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Namaste 🙏,

I’m Rakesh Patwari, an enterprise digital product designer and a design enabler.

Personally, it has been an incredible and humbling journey from a small village in South India to the Silicon Valley, from being a typical programmer to a design leader.

Values that motivate and drive me:

❤️ Authenticity

Being true to who I am and respecting who they are.

⚖️ Balance

There is a place for everything.

🤔 Curiosity & Compassion

There is always something to uncover.

✋🏼 Integrity

Be accountable and own my actions.

👐🏼 Trust

There is strength in partnership.

Experience Summary

Experience

Salesforce  08/ 2018 to till date

Director, Product Design

     Juniper Networks 02/ 2016 to 08/2018

Lead Product Designer

   SurveyMonkey  09 / 2015 to 02 / 2016

Principal Product Designer

     Aerohive Networks 02 / 2014 to 09 / 2015

Lead UX Designer

     Cognizant Technologies 08 / 2006 to 01 / 2014

Manager, Cognizant Interactive Design
Prominent Clients: Apple Inc, Linkedin, AstraZeneca Pharma, Mattel Inc, AmericanExpress, Pfizer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers, UB Media (UK), Kimberley Clark, Miles Kimball etc.

     SumTotal Systems 10 / 2005 to 08 / 2006

Designer

     Tech Mahindra Ltd.  07 / 2001 to 08 / 2005
Formerly Satyam Computer Services Ltd.

Project Lead, Visual Design

University of California, Berkeley Ext  02/ 2018 to Till date

UX Instructor – Information Architecture

Designed.org

Mentor, UX Design

Cascade SF,  Ongoing

Design Mentor

Interaction-Design.org 01 / 2015 to 06 / 2016

Local leader, Santa Clara

Stanford Design Initiative 11 / 2014 to 06 / 2015

Design Mentor

Writings

Written and co-authored




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