Designer and front-end developer from Panama, working worldwide.

Julio Liu Wong

Profile

Design Philosophy

Julio’s work reflects purposeful simplicity that inspires, informs, and evokes emotions. He approaches problems through a holistic, thoughtful lens, placing great emphasis on the client’s needs, context, and audience to distill complex challenges into solutions that are both simple and elegant.

At the core of Julio’s designs is the principle of timelessness, driven by his belief that great design should withstand the test of time. Seamlessly blending modern best practices, natural movements, and solid design principles, he ensures the continued relevance of his work today and tomorrow.

In his relentless pursuit of excellence, Julio is committed to personal and professional growth, constantly exploring new tools and techniques to craft visually captivating experiences that leave a lasting impression on users.

Career Growth & Social Good

Having graduated from Seneca College’s Graphic Design program in Toronto, Julio has accumulated over 10 years of diverse experience, starting with freelance and growing into full-stack design and specialized website development. Currently serving as the Experience Design Lead at Syatt, he thrives on unlocking potential in strategies and workflows, transforming ideas into delightful designs that resonate with audiences.

Simultaneously, Julio holds the position of Creative Director at Choose Humanity, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the well-being of newcomer Canadian communities affected by religious discrimination. Through services and programs, he contributes to the organization’s mission of fostering inclusivity and support.

In addition to his professional roles, Julio is an advocate for the intersection of design and social impact. He believes in harnessing the power of creativity to drive positive change. Whether it’s mentoring aspiring designers or volunteering his skills to charitable causes, Julio extends his expertise beyond the confines of his official roles, embodying a commitment to using design as a force for good. This dedication further underscores his belief that design is a vehicle for creating a better, more inclusive world.

“Love, and do what you will”

–St. Augustine

Somos Panama prints

Design ManifestoRead the manifesto

Available for freelancePlease get in touch
jliuwong@gmail.com

Services

Design

  1. Website & Ecommerce
  2. User Interface (UI)
  3. User Experience (UX)
  4. Print & Packaging
  5. Brand Identity
  6. Art Direction
  7. Visuals & Illustrations
  8. Wireframe & Prototyping
Tulum '18

Development

  1. Creative Development
  2. Front-End Development
  3. HTML / CSS
  4. Javascript
  5. GSAP
  6. WordPress
  7. Shopify
P. de Bernal '20

Select Clients

Doctors Without BordersEmbassy of PanamaChoose Humanity
SeeChangeKOCA Dog RescueTokyo SmokeBrand YourLansinoh

Experience

  • Syatt

    • Since 2024

      Experience Design Lead

      Lead cross-functional teams to craft compelling user experiences for online brands and retailers by translating client and customer requirements into impactful designs focused on usability, performance, accessibility, and conversion. Continuously evaluate and refine design strategies and workflows to enhance effectiveness. Effectively communicate design concepts and rationale to internal teams and client stakeholders.

  • pb+j

    • 2021–2024

      Head of Design

      Focused on: unlocking potential in people and processes; leading the continuing improvement of the team’s expertise and output with a focus on strategy and execution; creating an environment that ensures standards are met; and setting team-level objectives that align to agency objectives. As required, contributing as a design practitioner ensuring the overall happiness and satisfaction of every patron.

    • 2020–2021

      Lead UI Designer

      Created UI and design prototypes while working closely with the Lead UX Designer and the rest of the team to ensure excellence for every patron. Assisted in the execution of the team’s strategy as it links to the overall goals of the project.

  • Executive Agency

    • 2019–2020

      Senior Designer

      Created websites and apps focused on thoughtful design, motion and interactivity. Elevated 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 strategy to design to launch. Redesigned the agency’s website and directed/produced content for it.

  • Bounteous

    (f.) Demac Media
    • 2017–2019

      UI/UX Designer

      Created wireframes and high fidelity design prototypes. Presented concepts and prototypes internally and to clients. Ensured consistency between designs, final product and CRO initiatives. Collaborated on new visuals and rebranding. Integrated processes for better communication between designers and developers.

  • Lofty Sky Entertainment

    (f.) Mark Media
    • 2014–2017

      Lead Web Designer / Developer

      Led UI/UX and development for all digital projects, driving branding and creative direction through a systematic approach with mood boards, wireframes, and prototypes. Managed project development and maintenance, coordinating tasks with team members and providing feedback on concepts and technical solutions.

  • Freelance

    Across Canada, USA, Panama
    • Since 2012

      Full-Stack Designer

      Work includes: branding, art direction, website design and development, UI/UX, illustrations, stationery, newsletters and booklets. Created websites and digital products for documentaries, shows and video games. Designed and prepared large format prints for corporate events, product launches, and press events.