#12. Becoming a Design Manager
Vaibhav Bhasin, Design Head of Mobility Products at Gojek
Vaibhav Bhasin is a self-taught Product Designer. He is currently working at Gojek as Design Head of Mobility Products.
We talk about transitioning between various organizations, designing for southeast Asian countries, one of Vaibhav’s projects at Gojek, and his transition from being an individual contributor to a manager.
Vaibhav on ADP List
Designing to Encourage the Habit of Tipping
Vaibhav is currently working as the Design Head of Mobility Products at Gojek. In his spare time, he mentors young designers on ADPList
#11. Graphic Designer to UX Designer
Radhika, UX Designer at Microsoft
Radhika Sen is a graphic designer turned UX Designer. She is currently working as a UX Designer in Microsoft. We talk about studying in a design school, her exchange program, what is interaction design and how can one get started, and her most challenging design project.
Radhika Sen is currently a UX Designer at Microsoft. She was previously working at Schneider Electric. She completed her Masters in Interaction Design from National Institute of Design.
#8. Leveling up in the Design Industry and How to Keep Growing as a Designer
Sahil Pandita, Product Designer at Gojek
In the latest episode of Product Stories, we have Sahil Pandita. Sahil is a Product Designer at Gojek. We talk about the design process at Gojek, documentation for designers, mistakes junior designers make, roles and responsibilities of a designer, and the design landscape in India.
Sahil is a Product Designer at Gojek. He previously worked at Ibibo and various other companies. Sahil also runs a YouTube channel called The Creative Hustle.
#7. How to Build Side Projects That Matter
Kushagra Agarwal, Lead Product Designer at Rainway (Ex Zeta, Housing)
In the latest episode of Product Stories, we have Kushagra Agarwal. He is currently a Lead Designer at Rainway. We talk about how to come up with side project ideas. We also talk about his side projects, Cone, Unwind, and CSS Battle.
CSS Battle: https://cssbattle.dev/
Kushagra Agarwal is currently a Lead Designer at Rainway. He was previously at Zeta, Housing, and Wingify. Kush is a front-end developer turned designer who also develops apps.
#6. Building Figma Plugin and Side Projects
Milan Maheshwari, Product Designer at Swiggy
In this episode of Product Stories, we have Milan Maheshwari. Milan is a Product Designer at Swiggy. He is a graduate of IIT Roorkee, he interned in Blackbuck and Cleartrip while at college. In this episode, we talk about getting design internships as an engineer. We also talk about Milan's side projects, Morph and Spectrum. Last, we talk about designing video games.
Milan is a Product Designer at Swiggy. He previously interned in Cleartrip. Milan has experience building Figma plugins, Games, and web apps.
#5. Designing FinTech Product for the USA
Niket Kamat, Product Designer at OnJuno
In the latest episode of Product Stories, we have Niket Kamat. Niket is a Product Designer at OnJuno. We talk about building the Corona Tracker and scaling it to 5Mn users. We also talk about what it's like to design a FinTech product in India for the US audience. We touch upon other topics like business competency for designers, specialist vs generalist, etc.
Niket is a Product Designer at OnJuno. He built Corona Tracker which was used by over 5 Million users during the pandemic.
#4. Designing in Europe and Booking.com
Aiswarya Kolisetty, Product Designer at Alan (Ex - Booking, Zomato)
In the fourth episode of Product Stories, we have Aiswarya Kolisetty. Aiswarya is a Product Designer at Alan. She was previously working with Booking.com and Zomato. We talk about how to get a design job abroad and move, what it is like to work in a big design team (Booking.com has over 200 designers). We also talk about how the design culture has been changing and a bit about illustrations.
Aiswarya is a Product Designer at Alan. She previously worked in Booking.com and Zomato. She is also an illustrator.
#3. Internships and Personal Branding
Rahul Goradia, Product Designer at Zomato
In the third episode of Product Stories, we have Rahul Goradia. Rahul is a Product Designer at Zomato. We talk about design school, how to bag internships in top companies in India, personal branding for designers, and common mistakes to avoid as a junior designer.
Dexign Workshops: https://www.dexignworkshops.com/
Rahul is a Product Designer at Zomato. He runs Dexign Workshops, where he helps upcoming designers learn new designs skills.
#2. Being a Full Stack Designer
Anoop Sethumadhavan, Senior UX Designer at Zeta
In the second episode of Product Stories, Anoop Sethumadhavan talks about how to transition from a developer to a designer, being a solo designer at an early stage startup, synergizing with engineering and product teams, being a full-stack designer, and Kerala Designers Collaborative (KDCo)
Kerala Designers Collaborative: https://kdco.info/
Anoop is a Senior User Experience Designer at Zeta. He was previously leading design at TapChief.
#1. Developer to Designer and Side Projects
Shubham Bhatt, Product Designer at Udaan
In the first episode of Product Stories, Shubham Bhatt talks about how to transition from a developer to a designer, how side-projects can help designers, what is All Design Events, and how it all started.
All Design Events: https://www.alldesignevents.co/
Shubham is a Product Designer at Udaan. He runs All Design Events, which helps designers discover the best events that help them upskill.
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