I’m a Google Developer Expert (GDE) in Product design with my day job at PayPal as a senior designer. Previously, I ran my own startup, Function Space – a social learning network for science. The startup ran for close to 3 years with 100,000 MAU and 20k+ registered users. You can read more about the startup on FirstPost, Times of India, and TechCrunch.
I have also designed products for a rental furniture company and a travel solutions company along with some consulting work for startups in India. I started my career as a technology evangelist and python lead, and eventually moved on to designing products. You can also find me on UX.StackExchange.
I think it’s easier to classify my interests and skills with the “T-shaped” metaphor. Though my core-competency is that of a product designer, I have been working across various domains taking different roles throughout my career.
This is how I see myself as a “T-shaped” individual with case studies highlighting different strengths:
The vertical bar on the T represents the depth of related skills and expertise in a single field, whereas the horizontal bar is the ability to collaborate across disciplines with experts in other areas and to apply knowledge in areas of expertise other than one’s own. – Wikipedia
- Critical Thinking -Function Space – Interaction wins
- Creativity – UX Assist Function Space Kitchen Sense
- Prototyping –Function Space UX Assist Kitchen Sense. Play Physics, PayPal, Podcast episode on prototyping
- IA – Verchaska, Function Space, UX Assist, Play Physics, Various Concepts, Furlenco, PayPal
- Design Thinking – Verchaska, Function Space, UX Assist, Play Physics, PayPal
- Visual design – Sourcebits, Verchaska, Play Physics, PayPal, Function Space UX Assist
- Programming – Sourcebits (Python lead), Function Space (V1 of the entire social network, front-end of V2), UX Assist(Swift), Prototyping (Framer)
- Quant, Data Science – Function Space, Furlenco
- Primary Research – Function Space UX Assist
Company-related projects have not been listed in the portfolio. I’ll be happy to discuss them over a meeting.