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.


Cisco Systems  11/ 2022 to till date
Director, Product Design and Research
Meta  09/ 2021 to 11/ 2022
Manager, Product Design
Salesforce  08/ 2018 to 09/2021
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
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
Mentor, UX Design 01 / 2015 to 06 / 2016
Local leader, Santa Clara
Stanford Design Initiative 11 / 2014 to 06 / 2015
Design Mentor


Written and co-authored

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