I'm London born and bred with Indian roots - I fled the crazy hustle and bustle of the city almost 4 years ago and headed to Manchester, England, where I'm now based
Me at dinner! 👇
Snow covered park 👇
I fell into it when I applied to be an apprentice at Market Gravity, the, then proposition design consultancy based in Waterloo, UK. They helped clients imagine what their product could be like, which involved designing videos, posters, mobile prototypes, storyboards. This exposed me to considering how any user would process all this information and designing in a way that makes it easy and seamless for them. I then moved to a mobile-first development agency into a UX/UI role and I thoroughly enjoy what I do. Being the eyes and ears of the end user is really rewarding for me. We've done a few user testing sessions and look to increase this.
Pre covid I struggled with multi tasking across 2 projects - being honest in terms of when I can complete work by, I didn't really think to myself in the moment "can I really do that task?" or "can I do it at a later date?" So I learnt not to say yes immediately.
Not being heard or having dominating voices in the meetings, making it feel like there isn’t a space for you to talk. The solution to that is to identify a pause long enough to say something and speak with clarity.
After covid I struggled with focusing, mental chatter, motivation, confidence, active communication. I solved these by tapping into music, using the pomodoro timer technique, leaving my desk to walk, cycle or skip once or twice a day. A walk before I sit down to work I've found makes for a better day and a better me.
Working on the Discovery and Design of Street News, Big Life Group’s authentic news app. Have learnt how important it is to have a goal in mind and be working towards it consistently. Have also learnt how the Scrum process control framework is an effective process to deliver an app.
Calm. Strava. Spotify. Figma Mirror. FitOn. Checkers.
The onboarding journey of calm is one I often muse over when designing apps. It works really well, tapping into the Sunk Cost Investment psychology principle.
Rainforest music. Spa music. Lo-fi beats. I either listen on Spotify or my Calm chrome plugin.