ABOUT ME
Born in India, raised in Kuwait, I was the kid that would have my nose pushed up against the school bus window on the hunt for exotic sports cars. Car spotting was my favorite escape.
After graduating with a bachelor's in mechanical engineering I had the opportunity to work for Honda R&D. There I created human factors guidelines for future Honda vehicles. I saw firsthand the classic “design vs engineering” argument and realized that I needed to take the steps to build cohesion between the two disciplines.
Now as a hybrid of the two, I want to challenge the status quo, question assumptions and combine thinking in order to design better. I drive critical discussions that allow for a multi-disciplinary approach, creating a common language that will allow for meaningful design.
In every moment, we design for a chosen context and all implications of our design must be considered. For me, it’s not about a singular moment, it’s about journeys, what affects them, and how we navigate through them.

CURRENT ROLE (July 2020 - Present)
Interaction Designer, da Vinci Systems
Intuitive Surgical
Sunnyvale, CA


NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS
Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
Invited to present "The Urban Diorama" at the prestigious Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
New York City, NY

Architecture+Design Museum
Invited to present "The Urban Diorama" at the A+D Museum, LA as part of the Sunset 2050 exhibit.
Los Angeles, CA

Featured on NPR
Interviewed by NPR about the future of mobility and designing autonomous vehicles.
Los Angeles, CA

Contributor, UX Collective
The UX Collective (ISSN: 2766-5267) is an independent design publication and blog built to elevate unheard design voices all over the world. Curated stories on user experience (UX), visual, and product design.
Medium.com

Berman Autostyle 2016 Finalist
Top 10 designers in a prestigious global design competition held by Berman.
Italy, Italy

Graduate Success Story, ArtCenter College of Design
Featured on the Graduate Transportation Systems and Design alumni website
CA, USA


PREVIOUS EXPERIENCES
UX Design Technologist, May 2019 - July 2020
Innovation Center California / Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Belmont, CA
UX Research Intern, January 2018 - August 2018
Future Center California / Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Belmont, CA
Vehicle Research Executive (Human Factors), July 2013 - May 2015
HGID, Honda Cars India Limited
Greater Noida, India

EDUCATION
M.S. Transportation Design, 3.73 GPA
ArtCenter College of Design
Pasadena, CA
B.E. Mechanical Engineering
Panjab University
Chandigarh, India

PROFESSIONAL MEMBER
IDSA
AIGA