Vishnu Mahendran, Designer in San Francisco, CA, United States
Vishnu Mahendran

Designer in San Francisco, CA, United States

Member since June 29, 2017
Vishnu is a software engineer turned designer. His journey from “how” things are built to “why” things are built led him to the interesting position of being able to holistically design systems. He has designed products used by world’s leading brands like Sky, MasterCard, Netflix, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and New York Times. Vishnu is also an avid world traveler and food lover.
Vishnu is now available for hire


  • Product Designer

    2016 - 2016
    Return Path
    • Introduced localization as part of design process by creating a tool to localize mocks.
    • Created wireframes, mocks, interactive prototypes, and micro-interactions for enterprise dashboard tools in agile sprints.
    • Ran usability tests and customer interviews to validate designs with Fortune 500 companies & received positive feedback.
    • Worked on building the design system based on atomic design.
    • Researched and suggested best practices for data visualization.
    Technologies: Zeplin, Sketch
  • UX Team Lead

    2015 - 2016
    University of Michigan - Design Clinic
    • Provided design & stategy consultations to many early startups.
    • Led 4 member team to design & created a roadmap for web based entrepreneur social platform.
    Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Sketch


  • Master's degree in Human Computer Interaction
    2015 - 2017
    University of Michigan - Michigan
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2010 - 2014
    PSG College of Technology - India



San Francisco, CA, United States

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