I am Helena, 

Lead Designer 

& Mentor


Design lead with a knack for spinning up, scaling, and crafting a healthy culture in design teams. Passionate about education, fintech, and web3.

Lead Designer 


Burra | 2019 – Current

Independent work including UX audits and consulting, concept design, user research, end-to-end user flows, interaction design, wireframing and prototyping. This includes the regular company day-to-day upkeep like client management, financial and business management, etc. Projects done in fintech, education and service industries.


Designlab | 2020 – Current, Remote

I mentor students in the UX Academy at DesignLab. This includes guiding them through various approaches to user experience and visual design. I provide students with my industry insights and teach them how to handle concepts they learned in the academy and apply them in the real world.


Algebra | 2017 – Current

Teaching three courses, Multimedia publishing, Web and user interface design, and Computer tools in visual communication. Alongside supporting students and mentoring them in their final thesis.

Lead Product Designer

Harness FI | 2022 – 2022

Le As a As Lead Product Designer at Harness Finance & Giving, I led projects encompassing rapid prototyping, full-flow creation, and whitelabel solutions. Collaborating closely with product teams, I managed business expectations, ensuring preferred design outcomes. This involved seamless partnerships with PMs and developers, as well as user testing and comprehensive design initiatives.

Product Designer Consultant

Underline | 2021 2022, Remote

With Underline I collaborated as their in-house design consultant. Working hands-on as well as coordinating the design with an external company that was doing the development. The main accomplishment here was unraveling a complicated filtering option into something that is easy to use!

Design Lead

Aster | 2021, Remote

Aster is a fintech startup that deals with personal wealth management for HNWI. My role included creative direction in both the product and marketing sense. Another of my primary responsibilities was establishing the design system functionalities and planning how design ops would work in the future. I closely collaborated with Engineering and Product teams in an agile setting.

Senior Product Designer

Asseco SEE | 2020 – 2021, Remote

Worked in a cross-functional team using an agile approach. My responsibilities were design-related, covering the whole design process. A large emphasis was on creating, maintaining, and developing a functional (and very complicated) design system.

Design Team Lead

Emondo | 2016 – 2021, Remote

My main role was a plug-and-play designer for clients. I passed through many different project types, industries, methodologies, and team sizes. Besides that, I communicated with the key accounts and lead my team of designers, keeping them accountable for their responsibilities and deadlines. I also participated in the hiring processes. I drove the design direction of the company branding, trying to upkeep the social media.


🎊 Festival of NDAs

Since most of my projects are covered with NDAs, please reach out until I think of how to show something here!