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WORK EXPERIENCE

UX Consultant | April 2017 – Present

  • Improve customer experience by collaborating with team of designers, developers and business groups on short-term projects.
  • Advocate for usability best practices and design heuristics
  • Employing research methods for understanding user behaviors
  • Getting internal stakeholders onboard with the content-audit and 
sprint-based release of the redesign

UX Designer | GBS Inc  | Dec 2015 – March 2017

  • Redesigning of their E-commerce experience and adding new features and products
  • Web strategies effort grows sales by $5 million in the past year
  • Enhance online-customization features for products
  • Advocate for usability best practices and design heuristics
  • Key member in product launch development

Creative Lead | Actonate IT Solutions | Dec 2013 – Dec 2015

  • Brand strategy consultant for mobile applications
  • Translate design interfaces versatile to different sectors
  • Prioritize to maintain brand image and consistency
  • Brand experience for launch and release of mobile app

Design Researcher | Studio X + Columbia University | June 2012 – June 2013

  • Work with senior leadership to identify key research questions
  • Facilitate user interviews to elicit meaningful responses
  • Uncover underlying motivations and mental models
  • Synthesize research findings into visual frameworks

Product Designer | Primus Design Inc | Dec 2011 – March 2012

  • Collaborate with designers and engineers to ideate solutions to customer problems, iterate on existing designs
  • Ideate concept representation and portfolio development
  • Sketching and 3D prototyping for 3D printing

Design Intern | HK Industries | April 2010 – Sept 2010

  • Work with engineers and QA officers to redesign interface
  • Develop working prototype of controls for industrial-plant
  • Communicate design rationale and product specifications

Design Intern | Pierlite Lighting Systems | April 2009 – June 2009

Conceptualize, sketch and 3D render new lighting concepts

 


FREELANCE PROJECTS    

Dashboard Design: for Veyo‘s Facility Portal based on their product research and design style-guide.

User Research: for Ingenu’s internal Element Management System in an effort to triage design and an hierarchy of functionalities.

Mobile App Design: Ongoing Collaboration with Performa Learning Inc. to develop a language proficiency-learning web – app for both Android & iOS

Web Design: Mobile responsive Website to showcase SAAS product features for Storedock app.

Web and Graphic Design: San Diego Humane Society Campaign website design with visual artwork

Web Design: Redesign of E-commerce food company: www.cakestudio.in

 


 

EDUCATION 

User Experience Design Certificate //2015 // UCSD Extension – one-year program- GPA 3.7

UX Certification // 2015 // Nielsen Norman Group

Graphic & Web Design Certificate // 2015 // UCSD Extension – one-year program

The Young India Fellowship // 2012-13 // One year Liberal Arts program–GPA 3.08

Pforzheim School of Design, Germany // 2008 -2009 // Study Abroad Scholarship

Bachelors in Product Design // 2006 – 2010 // National Institute of Design, India – GPA  3.6 (WES Evaluated)

 


 

SKILLS

Tools: Axure RP  |  Sketch  |  InVisionApp  |  Adobe Photoshop  |  Adobe Illustrator  |  Adobe InDesign

UX: User research  |  Task analysis  |  User journey maps  |  Storyboard  |  Wireframes  |  Paper sketching  |  Mock-ups  |  Responsive prototypes  |  3D – prototyping  |  Heuristic evaluation

Visual: Branding  |  Digital illustrations  |  Photography | Documentary Film-making

Web: HTML, CSS   |  JavaScript   |  Bootstrap  |  Foundation   |  WordPress CMS

 


RECOGNITIONS      

HomeReview – Magazine – published as designer of the month, 2013, Design Wise article.

DAAD Scholarship – Study Abroad Scholarship to Pforzheim School of Design, Germany, 2010

Ratan Tata Merit Scholarship-For academic excellence in Undergraduate program, NID, 2006


AFFILIATIONS       

Microsoft Innovate for Good – Youthspark candidate on ideas for Social change – 2013

Mingei International Museum – Volunteer on Family Sundays

AIGA – member of the SD chapter

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