Surja is a highly motivated and result-oriented UX/UI designer with a proven history of collaborative work empowering teams and other designers to drive success. His robust portfolio of design work highlights his expertise in user-centric and business-centric design. He has overseen and directed market research, prototyping, QA, and more. Surja also has extensive experience with design software and expertise in identifying and troubleshooting UX problems and incorporating feedback.
Gathered and evaluated user requirements in collaboration with geographically dispersed teams and clients while illustrating ideas using storyboards, process flows, and sitemaps.
Specialized in design systems and scaled the product for a range of mobile apps and websites, including Eleia, Grabbd, Anyplace, Chess, Namu, Parsec, and more.
Designed Eleia’s app and website from scratch with element functions that will help them scale their product over the next five years.
Conducted extensive user research before creating the flow, wireframes, and visual design for the web and mobile apps for Chess: a large, Thailand-based fintech company.
Improved the user experience and scaled the design for the next three years for Namu, a fintech company.
Managed the development team, conducted user research and competitor analysis, created wireframes, and designed the UI for Parsec.
Designed an iOS application that entailed handling the user research, user flow, wireframing, and visual design for Enclaveapp, a dating app that is currently only available in Peru.
Technologies: Figma, Adobe Illustrator, InVision, Marvel App, Slack, Asana, Jira, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Design Systems, Mobile App UI, Web Applications, Native Mobile Apps, UI Branding
User Experience and System Designer
2021 - 2022
Scaled a product called Corwdtap with an extensive design system and user experience.
Ensured quality and scaled designs and their elements.
Worked with a great team and learned new things every single day.
Technologies: Figma, Jira, Slack, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Design Systems, Mobile App UI, Web Applications, Native Mobile Apps, UI Branding
Freelance UX Designer and Design System Specialist
2021 - 2021
Designed the app from scratch. I started working from user and business research of this app and finding the features for the MVP version along with the client.
Built an extensive system to scale the design for the next five years at least.
Helped build their marketing website designs and collaborated with the iOS and web developers to make sure everything was on the mark for the MVP version release. The app is live on the App Store as of the time of this writing.
Technologies: Notion, Asana, Figma, InVision, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Mobile App UI, Web Applications, Native Mobile Apps, UI Branding
Head of Design (Part-time)
2017 - 2020
Mentored and coached teammates on how to approach the UX process and create business- and user-centric designs.
Designed web applications and websites for the real estate giant, Agentrebate; audited the company’s existing website for Envoy, and directed the illustrations team to produce illustrations that aligned with the story being told.
Served as a UX mentor to scale the design as well.
Technologies: Figma, Sketch, Asana, Slack, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Mobile App UI, Web Applications, Native Mobile Apps, UI Branding
2018 - 2019
Designed the mobile and web application for Zamato, which drove user engagement and increased subscribers rates for the platform’s gold members.
Contributed to the design system for Zomato Pro.
Designed a child product of Zomato Pro called Hyperpure with a focus on user experience. Conducted user research for customer and merchant usability.
Technologies: Figma, Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Mobile App UI, Web Applications, Native Mobile Apps
2017 - 2018
Managed user experience and research for various large-scale web and mobile applications.
Supervised the daily workflow of the development team, which involved extensive design work, user flows, wireframing, prototyping, and visual design, while ensuring all deliverables were executed on time, budget, and scope.
Developed a promising user interface and engaging user experience to design the fitness app and many more.
Built mobile applications and web experiences following best design processes for a top property broker and real estate company in India.
Technologies: Sketch, Figma, Adobe Photoshop, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Mobile App UI, Web Applications, UI Branding
2016 - 2017
Spearheaded and led the UX and UI of the product GG poll, a polling system for general people, so they can debate in an easy-to-use format.
Oversaw and directed all user experience and market research in coordination with various external teams and collaborators, including a product manager, engineers, and QA.
Conducted research with the product manager and other teammates before creating the design system and UI for GG Connect, a social platform.
Technologies: Figma, Sketch, Slack, Jira, Scrum, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Mobile App UI, Web Applications, Native Mobile Apps
2014 - 2016
Created a local eCommerce software design with an eye on being streamlined, straightforward, and business-centric.
Designed medical software for a hospital by following the design process strictly.
Served as a design mentor and taught 70+ people to learn design.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Web Applications