Oprea Doru

Interaction designer

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Hello. I am a designer. a team player. a gamer. a coffee lover.
I live in the Paris area, France.
I am passionated about design and video games.

KNOWLEDGE

Interaction Design

I design products based on the needs and requirements of the industry with a focus on quality.

User-centered design

Every action and decision I take must have the user in the center; from usability and workflow to design techniques and efficiency.

Coordination

I manage the day to day tasks for the design team and help diffusing blocking points.

Team Leader

I encourage creativity and help improve the relationships of the design team. I try to have a positive attitude and think beyond the daily routine.

FUN FACT

169938 SONGS LISTENED

2000 COFFEES DRINKED

1450
BUGS FIXED

BILLIONS PIXELS EDITED

SELECTION OF MY WORKS

Hearthstone Fireside Gatherings

Hearthstone FSG

Innkeeper Resources

Overwatch Cosplay Battle

Overwatch Cosplay Battle

EU Cosplay Contest

Gamescom 2018

Gamescom 2018

Blizzard Portal

Legion Launch

WOW Legion Launch

Marketing Landing Page

Overwatch Launch

Overwatch Launch

Overwatch Landing Page

Rich Media Overlay

Rich Media Overlay

WOW and Heroes cross promotion

Gamescom 2016

Gamescom 2016

Blizzard Portal

NobelApp

NobelApp

Int'l calls from your smartphone

Talkzilla

Talkzilla

The coolest smartphone app

NobelGlobe

NobelGlobe

Nobel's corporate website

Nobel SMS

Nobel SMS

SMS Solutions for your business

Echilibria

Echilibria

Kindergarden Montessori

CentralPark

Central Park

Official Central Park site

NobelCom

NobelCom

The World's Leading Phone Card Website

Enjoy Prepaid

EnjoyPrepaid

International calling card plans.

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Social Media Design

Multiple works for Facebook, G+, Twitter and others

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Email Marketing Design

Email Correspondence & Promotions

Infographic

Nobel Infographic

Nobel's 2013 Year Infographic

LET'S GET IN TOUCH

Alexandru Doru Oprea

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oprea.doru@gmail.com

WORK HISTORY

2015

Interaction Designer

Blizzard Entertainment

I create high-quality and user-centered designs that support EU/Global initiatives for all of Blizzard’s franchises. The projects range from web apps to social-media interactions, with each one of them defined by different goals, like acquisition, retention or engagement.

I analyze the data produced by a wide variety of services and devices in order to understand the target audience and to inform the design direction. I Ideate compelling ideas and develop those ideas into clear design solutions. I conduct User Testing and Focus Groups to leverage new ideas and to improve products.

I collaborate with other departments and help define the UX/UI guidelines across the company or guide external partners.

I supported many major product launches, including: Overwatch, 3 World of Warcraft expansions, 15 Hearthstone expansions, Heroes of the Storm, and countless content releases.

I help maintain high-quality design standards in the team by exchanging ideas/feedback and by motivating team members into achieving the goals for each project.

Key Responsibilities

  • Producing high-quality designs that help Blizzard’s franchises grow and succeed in the EU and Global markets
  • Help maintain high-quality design standards in the team by exchanging ideas/feedback and by motivating team members into achieving the goals for each project.
  • Outlining and presenting specifications for design projects by presenting them in Confluence pages.
  • Monitoring and supervising outsourcing projects that require design input.
2006

UI/UX Designer

Nobel Ltd.

During my 9 years with Nobel Telecom I was responsible for the conceptual design, UX & UI design and Frontend development for the company products. The company grew rapidly and the products designed that I designed were successful globally. As technology evolved I help move from physical/web solutions to mobile, where I designed several applications.

In order to improve user retention and acquisition, I started to implement the newest UX methodologies and showcase the benefits of User Centered Design to stakeholders. Thanks to this method, we were some of the first to offer international telecom services on smartphones.

2005

Web Designer

Kennomedia

I started working as a web designer in a small agency with clients from all over the world. I was designing a very large number of sites and also coding the html/css. I learned very fast the main principles for web design (layout, typo, color).

DESIGN SKILLS

User Centered Design

  • Understanding the target audience to inform the design direction.
  • Ideate compelling ideas and developing those ideas into clear design solutions
  • Expertise in analyzing data produced by a wide variety of services and devices.
  • Conduct User Testing and Focus Groups to leverage new ideas and to improve products.
  • Lead efforts internally to establish brand identity and own the enforcement of a cohesive visual system across Product and Marketing.
  • Work with the Marketing team to create assets or guide external partners in creation of materials.
  • Collaborating with other departments and defining the UX/UI guidelines across the company.
  • UXQB Certification

UX/UI Design

  • Expertise in using industry-standard design and prototyping tools (Sketch, Invision, Adobe CC etc).
  • Solid understanding in design principles (Responsive Web Design, layout, typography, color).
  • Arbiter for quality and ensure high quality design is shipped.
  • Creating prototypes & wireframes to communicate design concepts to users and project partners.
  • Produce high-quality UI creative products for web & mobile.
  • Strong understanding of front-end Development.

LEADERSHIP SKILLS

  • Mentoring designers & help them with their career progression
  • Encourage constructive feedback and collaboration between designers.
  • Nurturing talent and creativity

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Practical experience working with remote teams and external vendors.
  • Experience in a fast-paced & diverse development environment.
  • Advanced English
  • French (B2 Certification)

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