How I got here
I have an engineering degree in Information Technology from the University of Mumbai in India, a program that gave me a thorough understanding of the software development process. As good I was at writing algorithms though, it just didn't excite me. What piqued my interest, was writing code that implemented design, to create things I, and others, could engage with. I began freelancing as a web and print designer.
In my senior year, I decided against accepting a lucrative job offer from a large tech company, choosing instead to start my own design and development company. I was designer, prototyper, front-end developer and project manager for numerous projects for clients the world over. As this work progressed, I realized I wanted to get more training in the user-centered design process. I joined the University of Washington's Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design program.
Now it feels great to have both a user-centered frame of mind and the ability to code to support my design process. I understand design research, UI and interaction design, as well as front-end development and have the skills and experience to connect them all. I'm looking forward to working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment to build beautiful and enjoyable experiences. My professional interests range broadly from consumer electronics to mobile apps, and the internet of things.
In my spare time you can find me playing and watching football (soccer, to some of you), trying new apps and forcing them on friends and family, and testing out new life-hacks I read about online.