Ricardo Gonçalves, Designer in Porto, Portugal
Ricardo Gonçalves

Designer in Porto, Portugal

Member since May 8, 2019
Ricardo has 11 years experience as a UX designer, with four as head of UX. He has worked from brief to delivery, specializing in user research, creative strategy, and experience design. As a past developer, he understands UX for the technology space. Ricardo is the winner of the Fast Company Innovation By Design award. He is the founder of getdoin', an Airbnb for workshops, and has worked with giants such as Google, Apple, and Disney.
Ricardo is now available for hire

Portfolio

Digital Design

Employment

  • Head of Product Design

    2020 - 2022
    Dandy
    • Joined as Dandy's first-design hire, hiring and leading a team of seven product designers.
    • Helped the company grow from around $50,000 to more than $80,000,000 in annual recurring revenue (ARR).
    • Designed every product from scratch, including an industry-leading dental digital scanning experience.
    • Became the go-to person for the product's vision, shaping the overall product team's strategy and direction alongside product and engineering leadership.
    Technologies: Figma, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Web App Design, Design Reviews, UX Audits, UX Design, Web App UX, Dashboard Design, Data Visualization, Graphic Design, Prototyping, Design Consultation, UX Strategy, Product Discovery, Product Roadmaps, Ideation, Discovery Workshops, User Flows, UX Research, Android, User Testing, B2B, UX Wireframes, Mockups, Mobile Design, App Design, Web Design, SaaS, Dashboards, Design Systems, Enterprise, Enterprise SaaS, SaaS Design, Validated User Research, User Research
  • Co-founder

    2018 - 2020
    Getdoin'
    • Developed the idea for an Airbnb focused on workshops, with a mission to get everyone consuming less and creating more.
    • Designed and developed an MVP to validate the concept and prove the existence of a market for such a business. This was accomplished by setting up Facebook ads and a landing page with multiple experiences.
    • Designed and developed a platform from scratch that allowed users to post and book workshops. This included experiences, emails, and in-event options.
    • Acquired customers to provide workshops on the platform and grew a steady stream of users booking workshops.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Stripe, Mailchimp, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, Design Reviews, UX Audits, UX Design, UI Design, Web App UX, Dashboard Design, Data Visualization, Sustainability, Figma, Graphic Design, Prototyping, Design Consultation, UX Strategy, Product Discovery, Product Roadmaps, Ideation, Discovery Workshops, User Flows, UX Research, Android, User Testing, B2B, UX Wireframes, Mockups, Mobile Design, App Design, Web Design, SaaS, Dashboards, Design Systems, SaaS Design, Validated User Research, User Research

Education

  • Master's Degree in Human-computer Interaction
    2009 - 2012
    Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto - Porto
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science Engineering
    2006 - 2009
    Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto - Porto

Experience

Location

Porto, Portugal

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