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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Gaming Centre | Kiosk UI/UX Design
Digital KiosksUX PrototypingInformation DesignWireframingGaming PlatformsOnline Gaming+ 5 more
Pizza Hut Website
User ResearchOnline OrderingWireframingRapid PrototypingMind MapsEye Tracking+ 7 more
Design StrategyInformation DesignHigh-fidelity PrototypesFood OrderingWeb UIWebsite Testing+ 5 more
Digital KiosksUX DesignInteractive UIUX PrototypingAnimated PrototypesCustomer Portals+ 8 more
Smart Meter (IoT) App's UX
Information Architecture (IA)WireframingVisual DesignIndustrial Internet of Things (IIoT)Electronic SensorsSmart Meters+ 8 more
2010 - 2018
Lead Designer | User Experience
- 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
- 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
DECEMBER 2019 - PRESENT
Design Thinking & Innovation
MARCH 2014 - PRESENT
Control of Mobile Robots
Georgia Institute of Technology via Coursera
JUNE 2013 - PRESENT
Stanford University via Coursera