πŸ‘‹ Hi, I'm VerΓ³nica Borges

I'm currently a Product Design Manager at Zocdoc, formerly at AltSchool and Yiftee. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in Computer Science and HCI. I love to build products that empower people and have spent the last 7+ years designing for education, healthcare and e-commerce.

Below are some highlights and key learnings πŸ’‘(or view full resume).

Zocdoc

Zocdoc’s mission is to make healthcare accessible to everyone. I have a player/coach role where I do individual design work, help shape our design team, and define product strategy.

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Shaping a design team: First time recruiting, hiring and managing. Established processes to foster healthy and effective collaboration across teams.
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Designing with data: Large existing user-base. Learned to use data to align design to business goals, find opportunities, prioritize based on impact, and a/b test.
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AltSchool

AltSchool's mission is to use technology to transform k-12 education. I was the design lead of the cross-functional teams focused on teacher planning and student engagement.

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Cross-functional leadership: First time in a larger tech team. Learned to effectively communicate and collaborate to get feedback on work and align teams on new ideas.
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Improving core design skills: First time working with other designers. Helped me grow a lot as a designer, especially my storytelling, visual design and research skills.
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Yiftee

Yiftee was a platform for gifting to local merchants. I was the first hire of startup and led several aspects of the product including research, design, iOS and front-end development.

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Doing what needs to be done: Learned to wear a million hats, context switch a lot, work fast, have grit, prioritize my time, and be scrappy as hell to get the job done.
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Building things: Launched iOS app as sole designer and developer. Did a lot of front-end web development. Learned what it takes to really build a product from scratch.
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