about me

Ollo! I am Apurva. A product designer by day, tinkerer by night and unapologetic foodie in between ;)

I currently work as a UX designer at the fintech startup SavvyMoney Inc. Being new to the domain, its fun and interesting to learn that the things that affect us the most financially, are so convolated and rarely explained. I have been striving to make such concepts easy to understand and use, for all, with accessible design.

I am a true believer in the power of consistency and it has become my design mantra. By being consistent, you get enough of an open field to explore, while being grounded within boundaries that keeps the entire product together. It is this belief that has helped me successfully set-up the Octane design system.

Outside of work, I learn and teach laser-cutting at Robot Garden, a community maker space. I love food. And thus, try new cuisines and new recipes. You can check some of my food doodles on Instagram.

Want to know more or just grab a cup of coffee? Please reach out. :)
Cheers!!


experience

Jul 2016 - Present

UX Designer
SavvyMoney Inc. - CA

Jan 2015 - Jun 2016

Graduate Research Assistant
SYNLAB, Georgia Institute of Technology - GA

Jun - Aug 2015

UX Research / Design Intern
Ebay Enterprise, Ebay Inc. - PA

Jan - Jul 2014

UX Researcher
Microsoft, Industry Collaboration - India

Jan - Dec 2013

UX Designer
JDA Software, Industry Collaboration - India

May - Jul 2013

UX Research Assistant
SSEL, Korean Advanced Institute of Technology - South Korea

May - Jul 2012

Vfx Intern
Fhoa, Famous Studios - India


education

Aug 2014 - May 2016

Masters of Science - Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Jan 2015 - May 2016

Certificate - Management of Technology
Scheller School of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Jul 2010 - May 2014

Bachelors of Design (B.Des)
Department of Design (Dod), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, India