Tinkerer by choice, designer by profession

I am currently a Staff Experience Designer at Airbnb working on their design system.

Previously I was leading design at Clara — a new way of interacting with computers and information. Prior to that, I was at Facebook, building systems for the society as a product designer. I was the first full-time designer at Pulse, an Apple Design Award winning news app (now acquired by LinkedIn).

I live in Oakland with my wife and our cute little dogs Waffee & Tiramisu. I was born and raised in India.

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Travel. Photography. Yoga. Meditation. Fitness. Biking. Fashion. Violin.

I find great joy in travel & photography. I try to travel to a new country every year. Learning about how people are different and yet the same across the world has had the most impact on my worldview and design practice.

I typically shoot with my iPhone or my Leica M 240 with a Summilux 50mm/1.4 lens. Rarely I use my SX-70 for polaroids and Bessaflex for 35mm film photography.

I love a good workout - be that strength training in our garage gym, early morning yoga sessions or biking with friends.

One day I would love to do something in the field of fashion design & interior design. Deciding what to wear on a given day and reimagining spaces is my joie de vivre.

In 2017 I started learning violin. It has been a humbling experience so far.