Celia

Control personal finances

A better way to organize and control your money

Overview

It's a common problem for most people to manage their own money, knowing where they spend their last salary on and many don't even know how to budget. Celia is an app that allows individuals budget and have healthy finances regardless of their level of income.

Challenges

There is not a local competitor that allows people control their money so this app needed to:

a) Empower users to make them feel in control of their finances, and

b) Allow users to budget and track their expenses accordingly.

Goal

Create a unique app for users to control their personal finances and budget for their personal needs and long term future.

Creating the experience

In order to create an unique experience for users to manage their finances, I needed to cover all features that I found were useful to users.

Not only did users have the ability to budget for their regular expenses but also for their monthly payments (think of rent, bills, etc). All of these must be connected and easy to manage.

This app's target is everybody that is struggling to maintain healthy finances, so this includes people of all ages and backgrounds.

APP WIREFRAMES

The big picture: an easy to read summary

This summary allows users to observe their available money taking into account next debts, spending habits, latest movements and budgets. From here, users begin to understand how they move their money in the current cycle.

MOVEMENTS SWITCHES FROM LIST VIEW TO CALENDAR VIEW TO ALLOW USERS GET TO KNOW THEY SPENDING HAVINGS OVER TIME AND ON SPECIFIC DATES.

Being the bosses of their finances

With budgets they can allocate a certain amount of money for the payment of various categories. This functionality is crucial so that users know how much they are spending and in which areas.

These budgets are flexible so that they can move money from one category to the other as they see fit according to their quality of life and consumption habits.

Debts and recurrent payments

Recurrent payments are divided according to the degree of urgency so that users can take immediate actions.

We have the option of adding educational credits, mortgages, purchases with credit cards, public services, subscriptions, etc. The division in this stage is necessary since the interests and institutions vary according to the type of debt.

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I’ve enjoyed working with Diego on the design of my website and broader platform business, which includes both a desktop and a mobile version. He came up to speed quickly and was able to start producing draft design outputs right away. Throughout the process, he has been focused and responsive. He has brought a good “design eye” to the work and pushed back where appropriate, both on the design and on the scope of the MVP version of the product. Overall, I am very pleased with how the work is coming out.
Jim L
Founder @PathWise
I've enjoyed working with Diego on our design project and look forward to working with him on projects in the future. The designs Diego created were excellent! I've seen a lot of design work but Diego's design skills and methodology definitely stands above the rest.  Not only is Diego excellent with design, but he's also skilled in regards to time management and has excellent customer/client facing communication skills. I would definitely recommend working with Diego to anyone looking for an experienced leader in design for your next project.
Earl Holland
Senior Software Architect @NodeAssets
I truly believe Diego's experience possesses a whole new level of creativity, uniqueness, and passion. In my company, everyone is amazed by his work and professional skills. He has a singular ability to walk you through his designs and processes which such clarity of explanation that sometimes makes you believe you are a designer just like him.
Nathalia Rueda
IT Recruiter @NativApps
Our KDS changed incredibly with Diego's help. From the beginning, he diagnosed the obstacles that we were putting our chefs on, and managed to turn everything around to leave us with a much more agile, simple and efficient interface. We managed to increase delivery times and reduce errors immediately. Very happy with his work.
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CEO @BigBites
I love Diego's ability to deliver fast and transform ideas into bright designs. His right attitude is one of many things to highlight when it comes to working with him.
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Product Manager @DRUO
When I hired Diego, I knew he was a world-class designer and his past and present work is a case in point. He was able to successfully deliver the slick product we envisioned for so long in a little over a month. If you are building something truly awesome, Diego can do the heavy lifting with little or no input.
Mohammed
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CTO @Currnt
Diego has such a neat and excellent portfolio that made my decision very easy. He understood my concept, contributed his experience, advised me and made me feel very confident about what I needed. He is a patient, calm and flexible person who really listens to the client and he designed my wishes precisely. I recommend him 100%, it was a dream to work with him.
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CEO & Founder @Genesis Morales
Diego is one of a kind when it comes to his design mind. We are lucky to have him as our lead product guy because in truth he is so well rounded that he can work on mobile-web, desktop-web, mobile apps (both ios and android), admin portal, email templates etc I can go on. You normally don't find designers who can delievery quality work across this range consistenly. Thanks for being part of this team"
Windsor Kitaka
CEO & Founder @TransferX
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CEO & Cofounder @MILA
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Daniel Martin
CEO @Equity Advisors
Limitless creative mind is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Diego. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Diego for 3 years, during which we built together great digital products. Above all, I was impressed with Diego’s ability to make eye-catching designs out of nothing. And, of course, his high commitment. Diego would be a true asset for any positions requiring creative skills and comes with my heartfelt recommendation.
Farid Delgado
Senior Software Engineer at Center for AI & Cognitive Computing @Thomson Reuters
Diego totally nails the world of UX/UI. He is a strategic thinker with brilliant execution.
Manuel Gutiérrez
CTO @DRUO
I highly recommend Diego, he is an excellent professional. I highlight his ability to produce simple and visually appealing user interfaces and also his ability to give direction when managing projects. A design strategist that always focus on user needs, I would work with him again without hesitation.
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Product Designer

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