Tiago Varandas, Designer in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Tiago Varandas

Verified Expert  in Design


Amsterdam, Netherlands
Toptal Member Since
July 14, 2016

Tiago is an Amsterdam-based digital product designer with over ten years of experience. He creates and designs delightful and meaningful digital products and services with a human-centered approach, a global perspective, and an innovative touch.


Work Experience

Product Design Lead

2013 - PRESENT
Little Nice Things
  • Designed digital products with a human-centered design approach.
  • Conceptualized and designed the UX and other features of a boat sharing app.
  • Designed branding and other things for an innovative e-reader translator native app.
Technologies: Prototyping, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch

Freelance Visual Designer, UX/UI

2015 - 2015
Fjord Stockholm
  • Designed a responsive eCommerce platform for a food retailer.
  • Designed a responsive video on-demand platform. Web and native apps.
  • Designed a responsive user experience platform for a steel company.
  • Delivered style guides and visual assets.
  • Delivered prototypes, both low-fi and high fidelity.
Technologies: Adobe, InVision, Sketch

Freelance Art Director

2014 - 2014
Google Paris
  • Helped brands communicate creatively using Google products and services.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite

Freelance Art Director

2013 - 2013
  • Designed a data-driven responsive platform for one of the top insurance companies in the US.
  • Conceptualized interactive installations.
  • Created motion and visual style guides.
  • Provided creative concepts and branding.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite

Interactive Art Director

2010 - 2013
Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam
  • Designed, built, and managed web and mobile products for global clients.
  • Created and presented digital design projects and concepts to clients.
  • Created and designed digital identity for global projects.
  • Supervised projects and communication with vendors giving inputs on photography, typography, motion, interactions, technology, and the latest trends.
  • Nurtured a culture of digital innovation within the agency.
Technologies: Prototyping, Adobe Creative Suite

Interactive Art Director

2009 - 2010
180 Amsterdam
  • Worked on the art direction and photography styling for global interactive projects, including the World Cup.
  • Developed and maintained brand guidelines for local markets to adapt.
  • Presented innovative concepts to clients and creative directors.
  • Defined motion treatments.
  • Communicated with external vendors.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite

Interactive Motion Designer

2008 - 2009
Red Urban/DDB Amsterdam
  • Provided visual design and styling.
  • Created motion treatment for interactive projects.
  • Collaborated with developers providing visual assets for implementation.
  • Pitched creative concepts and visuals to creative directors.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite

Multimedia Designer

2007 - 2008
Doubleyou Barcelona
  • Created design and motion for interactive experiences.
  • Supervised video shoots.
  • Collaborated with creative directors and developers to bring digital ideas to life.
  • Built interactive and animated prototypes.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite

Interaction Designer

2006 - 2007
  • Designed and developed interactive campaigns and experiences.
  • Designed visual identities.
  • Produced film footage for web experiences.
  • Designed UX and UI.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite


2003 - 2006
  • Designed digital campaigns and online corporate communications.
  • Created animations.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite
2015 - 2016

Master's Degree in Digital Experience Design

Hyper Island - United Kingdom

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