In February 2022, I became the first Product Design Lead at Brandwatch. My remit here includes nebulous, high-impact projects concerning the overall platform experience. These require navigating ambiguity, creating solution hypotheses, getting organisational alignment and shaping the vision for the future.
Many years prior to this, I was part of creative studios, digital agencies and product teams — most of them local early-stage startups. Besides designing products, I’ve had to wear many hats — pushing frontend-ready code, hiring and mentoring junior designers, and creating pitch decks to raise funding.
Over the years, I've helped ship products for wonderful brands, ranging from juggernauts like Microsoft, McKinsey & Company, Jaguar Land Rover, Landmark Group and Essar; to local mom-and-pop brands you’ve never heard of.
I'm eternally grateful for every single experience.See details on LinkedIn
I’d say my best work has involved solving problems through first principles and systems thinking within the domains of social media, logistics, travel, fintech, ecommerce and publishing.Request portfolio Currently not open to new opportunities
A growing, personally-curated collection of fascinating goods from India’s most-loved indie brands like Chumbak, Anomaly, The Postbox and others — all filterable by category and budget. Built with Craft.wantful.in — Design + Code + Curation Check it out
I’ve been collecting visual design inspiration since early 2012. VisualSupply contains the finest examples of landing pages, blogs, web apps, iOS and Android apps I've found thus far; plus illustration, typography and lots more! Updated daily.visual.supply — Powered by Dropmark Get inspired
A lamentation about the consequences of prioritising scale and mass-market appeal in product design.
Is anything truly original anymore? A brief analysis of innovation in design and tech from the last couple of decades.
How far are we from the futuristic interfaces depicted in sci-fi classics like Alien and 2001: A Space Odyssey?
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My raison d’etre? Weltanschauung?
Man on a journey—that’s more than just a paraphrased translation of my name. It’s the lens through which I’ve come to view every aspect of my life.
I hail from a tiny village in Goa, but the Internet has been a great equalizer. My curiosity for design and computers took root early. Since 2009, I’ve been learning from books, blogs, podcasts and other designers. It never ends.
I’m obsessed about crafting great digital products. I was fortunate to have my early work featured in The Web Designer’s Idea Book Vol. 2 & Vol. 3, Web Design Index No. 9 and Smashing Magazine. Now that’s a start!
Morals and ethics are my north star. I will always champion for product and business decisions based on the greater good of users.
I’ve been working remotely since mid-2018, long before COVID-19 made it a thing. I honestly believe it is the future.
Outside work, I enjoy spending time with my family. I also read, write and take photos. I keep fit with a mix of strength training and beach soccer.
I live and work in the city of Panaji. Someday, I’ll retire to a quiet cabin by the beach.