Design and Empathy are my forte. I began my career as an Interior Designer several years ago in California. After moving to Austin I wanted to use my creative muscle to design something that I can someday see on the billboard. This passion drove me to graduate as Graphic Designer with VISCOM major from Austin Community College. My determination and drive came true. My logo design was up on the signboard. It was for a restaurant. I am a highly motivated and goal driven designer with unshakable team spirit.
Early 2020 I was introduced to UX/UI Design by a friend and the whole concept of integrating Graphic Design with User Experience design became a game changer. I am now a certified UX/UI Designer ready to team up with fellow designers to bridge the gap between client, developers and end users and deliver turn-key projects.
TUTOR AT TRILOGY EDUCATION
Responsibilities include coaching Bootcamp students in User Experience and User Interface Design.
Guide students to complete projects successfully during their intense Bootcamp course.
Mentor and empathize with students to reduce stress and deliver turn-key projects.
2020 - Present
FREELANCE UX/UI DESIGNER
Responsibilities include User Research, Defining and Ideation, Sketching, Wireframing, Prototyping, Usability Testing and Iterating and Final Project Implementation.
Catchafire.org - Volunteer taking up on design projects to help non-profit organizations around the nation and make impact in the society. Currently designing presentation slides and redesigning website for Fix by Five Months.
Austin Design Week Challenge - Participated in ADW forth annual Design-a-Thon competition in November 2020 and ranked as top five finalists for the design challenge to finding common ground in a virtual reality.
College of Veterinary Medicine - Working with a well renowned doctor as Presentation Designer. I design PPT templates for all his medical conferences.
2011 - Present
FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Responsibilities included designing logos, brochures, business cards, flyers and T-shirt designs for local non-profit organizations and companies.
Created a complete branding system for Curry Leaf. New logo, menu, banner, and business cards. Communicated with the client frequently on the design process and satisfaction.
Designed the logo and slide deck for a tech company Simply iTech,LLC. My client was pleased with the design and has been using it as his branding logo since.
Designed a new logo for local grocery store Man Pasand. Client applied the logo as a storefront banner, business cards and flyers.
2013 - 2020
AUSTIN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Responsibilities included teaching special needs children math, reading and life skills.
Special Education Coach
My responsibilities included Coaching Special Needs Children of grades Pre-K to 5th.
2006 - 2017
ART DIRECTOR FOR AUSTIN DANCE INDIA
Responsibilities included painting on all mediums, brochure design, set design and backstage assistance to the director and founder of Austin Dance India.
My responsibilities towards this non-profit organization included creating life size set for Austin Dance India shows and ballets.
My design was mentioned in the Austin Chronicle during the Parampara dance ballet for life size paintings displayed at the prestigious Long Center, Rollins Theatre.
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
UX/UI SKILLS: User Research, Definition and Ideation, Brainstorming, Sketching, Wireframing, Prototyping, Iterating and final project implementation.
RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT: Surveys, Interviews, User Personas, Affinity Diagrams, Empathy Maps, Usability Testing.
SOFT SKILLS: Team Collaboration, Fast learner, Meet deadlines, Empathetic, Solution seeker, Goal oriented.
LANGUAGES: English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu.
Figma, Adobe XD, InVision, Miro, Whimsical, Storyboard, Google Drive, Zoom, Otter, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap