I’m Rakesh Patwari, an enterprise digital product designer.
Personally, it has been an incredible and humbling journey from a small town in South India to the Silicon Valley, from being a typical programmer to a design practitioner.
Learning is a life long process. The more we give, the more we get.
Designing is about solving the problem for the people but not about the people.
It takes a village to build a great product and feels like a nice choreography in action.
All great solutions are deeply rooted in empathy.
If a product is given a personality, it should be like a cool sibling, dependable dad and an altruistic mom.
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
Cascade SF, Ongoing
Interaction-Design.org 01 / 2015 to 06 / 2016
Local leader, Santa Clara
Stanford Design Initiative 11 / 2014 to 06 / 2015
Written and co-authored