I am an interdisciplinary designer with an interest in enhancing and strengthening communities. My background in architecture and spatial design helped by building a strong foundation to become a service designer. The design thinking skills I developed during my architectural practice helped me understand users' needs with an empathic lens to create innovative solutions. Combining this with systems thinking abilities allows me to craft user-friendly experiences and analyze complex service ecosystems around them to create cohesive and impactful service designs.
Throughout my 8 years of professional experience, I gained a wealth of experience in identifying needs, solving problems through rigorous research and co-creation, and collaborating with stakeholders across disciplines to deliver to their needs. Additionally, my expertise in data visualization allows me to communicate insights effectively.
When I'm not in the design studio, you'll often find me travelling, reading books, or practising yoga.
PROJECTS AT RCA:
- Unify: Accelerating Public Participation in collaboration with UN Habitat (Digital Helpdesk for Cities)
- The Freelance Collective: Leveraging the strength of an enterprise to mobilise & support freelancers in their pursuit of creative mastery
- Beyond Numbers: Activating communities through creative engagement
MA in Service Design, Royal College of Art, London; 2022 – 2023
MA in Architecture, X-Urban, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Spain; 2017 – 2018
• Won Project Excellency Award X-Urban for the final project to trigger a shift in food production in HongKong
Bachelor of Architecture, B.M.S College of Engineering, Bangalore, India; 2009 – 2014
Founder & Spatial Designer, 11DS, Muscat, Oman/ Hyderabad, India;2018 – 2022
Architect, EIDC, Muscat, Oman; 2019 – 2019
Lead Architect, HR Lines, Hyderabad, India; 2014 – 2017