Résumé

Currently a Senior Interaction Designer at HARMAN International
ruchika.vn@gmail.com  |  ruchika.nambiar@harman.com


 
 

WORK EXPERIENCE

OCT 2016 - PRESENT
Senior Interaction Designer at Harman International
Working in the UX Strategy & Solutions Team at Huemen (Harman's Strategic Design Agency), I construct narratives around our customer solutioning, branding and content experiences. My work spans across print, web and space. 


FEB 2016 - SEP 2016
Independent Design Consultant
Projects ranged across publication design, branding & identity, UI/UX, packaging, social media content, information design and collateral media.
Clients: IGCS (IIT Madras), Cisco, Endorush, Cusp Digital, Ammanka Technologies, Steroid Integrated Marketing, etc.


JAN 2015 - JAN 2016
Research Assistant at Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology
Facilitating the year-long pilot of the ‘Art in Transit’ project, a public art project where thesis students developed contextual art interventions for Peenya Metro Station. My role included: a) co-planning academic courses, project execution and events, b) logistics and communication across students, faculty, third party vendors, fieldwork and project finances, c) project information management and content generation, and d) class and student facilitation, review and support.


EDUCATION

2010 - 2014
Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore

4.5 Year Undergraduate Diploma | Majored in Visual Communication Design with a special commendation for my thesis project


1998 - 2010
National Public School, Indiranagar, Bangalore
PCMC Stream in the 11th & 12th grade
(Physics, Chemistry, Math, Computer Science & English)


Skills

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Additional Software Skills
Google SketchUp (3D Modelling), Marmoset Hexels (Pixel Art), Keyshot/V-Ray (3D Rendering), Tableau (Data Visualization)

Experience in:
Creative Conceptualisation, Narrative Construction, Print/Web Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Illustration, Heuristic Analysis, Writing, Academic Research, Organization, Project logistics.


Things I've Done

MAY 2015
Philosophy paper, ‘The Accessibility of Indian Concepts’ on post-colonial theory and East-West exchange published in the Journal of Contemporary Thought #40. Read the paper >


DEC 2014
Received a special commendation award from Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology for my final year thesis project.


OCT 2013
Attended the International Designcamp 2013 “Design 2 Play” held by Kolding School of Design, Denmark on behalf of my institution. Read about the camp >


JAN 2013
Presented a research paper on ‘Perceptions of Feminism’ at the ‘Mediating Modernity’ conference organized by Srishti Institute of Design in collaboration with the Swedish Malmo University. 


JULY 2007
Completed the Human Factors International professional usability course and certification exam, becoming a Certified Usability Analyst. Read The Youngest CUA article >