Annalisa Recio

Purveyor of Delightful User Experiences

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With over 10 years of design experience, I am a Director of UX highly knowledgeable in the following:

  • Leading a UX and development team through task flows, whiteboarding, user personas, journey mapping, wireframes, pixel-perfect comps and interactive prototypes
  • Dynamic mobile design for data driven native iOS and Android applications, following both Apple's Human Interaction Design principles and Google's Material Design principles
  • Conducting in-person user workshop to obtain the golden thread/happy path, pain points and what minimum viable product should be produced
  • Common application development life cycle methodologies such as Scrum sprints, Agile iterations and Waterfall
  • Identifying user behavior patterns, attitudes and emotions using UX core competencies: Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Usability Engineering, Visual Design and Prototype Engineering


Creative Director. Thought Leader. Dot Connector.

  • Design Leadership
  • Lean UX
  • User-centric Design
  • Conversational UI

  • Design System Advocacy
  • Product Innovation
  • Visual Strategy
  • Creative Direction

  • Native Mobile + Responsive Web
  • Information Architecture
  • User Research
  • Usability Testing

My Process

Designing with the user in mind

Discover user needs and motivations and model a solution that executes UX best practices through thorough data gathering and analysis.


Find the intersection between user needs, business goals and well-thought-out contextual strategy.

Prototype & Test

Design products and services that solve problems and deliver great experiences from conducting effective evaluation and benchmarking exercises.

Develop & Iterate

Create and observe sustainable and strategic designs, then refine based on these findings.

My Portfolio

A Collection of My Work as a Designer and Design Leader
Microanimation Design
SAAS Product

Skeleton Load Animation

Microanimation Design
Cox Automotive Mobile App

Safe Driving iOS app built to help promote safe driving via gamification.

Microanimation Design

Greeting Animation for iPad Inspection App

Mobile Design

Mass Notification Mobile App

Responsive Design

Responsive Design for Audio Player

Responsive Design

Event/Task Management Responsive Design

Mobile Design

Organizational Process Flow

Diagram of How to Build Products
Mobile Design

Customer Journey Map

Mobile Design

User Personas

360 Survey
Mobile Design


Internal Talent Aquisition Application for Hiring Managers
Mobile Design

Pharos Design System

Design System for SAAS Company
Mobile Design


Systems Health Monitor App
Mobile Design

HP Marketing Optimization Website

Defining UX Process
Mobile Design

Cox Automotive App

Design for Vehicle Transport App
Mobile Design

Cox Automotive App

Vehicle Inspection iPad App
Mobile Design

Design System

Cox Automotive Sticker Sheet for iOS
Mobile Design

Design System

Cox Automotive Sticker Sheet for Android
Mobile Design

Design System

Sticker Sheet for Responsive Web
Mobile Design

Cox Automotive App

Repair Estimation App
Desktop Design

Home Depot Order Management System

Product Search
Mobile Design

Cox Automotive App

Vehicle Maintenance App
Mobile Design

Cox Automotive App

Design for Customer Analytics App
Mobile Design

Kelley Blue Book Android App

Instant Cash Offer Mobile App
Mobile Design

Colt International

Flight Planning iPad App