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Purdue University

Graduate Teaching Assistant, August 2021 - Till date

Responsible for researching on Human Computer interaction, developing Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality projects at the Virtual Lab and also carrying out research on games design. Responsible for teaching undergraduate Java programming language.


UI/UX Designer Intern, May 2023- August 2023

Responsible for enhancing product usability, striving to provide users with a delightful experience. Additionally, responsible for crafting user-friendly interface designs tailored for Ricoh products. 
Designing a cloud solution platform that aims to boost software trial engagements and drive increase software purchases.


Graduate Teaching Assistant, August 2019 - May 2021

Responsible for teaching and supervising undergraduate classes on interaction design (UI/UX) (ATK 380), Motion Graphic (ATK 377) and Design and Aesthetic Issues Related to Multimedia and the Digital Arts (ATK 450).


UI/UX Designer (Assistant Manager) , November 2018 - July 2019

Responsible for product usability and ensuring a delightful user experience for the in-house product, aimed at providing care for senior citizen communities through an easy-to-use mobile and web optimized interface. Generated user stories, personas and use-cases for various wellness and community engagement components; specified user experience design through walk-throughs, interactive prototypes and wire-frames. Successfully designed a payment app  engagement app with native designs for iOS and Android, aimed at increasing seamless transitions between buyers and sellers. A latest app user survey produced positive results indicating a significant 70% increase in transaction process.


UI/UX Designer, August 2016 - October 2018

Responsible for setting up the online identity (web, mobile, social media) for MTN Nigeria including brand elements and marketing collateral from the ground up. Channelized various marketing strategies by running targeted campaigns on Facebook & Twitter driven towards building a healthy online presence. Served as a Design Lead for designing human-centric interfaces for MTN digital assets, focusing on conceptualising and creating solutions and case studies to real-world problems faced by the customers. 


Graphic & Web Designer, May 2014 - August 2016

Responsible for the overall visual aspects of an advertising or media campaign. Designed press adverts, billboards, posters, and storyboards for several manufacturing, communication, and financial companies & institutions.


Bachelor of Technology
Industrial Design
The Federal University of Technology, Akure.

Master’s of Science 
Creative Technologies
Illinois State University

Doctor of Technology
Computer Information of Technology
Purdue University
2021-Till Date


Digital Marketing 89.6% with Distinction

Shaw Academy


Arafat Manliki,
Manager, MTN Nigeria

“Upon joining the team, Olaoluwa hit the ground running full steam ahead. He has successfully embedded himself within the various disciplines across the division. In each instance, he has shown himself to be an immensely talented designer, problem solver and deeply committed contributor to the team at large.

In addition to the impressive results on each project, he has contributed greatly to the larger design group. He is continuously willing to share his insights towards new creative or prototyping platforms and has become a go-to resource for his team.

The above paired with his positive outlook on experience design have been core to earn the respect and admiration of all of his peers both within the design team and across the other disciplines. In his short tenure, he has already made significant contribution to MTN design and is a joy to have on the team.”

Funsho Finnih,
General Manager, MTN Nigeria

“Olaoluwa is a creative wizard, and brings a very fresh perspective to all our design needs. He has a thorough understanding of UI/UX principles, a very inquisitive mind and is quick to brainstorm solutions. Olaoluwa is a team player and has a positive impact on team morale. While taking the initiative on much of our product design, Olaoluwa works closely with developers and is able to effectively communicate information with them. In summary, Olaoluwa is a top-rank UI/UX designer and was a true asset for our company.

Sunny Mohammed,
Creative Director, DDB Lagos

“I have one word for Olaoluwa: GENIUS!! He is truly a design genius. I have worked on several projects with him and even before I finish describing the use cases, business value or requirements, his design wheels have started churning and processing great ideas! The end result are exceptional! Olaoluwa is extremely diligent and hard-working.

He is very passionate about design and at the same time, extra-ordinarily talented at what he does. Not only is he great at his work, he maintains exceptionally good work ethics. He is open to criticism and flexible in terms of making changes that fulfill the needs of the client. Olaoluwa is also a perfectionist! He will complete that job and no part of his design will be below the mark; every little detail is perfected! I have worked with other designers too, and Olaoluwa is definitely a guru of them all!!

Sungkajun Annie ,
Assistant Professor, Illinois State University

“Ola is a different breed. His untiring ability to learn and also amazing creative skills make him an amazing UX designer. And he is an Amazing Teaching Assistant

Famojuro David,
Business Director, PlayHouse

“Olaoluwa is a fast learner and a very talented UI designer. A silent worker, he respects the design process and takes time to question ideas before committing to decisions. Never shy of hard work, his willingness to pitch in and help out teammates in the face of tough deadlines makes him a great team player. With his background in engineering and his passion for design , Olaoluwa understands the delicate balance between both UI and UX design. He has tremendous potential and I see him excelling in his work wherever he is.

Oyinda Fakile,
Group Head, STB McCann

“Olaoluwa, is a very thought provoking designer with an eye for the user experience. He is innovative in how he works with clients and can help them see and understand the design and functionality. We had a great time working with Olaoluwa and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great UI/UX designer.