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I'm Rubens
Cantuni
Award-winning design lead
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EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE

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15 years of experience in design, between agencies, startups and big corporations.
I don't just push pixels: design strategy, vision and forward-thinking are some of my most appreciated skills.

I have experience on a variety of digital products, with awards winning titles in my portfolio. I lead remote design teams, distributed across different time zones, using an approach made of mentoring, coaching and leading by example.
Current
Metafy
Design Lead
Remote
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Designing an educational platform for gamers from gamers.
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Leading a distributed team of designers.
2020-2022
MetaLab
Design Lead
Remote
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Leading design teams during the creation of digital experiences for startups and industry leaders.
Estimating team efforts and roadmaps.
Coordinating design team efforts with Research and Engineering teams.
Supporting the Research team in shaping testing and interviews and summarizing findings to clients.
Presenting design solutions to clients, articulating the team's decisions.
Mentoring and coaching product designers.
Interviewing design candidates.
2018-2020
Huawei
UX Design Manager
Milan, Italy
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Design, concept, envisioning and research for all the digital components of Huawei consumer products on a global level. Including automotive HMI solutions.
Lead designer for Milan's R&D studio in Huawei's efforts in in-car experiences, collaborating remotely and on-site with Shanghai's lab.
R&D for Huawei's new proprietary cross-device operating system "Harmony".
Collaborating with Industrial Designers to envision new devices with a holistic software/hardware approach.
2018
Alkemy
Senior Product Designer
Milan, Italy
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Design of complex digital products, desktop, and mobile, for big companies pursuing digital transformation processes.
Conducting co-design workshops with clients.
Mentoring junior designers.
2015-2018
JibJab
Senior Product Designer
Los Angeles, California
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Design of digital products for kids.
Mobile video player apps, educational platforms, games, websites.
Team leader for the content team.
2013-2015
Mutado
Senior Digital Art Director
Milan, Italy
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Design of digital products, desktop and mobile for major national and international brands.
Social apps, mobile games, web applications.
2007-2013
Pbcom
Digital Art Director
Genoa, Italy
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Web design.
Digital campaign.
Branding.
Photo of the book "Designing digital products for kids" by Rubens Cantuni"

BOOK

Learn how to design successful digital products for kids!
All the secrets to design successful digital products for children. You'll find answers to all your questions regarding the industry, and its peculiarities in UX design, UI design, user testing, business strategies and much more.
250+ pages of best practices, tips, guidelines and information, based on scientific studies and decades of experience.
Interviews with industry experts, including people from Netflix, PBS Kids, Toca Boca, and more.
Usability and accessibility information that will make you a better, more inclusive designer on any kind of product, not just for kids.

awards

2022
CSSDA Website Of The Day
This website
Awwwards Honorable Mention
This website
CSSDA UI + UX + Innovation Awards
This website
2017
Emmy Award for “Outstanding Interactive”
Storybots apps and web
Webby Award honoree
storybots.com
Teachers' Choice Award
Storybots Classroom
Parents' Choice Award
Storybots Classroom
2015
Parents' Choice Award
Ely Flying Explorer app
ECGBL: first prize
Ely Flying Explorer app
2014
Unicredit Appathon: First Prize
Hatly app

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Due to NDA limitations, a selection of case studies is available, upon request, to recruiters and hiring managers only. Let’s talk!
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During my career, I had the chance to collaborate in different capacities with these great companies.

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Due to NDA limitations, a selection of case studies is available, upon request, to recruiters and hiring managers only. Let’s talk!
get in touch
AUTOMOTIVE
PRODUCT
IOT
WEB
KIDS
During my career, I had the chance to collaborate in different capacities with these great companies.

LET'S TALK!

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