About me

Ricardo Henriques

General Info

Hi there! My name is Ricardo, I am a Product Designer working at Google Inc. in Mountain View, CA USA.

Previously at London based Tixdaq.com as a Senior Visual & UX designer. It was an amazing experience, to help develop and mature the Fanatix product lines, particularly the iOS products where I was responsible for the Visual & UX design.

Before Tixdaq.com, I was A Web Designer and Front End Developer at the amazing Studio 24, a web design agency in Cambridge UK.

When I am not at work, I love to surf, play guitar and spend time with my family and friends. I love to travel, particularly surf trips in warm exotic places! Kauai, looking at you!

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Profile

Experienced Product Designer, with a special focus on interaction and usability. Passionate about all things internet, great communication skills and very creative.

Speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese.


Working Experience

Senior Staff Interaction Designer, Google Inc., Mountain View, CA USA – 01/11/2016 – Present

User experience and UI design for Google Search consumer facing products.

Staff Interaction Designer, Google Inc., Mountain View, CA USA – 01/04/2015 – Present

User experience and UI design for Google Search consumer facing products.

Senior Interaction Designer, Google Inc., Mountain View, CA USA – 01/10/2012 – Present

User experience and UI design for Google Search consumer facing products.

Senior Visual & UX Designer, Tixdaq.com, London, UK – 15/08/2011 – 30/03/2012

Design the user experience and user interface for the fanatix.com product across the diverse platforms, browsers, iOS iPhone and iOS iPad. This includes Icon, UX, UI and Web design.

Web Designer & build, Studio 24, Cambridge, UK — 12/04/2010 – 21/07/2011

Coordinating web projects, Designing and implementing graphic user interfaces.

Design and coordinate the production of intranets and websites for organizations, e-commerce sites, CMSs / CRMs. XHTML and CSS expertise.

Web Design & build, Webgami, Portugal — 03/01/2004-02/01/2010

Account managing, customer relations and sales. Coordinating web projects, Designing and implementing graphic user interfaces.

Designed and coordinated the production of intranets for international organizations, e-commerce sites, CMSs / CRMs. XHTML and CSS expertise.

Web Designer, Moving graphics animator, Media Kinetics, The Netherlands — 2002-2003

Designed graphic user interfaces, iconography and moving graphics.

Graphic & Web Designer, Social Security Ministry of Portugal, Portugal — 2000-2001

Integrated the Marketing Department of the institution. Several tasks as Graphic Designer, later responsible for the Design, Development, and Maintenance of the Governmental Institution’s Intranet.

Graphic Designer, B&F Pub and Consulting — 1999-2000
First Job as Designer. Mainly Graphic Design for local Businesses, first approach to professional Web Design.


Education

Universidade do Algarve, Portugal, 2000 – Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Design & Hypermedia.

Professional School Tomás Cabreira, Portugal, 1994 – Professional Formation in Photography & Video.


Tools

  • Pen & paper 😉
  • Sketch
  • Origami Studio
  • Quartz Composer
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Coda for code editing & FTP
  • WordPress
  • Versions for Version Control
  • ColorSchemer Studio

Skills

  • Product Design and Strategy
  • User Interface Design
  • Brand communication
  • Information architecture
  • UI and HCI design
  • HTML and CSS