Jacob Thomas, Designer in Trivandrum, Kerala, India
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Jacob Thomas

Verified Expert  in Design


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.


Work Experience

Lead Designer | User Experience

2010 - 2018
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

Designer | Developer

2008 - 2010
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


Adobe Experience Design (XD), Figma, Adobe Photoshop, MockFlow, InVision Studio



Industry Expertise

Restaurants & Dining, Entertainment & Leisure


Axure, WordPress


Prototyping, UX Design, Wireframing, Web UI, Web UX, Rapid Prototyping, UI Design, UX Prototyping, Information Architecture (IA), UX Strategy, Design Thinking, Strategy, Digital Kiosks, Interactive UI, Animated Prototypes, Customer Portals, POS, Food Ordering Platforms, Food Ordering, UX Testing, Visual Design, Audio Services, Mobile UX, Tablet Design, Mobile POS, Customer Research, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Electronic Sensors, Smart Meters, Mobile App Testing, Mobile App UI, Design Strategy, Information Design, High-fidelity Prototypes, Website Testing, User Research, Online Ordering, Mind Maps, Quantitative Research, Eye Tracking, Gaming Platforms, Online Gaming, Omnichannel Marketing, Value Innovation, Digital Innovation, Value Proposition Design, User-centered Design (UCD), Web Design

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