Andrew Durano

Andrew Durano

Hybrid Designer in Portland, Oregon


I’m a designer approaching a decade of experience bringing to life the stories of forward-thinking brands, products, and collectives. My approach to creative work is rooted in the following principles:

Passion for impactful experiences.
Curiosity about the cultures around us.
Dedication to the craft and the process.
Consistency in simplifying the complex.

Work Experience

2021 — Now
Portland, OR

Delivering creative solutions for established and emerging brands and artists across the spaces of technology, design, health & wellness, music and fashion. Thinking big and executing on the details. Focusing on brand identities and building out activations across social, digital and ooh touchpoints.

Client partners: Opal., Zóra Urbányi, Wookmama, Oui Sustain

2023 — Now
Portland, OR

Seamlessly integrated into the company, swiftly familiarized myself with its brand and standards, and efficiently executed several co-marketing campaigns. Currently, leading design projects for Alexa and Echo devices across social media, product and brand.

2022 — 2023
Portland, OR

Collaborated with associate creative directors, senior executives, copywriters, and marketing managers to define strategic direction and develop creative for in-store experiences (100% Reusables) and co-marketing campaigns (Delta x Starbucks).

• Illustrated and designed packaging for seasonal and special release coffees

2022 — 2022

Worked closely with a staff product designer and researcher to craft bespoke user experiences and animated prototypes showcasing future (3-6 years) concepts for Brands on Spotify.

2017 — 2021
San Francisco, CA

Mentored, managed and led a team of four designers and two external partners to establish an updated social media toolkit, an iconography language, motion design theories, and an updated brand color theory all within a global brand refresh

• Led the social pillar of brand marketing campaigns for Dolby Atmos in collaboration
 with Amazon Music, Apple Music and the AMA's

• Led UI design, branding and GTM creative of Dolby On, a hi-fi capture app for creators

2014 — 2017
San Francisco, CA

Worked on embedded teams of creative consultants covering a range of digital work including brand identities, app launches and product explorations.

Client Partners: Google, YouTube, Evernote


2009 — 2014
Academy of Art University
San Francisco

Bachelor of Fine Art // School of New Media