As you’ve probably already guessed, my name is Leo Acosta and I’m Product Designer with over 10 years of experience from the beautiful city of Melbourne, Australia. Oh yeh! and I love code as well šŸ™‚

So what exactly am I up to these days? Well I’m glad you asked, I’m currently working as a Senior UX Designer at AIA Australia.

How it all began

Years and years ago I got my first taste of the tech industry by undertaking a few information technology related subjects in high school.

I was mainly creating simple websites using Notepad and hand-coded HTML/CSS.

It’s with this, that I took it upon myself to start doing Computer Engineering, though after a semester I realised that perhaps I needed a change of scenery.

I had always been into drawing as a kid, so decided that perhaps web design might bring my two worlds together.

It’s with this that I’m happy to say I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia. Soon after I got my first real job in the tech industry and have never looked back.

Fast-forward to now

Having had the opportunity to work with some great teams over the years, I take great pride in my ability to communicate and articulate ideas through design and visual language.

More importantly demonstrating soft personal skills, which revolve around listening, being persuasive and showing a true passion for really understanding the holistic experience that people go through when using a product or service.

It’s with this, that my process always needs to start by identify theĀ whyĀ behind everything I do. I can’t do my job effectively unless every screen, block of copy, or interface bit has an intentional value assigned, all supporting and being empathetic towards user and business goals.

Bringing design thinking helps me find and explore how to create beautiful, useable and immersive experiences that solve real world problems.

How to reach me

Email is the best way to reach me: hello[at]iamleoacosta.com but you can also connect with me on Twitter if you like as well.

Thanks for stopping by!