User experience and user interface design
Interactive prototypes
Jade, HAML, and Sass
Adobe Creative Suite
Text Editors
Final Cut Pro®
The command line


Lesley University College of Art and Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design

At Lesley University Rafael studied three semesters of typography, web design, branding, design systems, book design, visual communications, and many liberal art courses.

Foundation: Principles of Pragmatic Marketing
Marketing Certificate

Foundations is a one-day training course. It teaches the necessity of understanding a market, using that context to guide decisions, prioritize projects and drive results. Attendees leave with the ability to better balance strategic and tactical tasks within their organization.


Product Designer at GrabCAD
Cambridge, MA

September 2015 - Present

Designed an easy to use 3D print preparation application for printer operators and mechanical engineers who use Stratasys printers. Designed an iOS and Android application so users can remotely monitor their jobs. Collaborated with product managers, software engineers and designers in Boston, the United Kingdom, Estonia, and Israel.

Product Designer at Iora Health
Boston, MA

September 2014 – September 2015

Designed and implemented user interfaces for electronic medical records for Iora Health employees and a responsive web application for patients. Worked on cross functional teams with doctors, nurses, health coaches, product managers, engineers, and designers. Wrote HTML, Sass and jQuery to implement solutions for the front end of Iora Health web applications.

Contract Web Designer at Name Media
Waltham, MA
September 2014 – September 2015

Designed the user interface for’s user forum. Designed and developed responsive landing pages for Worked with a senior user experience designer, marketing specialist, and back-end developers.

Print and Web Designer at Habitat for Humanity
Boston, MA
October 2013 — May 2014

Designed an advertising campaign for Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in West Roxbury, MA. Rafael created 6.5 foot tall posters for bus shelters. Designed and developed the entire website for the ReStore.

Design Intern at Isaora
New York, NY
Summer 2013

Designed emails that were sent out to 40,000 subscribers. These emails were made to promote sales, to drive traffic to and to boost revenue.

Video Production Intern at Animal Studios LLC
Providence, RI
September 2010 – June 2011

Collaborated with videographers, after effects specialists, project managers, the creative director, RISD alumni and graphic designers to complete projects as a video production intern. Recorded video with the Canon 7D at filming sessions Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, Reebok, and Berklee College of Music.

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