Product strategy, product design, UI/UX for decision optimization, learning complex subject matter fast, the ability to take a product from idea > design > production/engineering > QA > release. I like Adobe Illustrator, but I use a host of other tools and I’m pretty good at learning how to use whatever tool is needed to speed things along.
Data Experience Design Consultant, Bangalore & New York City Current
My areas of expertise are Data Visualization, Data Experience Design, UI/UX and Product design, especially in the Fintech space. I’m currently accepting new clients.
dv01, New York City
Product Design Lead & Data Visualization Specialist, October 2016 – May 2018
I designed tools to make structured finance data easy to parse. Early on at dv01, my focus was in the consumer unsecured space, for which I designed tools for investors to analyze the performance of pools of whole loans, securitizations as well as credit facility monitoring and cashflow prediction tools.
In May 2018, I transitioned from being the Lead Designer to being an independent consultant, and continue to work with dv01 — helping think through and design new product features.
Mindshare North America, New York City
Data Visualization Design Lead, January 2016 – October 2016
I created and began implementation of a content and data visualization strategy for all of the research produced by the Marketing Sciences group at Mindshare. This involved developing several data-driven dashboards and research tools, some of which were client facing.
Moody’s Investors Service, New York City
Data Visualization Associate, April 2014 – June 2015
I collaborated with Moodys’ economists to create compelling data visualizations and data-driven infographics that explain economic stories and financial trends. I’m currently focused on U.S. Public finance and sovereign economies.
International Business Times, New York City
Data Visualization Editor, April 2013 – March 2014
I create infographics, interactive graphics, news games, photo-illustrations and tell news stories using other non-standard formats using data-driven, computer assisted reporting techniques.
Business Insider, New York City
Editorial Intern, January 2013 – March 2013
I blogged about markets and finance at Business Insider and created several map-based data visualizations. My blogposts can be found under Business Insider’s Money Game and Clusterstock verticals.
CNN, New York City
Editorial Intern, September 2012 – November 2012
Assisted in the production of the World Business Today show, which at the time was hosted by Ali Velshi, aired weekdays at 9 a.m. EST.
Money Magazine, New York City
Editorial Intern, June 2012 – August 2012
Reported and wrote for the annual Best Places to Live in America franchise. Reported and helped design data-intensive graphics spreads. Fact-checked stories.
The New Indian Express, Hyderabad
Sub Editor/Reporter, January 2010 – June 2011
Edited and wrote opinion and feature stories for City Express (TNIE’s features supplement). Managed other reporters and sub editors that were a part of the City Express team.
The Times of India, Hyderabad
Editorial Intern, May 2007 – July 2007
Edited the weekly style section in the Hyderabad Times (TOI’s features supplement). Reported and wrote stories for all sections of the features supplement.
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York City, NY
MA in Business Journalism, December 2012
Himan Brown Scholar, Multimedia Storytelling Teaching Assistant, Data Driven Interactive Journalism Teaching Assistant
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai, India
BA in Communication Design, May 2009
Ranked 61 in the all-India entrance examination
Honors and Awards
Mark of Excellence Award for Online In-Depth Reporting
Society of Professional Journalists
The Doctor Drain, a project I worked on with several colleagues at CUNY, that examines New York’s looming primary care crisis, won the Society of Professional Journalists’ national Mark of Excellence Award for Online In-Depth Reporting. The Doctor Drain previously won honorable mention in Editor & Publisher’s national EPPY Awards in the Best College/University Investigative or Documentary Report category.
Himan Brown Scholar
Himan Brown Foundation
Received a scholarship from the Himan Brown Foundation to pursue a MA in journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.