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User Experience / Interaction Designer

“Do a job you love and you will never work again” Confucius


Based in Paris, I am a self-taught user-centred interaction designer who loves to design solutions that are useful and usable for the users' specific needs.
I'm fluent in French, English and Spanish.

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Portfolio

Main Projects at eFinancialCareers

eFinancialCareers is a global career site specialised in finance, banking and insurance
with a monthly average of 20 million page views and 2.7 million visits.


Job Search Section Redesign

efinancialcareers.com LIVE

Improving the active jobseekers search experience to drive more conversions. Information Architecture, UX and Visual design.

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Job Search Home Page

Mobile Site for Jobseekers

m.efinancialcareers.com LIVE

Designing the first eFinancialCareers Mobile site for 30% of the site traffic. Product management with stakeholders and developers, Information Architecture, UX and Visual design.

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Client Account & Internal Users Sites Redesign

backoffice.efinancialcareers.com LIVE but requires login

Redesign the back office for client accounts and internal users to offer new functionalities and a better performance. Product management with stakeholders and developers, User Research, Information Architecture, UX and Visual design.

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Back Office site

Candidate Account Section Redesign

myefc.efinancialcareers.com LIVE

Introducing a user profile for jobseekers and improving registration flows to increase conversions. Product management with stakeholders and developers, User Research, Information Architecture, UX and Visual design.

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Candidate Account
News Section

News & Career Advice Section Redesign

news.efinancialcareers.com LIVE

Redesign for an audience of passive jobseekers to increase engagement. Product management with stakeholders and developers, user research, UX Design and Visual design supervision.

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Other Projects


French Guest House Castle Site

boiscoursier.fr LIVE

This is a site I realised in 2008 while studying Web Design Technologies.
Back then, Flash was still used and I enjoyed concepting this atypical website, full of surprises!
HTML/CSS/Flash and Visual Design.
Site is in French and English.

Boiscoursier Castle
Dectatoma

Music Magazine

dectatoma.eu Not live anymore

This is the first site I created in 2006, with the Adobe Multimedia Suite (Dreamweaver, Flash and Fireworks).

It was a musical magazine written in Spanish where you could read articles and musician interviews playing jazz, flamenco, and world music as well as listening to some song extracts.

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Skills

User Research & Testing

  • Personas
  • Guerilla Methods
  • Users, Stakeholders, Business People Interviews
  • User Shadowing (my favourite)
  • Prototype Testing with Real Users and Internal Users
  • A/B Multi Variance Testing (Optimezely)
  • Analytics (Google Analytics & Omniture)

UX & Interaction Design

  • Multilingual Design for Desktop and Mobile
  • Information Architecture
  • Detailed Wireframes and Storyboards
  • Rapid Prototyping for Mobile and Desktop - Expert in Axure
  • Responsive Design and Mobile Content Strategy
  • Excellent Command of HTML and CSS and Frameworks like Bootstrap
  • Good understanding of Javascript, J-Query, Back-end and Database Technologies
  • Softwares:
    Axure Adobe Fireworks

Visual Design

  • Design Guidelines Creation
  • Applying existing design guidelines
  • Softwares:
    Fireworks Photoshop Illustrator

About

Who I am

Based in Paris, I am a self-taught user-centred interaction designer who loves to design solutions that are useful and usable for the users' specific needs.

At eFinancialCareers where I have worked for more than 3 years as an interaction designer, the users have always been at the centre of my designs as I spent 3 years myself as an end user of the back office working as a Client Relationship Executive, and being in daily contact with candidates and clients.

I'm fluent in French, English and Spanish, and I have the experience of designing solutions for multi-lingual platform and communicate with people from many different countries like United States, United Kingdom, Belarus and more recently China.

What I do

My experience covers a range of activities such as interaction design, user research, usefulness/usability testing, visual design and some front-end development.

I also love to teach and share my knowledge, and I taught Web Design technologies and how to quick prototype with Fireworks at the University of London for part-time students (Birkbeck).

My different experiences and trainings have shown me that there is no perfect design unless it has been tested with users. So I always do my best to test what I design.

Background and Education

Originally from Paris area, I studied Business and Marketing and worked several years in sales, client relationship management roles in France, Spain and the United Kingdom, roles that made my days last forever...

Then I discovered a passion for web design and I passed with Distinction a Certificate of Higher Education in Web design technologies at the University of London, and followed various design, user experience and interaction design courses.

Recommendations

Shah Zeb
Program Manager at eFinancialCareers


Cecile is an absolute delight to work with. She is an intelligent, creative and passionate interaction designer as well as an amazing human being.
She made tremendous contributions to our product development and the redesign projects via her user research & analysis, personas, wireframes, interactive prototypes and final visual designs. These artefacts also played a key role in building consensus around proposed flows, layouts and in communicating that vision to a hybrid team.
She truly puts user experience at heart of the development without compromising business objective. She influenced how we developed our products. We continuously saw her challenging and improving herself including various techniques and tools that she used to get the job done.
She has keen interest in technology and has done formal courses in web development. She is a competent designer who is willing to and capable of learning new skills.
I would highly recommend her as she would be an asset to any organisation/team.

Sharone Maria Benjamin
Founder & Director of Working on Words


Personally I'd say that I've found you easy to work with and what I've liked is the input and expertise you bring. Not just doing whatever I ask but you've given me things to think about as well that I feel will enhance my site and even my business.

Katy Magrane
Product Manager at Tech Data


Cecile has been a dream to manage and a joy to work with. I've benefited hugely from her dynamism and energy and in particular, her passion for the end-user. She is the voice of the user at eFC, without which the new wave of exciting new products and product improvements would not be possible. Every organisation needs a Cecile!

Haran Rasalingam
Agile Coach and Consultant, Software
Professional, Linguistics and Psychology Expert


I've been very lucky to work with her and to watch her grow and achieve in her position as Interaction Designer; I look forward to watching her continued success during what will no doubt be a very exciting career. I would strongly recommend Cecile for any role which made use of her talents.

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Based in Paris and ready to travel or work remotely for contracts

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