About

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uk.linkedin.com/in/goncaloandrade/
goncaloandrade.com

Fluent in Portuguese and English. I also speak Spanish and French

Education

Masters in Multimedia & Graphic Design
2019-10 ESAD, Porto, Portugal

Information Design with Hamish Muir
2010 ESAD, Porto, Portugal

Degree in Graphic Design
2005-09 ESAD, Porto, Portugal

Certificate of Proficiency in English
2009 Cambridge ESOL, UK

Additional Experiences

UX and SCRUM training with Roman Pichler
2015 London, UK

XAML Training Course
2014 London, UK

President of a Student Body
ESAD, Porto, Portugal

Design Survival Manual
Atelier da Imagem, Porto, Portugal

Design

  • Discovery & Research
  • Concept
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • Visual Design
  • Documentation

Tools

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • InVision
  • Axure

 

Senior User Experience Architect

Virtusa Polaris, London Jul 2016 – now

Virtusa Polaris provides digital transformation and app development for the top healthcare, financial and insurance companies in the world.

I am responsible for facilitating, generating and executing great user experiences for our clients and their end users. Acting as a coach, mentor and lead for both internal teams as well as an advocate for our clients’ needs, I act as a true veteran of human centric design, interaction design and information architecture – and still in love with getting my hands dirty.

I’ve assumed ownership of the design for projects such as internal apps for Lloyds Banking Group.

Senior UX/UI Designer and Frontend Developer

Orbus Software, London Feb 2014 – Jul 2016

Orbus Software specializes in corporate management tools such as Enterprise Architecture and Business Analysis.

I assumed ownership of the User Experience for 4 of their products, creating new interfaces that meet the business requirements, guaranteeing the overall product quality and usability, produce documentation such as high-fidelity mockups and specification documents, and managing and assisting in the implementation of styles in the products.

I also helped by mentoring a junior designer in the sister company which dealt with the e-learning side of the business.

Design Consultant

Inova+, Porto, Portugal  Mar 2011 – May 2016

This agency worked with international projects for the European Union, providing services from project management to funding advice and consulting.

I had the opportunity to work on branding several of their projects, from children‘s programs to the modernisation of retirement homes. I worked closely with the project managers, keeping a close professional relationship with them consistently throughout the project, to ensure meeting requirements as well as involving them in the design process.

UX/UI Designer and Developer

SIMI, Porto, Portugal  Aug 2012 – Feb 2014

The idea behind this startup was giving a restaurant’s client a tablet instead of a paper menu. This would enable a better sales platform.

As a startup, this environment gave me the opportunity to get involved in all phases of the project, from discussing the requirements and backlog to writing user stories right down to the execution.

As a small team, each of us had many roles. I was fully responsible for designing the products (tablet, mobile and web apps) as well as implementing a good deal of the interface.

Web Designer and Developer

GKM, Porto, Portugal Sep 2011 – Aug 2012

A service company providing a variety of digital services from social media marketing to website design and digital signage.

I worked on a variety of projects, which allowed me to develop a good range of skills. From assuming ownership of web site design and development, mostly through WordPress, to producing digital assets for digital campaigns, as well as owning the user experience for a mobile app.

Graphic Designer

Copidouro, Porto, Portugal Oct 2010 – Aug 2011

Print services company, doing photocopies, larger print work, book binding, etc.

I assumed a role as the sole Graphic Designer for the company and was tasked with the redesign of the brand. This included redesigning their iconography and extended identity, graphic materials for the stores, social media presence and a new website.

Working closely with experts I was involved in a lot of printing industry processes. Learning and practicing those production techniques has rendered my work more pragmatic and realist, since I know how it will be executed.

Graphic Design and Production

WatchPlanet, Porto, Portugal Feb 2010 – Nov 2010

Reseller for watch brands such as Guess, Police, Ego, One, and others countrywide.

I assisted in preparing campaigns’ graphical materials for final production and deployment in each store and their displays and windows, as well as some outdoors and billboards.

Reseller for watch brands such as Guess, Police, Ego, One, and others countrywide.