Mantra - Design Everything With Intentionality

Hi There :D I’m Rohan, a complementary background in design & engineering combined with a keen product sense and curiosity to understand business factors behind good design decisions is my unique strength. As a person, I get energized taking on responsibility, tackling large-scale problems and working at high growth companies where design is considered to be a partner to product and engineering.

Why Do I Design 
Design fundamentally makes a better person every day. It's a profession where I need to listen, look beyond my own assumptions to make a decision. As a designer, I get to broaden my perspective, learn about cultural nuances and understand why we do what we do. I believe solving user problems should channel back in positively improving the bottom line and relish every day working at the intersection of people, technology, and business. 

Where Do I Get My Inspiration
As a designer, not only do I want to solve user problems and propel businesses, I want to take the industry and the profession forward as well. In the design industry, I keep myself updated by following design founders and other such as Julie Zhuo, John Maeda, Jason Silva, Aaron Shapiro, Katie Dill.

Current Side Projects 
a. Starting Framer DC Meetup Group - I’m a believer of self-organization and I enjoy working on Framer. To combine the two, I’ve started a beta group to test waters in collaboration with the Framer team and University of Maryland.
b. Designing For Xbox - As a Xboxer (not sure if this term exists) & Framer enthusiast, I came across an article for a game controller module and since then I’ve gotten deep into understanding the principles and designing for Xbox. 
View my previous side projects. I generally work on enhancing user experience & finding use cases for emerging technologies such as voice, chatbots and often default to mobile as well.

I completed my Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Maryland in May 2017 and prior to that, I completed my Bachelors in Computer Science Engineering from VIT University, India in May 2015. For a period of 2 years from 2013 - 2015, I was part of a young leaders fellowship program in India, where I starting learning the art and science of solving large-scale problems.

Apart from designing, I spend time traveling once a month & working my way as a certified mixologist

I’m actively looking for full-time opportunities, independent projects, and discussion sessions. Feel free to send me a message if you wish to have a chat. Email address -
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