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A self-taught and passionate User Interface and User Experience designer with good experience in designing user interfaces for web and mobile applications. I also do freelance UX consulting.

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I blog about my thoughts on UI/UX design and other stuff at designthoughts.co
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Skills

Major Skills

  • UX Design
  • Wireframing
  • Interaction Design
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Jquery
  • After effects
  • Flash
  • 3D Studio Max

Extra curriculars

  • Completed a certified online course on "Human Computer Interaction" offered by University of California, San Diego on Coursera.org; Passed with 93.5%

  • Completed certification course on "Designing for the Mobile User Experience" conducted by "Human Factors International"
    human factors international

  • Attended the following three certified workshops conducted by UX India 2014.
    • From Research to Prototype
    • Applying Human Centered Design Process - Ideation
    • Design for Delight

  • I designed and sold Hyderabadi Merchandise under the brand name Folktales.in. I started this as a hobby and receiving good response from people. I also got featured on many prominent newspapers for the work I did. Check out Folktales.in/media

  • Created StartupTown an attempt to make relevant useful leads possible for budding entrepreneurs to India

  • Speaker for Tech Talks event on the topic "Designing better interfaces" held on 11th August, 2013 at Banjara Hills by SourceNXT.

  • Limelight talk on 12th Designers Meet, IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai

  • Design Core, Shaastra 2010, the technical festival of IIT Madras

  • Instructor at Camp K-12 in The International School Bangalore for Computer Animation and Video editing

  • Finalist in Creative Writing contest held by National Balbhavan (one of the 5 selected from South zone of India)

  • Passed Lower Grade Drawing Examination conducted by Office of the Commissioner of Govt. Examinations in March, 2004

Career

  • UI/UX Designer, Hatchforce

    June 2013 – Present

    I am working as a UI/UX designer at HatchForce - a startup focussed on making innovative web and mobile products.

  • Independent UX consultant

    May 2013 – Present

    I also take up freelance UI / UX projects if I get free time. Check with me for any design/web/UX work.

  • Fellow, Startup Leadership Program

    September 2013 – March 2014

    The Startup Leadership Program (SLP) is a highly selective, 80-hour, 6-month world-class training program and lifetime network for outstanding founders and innovators. I am selected as a fellow for the Hyderabad Chapter for the year 2013-14.

  • Branding and PR Head, HatchStation

    December 2013 – May 2014

    I took care of branding and marketing for HatchStation, a co-working space for startups in Hyderabad. I also organized various meetups for entrepreneurs and techies in the local community.

  • Co-Founder, Desto Creative Solutions

    November 2011 – April 2013

    I co-founded a design firm called Desto Creative Solutions which offers services in Web design and development, UI/UX and Infographics. I was the design head of all the projects at Desto.

  • B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering

    IIT Madras

    2008 – 2012

    I cracked IIT JEE 2008 with a cool All India Rank of 530. I was interested in cars. Anything about them. Hence joined Mechanical Engineering but found out that cars actually make up to only 5% of the whole curiculum. Naturally being disappointed, I started designing cars in 3D! :-) I graduated with a B.Tech degree and C.G.P.A. of 8.2 out of 10.

  • Class 11th and 12th

    Narayana Junior College

    2006 – 2008

    After being a consistent topper in school and achieving state 1st rank in J.V. Rao talent test for 2 consecutive years in 2004 and 05, I moved to Hyderabad for 11th and 12th. And I got 981 out of 1000 and stood as State 6th in Intermmediate final examinations in 2008.

Portfolio

  • inviteme Invite Me
  • mysmartcity My SmartCity
  • hci Human Computer Interaction Assignment
  • timetracker-ui TimeTracker
  • jobhuk-mobile Jobhuk Mobile
  • frenchbob FrenchBob
  • jobhuk-employee-referrals Jobhuk's Referral tool
  • CloudEngine Logo
  • cocktail-productions-logo Cocktail Productionz Logo work in progress
  • Automotive Structures India
  • UI Design of an ecommerce grocery site
  • Perfect Pet Match
  • PeepSqueeze
  • Rewind
  • Job Portal
  • Metro theme website design
  • ExpertJobs logo
  • Logo for an automobile website

To get an idea of the process I follow for design projects, take a look at the presentation below.

Contact

Address

  • C.E. Colony
  • Shivam Road
  • Hyderabad - 500013
  • Andhra Pradesh, India

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I prefer E-mail

grt1710@gmail.com

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