A product designer by passion | Entrepreneur by choice | Musician from heart | The pursuit of design is not about the way things appear but rather about the way things have meaning and how things add or detract from the human experience


About Me


I am John Rodrigues, currently doing my masters in science in user experience and interaction design from Thomas Jefferson University, USA [Philadalphia University + Jefferson University]

My career goal is to combine, the user needs, business goals and technology to design meaningful products for people and design a better user experience around them.
My combined experience of engineering, product design, and entrepreneurship helps me to design, desirable, feasible and viable product for people.
Apart from my career, I love to travel, vlog, play the guitars and build robots for fun




My Experience

D&D SmartLabs | Product Designer

2018- Present


Designing and developing products
• Handling clients
• Creating business strategy
• Managing teams and creating the roadmap and take the projects to completion

Bharathi Robotics System Pvt.Ltd

Industrial Designer Consultant

• Designed and developed an automated guided vehicle
• Worked on the project to sketching, CAD to manufacturing a functional prototype
• Managed a team of four to take the project to completion.

Blackstone Launchpad, Philadelphia University USA

2019- Present

Product Design Researcher

At Thomas Jefferson University in BlackStone Entrepreneurship center

Sense It Out Pvt.Ltd India

Mechanical Design Engineer

• Designed a pesticide spraying vehicle for agriculture
• Worked on IOT based products

Collaborizm, New York

Lead Ambassador

• Designing products based on the client's requirements
• Providing guidance to ongoing projects
• Managing the community
• Guiding the UX research
• Delivering talks at university about collaborizm and online collaboration.


M.S in user experience and Interaction design

2018- Present

Thomas Jefferson University

(Philadelphia University + Jefferson University) USA.

B.E in mechanical engineering


St.Joseph Engineering college Mangalore India

Interaction Design Foundation

User experince and interaction design
-Become a UX designer from scratch
-How to become a freelance designer




• Sketch + Figma + Adobe XD + Balsamiq [ Currently Learning]
• Invision Studio + Framer [ Currently Learning ]
• User Research + Design Research + Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
• Web: HTML + CSS + JavaScript+ React + bootstrap+jquery [ Currently learning ]


Soft Skills

Soft Skills

• Entrepreneurship spirit
• Project Execution and getting things done
• Public Speaking
• Project Managment
• Leadership

Industrial Design Skills

Industrial Design Skills

• User Research
• Product Design Sketching
• CAD: Solidworks+ Fusion360+ Blender + CatiaV5
• Rendering : Keyshot +sketchbook pro


Got Mentioned on New York Times, Times of India, Deccan Herald, your story. Read More

Entrepreneurship Award
Received Matt Glass award for Entrepreneurship and won the Top Ram Business Model Competition. Got Honorable mention at Jefferson Health Hackathon Read More..

D&D SmartLabs, design and development startup. Read More

Delivered talks at christ College Banaglore and Sjec Mangalore. Read More

Product Design Youtube Channel
Like and subscibe my youtube channel, I make videos on product Design and Entrepreneurship . Read More..

Ongoing projects
Read more about projects, i have been working on recently Read More

My Portfolio

  • All
  • web
  • UX/UI
  • DIY Projects
  • Industrial And Product Design
  • User Research/ Case Studies
Self Sustaining Garden

Self Sustaining Garden

Based On Luigi Colani Philosophy

CiteShare App For Journalist

CiteShare App For Journalist

App UX Project

User Research : Interactive Toy For Kids

User Research : Interactive Toy For Kids

User Research Project

Deadline App : User Experience Research

Deadline App : User Experience Research

Book Cover



Coffee Delivery Robot for Co-working Spaces

Safety Glasses For Occupational Heat Exposure

Safety Glasses For Occupational Heat Exposure


D&D SmartKit

D&D SmartKit

coming soon


Lance Rocker

Lance Rocker

New York Time Journalist

"John is perhaps one of the most visionary designers, I have ever worked with. He has an uncanny ability to translate vision into reality.
He enjoys ushering a vision to completion and he won't stop until the job is done." -- Steven L. Rocker, M.B.A. and Freelancer for The New York Times.

Steven Reubenstone

Steven Reubenstone

Founder And CEO of Collaborizm

John is one of the hungriest entrepreneurial and design minds I know. He loves what he does, and that translates into someone who works exceptionally well with clients and customers.
John has great expertise in building MVPs, UI, and modern applications.

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