Manuel is a Senior UX designer from Italy, based in Paris. He has lived and worked also in Switzerland, Germany, the United States, France and Hungary. Personality type: ENTJ-A.
Former IT consultant (4 years), 3 times successful entrepreneur in 6 years, 2 fast growing startups. 3 universities (Computer Science, Architecture, Engineering) and no degree eventually.
Yes, Manuel is a polymath. The difference between a polymath and a specialist is that the specialist picks a spot and then goes deep, while the polymath is on a lane that continuously gets wider.
The ideal combination is one that relies on a strong understanding of the fundamentals of many disciplines with a specific domain in which you are specialized: now he is a 9+ year UX designer with a diverse and extensive background in IT, visual design, marketing and engineering.
Possesses both the broad and deep knowledge of user-centered design. The proven ability to conceive, articulate and develop a product or service design solution by mapping a business problem to an extensible and usable information architecture and applying the most recent technologies.
12+ years as consultant to insure a daily delivery of high-quality insights, designs and critical thinking. Used to help customers to identify, pursue and close strategic business issues with a strong focus on UX design integration, especially in an agile environment (since 2013, studied in Seattle USA).
Business challenges and impact are what makes me feel alive.
Constant learning is what makes he delighted.
His goals now: take the UX of tier 1 companies to the next level, making a considerable impact and writing his own history.