Andre Rodrigues

Head of Design, Interaction, UI, UX, Branding

Bangalore, India
I am a self taught human Swiss Army knife of design. UX, VD, CX, UI, User Research, Motion Design as well as Graphic, interactive, visual design, web, print, Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) specialist, stereoscopic 3D designer, photographer and illustrator all rolled into one. Specialising in reboots, redesigns and branding. With the ability to fast prototype in all popular prototyping tools including FramerJS. I love design and experimenting with design and I get things done, on time and within budget.

As a manager I am a thought leader with a hands on approach to management. With experience with small agile, quick teams to managing larger teams of designers and coders. As a product designer I look at increasing your product's reach through design and a user first, business second approach. With a speciality in monetisation and gamification of aspects of your app to draw in more users.

My Portfolio: http://www.ousiadroid.com
My Behance: http://www.behance.net/ousia/frame
My Linked In: http://in.linkedin.com/in/ousia

Work Experience

Microsoft

Senior UX Designer

Working on creating apps and experiences for emerging markets. With one broad spectrum manifesto, which is to "connect the unconnected". Bridging the gap between citizens and their governments.
January 2017 - Hyderabad, India

Ola Cabs

Principal Product Designer

Working on creating delightful and easy to use interfaces with Ola as a Principal Product Designer. Chief responsibilities include Ola Money and aspects of the Ola app.
December 2015 - December 2016 India

Flipkart

Principal Interaction Designer

Putting smiles on billions of happy shoppers by creating beautiful, innovative and emotionally engaging interfaces.
May 2015 - November 2015 Bangalore, India

Times Internet Ltd.

Creative Head Gaana / Head of Design, Interactive and Branding

Times Internet Limited, is the leading digital network, as well as the digital wing of Times of India Group.

Primarily Head of Design for Gaana. Having designed the Gaana app for iOS, Android, Windows 8 as well as on other OS's. At present crossing over 10 million+ install the app is now in it's fifth version. In addition to that, I have defined and designed the new logo and branding for Times Internet Limited. As well as creating apps for several other brands.
February 2011 - May 2015 India

Xavier Institute Of Communications

Consulting NuMedia Professor (Part time)

I have been teaching a module covering Writing for the Internet, social media optimisation and marketing ones stories. Also did an extensive module on blogging and harnessing the power of social networks to push yourself and your content.

Note: This is something I do in my spare time, the main motivation is to keep myself busy so I do not stagnate.
November 2009 - Present Mumbai, India

Notion Ink

Design and User Interface Director

Conceptualised, created and Designed the Eden UI for the Notion Ink Adam. Making a paradigm shift away from current UI styles in the market, identifying a unique look of its own and designing almost fifteen applications for it. Have made headway into designing for Android on Tablet devices.
The Adam and Eden UI secured a runners up at Engadget's best of CES 2011. Here is the Promo Video link www.vimeo.com/18464147
August 2010 - January 2011 Bangalore, India

BBC Top Gear Magazine

Creative Director

Was responsible for building the brand, working extensively with all the teams on innovative ideas to boost sales and spearhead brand awareness. Ideated, planned and Art Directed India's first full fledged Stereoscopic 3D Magazine innovation for the 5th Anniversary Issue of Top Gear.

Redesigned the Indian edition of Top Gear Magazine and is currently in charge of overseeing feature shoots, conceptualising covers, illustrating and generally in charge of bringing out a kick ass Issue every month.

Also, was responsible for the design and execution of Phase 1 www.femina.in website.
April 2007 - September 2010 Mumbai, India

CNBC Television 18

Sr. Web Designer

Worked on the branding for www.tech2.com as well as sites like www.compareindia.com, www.indiwo.com, www.cricketnext.com. Worked on various web design skeletons for CNBC tv18 corporate site and other in-house sites that later become web18.
Conceptualised a Tech2 magazine as well as did the redesign opening of Tech2.0 show. Also was responsible for all branding and day to day designs of Tech2.0
February 2006 - February 2007 Mumbai, India

Dabbagh Publishing House

Art Director

- Worked as the Art Director for a lifestyle coffee table magazine called Stars
- Also was the Art Director for a fashion teen magazine called Impule
- Editor of Playstation Magazine (Official)
January 2004 - January 2006 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

ITNation

Art Director

Redesigned IT NATION BUSINESS REVIEW, one of the leading channel publications,
to 360 Magazine. Designed the Logo's, brochures and corporate communications
for all of their brands and events. Most notably TechTree.com and Discover India
Support Yatra. Also worked on miscellaneous Flash and Web work for Intel and
Logitech.
January 2002 - December 2003 India

Jasubhai Digital Media

Visualiser, Designer, Writer

Computer Gaming World (CGW) was published by Jasubhai Digital Media. CGW was
instrumental in pushing serious gaming in India. In CGW, I was primarily a visualiser/
designer/Illustrator. I was also responsible for the CD interfaces and the website. In
addition to design, I used to pitch in with articles and page layouts
2001 - 2002 Mumbai, India

Webshamens

Web Designer

Started my career working as a web designer here. Worked on a large number of
sites, almost all of which never made it through the dot doom.
1999 - 2001 Mumbai, India

Education

Mumbai University

Bachelor of Commerce, Economics

March 1994 - March 1999 Mumbai, India

St. Theresa's School

SSC

1994 Mumbai, India

St Mary's, Mazagoan

Primary School

Mumbai, India

Languages

English (Fluent),
Hindi (Conversational),
Japanese (Beginner),

Awards

Microsoft

UI/UX Champion 2012

2012

Skills

Magazine Design, Photography, User-experience Design, 3D Sterescopic Design, Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Adobe DPS, Art Direction, Brand Identity, Branding And Visual Identity, Creative Writing, Flash Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Print Design, UI, User Experience, User Interface Design, User Interfaces, Ux, Web Design,

Additional Information

I love playing videogames, especially good engaging RPG's. Loves Manga, comics, and I am currently writing my own Graphic Novel.