About

Hi :) I'm a product designer with a passion for systems and design strategy. I have an extensive experience designing products for a technical audience and I love solving problems in complex domains with the goal of creating innovative solutions to improve people's life. Some of the brands I've worked for include IBM, Lloyds Bank, The Telegraph, Google, and more, both B2C and B2B. I also love coaching about product design, strategy and more, supporting designers around the world to progress with their career and achieve their goals.

Whether you're just starting out or need someone to support your growth, I can assist you at any stage in your career.

Some of the things I can help you with:
- Have your portfolio and CV reviewed
- Support you with interview techniques
- Give you insights and direction to grow the skill set you want
- Career advice
- Strategic thinking
- Product design & management

Read what other mentees say about me: https://adplist.org/mentors/annalisa-valente

Would love to hear from you :)


What mentees say

Leon

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5 out of 5 stars

Annalisa is a great mentor. She has experience bringing self-study students to an entry-level role. She listens to your questions and proposes thoughtful solutions. For example, I was struggling with creating my own components for a project. We screen shared and Annalisa walked me through using components from a design system. I like that she is always available on Whatsapp. If I have a pending question, I know it will be answered within an hour or two. Annalisa is a risk-taker too, she left a larger company to work with a startup. That should tell you a great deal about her confidence level.

Kat

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5 out of 5 stars

Annalisa guided me through the entire career change process – from portfolio preparation to salary negotiation. I got in touch with her when I was in the early stages of breaking into product design. I was completely lost and didn't know where to start and how to establish myself in the field. She was generous and very supportive from day one. We first started with my portfolio, Annalisa continuously reviewed and provided feedback on two self-initiated case studies I began creating (to add to my portfolio). She explained what skills I needed to work on and pointed me in the direction of how to improve. When I started applying for jobs, Annalisa empowered me with positivity and reassurance. She helped me prepare for interviews, shared techniques and practised whiteboard challenges with me. I got my first job offer as a Product Designer last week, I'm over the moon, but it wouldn't ever be possible without Annalisa's assistance and encouragement :)

Maryam

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5 out of 5 stars

`Anna is a great mentor and I've already improved my design skills with her support and advices

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