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About me

 


Hi again! I am currently doing the last semester of MFA in Interaction Design @UID

Before this, I was on one-year internship break from my master studies where I polished my design skills @Google Uk, designaffairs Gmbh and Samsung. I am from New Delhi, India and previously studied product design during my Bachelors. I got opportunities to work across various cultures. Unfortunately, I can't share exciting projects done during internship break and earlier at work.

Read about of my story here

I am passionate about user-centered design approach. I focus on translating intangible research findings into digital products, services and experiences with a lot of playfulness in my approach towards design.

I work across the entire design process and enjoy working across platforms. My passion is in prototyping and user validation and whether it’s designing micro-interactions or building service MVP’s to test digital platforms in the real world. 

Looking for job opportunities from Fall 2018  

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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EXPERIENCE

Google, UX Design Intern

May - Aug 2017, London, UK

Focused on designing features for impactful product as part of the Google Search, Knowledge UX team.

designaffairs GmbH, UX Design Intern
Sep 2016 - Feb 2017, Munich, Germany                                                

Worked with multi disciplinary teams focused on consumer digital products and automobile industry.

Samsung, UX Design Intern
July 2016 - Aug 2016, New Delhi, India                                               

Worked on feature development for Television concepts as part of the Consumer Electronics team.

TATA Industries, Bachelors Thesis
Dec 2012 - May 2013,  Banglore, India                                                 

Worked on youth lifestyle products, wearables and eyewear as part of fastrack brand team.

 
 
 

 

 

Aug 2015 - May 2018

Aug 2009 - May 2013 

 

EDUCATION

Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå, Sweden
MFA Interaction Design 

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi, India
Bachelors in Design

 
 

 

INVOLVEMENT

Talk, Humour in user interface design, Umeå University Library

Presentation, Things I wish I knew during my internship break year, Umeå Institute of Design

Welcome Officer, Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå, Sweden

Research Council Student Representative, Umeå Institute of Design

Editor & Graphic Designer, Wozzop, School Magazine, Umeå Institute of Design

Part-time Elementary School Teaching, Delhi, India

 

March 2018

December 2017

April 2017 - May 2017

Sep 2015 - May 2016

Sep 2015 - May 2016

July 2014 - May 2015  

 

 

SKILLS

Principle, Illustrator, Sketch, After Effects, Photoshop, Indesign, Premiere, Audacity( Audio), Arduino (Basics)

METHODOLOGY

Co-creation, Storyboarding, Prototyping, sketching, wireframes, Information architecture, Usability Testing

 

* Outside of design, I enjoy amusement parks and love travelling, more than that planning for it. 

 
 

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