I'm Mara Goes, a Product Designer, coffee drinker and a good egg. As a kid, I spent my days having fun with my pet monkey Chico but now I'm all grown up I have fun creating memorable user experiences.

Passionate about problem solving and data-informed design, I love creating simple, usable products that are meaningful. I've worked in digital spaces such as transportation, payments, e-commerce and entertainment and more recently, I founded Giddyfingers; a popular iOS & Android sticker app. 

Welcome to my portfolio.




I've had the pleasure of working for companies like, Hailo, Moo, PayPal, Disney, and Endemol. Now, I'm disrupting taste as Head of Design @Softchow.




  • Product Design, UX & UI / Visual Design
  • Design Research, User Testing 
  • Conceptualising, Prototyping
  • Sketch, Flinto, Invision, Zeplin
  • Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Art Direction, Branding, Photography 




"Mara is one of the reasons I joined Hailo. I wanted to work with people who are unquestionably 'the real deal' in the London tech scene. People who not only make great digital things, but live and breathe digital products. Mara is one of those people. She has an amazing reputation, with a portfolio of work that speaks for itself. But Mara also brings total class to every interaction, in her professional life. She is universally loved by those who work with her. She knows how to make world class product experiences and elevates everyone around her to deliver at that level. It has been awesome working with Mara and I sincerely hope we work together again."




"Mara is not only a fantastic Experience Designer, but an entrepreneur to boot. She's careful to understand the user and the purpose of the design before leaping straight into the UI. Her problem solving skills make for a highly collaborative and engaging experience working out solutions with her. She has deep knowledge of the mobile space and is switched on to the latest design trends, but at the same time will apply her strengths as an innovator to push this even further."


  Former ux Designer @MOO
  Current Senior UX Designer @Survey MOnkey


"Mara is top notch. First, she's a very talented designer– top talent in our UK office, widely regarded by our design leaders worldwide. She's very organised – fantastic attention to detail without losing sight of the big picture. And she's always, always a pleasure to work with – mature and comfortable working through conflict, always looking for a win-win solution. She's been quick to earn everybody's trust and respect. If you have the chance to work with Mara Goes, consider yourself lucky."


- Matt Lerner
  Former SMB Director @PayPAL
  Current Partner @500 Startups



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