Diogo Russo | UX + Product Design

Hello and welcome to my about page, also known as the journal of my professional life.

This cat is so cute
Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Living in Berkeley, Working in San Francisco, Skydiving in Hawaii

I’m a senior experience + product designer. An agile strategist and project leader known for highly effective designs and creative strategies, capacity for integrative thinking, rapid prototyping, and collaboration.

Currently, I am a senior product designer and creative technologist designer at Climate.com. Enabling farmers to collect and analyze billions of data from their fields to help make better, more informed decisions that can also improve harvests.

In 2014 I moved from Rio de Janeiro to San Francisco, California, to pursue an MBA in Design Strategy at California College of the Arts. A program grounded in design research, human-centered design principles, and Lean Validation.

While in the program I had the opportunity to work with many local startups, including Launchpad Central. A company rooted in Steve Blank’s (co-founder) Lean Start-Up methods for rapid iteration and growth to bring products to the market.

Before that,  from 2010 until 2014, I was the co-founder and creative Director at Estúdio Berinjela, a Multimedia Design Studio in Brazil, specializing in web design, interaction, motion, and graphics. I leveraged the studio’s creative vision, and build partnerships with companies like Coca-Cola, Red Bull, and others.

In my free time, you can find me working on art and doing fun side projects. My mottos are “peace in the world” and “save the children”. Currently, I am enjoying living in Berkeley.