Manoj Rajamani, Designer in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Manoj Rajamani

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Designer

Location
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Toptal Member Since
October 8, 2019

Manoj has nearly a decade of design experience, including print, web, user interface design, and user experience design for web, mobile, and enterprise applications. He is an expert in human-computer interactions and user-centered design methodologies.

Portfolio

Work Experience

SketchUp Designer

2024 - 2024
JMT Consultants
  • Completed landscape design for a 34-acre construction project using SketchUp to create a detailed and visually compelling full-scale model.
  • Ensured precise, realistic visualizations that bring concepts to life for stakeholders with expertise in leveraging SketchUp and other 3D tools like Twinmotion, Lumion, Cinema 4D, Blender, 3ds Max, Corona, and V-Ray.
  • Impressed the client with realistic texturing, full-scale site landscaping, environment creation with accurate road profiles, and first-person walkthroughs.
Technologies: SketchUp, 3D Design, 3D Landscape Design, Landscape Rendering, 3D Rendering, 3D Architecture, 3D

Product Designer

2020 - 2021
G42
  • Led a B2C mobile annotation app with voice-to-text and image-to-text features from inception to execution, working closely with product owners, data analysts, QA, and developers in agile.
  • Designed the entire end-to-end user experience, including the user interface (UI) and all interactions, ensuring a seamless and visually captivating journey that met and exceeded user expectations.
  • Led brainstorming, critiques, and design reviews, steering product direction through collaborative efforts and refining design concepts.
Technologies: Figma, User Experience (UX), User Experience Strategy, App UI, UX Wireframes, UX Strategy, Visual Design, Task Flows, Natural Language Processing (NLP), AI Design, Image Annotation, Mobile UX, Mobile UI Design, Agile, B2B, B2C, Material UI, Product Management, UI Audits, Cross-functional Collaboration, Design Leadership, Presentations, Information Technology, Software as a Service (SaaS), Admin Panels

Product Designer

2019 - 2020
Bayzat
  • Led the holistic design of an innovative personal finance app, ensuring it surpassed user expectations. This included user-centric design, intuitive financial tracking, and an engaging interface for confident financial control.
  • Developed detailed personas that represented different user segments and crafted wireframes and prototypes to outline the app's structure and functionality, ensuring it aligned with the personas and user expectations.
  • Implemented strategies that led to a remarkable 30% increase in the number of new users successfully completing the onboarding process, enhancing their initial experience with our platform and driving greater user engagement and satisfaction.
  • Designed visually appealing and user-friendly interfaces, carefully considering every element to create a compelling user experience.
Technologies: Figma, UX Research, Wireframe to Product, User Flows, Task Flows, B2C, B2B, User Personas, User Research, Usability Testing, UI Design, UX Design, Design Systems, Design Thinking, SaaS, Product Design, Product Strategy, Prototyping, Mobile Design, UX Branding, Material UI, Product Management, UX Audits, UI Audits, Web App Design, SaaS Design, Competitor Analysis & Profiling, Agile, Cross-functional Collaboration, Design Leadership, Presentations, Heuristic Analysis, Information Technology, Software as a Service (SaaS), Admin Panels, Animation, MVP Design, Lean UX

Principal Consultant I

2019 - 2019
Neudesic
  • Managed the complete visual design of the corporate internal portal based on SharePoint Modern UI. Closely collaborated with the engineering team for detailing and timely quality deliverables.
  • Designed the information architecture and high-fidelity wireframes defining interactions and advanced search capabilities for a web-based reporting tool that provides an efficient platform for data collection.
  • Enhanced the user experience of a comprehensive property management tool, streamlining property maintenance tasks, tracking costs, and integrating features like monthly reports, task reminders, and live chat with partners.
  • Identified scenarios and created personas and task flows for different use cases. Created wireframes and visual designs with interactions. Closely collaborated with developers for timely deliverables.
Technologies: Zeplin, Principle, InVision, InVision Studio, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Sketch, Consulting, Product Consultant, SaaS, Product Design, Product Strategy, UI Design, UX Design, Prototyping, Mobile Design, UX Branding, Responsive Web Apps, Web, Hospitality, Material UI, Product Management, UI Audits, Web App Design, SaaS Design, Competitor Analysis & Profiling, Agile, Cross-functional Collaboration, Design Leadership, Presentations, Information Technology, Software as a Service (SaaS), Admin Panels, MVP Design, Lean UX

Lead UX Designer

2018 - 2018
HUL (Hindustan Unilever Ltd (Consulting from Altimetrik India Pvt Ltd)
  • Closely worked with the product manager, worked bottom up on remodeling the existing legacy system with improved user experience and effective user interactions.
  • Implemented real-time material resource order tracking and live collaboration among respective stakeholders across departments for an internal web application tool.
  • Gathered requirements across multiple departments including production, packaging, distribution, marketing, promotions, and finance and identified pain points.
  • Enhanced user experience for material resources management flow (allocate and track) for personal care products and consumer goods.
Technologies: Interaction Design (IxD), Visual Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Zeplin, Principle, InVision, InVision Studio, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Sketch, SaaS, Product Design, Product Strategy, UI Design, UX Design, Prototyping, B2B, Product Management, UI Audits, SaaS Design, Competitor Analysis & Profiling, Agile, Cross-functional Collaboration, Presentations, Heuristic Analysis, Information Technology, Software as a Service (SaaS), Pitch Decks, Lean UX

Senior Interaction Designer

2016 - 2018
Intuit (Consulting from Altimetrik India Pvt Ltd)
  • Contributed primarily on payments, payroll, and customer support (CARE) initiatives, with my contribution towards bringing new user-centric features receiving high regards from customers.
  • As an Interaction Designer at Intuit for QuickBooks Desktop, I honed usability through extensive user interviews and feedback sessions.
  • Lead ideation sessions that consistently yielded innovative features, enriching user experiences and contributing to the product's ongoing success.
  • Users (SMBs) appreciated the effectiveness of the latest features that saved a lot of time, effort and money in their day to day business communications and transactions.
Technologies: Interaction Design (IxD), SketchUp, Adobe Premiere Pro, Visual Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Adobe Lightroom, Zeplin, Principle, InVision, InVision Studio, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Sketch, SaaS, Product Design, Product Strategy, UX Design, Prototyping, Web App Design, SaaS Design, Competitor Analysis & Profiling, Cross-functional Collaboration, Presentations, Information Technology, Software as a Service (SaaS), MVP Design, Lean UX

Senior Member UX

2015 - 2016
Edgeverve Systems Ltd
  • Worked on a highly configurable ERP capability product for distributors. When the existing inventory management system needed an upgrade in a highly competitive market.
  • Conducted interviews with existing customers and taking surveys from potential users, his research brought great insights that defined the path for the future of the product.
  • Discussed ideas and concepts over sketches, storyboards and developed wireframes for interactive digital products. He established guidelines and specifications for other designers to follow.
  • One seamless web experience where the users were able to compare their banking choices in terms of risks, benefits, and returns. It also caters to the "Peer to Peer" collect request which can be scheduled and paid as per requirement and convenience.
  • Provided quick onboarding, simple yet effective data management, live tracking, and real-time invoicing built a completely new level of confidence among users.
  • Achieved simple and effective user interface and design architecture that enabled the best mobile experience that powers multiple bank accounts merging multiple banking features, seamless fund routing and merchant payments under one hood.
  • Provided estimation for each design task and complete it within deadlines. Also designed graphic elements for multiple products/projects as and when required.
  • Collaborated with stakeholders to understand and evaluate content and design requirements to meet their requirements. Supervised and guided other designers through different phases of the design and development process.
  • Strategic approach keeping both business and technology in mind, he brought new concepts and ideas on the table that redefined the overall performance of the product to a new level of competence.
  • Worked closely with other teams to arrive at conclusions across multiple levels of the design process. Connected banking products and services through o Executed strong interaction design, visual design principles, and created a responsive design.
Technologies: SketchUp, Adobe Premiere Pro, Interaction Design (IxD), Visual Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, SaaS, Product Design, Product Strategy, UI Design, UX Design, Prototyping, UX Branding, Responsive Web Apps, Web, B2B, UX Audits, Web App Design, SaaS Design, Competitor Analysis & Profiling, Cross-functional Collaboration, Presentations, Heuristic Analysis, Information Technology, Software as a Service (SaaS), Lean UX

Senior UI/UX Specialist

2015 - 2015
mSupply
  • Built the complete B2B web experience where users can view products, compare prices, manage orders and pay online in a seamless way.
  • Translated concepts into wireframes and mockups that lead to intuitive user experiences for constructcart.com eCommerce website (now msupply.com).
  • Collected necessary information, organize and design the overall experience through page layout and flow of the website. The website was able to fulfill orders for both small and large scale construction material requirements.
  • Collaborated with other team members and stakeholders to develop graphics, content, and interactions.
  • Facilitated product visions by researching, conceiving, wireframing, sketching, storyboarding, prototyping, and mocking up user experiences for the product.
  • Designed and delivered wireframes, user stories, user journeys, and mockups optimized for web, tablet, and mobile devices, and interfaces.
  • Decided on the site architecture and determine both software and hardware requirements. The experience was built thoroughly through field research talking to various vendors, business partners, and customer needs.
  • Conducted quality tests and identify design problems and devise elegant solutions.
  • Made strategic design and user-experience decisions related to core, and new, functions and features.
  • Took a user-centered design approach and rapidly test and iterate designs.
Technologies: Interaction Design (IxD), Visual Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, Web Design, Product Strategy, UX Design, Prototyping, UX Branding, Responsive Web Apps, Web, B2B, Web App Design, Information Technology, Software as a Service (SaaS), Real Estate

Group Head (Creative) - Digital

2013 - 2015
Pixel Mavericks Pvt Ltd
  • Supervised and led the graphic designing team (3 teams each consisting of 8 members).
  • Contributed to conceptualization, wireframing and visual design for web, mobile and iPad applications.
  • Analyzed and planned the framework of design according to the laid-out concept and established specifications of the project. Utilized a design-based innovation approach to solve customer challenges.
  • Ensured that the delivered products or services adhere to the policies and standards of the company.
  • Delegated job responsibilities among junior team members and oversee that quality work is being completed within the deadline.
  • Oversaw that new techniques and processes are used to provide the best quality of designs. Oversaw page layout and production of digital magazines.
  • Trained and mentored junior designers and entry-level entrants. Assisted the team members to choose the right style, attractive graphics, images, and other visual elements to adapt them according to the objectives of the project.
  • Reviewed and approved designs, artwork, photography, and graphics developed by the design team. Designed and decided on templates (fonts, colors, layout, images) to apply for each magazine.
  • Kept up with the latest techniques and procedures used in designs. Suggested new ways of improving the quality of designs and other project issues. Created advertising or media campaign, and coordinated the work of other artistic or design staff.
  • Worked in collaboration with colleagues across different departments. Conceptualized and visualized magazine (digital version) cover art and animation.
Technologies: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Web Design, Logo Design, Responsive Web Apps, Canva, Graphic Design, Branding, Art Direction, Marketing Design, Facebook Ads, Social Media Advertising, Video Editing, Consumer Products, Motion Design, Animation, Pitch Decks, Presentation Design

Art Director

2012 - 2013
Picsean Media Pvt Ltd
  • Determined how best to represent a concept visually.
  • Worked as a team, interacted with designers, developers, and content writers to achieve the best results for print, web, and mobile application designs.
  • Led a team of graphic designers and animation specialists (a team of 8 members) to achieve the highest quality of creative outputs.
  • Subjected early-stage designs to usability testing or expert review, and offering implementation suggestions from a user-centered perspective.
  • Worked on designs to produce an effective advertising campaign.
  • Oversaw the page layouts, color guidelines, design assets and production of digital magazines.
  • Introduced and applied expert art direction to the visual elements of creative projects.
  • Reviewed the work of designers and providing direction and feedback. Contributed to the overall user experience of digital magazines and applications designed and developed by the team.
  • Took ownership of the visual elements of creative work for new business pitches.
  • Uncovered new ways to incorporate emerging and new media formats into campaigns. Suggested and implemented the latest industry-standard software and technology. Managed projects and working within a budget.
Technologies: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Logo Design, Responsive Web Apps, Canva, Graphic Design, Branding, Art Direction, Marketing Design, Facebook Ads, Social Media Advertising, Video Editing, Motion Design, Animation, Pitch Decks, Presentation Design

Graphic Designer

2010 - 2012
UX Design Labs (UXD) now Invendes
  • Met clients or account managers to discuss business objectives and job requirements.
  • Designed elegant design solutions to complex service workflows that maximize the sustained engagement value for the end-users.
  • Identified the best fonts and images to bring concepts to life through excellent visual designs.
  • Developed simple, useable, attractive, and cross-browser web interfaces that account for speed, file size, readability, and accessibility.
  • Thought creatively to produce new ideas and concepts. Used innovation to redefine a design brief within the constraints of cost and time.
  • Worked with the latest tools to bring digital visual effects for the best results of visual communication.
  • Created and translated interaction design and wireframes into visual user interfaces.
  • Developed a brand and identity for small businesses and corporations. Delivered visual concepts, comps, and other graphical assets with guidelines.
  • Worked as part of a team with printers, copywriters, photographers, stylists, illustrators, other designers, account executives, web developers, and marketing specialists.
  • One of my key responsibilities was commissioning illustrators and photographers to enhance the visual content of various projects. This involved collaborating with creative professionals to bring unique and compelling visual elements to our work.
Technologies: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Logo Design, Canva, Graphic Design, Branding, Art Direction, Marketing Design, Facebook Ads, Social Media Advertising, Video Editing, Motion Design
1996 - 1998

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing, Human Resource Management

Bharathiar University - Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

1993 - 1996

Bachelor's Degree in Science, Botany, Zoology

Calicut University - Thrissur, Kerala, India

AUGUST 2019 - PRESENT

Certified Pro UX/UI Designer

DesignBoat

MAY 2001 - PRESENT

Certified Web Master

World Wide Web

Tools

SketchUp, Sketch, Adobe Experience Design (XD), InVision Studio, InVision App, Principle, UX Tools, Google SketchUp, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Zeplin, RealtimeBoard, Affinity Diagrams, InVision, Figma, Sketch 4, Canva, Adobe Creative Suite, Lightroom CC, Audition CC, Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Adobe CC, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Affinity Designer, Waves Audio, Miro

Platforms

iOS, Web, Android

Industry Expertise

Information Technology, Automotive, Real Estate, Professional Services, Hospitality, Consumer Products, Logistics, Banking & Finance, Events, Marketing

Languages

HTML, CSS, Java, C, C++

Other

Visual Design, B2B, User Journeys, Mockups, 3D, Dashboard Design, User Experience (UX), Interaction Design (IxD), Wireframing, Annotated Wireframes, Fundamental Design Principles, Design Principles, UX Principles, Information Architecture (IA), User-centered Design (UCD), Human Interface Design, Human-centered Design (HCD), App UI, Web UX, Web UX Design, Web UI Design, Web Usability, Web App UX, Web UI, User Flows, Task Flows, Journey Mapping, Affinity Mapping, Data Synthesis, Research Synthesis, User Interface (UI), Complex Application User Interfaces (UI), Prototyping, Rapid Prototyping, Usability, Remote Usability Testing, Applications, Web Applications, Web App Design, Mobile Apps, Mobile App UI, Mobile App Design, Web & Mobile Applications, Product Design, Fintech, Data Visualization, Interactive Dashboards, UI Design, UX Design, SaaS, Web Design, Product Strategy, Mobile Design, Logo Design, UX Branding, Responsive Web Apps, Graphic Design, Branding, Material UI, Product Management, UX Audits, UI Audits, SaaS Design, Art Direction, Marketing Design, Facebook Ads, Social Media Advertising, Cross-functional Collaboration, Design Leadership, Presentations, Software as a Service (SaaS), Admin Panels, MVP Design, Lean UX, Adobe Creative Cloud, Layout Design, Software, Stakeholder Interviews, Cross-functional Team Leadership, User Onboarding, 3D Architecture, Competitor Analysis & Profiling, User Research, UX Research, Qualitative Research, Usability Testing, User Surveys, User Interviews, Agile, Design Systems, Video Editing, Motion Design, Heuristic Analysis, Animation, Pitch Decks, Presentation Design, 3D Design, Motion Graphics, UI Motion, Web App UI, Personas, Inventory Management, A/B Testing, Quantitative Research, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Quantitative User Research, User Testing, User Profiles, User Journey Maps, Scenarios, Financial UX, Agile UX, Brainstorming, Low-fidelity Mockups, Mobile Mockups, Online Banking, Mobile Banking, Story Mapping, Financial APIs, Finance Reports, Sketching, Ideation, Concept Testing, Concept Modeling, Demos, iPad, Audio, Interactive UI, Interface Testing, Augmented Reality (AR), VR Interfaces, Audio Engineering, Environmental Design, Spatial Sound, Audio Processing, Audio Streaming, Virtual Studio, App UX, Live Entertainment, Music Platforms, Music Industry, Music Production, Autonomous Navigation, Use Cases, Interactive Design, Touchscreens, Touch Interactions, Dashboards, Car Dashboards, Dark UIs, Mobile UI, Property Listings, Mobile UX, User Needs, Surveys, Web Forms, Form Design, Personal Loans, Personal Finance Management, Personal Finance, WebApp, Self-driving Cars, Graphical User Interface (GUI), Primary Research, Secondary Research, User Personas, UX Prototyping, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, Low-fidelity Prototypes, High-fidelity Mockups, Web Page Mockups, Remote User Testing, Wireframe to Product, Notion, B2C, User Experience Strategy, UX Wireframes, UX Strategy, Natural Language Processing (NLP), AI Design, Image Annotation, Mobile UI Design, Consulting, Product Consultant, Design Thinking, Science, Finance, Economics, Behavioral Science, Business, Management, Psychology, User Stories, User Experience Design, Usability Heuristics, Experience Maps, Card Sorting, Cognitive Psychology, Programming, 3D Landscape Design, Landscape Rendering, 3D Rendering, 3D Product Modeling, Stand Design, 3D Interior Design, Interior 3D Modeling, Exterior 3D Modeling, 3D Walkthroughs, Video Walkthroughs, Interior Walkthrough Animation, 3D Event Design, 3D Event Rendering, 3D Texturing

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