Unicorn Designer

  • Name‬
  • Valentino Baptista‬
  • Nationality‬‬
  • Portuguese‬
  • Age‬
  • 38 (12/02/1980)
  • Languages
  • Portuguese (native), English (proficient)

Hello. My name is Valentino and I'm a Unicorn Designer... Apparently.

Designers Roles
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As a Unicorn Designer, I tend to kickoff my fluffy sparkling projects by understanding goals and needs. Then, I usually sketch potential solutions, prototype, test and refine with the resulting data.
I define myself as autonomous, self-motivated, ambitious, extroverted and empathic.
I am exceptional on creating end-to-end design systems for both mobile and web apps.
My major focus is on bringing consistency and simplicity, while following the latest design patterns, to all my projects.
I was going to tell you about my tremendous sense of humor but I don’t like to brag about it.

From fashion to design

I started working as a model at the age of 16.
At my 19’s I went professional and traveled the world. I believe I owe most of my social skills to it. With my 26 I got my first paid freelancing and with 28 my first design job.
At the age of 34, I got my BA in Design and with 37 my Post Graduation in Digital Marketing.
Worker by day, student by night.

“In 2013 I was distinguished with the award for Best IADE University Student in the Design Course”.


I have a wonderful wife and two kids which I love more than anything. They push me forward.
Apart from singing, playing the guitar, boxing and drawing, I love to study design but also to learn about random stuff and to constantly challenge the status quo of almost everything: What can be improved? How would I do it?