Hi There! I'm Andy O'Dore, a Product Designer at Facebook.

 Hangin' with that bean in Chicago.

Before building career growth and hiring products at Facebook, I spent 3+ years at Curalate, designing products that leveraged social content and image recognition technology to help brands like Nordstrom, Starbucks, Urban Outfitters, and Nike sell more effectively.

Originally from Philadelphia, I spent almost a decade at branding and advertising agencies before making the leap into product design. I'm drawn to systemic product and organizational challenges and empowering teams to tackle them. I enjoy turning business needs, behavioral insights, and technology into inclusive products that people love.

Outside of design, I enjoy running long distances, traveling to new places, and puns – lots of puns.

Say hello, I’d love to chat. πŸ‘‹

 

Some very random things about me:

  • Apparently, I'm an ENFJ. Though, I'm more of an ambivert. If you're into that stuff.

  • My wife Liz – "recruited" me. She was a former tech recruiter.

  • We've got 2 cats, Neko & Stella. They still won't let me sleep.

  • I've run two marathons. My body still hurts.

  • I've done 3 Triathlons. But, I've since chilled out.

  • I took an 8 week Improv 101 class. Zip zap zop anyone?

  • I played the drums …in the marching band.

  • I marched in an indoor drumline. What the? It looks like this.

  • I sang karaoke with James Mcavoy once. We sang Mad World.

  • I was a boy scout. I can whittle, I guess.

  • My first job was at a movie theater. I snuck into ALL the movies.

  • I was a swim instructor & lifeguard for a few years. Ask me about one of my first teaching sessions. Yeesh.

  • If the cupid shuffle comes on at a wedding, avert your eyes – I'm dancing.

  • I am the 516th user of Instagram and posted the 13,241th image. Cool story, brah.

  • I might have a slight obsession with puns. Cough cough - See my instagram.

  • D'alessandro steaks is the best cheesesteak in Philly. @ me.