Andrew Aquino

I am a product designer who pretends to be from the west coast, but is actually from Long Island. Currently, I am a Computer Science major at Cornell University and have a pretty bad GPA. Email me at

Facebook · Product Design Intern

June 2016 to August 2017

Worked on the News Feed Team as an intern under Jeff Smith. Designed experiences within the News Feed. Also, implemented a new design and structure for Facebook Design Resources.

Several Game Design Projects · Design Lead

September 2014 to December 2014, September 2015 to December 2015, Janurary 2016 to May 2016

For an intro game design class, me with a team of 5 created a desktop game called Dispossessed. I served as a product manager and a designer. As one of my first design / product experiences, I learned about feature prioritzation and team management. View concept art

For an analytics-driven game design class, me and a team of 5 designed a simple flash game, on which I served as a design lead. I learned how to make simple interactions compelling and about the importance of onboarding and user education. I used d3.js to generate learnings that drove future iterations. Play the game . Read the data analysis.

For an advanced game design class, me along with a team of 5 created an mobile game. We wanted to create a simple yet intelectually stimulating experience that can be played on the go. I served as an art director and design lead. Watch the trailer

Intro to Digital Product Design · Instructor

Janurary 2016 to May 2016

How might we address the lack of practical design education at Cornell? The problem is that HCI at Cornell emphasises academic papers and research. As a result, I designed a course that taught students about product design in an industry setting and helped them explore and design against a problem in a form of a case study.

The course was 10 weeks long and 1-credit. The lectures focused on product-thinking, design process, and designing with Sketch.

Some students ended up pursuing design internships and one even received critique the Facebook Design Team on their class project.

Here's the transcript of my first lecture

BuzzFeed · Product Design Intern

June 2016 to August 2017

Designed and developed (AngularJS, HTML, CSS) a custom report generator and a builder for a custom feed format.

Email me for the private case study.

Other Work · Designer, Artist, Marketeer

For other and very old work, visit my behance.

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