Short Bio
My name is Alexandra, and I have been working with website design and development, specializing in Squarespace. I’m located in Portugal and offer services nationally and internationally, fully remote but keen to network with local or international English-spoken talent.
I believe website users should be at the top of our concerns when designing websites, providing them with the best experience and efficient solutions to solve their problems.
I love simple design approaches, usability, and good typography. I value how design and photography improve communication, change perceptions, and trigger emotions.
- Website design, organizing content within the web pages and across the website, ensuring that all content is readable and understandable, and website development, using the best tools for each situation.
- User interface and experience design, engaging site visitors and allowing them a good experience that stems from a well-designed and functional visual interface designed based on their user behavior knowledge.
- Digital marketing, using social media strategy and search engine optimization to highlight the website.
- Visual design, creating concepts and layouts for digital projects within brand guidelines that reinforce a brand's style, combining marketing and graphic design to produce visual materials that represent a company, organization, product, or service.
BeOn Studio
In 2020 I founded BeOn, a website design studio that follows an agile and user-centered approach that adapts to users' needs and customer expectations, and where I can collaborate in a structured way with partners specialized in Copywriting, SEO, and Programming, among others.
Through the Online Volunteering service, United Nations Volunteers offers a global platform for organizations and online volunteers to connect. I've been an online volunteer since 2018 and I have supported several organizations, all over the world, through UNV online program, using my technical skills to support those organizations to address sustainable development challenges. I also volunteered at other organizations in my own country in early 2000, for which I developed websites and graphic material.
Side Projects
I joined the Adobe Community as an  Adobe Stock Contributor sharing some of my favorite photographs. 
I'm also an independent consultant, offering advice and guidance to people and organizations about website design duties.
Success Stories
Some of my clients shared their experiences and talked about the way my work brought value to them.
Principal Mentor and Program Coordinator at MultiPOD Mentoring, Global Mentoring for Students and Young Professionals
October 31, 2019
Alexandra combines her considerable technical skills with a keen esthetic sensibility to produce eye-catching designs with a clear and concise message. I was very pleased with her work on our MultiPOD Mentoring flyers and banner, which she designed with high quality and in record time (we had to have them ready in time for an international Congress and she delivered). I would strongly recommend Alexandra not only for her professional abilities and standards but also for her reliability and effectiveness in completing rapidly an assigned project according to her client needs and sense of urgency. In summary, she's good and should be considered whenever a job requires quality and timeliness.
Advocating for Global Health Equity/ Women's Rights/ WASH/ Ending HIV/AIDS/ Empowering NextGen
March 15, 2021
Working with Alexandra was a great experience! She was very well organized which made the process much easier. She also gave us great suggestions to ensure our website design would be user-friendly, which was one of our main concerns. She also not only made our website easy to navigate but also very beautiful! Our new website has helped our organization with recruitment and increasing traffic to our website. Thank you so much, Alexandra, it was a pleasure working with you!
February 1, 2021
Warning! If Alexandra designs a logo for you, you may get so many beautiful proposals that it will be difficult to choose just one! Alexandra designed a logo for our health-related project, Ethiopian doulas, as part of the United Nations Online Volunteers program and we could not be happier! She was very professional, asked thoroughly about our needs and preferences, came up with multiple proposals, and then she developed the final design and a whole graphic manual based on mutual consultations. She respects deadlines and communicates clearly, in a friendly way. It was a pleasure working with her and the result? The result is simply beautiful! We really love it! We recommend Alexandra for any similar work!
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