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Andre Tacuyan

Andre Tacuyan, Rising Design Star and Entrepreneur

Since the age of 10, I've had a passion for product, designing unique experiences for non-profits, small startups, and Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft. With a goal to make the world more simple, open, and connected, I aspire to one day work as one of the top design leaders on the planet. Dream big. Work hard. Stay humble.

Andre Tacuyan's Background

Andre Tacuyan's Experience

UX Design Intern at Google

March 2014

Excited to be joining Google this summer. I'll be working within the Social product area, on Identity, Community, and Business features.

Co-Founder / Chief Product Officer at Bliitz

January 2014

Secret project. #comingsoon

Product Design Intern at Yabbly

January 2014

Yabbly is a new community-based Q&A web and mobile app created to help people make smarter decisions and avoid buyers' remorse by allowing them to get feedback from others who have recently been in the same situations.

Co-Founder / Chief Design Officer at Clustur

May 2013

Clustur is a startup created by college students for college students. Our goal is to make event discovery on college campuses as easy as possible. As the lead designer I was able to design this app from the ground up and was in charge of every design decision. My role included interaction design, user research, designing simple user flows, creating mockups and wireframes, visual design, product feature brainstorming, and even the branding and identity of the company. Students around campus are always asking me, "What's going on this weekend?" or they're just they sitting in their rooms all day because they "didn't know an event was going on". There's Facebook Events, but why don't students use this? After asking other students what the deal was, I figured out that some people don't "trust" Facebook. Yes, there are privacy settings on events...but do students know how to use them? Sometimes the wrong people find out about certain things. Maybe that means Facebook privacy settings aren't that easy to use. There are even certain cases where parents know the login information on their child's Facebook. Some students belive that's a violation of their personal space. Currently, there is no service that allows college students to find out what their friends are doing without having their boss or parents find out somehow. Clustur is here to provide that sense of security.

Director of Marketing and Design at Sacks of Love

April 2012

Sacks of Love is a Washington-based non-profit organization that aims to spread awareness for male health issues, specifically, testicular cancer. As a member on the Board of Directors I was able to revitalize the brand through careful and strategic design decisions through posters, a website, social media, and apparel. This led me to communicate effectively in a cross functional product development team and successfully promote and carry out design thinking throughout the brand.

UX Designer, Microsoft Office | OneNote for Mac & iOS (Volt) at Microsoft

June 2013 - September 2013

During the summer of 2013, I worked at Microsoft on the design team for Microsoft Office for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. It was the first time I worked on a product that was used by billions of people. I had the opportunity to design and ship icons, layouts, and different iterations of future Microsoft Office renditions. My main role was to slice artwork and redline mockups from the designers and get them ready for development. This gave me the chance to collaborate and work closely with both designers and developers. I also recreated mockups, redesigned a website to have a better user experience, and designed different UI elements for Microsoft OneNote, Powerpoint, Word and Excel.

Andre Tacuyan's Education

Pacific Lutheran University

2011 – 2015

Bachelor of Arts (BFA)

Concentration: Graphic Design

Kamiak High School

2010 – 2011

Green Valley High School

2007 – 2011

Andre Tacuyan's Interests & Activities

Computer Science, Social Media, Graphic Design, Photography, Interaction Design, UX, UI, Visual Design, CSS/HTML

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