Photo with my girlfriend and my cat

My name is William Montoya. I’m from Colombia, and live with my girlfriend and my cat in the unpredictable Bogotá.

I’m a UX designer, a journalist, a front-end developer, and a gamer. I’m the type of person who loves to connect the dots, who loves to create scenarios of freedom.

Always learning, always connecting, I love to build simple solutions to complex problems. I’m also passionate about challenging the status quo and achieving lasting transformations. My process is simple: empathy, iteration, and user-centered decision-making.

I'm always down to collaborate and create. Reach out if you want to work with me or if you want to talk about why video games are the most important form of art nowadays 🤖.

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Education

Universidad de los Andes

Master Degree in Design and Social Management of Technology - 2015

Universidad de Antioquia

Bachelor Degree in Journalism - 2009

Experience

Ministry of National Education of Colombia

UX Program Manager / March 2019 - present

I lead design and development teams to ensure the Portal Colombia Aprende transition towards a digital ecosystem of learning services.

I’m also in charge of analyzing user behavior using Google Analytics and heuristic evaluations.

Lastly, I conceptualize and manage the team’s workload to create and launch all digital products required by stakeholders and users.

UNPD

Production designer / July 2017 - December 2018

My main job was to deliver wireframe and high fidelity prototypes. I also conducted research with internal and external users to create navigation flows, tested and documented users interactions to identify improvement opportunities, and defined and validated user stories with the development team.

Ministry of ICT of Colombia

Communications lead / July 2011 - June 2017

My functions in Urna de Cristal were:

  • To lead a digital transformation process with 830 officials from mayors’ and governors’ offices to encourage the use of social networks to interact with citizens.
  • To create reporting and analysis models for social networks to identify opportunities for interaction with Colombians on Facebook and Twitter.
  • To create and manage a community platform of collaboration and open innovation.

Skills

General

UX / UI
Prototyping
User Research
Design Sprints
UX Writing
Front-end Dev
Problem solving
Wireframing
Testing
Project management

Design

Figma
Adobe XD
Sketch
After Effects
InVision

Development

HTML / CSS
Gatsby
Wordpress
Git