new members of our team to seamlessly integrate as we've grown. His breadth of knowledge, communication and leadership skills are unmatched. José's personality makes him incredibly approachable and positively impacts the team in leading by example. I am a better designer having worked with him for the past 4 years and he will be a huge asset to any team he finds himself a part of.”

- Nick Olko (Designer - Westgate Resorts)

“I highly value the times José and I spent time working on new products. From user experience, to research, to going over chaotic business rules. To this day, José remains one of the best overall UX-UI leaders I have ever worked with. One of his greatest strengths is his ability to parse through difficult business logic and translate that to intuitive design that delivers real business value.”

- Jay Shahi (Product Manager - Westgate Resorts)

“José was a pleasure to work with. He is a highly skilled designer and animator. During his time, he created numerous graphic design elements, edited video projects, created motion graphics, and became our web designer. José has a very easy going personality which was highly valued in the high stress tight deadline environment. I will definitely miss his ability to stay organized and deliver assets on time and at a high quality. I highly recommend him!”

- Shawn Rinehart (Art Director - Full Sail University)

“José has been a strong contributor to our creative team. He has taken to major challenges and able to navigate different media with ease. He is creative, organized and versatile. He will deliver on time and with high quality every time. On a personal level he is intelligent, friendly and with a positive and calm demeanor.”

- Luis E. Garcia (General Manager - Full Sail University)