Maria Teresa Stella

Maria Teresa Stella

Senior UX Designer in Trento, She/her

About

I'm a UX Designer from northern Italy with 5+ years of experience in the B2B field. A twist of fate led me from an aspiring doctor to a Bachelor's in Cognitive Psychology, where I explored the intricacies of the human mind. It was during my Master's in HCI that I discovered my true calling—making technology more user-friendly and delightful. I've also taken part in hackathons, embarked on a public speaking journey, and became a mentor for aspiring UX Designers. Beyond UX, I'm a vintage enthusiast, cat mom, and perpetual explorer, always eager to embrace new experiences.

What I can do for you:

  • Help you become a (better) UX Designer: I mentor UX Design students and young professionals.
  • Speak at your event or deliver UX training: I've already spoken at tech conferences and meetups, where I have shared my learnings with junior and aspiring designers. I have sharpened my skills thanks to Women Talk Design and I dream of teaching a UX course someday.

Speaking

2023
Company Presentation at Company Seminars
University of Trento

I gave a presentation about Cerved and our design work within the company to prospective interns who are currently students of the Master in HCI.

2021
🇮🇹 "Dalla carta al web: la nuova professione dello UX Designer"
High School "Liceo Da Vinci ", Trento
2019
"Figma for beginners - Create your first prototype in 60 minutes" at Speck&Tech Retreat 2
Dimaro (TN) Italy

Work Experience

2022 — Now
Milan

I am part of the Service & UX Design team, where I focus on Interaction Design and UX Strategy for several B2B products in the fields of Fintech and Sales Intelligence.

2022 — Now

I offer mentorship services for students and young professionals who wish to land their first UX design internship or job.

2021 — 2022
Trento, Italy

Was responsible for Atoka, the lead Sales Intelligence platform in Italy, as well as the redesign of the company website.

2018 — 2021
Bolzano, Italy

Was responsible for the usability and graphics of ANIMA, the software for Digital Signage, used by 120+ clients with a total of 400+ users. I also worked on several DS layouts as well as on the UX and UI of other internal platforms

2018 — 2018
2017 — 2018

Projects

2022

Created the design documentation for Atoka's design system and fine-tuned specs and components with the help of the dev team.

2022

Responsible for the design of Atoka, the leading Sales Intelligence software in Italy.

2021

ANIMA is the cloud-based content panel which gives businesses everything they need to manage their entire Digital Signage ecosystem. For each functionality in Anima, I was involved as UX/UI designer from the first meeting with the stakeholders until the developer handoff.

Side Projects

2023

Your online publication on all things UX for aspiring and junior UX designers

2022

A new website for Margherita, psychologist, to showcase her services and contact information for patients. Designed in Figma and built in Webflow

2022

Webflow website to get RSVPs for my friends who are getting married in the summer.

2021

Website created with Figma and Webflow

2020

Website created with Figma and Webflow

Education

2016 — 2019
MSc in Human Computer Interaction at Università degli Studi di Trento
Trento
2013 — 2016
BSc in Cognitive Psychology at Università degli Studi di Trento
Trento, Italy

Writing

2023

Your online publication on all things UX for aspiring and junior UX designers

2022

We present to you Oniru, the design system created in-house at SpazioDati which we use to build sales-intelligence products in the Atoka suite.

Features

2023

Maria Teresa is a Senior UX Designer with a background in Psychology and is based in northern Italy. Having worked most of her career so far in a design team of one, she believes in bringing forward design knowledge and working in multidisciplinary contexts. On the side, she enjoys mentoring young designers and is now also dabbling in public speaking.

2021

Maria Teresa Stella è UX Designer a Acs Data Systems. Di cosa si occupa esattamente? Ce lo racconta in quest'intervista.

Volunteering

2022 — Now

Certifications

2023
German Goethe-Zertifikat B2 from Goethe Institut
2023

The Present Yourself program is designed to teach a framework that you can use over and over again to create more compelling, effective presentations.

2012
Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) C1 from Cambridge Institute

Awards

2019

Won the prize by sponsor SiMedia GmbH with my 3 friends

2019

With my team we won the 1st prize and a ticket to the Push UX Conference in Munich

Contact

Polywork