Panamanian multidisciplinary designer and web developer based in Toronto, Canada.
Julio's work reflects simplicity and expression through purpose, distilling holistic and thoughtful solutions from complex challenges. He is interested in continuing growth and passionate about finding the best tools to execute lucid visual experiences.
The pursuit of timelessness is central to his designs, which Julio aims to achieve by fusing modern best practices, natural movements, and strong design principles.
- Interactive Design
- User Experience
- User Interface
- Visual Design
- Identity & Branding
- Print Design
- Front-End Development
Since 2021 — Head of Design at pb+j
Focused on unlocking potential in people and processes. Responsible for leading the continuing improvement of the team’s expertise and output with a focus on strategy and execution. Create a cultural environment that ensures standards are met and set team-level objectives that align to company objectives. As required, contribute as a design practitioner to ensure the overall happiness and satisfaction of every patron.
2020-2021 — Lead UI Designer at pb+j
Responsible for creating UI and visual design concepts, while working closely with the Lead UX Designer and the rest of the digital team to ensure overall happiness and satisfaction of every client. Assist in the execution of the team’s strategy as it links to the overall strategy of pb+j.
2019-2020 — Senior Designer at Executive
Created responsive websites and apps focused on thoughtful design, motion and interactivity. Elevated digital branding and worked closely with the Creative Director and Lead Developer on creating premium experiences for clients across multiple industries. Lead projects from beginning to end: from concepts to design to assuring quality of the final product.
2017-2019 — UI/UX Designer at Demac Media (Bounteous)
Created wireframes and high fidelity responsive design prototypes. Communicated design ideas and prototypes to developers, designers and clients. Worked closely with the development team to ensure consistency between designs, final product and major updates. Collaborated internally on new visuals and rebranding. Integrated new processes for better communication between designers and developers.
2014-2017 — Lead Web Designer/Developer at Lofty Sky
Overviewed design, UI, UX and development of all web projects. Created branding and established design direction using a systematic approach with mood boards, wireframes and prototypes to communicate concepts. Developed, maintained and assured quality of web projects. Supervised and coordinated tasks with team members. Provided constructive feedback on concepts as well as technical solutions.
Since 2012 — Freelance Designer/Developer (across Canada, USA, Panama)
Work includes: branding, stationery, visual direction, website design and development, interface design, illustrations, newsletters and booklets. Worked on digital components for documentaries, shows and video games. Designed and prepared large format print graphics for multiple corporate events, product launches and press events.
- Doctors Without Borders
- Embassy of Panama in Thailand
- Choose Humanity
- KOCA Dog Rescue
- Avenue Road
- Tokyo Smoke
- Cambridge Forums
- The Epoch Times