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Hi, I'm Julio Castellano

A Digital Product Designer doing Research, UX & UI Design at Canva.


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Hi, I'm Julio Castellano

A Digital Product Designer doing Research, UX & UI Design at Canva.


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I help innovative companies & startups create successful, polished & user-friendly websites & apps that are loved by millions of people around the world.

I enjoy making the web & app design process fun, collaborative & easy to understand for everyone involved.

Case Studies

Some end to end projects

Case Studies

Some end to end projects

Money by Afterpay

Financial wellness and habit tracking App by Afterpay. Native iOS and Android App design.

Cash App

USA’s number #1 finance App with 44 million active users. Native iOS and Android App design.

Woolworths

Everyday Rewards

Spaceship

ETF Share Investment App with over $1.25 billion in funds under management. Funds raised by Sequoia capital, Blackbird, and Grok ventures.

Funding

Property Investment App & Website. Winner of many Fintech business and startup awards.

TAB

Sports Betting App & Website with over 2 million active users. Responsive web, native iOS and Android App design.

Sydney Water

Services

Some of my main areas of focus

Services

Some of my main areas of focus

Product Design

  • Design Research
  • Interface Design
  • UX Design
  • Prototyping & Interactions

Leadership

  • Design Team Building
  • Mentorship & Teaching
  • Culture Creation
  • Stakeholder Management

Design Thinking

  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Creative Confidence
  • Problem Space Analysis
  • Empathise & Design

Mentorship & Coaching

Level up your design skills

Mentorship & Coaching

Level up your design skills

I’ve had the privilege of mentoring and coaching numerous talented individuals, within companies and at institutions like Academy Xi and General Assembly. Helping them transition into Product Design roles.
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JONATHAN FAVARI
Archistar
Product & Brand Designer

Julio’s coaching provided me both a broad career vision and immediate, actionable insights for my transition from brand and marketing design to product design. His coaching was practical, grounded in effective product principles and backed up by his ability to listen and see my strengths and weaknesses as a designer. Absolutely recommend Julio

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MATT COMMONS
Weave
UX/UI Designer

Julio was a terrific mentor, he clearly had a wealth of knowledge and experience in UX methods & UI design. His guidance helped provide me with a better understanding of Human Centred Design and how powerful translating research into a professional end product can be.

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ALEXIES ADAO
Walter Wakefield
Lead Designer

Julio has been an amazing mentor, helping me understand the fundamentals of design processes, which are crucial for my journey as a UX/UI designer. He’s given me lots of useful resources and tools that I can use whenever I need them. I can highly recommend Julio.

Dan (1)
Daniel Radovich
Raw Studio
Managing Director

Julio is a remarkably talented designer, truly the real deal. His comprehensive expertise spanning research, ideation, creativity, and pixel-perfect execution sets him apart as an exceptionally valuable asset in the design industry. Working alongside him, I’ve witnessed firsthand the significant impact his designs have had on business outcomes and user experiences, positively affecting millions. Julio is not just a designer; he is a transformative force in product design.

Jackson (1)
Jackson Beale
Leonardo.Ai
Senior Product Designer

In late 2023 I finished up in a role that left me with some time to reflect. It was coming up to Christmas, so I decided to take some time and carefully consider my career goals. I wasn’t exactly looking for a coach at the time, however, after connecting on Linkedin, I was impressed with Julios’ background and saw that he offered coaching as one of his services. Sometimes you need a like-minded professional to bounce ideas off. Someone approachable, with the skills and experience to ask the right questions. That’s Julio. If you’re a Product/UX Design professional looking to further your career, give him a call. He gave me practical career advice and valuable feedback on my case studies and folio. Thanks again, Julio!!!

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Manon Drielsma
Australain Broadcasting Commison ABC
Product Designer

Julio mentored me during a recent UX/UI design course in Sydney. Julio is an exceptional educator with deep expertise in the fields of UX/UI and Product Design. Julio’s passion for design is infectious and he creates an engaging and inspirational learning space. He is able to seamlessly intertwine theory and practice, sharing many valuable real-world insights along the way. I’m immensely grateful for the knowledge and inspiration Julio shared, it played no small part in my successful transition into a Product Design role that I love.

Want to chat?

Product design, UX / UI, career goals, portfolio reviews, interview preparation and learning. We can also form a long-term plan if you need. I am an experienced coach and mentor. Out-of-office (AEST, Sydney) hours are available in my calender below.

Recent Designs

Some of my latest interface designs

Recent Designs

Some of my recent interface designs

Authored Articles

Some of my writing on Digital Product Design from Medium

Authored Articles

Some of my writing on Digital Product Design from Medium

The UX Designer Toolkit
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The Best Experience Design Podcasts
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The Best Inspirational UI / UX Design Websites
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Want to chat about your project or design coaching?

Get in touch ✉️

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