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Multi-disciplinary designer & Illustrator. I write whatever I’ve learnt so far about design, development and other things I care about.

There’s no flavor without the spices

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People love stories. Stories are what we make in present and what makes our past and the future. They’re the prime factor of our thoughts, traits and character. As a species, I don’t think we can ever get enough of them. We crave for them while watching a film, reading…

and things I learnt along the way

I’ve never been that excited for a year to end as I was for the year 2020. I think that makes the most of us. The world flipped over, we got home caged and the weirdest things which seemed too far-fetched even for imagination happened. We all had our share…

In doing so, don't you fall in trap of ending doing everything by yourself. The solution in your brain is now ready for everyone to see and work with. Doesn't this in a way cut down their (other designers in the team) natural process of aligning their thoughts with yours. Now they can simply work with what you've provided because if a solution is given by design manager, it must be the best.

I do not wish to counter your opinion here but I feel 'how-about-this' is also not the ideal solution to the stated problem.

I just find making/ updating my portfolio difficult and guess I need help

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I’m an architect turned UX Designer and have been working in the field of UX for nearly 2 years now. My journey started right after my graduation and I was lucky enough to land a dream job without any prior experience or knowledge. In all this while, I managed to…

I gave an entrance exam earlier this year and the result came in today. At my scores, there are no chances left for me to ever make it into one of the most prestigious institutes in India. It ended today, but it started more than 9 years ago.

14 years…

UX case study

Overview: Designing a portal for jurors to evaluate competition entries/ submissions.

Client: ,a web platform for designers focusing on crowd-sourcing design solutions and making design more accessible.

Timeline: Nov 2019 — Jan 2020

Background is a web platform that organizes design challenges and has one of…

It seemed impossible, now it’s history

A little context

I completed my Bachelors in Architecture from the ‘School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi’ and as part of the course requirement, I had to write my thesis in the final semester. My architectural thesis project was based on designing a proposal for the National Center for Arts (NCA) at…

Design follows data

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Project overview: Dashboard design to effectively communicating data to relevant people

Client:, a web platform for designers focusing on crowd-sourcing design solutions and making the design more accessible.

Timeline: September 2020 — Feb 2021

Tools & Skills: Figma, Adobe Xd, Illustrator along with an in-depth study of data visualization…

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If there’s one thing in my 2020 bucket list which I could proudly tick off is to develop a reading habit. I read many titles in 2020, thanks to lockdown but listed below are the ones which stood out to me in some way or other. …

TL;DR Reading time less than 3 minutes, no clickbait

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