Maria Magdalena Balos

Cambridge, CB13SL • (+44) 7899 866 219 • •

Driven by a genuine passion for understanding user needs through empathy and curiosity, I find fulfillment in my role as a user experience design professional. Customers and colleagues acknowledge my commitment to producing exceptional results, whether working autonomously or as part of a team. Continual learning and growth are integral to my approach, as I consistently seek to expand my skills and expertise in the field. Embracing a proactive mindset, I readily adapt to evolving priorities while skillfully navigating the delicate balance between immediate requirements and long-term strategic objectives.

UX Skills
  • User Experience Interviews
    Conducting interviews to gather insights and understand user needs and preferences.
  • Heuristic Evaluation
    Assessing the usability of a product based on established design principles.
  • Contextual Observation
    Observing users in their natural environment to gain insights into their behaviors and challenges.
  • Information Architecture
    Organizing and structuring information in a way that is intuitive and easy for users to navigate.
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
    Gathering quantitative data and feedback from users through surveys and questionnaires.
  • Card Sorting
    A technique used to determine the optimal organization and categorization of information.
  • Tree Test
    Evaluating the findability and effectiveness of a website's navigation structure.
  • A/B Testing
    Comparing two versions of a design to determine which performs better based on user behavior and preferences.
  • Usability Study
    Assessing the usability of a product through testing with representative users.
  • User Research
    Conducting research to gain a deep understanding of users' needs, motivations, and behaviors.
  • Interaction Design
    Designing and defining how users interact with a product or system.
  • Visual Design
    Creating visually appealing and engaging designs that align with the brand and user experience.
  • Graphic Design
    Utilizing visual elements and typography to communicate messages effectively.
UI Skills
  • Atomic UI kit Design
    Involves creating modular and reusable design components that can be combined to build consistent and cohesive user interfaces. It promotes efficiency and consistency in design workflows.
  • Composition
    Refers to the arrangement and organization of visual elements within a design. It involves balancing the hierarchy, spacing, and alignment to create visually appealing and user-friendly interfaces.
  • Branding
    Encompasses the visual representation and identity of a company or product. It involves designing logos, color schemes, and other visual elements that reflect the brand's personality and values.
  • Colour Psychology
    Understanding the impact of colors on user perception and emotions. Involves selecting appropriate color palettes that evoke the desired feelings and convey the intended message.

Work Experience


    Aug. 2023 - Present | Cambridge, UK
    Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA)

    Understanding users' needs and behaviour in the context of the museum. This is a volunteer position.


    • Conducting contextual observation
    • Surveying the users
    • Timing, tracking and monitoring in the galery

    Sep. 2022 - Mar. 2023 | Somerset, UK
    Singer Instruments

    Part of the user experience team working closely with stakeholders in developing new features for the existing products.


    • Conducting heuristic evaluations
    • Leading usability studies and A/B testing
    • Information Architecture
    • Getting insights and presenting them to the stakeholders
    • Creating and testing different fidelity prototypes
    • Creating and analysing questionnaire results

    Feb. 2020 - Sept. 2020 | Luxembourg
    International Dual Career Network

    In this position I was working as a graphic designer specialist in the communication team.


    • Newsletter design
    • Style sheet definition
    • Social media publications

    May 2018 - April 2019 | Madrid, Spain


    • Layout newborn book design
    • Newborn photoshoot
    • Photography post-production
    • Photo edition
    • Customer acquisition

    Sept. 2013 - August 2016 | Valencia, Spain
    Emana by Hijas de Berna


    • Photo books design
    • Event card templates
    • Post-production of RAW images
    • Photo retouch
    • Customer assistance occasionally



Figma • Miro • Optimal Workshop • Fibery • Jira • Final Cut Pro X • Microsoft Office • Google Drive • Adobe Creative Cloud: XD, Photoshop, Premiere, Bridge, Lightroom, Indesign, Illustrator Sketch


Python • HTML • CSS • Bootstrap • JavaScript • P5.JS • Bash


English • Spanish • Romanian • French • Catalan