Travel Experiences for Bing — Worked on designing a new travel experience for Bing. The project involved all the stages of product design, including research, ideation, and wireframing culminating in a web-based product for desktop and mobile.
Wedding Planner App — Worked on designing a wedding planner app to allow couples to smoothly transition from JeevanSaathi.com while staying in the InfoEdge ecosystem. It involved research, ideation, wireframing, and prototyping, resulting in a mobile app.
Being in a peer-to-peer online used car marketplace startup funded by SAIF Partners allowed me to design the UI and UX of the GoZoomo web app, mobile apps, and push front-end code to production.
Fresh out of engineering college, my first job as a designer at this web services company allowed me to refine my graphic and UI skills, learn front-end web technologies, and even ship to production.
In January 2017, I was given the opportunity to conduct a workshop on Front-end Web Development and UI/UX Design for desktop web applications. The workshop was held at the JSS Academy of Technical Education, and facilitated by ExpertsHub. It covered topics such as the process for designing desktop web applications, and how to implement the design using HTML5, CSS3, and Bootstrap.
Playing guitar and singing is my pastime passion. I enjoy experimenting with different styles, from percussive fingerstyle acoustic guitar and jazz improvisation to classic rock and extreme progressive metal.
I was chosen to participate in the Sequoia::Design designathon twice consecutively (the first time being the only person from my batch). Sakhi was born from this experience.
Reading about design and tech is a full-time job for me. I follow over 50 design and tech blogs (including A List Apart, Airbnb Design, Eli Schiff, Intercom, Smashing Magazine, Subtraction.com, Google Design, UX Magazine, Nielsen Norman Group, etc.) — a collection I've carefully curated for over 7 years now. This helps me stay up-to-date with all the design, tech, and front-end trends, and makes for a handy reference whenever I need to look something up.
During my time at MIT Manipal, I participated in several activities to understand design better. This included founding a poster and tshirt design startup (Poster Anna), working as a graphic designer for IEEE, freelancing graphic design projects, working on client projects for WLS Solutions, and being a member of the official Editorial Board. You can follow my design journey here.
I enjoy reading non-fiction books on the history of design and art, or on economics, world history, and politics if I get the chance. I'm also keen on learning how to better appreciate art and design in all its forms — including typography, classical and jazz music, cinematography, photography, psychology, and philosophy.