Hi, I'm
Mariana Alfafar.


Every great design begins with an even better story
- Lorinda Mamo

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About me

Hi! I'm Mariana, a Portuguese citizen living in the Netherlands.

My passion for creativity and technology attracted me to the digital design world, and my interest in business and human behavior lead me to UX and Product Design later on.

I gained most of my experience over the past 6 years working in a fast-paced agile environment. I'm a natural bridge between design, development, user needs, and business value.

Recently, I completed Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Coaching certifications in order to sharpen my communication and leadership skills.

When I'm not designing, I'm spending time on personal development, coaching, lifting weights and hanging out with my loved ones.

3 pillars

I'm enthusiastic about human behavior, business, and design experiences.



Freelancer UX Design & frontend HTML CSS

Remote | 2019

Product Designer - Project @NIKE

NIKE HQ Hilversum, NL | 2018

UX/UI Design Mentor @STRATIO

Remote | 2018

Freelancer UX Design & frontend HTML CSS

Amsterdam, NL | 2017-2018

UX/UI Designer @ONEFIT

Amsterdam, NL | 2016-2017

CO-Founder @HYP
UI/UX & WEB Designer

Coimbra, PT | 2014-2016

Web Designer @STRATIO

Coimbra, PT | 2013-2015


MBA Marketing

@University of Coimbra, Portugal

Bachelor Design & Multimedia

@University of Coimbra, Portugal

Bachelor Computer Engineering

Erasmus Program - 6 months 2012-2013
@Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul TR

Trainings & Certifications

● Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practicioner
● Coaching Skills for Professionals
● Growth Hacker Crash Course

@in2motivation & @growth tribe, Amsterdam NL

UX: The ultimate guide to usability and UX


For more detailed information, you can download my CV: DOWNLOAD MARIANA'S CV


As a person with many interests, such as design, technology, business, I am always eager to learn and apply new things. Below I share some of the tools I'm very confident using on a daily basis.

What I've been up to


UX/UI Designer @Nike

Efficient work experience.

UX Designer HTML/CSS @Onefit

Boosting user experience, features and conversion.


N10 - Simplifying management to happier trainers & members.

UX/UI Designer @HYP

BOOK SWAP - Empowering students.