Hi, my name is Joel Rojo


Who I Am

Joel Rojo

I'm an infinitely curious product designer, developer, and entrepreneur. I dropped out of college to co-found my first venture at 18, worked at Google's Creative Lab team when I returned to finish my degree, and most recently launched and ran my own startup. Now I teach at Dev Bootcamp.

I currently live in Austin, Texas, but consider myself a digital nomad and have lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Spain, Ecuador, and New York City. Always seeking adventure, I'm an avid traveler, mountain biker, and surfer, and my love for good food, music and creative film is limitless.

I'm always interested in connecting with interesting people and projects. If you think we might be a good fit, let's talk.

Joel Rojo

What I do




Graphic Design

User Interface

& jQuery

& Ruby

User Experience

& Brand

What I've done

  • All
  • Design
  • Development
  • Graphic
  • Video

Where I've Learned

  • Dev Bootcamp

    May 2016 - Present

    Campus Director & Lead Instructor

    Dev Bootcamp is the first short-term, immersive bootcamp that transforms beginners into full-stack web developers in 19 weeks.

  • CODE2040

    April 2015 - April 2016


    A program powered by Google for Entrepreneurs that is designed to empower Black and Latina/o entrepreneurs to take their companies to the next level while cultivating diversity in their own communities.

  • TicketKarma

    Oct 2014 - Dec 2015


    A last minute ticket marketplace for good people that brings simplicity, trust, and community to the secondary ticket market.

  • BrightCo

    July 2013 - March 2014

    Director of Product

    New York based early-stage startup that offers brands, organizations and investors access to the world’s most talented young entrepreneurs, innovators and creatives.

  • Indeed

    July 2012 - July 2013

    Labs Product Hacker

    Internal R&D team of the Indeed Product team that helps envision the future of Indeed's products via rapid prototyping, iteration and invention.

  • Springpad

    Sep 2011 - Aug 2012

    Technical Producer

    Led production in complete rebranding and redesign for a top consumer web and mobile app with over 1 million users.

  • Google

    Summer 2010 & 2011

    Creative Lab & New Business Development

    Two-time Google BOLD intern focused on marketing and business development for Chrome and Google+.

  • West Campus Living

    Dec 2007 - Dec 2012


    A real estate brokerage that leveraged web technology to become the market leader in the UT Austin area.

  • Harvard University

    Sept 2007 - May 2012

    Sociology & Computer Science

    Studies focused on the intersection of science, technology, and society.

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