Hi, I’m Mariana.

I’m a UX designer with 13 years of experience specialising in designing websites, web apps and mobile apps.

I am Head of UX & Design at a 100-person software company Oxford Computer Consultants that uses Lean and Agile methodologies to create software, websites and mobile apps for health, engineering, science and social care. I manage and lead a team of UX designers, User researchers and front-end developers who works integrated with Agile and cross-functional teams.

See my CV on Linkedin.


I’m actively involved in the digital community. These are the groups I have been or still am involved with:

UX Oxford (ongoing) 
Co-founded and co-organise this monthly speaker series

Oxford Freelancers (ongoing)
Created Oxford Freelance Designers

Digital Oxford (2012-2013)
Co-created and led the Digital Oxford project

The Product Owner (2013-2014)
Created and led the bi-monthly speaker series

Mozilla Labs Design Jam Oxford (2011)
Co-organised the event 

Public speaking:

I enjoy speaking about UX (user experience), design and running UX workshops.
My public speaking experience and upcoming talks.

Publications and exhibitions:

• 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), Belfast, 2009
My MA project “What have you left behind? – Story of nomads by nomads”.

• Bristol Design Festival, 2009
Stand with MA project “What have you left behind? – Story of nomads by nomads”.

When I’m not working…

…I am travelling and experiencing different cultures, foods and design. Or I’m in my peaceful home in Oxford enjoying my family, having a nice glass of red wine, reading a theatre play or running.

Say hello

By email or twitter (@MarianaMota)