Namaste 🙏,

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.

I believe:

  • 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.

Experience Summary


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


     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

Design Mentor 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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