Jacob Thomas, Designer in Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Jacob Thomas


Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Toptal Member Since
December 13, 2018

Jacob has over a decade of experience designing websites, apps, and other digital properties. Recently, he's led the design strategy for a neural automation AI platform, commisioned by a global IT firm. He's worked on mission-critical projects with other leading companies like Microsoft, Pizza Hut, KFC, KPMG, and McKinsey. He is also a computer engineer and likes to code data-laden interactive prototypes for more effective user testing.

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Image of Gaming Centre | Kiosk UI/UX Design project
Gaming Centre | Kiosk UI/UX Design
Digital KiosksUX PrototypingInformation DesignWireframingGaming PlatformsOnline Gaming+ 5 more
Image of Self-order Kiosk project
Self-order Kiosk
Digital KiosksUX DesignInteractive UIUX PrototypingAnimated PrototypesCustomer Portals+ 8 more
Image of Smart Meter (IoT) App's UX project
Smart Meter (IoT) App's UX
Information Architecture (IA)WireframingVisual DesignIndustrial Internet of Things (IIoT)Electronic SensorsSmart Meters+ 8 more

Work Experience

2010 - 2018

Lead Designer | User Experience

ScreenRoot Technologies
  • Designed over 100+ web, mobile, and enterprise applications.
  • Collaborated with key leadership teams of top companies across 12+ industries.
  • Acted as the lead design architect for a flagship AI platform, commissioned by one of the largest IT firms in India.
  • Revamped internet banking platforms for the top three leading banks of India.
  • Managed the critical design stages for redesigning Pizza Hut & KFC India’s online ordering properties.
  • Procured devices like eye-tracking sensors to inculcate quantitative testing processes which we were able to rationalize in order to improve our design approaches.
  • Optimized project processes to scale according to requirements. Using lean design philosophies, we were able to deliver 100+ screens in about a week for a project.
  • Built teams of user experience designers and front-end developers.
  • Created design processes, prepared training regimes, and introduced frameworks for the user experience design function.
Technologies: Figma, UI Design, Design Strategy, Prototyping, Strategy, Design Thinking
2008 - 2010

Designer | Developer

Opdyne Designs
  • Designed and developed over 20 websites some of which got featured in the best web-design showcase of Smashingmagazine.com and other CSS galleries.
  • Was involved in the testing and implementation phase of Liquid Fusion, a cross-platform scripting engine, primarily used for web mining.
  • Created UI kits and web themes in WordPress and Drupal, some of which have been listed in marketplaces like SitePoint and ThemeForest.
  • Designed and developed a web application for an intercollegiate festival which had event scheduling and registration features.
  • Created a customizable CMS, named Vestec CMS, in PHP.
Technologies: UI Design, WordPress, C++, PHP, CSS, HTML


2006 - 2010

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Kerala University - Trivandrum, India



Design Thinking & Innovation

Stanford University


Control of Mobile Robots

Georgia Institute of Technology via Coursera


Human-Computer Interaction

Stanford University via Coursera


UI Design - 11 yearsDesign Strategy - 7 yearsDesign Thinking - 7 yearsUX Strategy - 7 yearsInformation Architecture (IA) - 7 yearsUX Prototyping - 7 yearsQuantitative Research - 5 yearsFigma - 3 years




Trivandrum, Kerala, India