A day in the life of…Mike Rosado, Product Designer

A day in the life of…Mike Rosado, Product Designer

Ever wondered what a day in life looks like at Vortexa for an Product Designer? We sat down with Mike to find out what his day-to-day life looks like, what is the most interesting aspect of his role, and what he really thinks of our company culture…

02 December, 2022
Jessica Irvin
Jessica Irvin, Head of Operations & People
Mike studied graphic design in Portugal. After moving to London Mike worked as a chef before slowly moving back into design and eventually making the move toward product design.
Prior to joining the company, Mike worked at Recruitd as a Head of Design
Fun fact: Mike’s hobby is painting plastic miniatures

What does day-to-day life in your role look like?

It is always good to start the day with a coffee, from there there is always something different to do from one day to the next unless I’m working on a longer project. I always tend to have a few different tasks in hand so I don’t just work on one task for a whole day. And in between my tasks across the day there is always some time at lunchtime for a dose of Anime ?

What would you say is the most interesting aspect of your role?

We never stand still –  which means I have the chance to work on different features and get challenged to create new designs and better design solutions to improve our platform.

What was your path to joining Vortexa? 

Before Vortexa I worked as a Head of design for a tech start-up, after I left I wanted a less management-involved role so I could continue to improve my product design skills. Having worked in a few different design roles in the past I came to the conclusion that product design is where my true passion lies, and Vortexa allows me to explore that and push the boundaries.

Everyone is always ready to help when you need it.

What kind of qualities does a person need to have to succeed at Vortexa?

They need to be collaborative, curious, and a bit adventurous.

What do you like about the culture? 

Everyone is always ready to help when you need it. Everyone wants to grow as a collective

Who do you collaborate with?

I work mostly with those in Product and the engineers building and developing the platform. In addition, because I am a designer I always get the chance to work with other teams too, like the Marketing and People Team.

What are the first three things you do on a Monday morning?

  • Coffee
  • Slack
  • Apple Music (what is work without a little “heavy music”)

What energises you most about working as a UX/UI Designer at Vortexa?

All the exciting new projects we have planned, and the chance to create a truly outstanding platform for our users.

Jessica Irvin
Head of Operations & People
Jessica Irvin
Jessica is Head of People & Operations at Vortexa and is responsible for hiring, learning & development, culture, engagement, performance management and leading expansion plans.