Sebastian Barerra

Sebastian Barerra

Senior Design Specialist

Sebastian is a Senior Design Specialist at BFA Global. His expertise includes design research, service design, and digital product design for low-income customers in emerging markets, particularly for Latin America and East Africa.

At BFA Global, Sebastian is responsible for leading any customer insights and design research efforts company-wide, including usability assessments, design sprints, exploratory research, and collaborative design workshops with end-customers and staff from partner organizations to inform product design and strategy. As a technical expert for Catalyst Fund startups, he advises technical teams and product managers from inclusive fin-tech startups on how to apply user-centered design research and agile design techniques to inform product design and user experience.

His experience and interest span across a broad range of topics and projects, with a particular interest in digital finance, and digital platform work as means for progressive formality. Sebastián holds a BA in Design from Los Andes University (Colombia) and an MFA in Design for Social Innovation from the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Publications by this author

Más allá de la inclusión financiera: Midiendo y mejorando el impacto de la salud financiera en México
Financial Health |

Más allá de la inclusión financiera: Midiendo y mejorando el impacto de la salud financiera en México

Medir la salud financiera es un desafío. Aunque existe consenso en la industria sobre el tema de la salud...

By Benjamin Mazzotta
Beyond financial inclusion: Measuring and improving financial health outcomes in México
Financial Health |

Beyond financial inclusion: Measuring and improving financial health outcomes in México

Measuring financial health is a challenge. Although there is industry consensus on the theme of financial health, the methodologies...

By Benjamin Mazzotta
Pulse surveys with shopkeepers across Mexico during COVID-19
Financial Health |

Pulse surveys with shopkeepers across Mexico during COVID-19

Pulse surveys with shopkeepers across Mexico during COVID-19   in partnership with     In our previous publications we...

By Benjamin Mazzotta
Videos tutoriales: Modelo de pruebas de estrés
Financial Health |

Videos tutoriales: Modelo de pruebas de estrés

En esta página pueden encontrar una serie de tutoriales que pueden utilizar para poder instalar el modelo...

By Jorge Hernandez
Webinar y presentación: FinnSalud ante el COVID-19: Hallazgos e iniciativas para enfrentar la crisis
Financial Health |

Webinar y presentación: FinnSalud ante el COVID-19: Hallazgos e iniciativas para enfrentar la crisis

FinnSalud ante el COVID-19: Hallazgos e iniciativas para enfrentar la crisis Presentación virtual para diversas agencias ejecutoras y académicos...

By Jorge Hernandez
Harnessing UX to Test-Drive New Products
Inclusive Fintech |

Harnessing UX to Test-Drive New Products

“A user-centric design process makes it easier to resolve ambiguity and keeps the process focused. If there’s a doubt...

By Sebastian Barerra