Between 1995 and 2001, Andi provided technology based design services to top tier clients ranging from Fox Television, to Xbox to The Smithsonian, Mandalay Bay and many others. In 2001 he decided to turn his passion into a technology startup focused on hospitality services and a digital design agency in 2004.
After a tour as Creative Director for Deloitte Digital's Seattle office, Andi joined Microsoft as Creative Director for the Communications and People family of products in 2016. Currently focused on product design that redefines the People, Identity and Experience relationships for existing and emerging platforms + devices from phone, to desktop, to the Hololens / Mixed Reality and Virtual Reality paradigms.
Redesign of the overall UX and UI for Microsoft's global corporate intranet. The design challenge was to create a visual experience framework that would be as compelling in Redmond as it was in Beijing while allowing for seamless coexistence of all the various information levels and types generated by the intranet maintenance team.
We took our cue from the Microsoft Metro visual style and created a clean design that surfaces region specific information, personalized for each user. The Microsoft employees responded very well to the redesign, calling the result "stunning" and "inspiring."
Relevant project facts:
→ Project length: 19 months
→ Monthly page views: 5,212,331
→ Launch date page views: 322,656
Favorite quote relating to the redesign:
"Well done! It’s beautiful. It’s functional. It’s inspiring, and it makes me proud to work here at Microsoft!"