Seasoned professional with an overall career of more than six years in improving end-user experience, through web-performance consulting, front-end optimization and customer interaction. Pursuing a career in design and specializing in user-experience and interaction design. Innovative, adaptable and competent, with a good sense of humor.

Experience.

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT, THE NEW SCHOOL
January 2018 to present | New York City, USA
Working closely with the faculty, leading class discussions, assisting students individually with their projects, queries and coding concepts, mainly with JavaScript and its various libraries.

STUDENT ASSISTANT, THE NEW SCHOOL
October 2017 to present | New York City, USA
Working as an instructional and visual designer to create online courses. Providing pedagogical and technical support to faculty.

SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT, AKAMAI
March 2013 - June 2017 | Bangalore, India
Analyzed websites and developed customized proof of concepts
to justify Akamai's product value to improve end-user experience. Customers included sales and engineering teams of mainly Fortune 500 companies from across the globe.
   Served as subject-matter-expert for two of Akamai's products.
   Re-designed the new-hire training for sales teams, globally.
   Designed infographics to assist product marketing teams.
   Trained sales teams from USA, Costa-Rica, Japan
       and Bangalore, in web performance.
   Closely mentored and groomed four new hires into
       dependable resources within six months.

SYSTEMS ENGINEER, INFOSYS
November 2010 - December 2012 | Chennai, India
Topped the design thinking evaluation conducted by The UX Academy, Infosys, 2012, that recognized potential designers from about 300 participants across Infosys, India.

Education.

M.F.A. DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
August 2017 to present | New York City, USA
Parsons School of Design | CGPA 4.0

B.E. COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
2006 - 2010 | Nitte, India
NMAM Institute of Technology | CGPA 3.6

Achievements.

   Chair of DorkShop - a skill-sharing volunteer organization
       to serve all students of The New School, since 2017.
   Qualified for the 'Reality Virtually' AR and VR Hackathon,
       MIT, Cambridge, USA, Oct 2017.
   Reached the Top 30 from about 450 ideas at the
       Global Idea Summit, 'AkamaiWizards', 2014.
   Created MadeByMAD.design - my personal design label        for graphic designs on t-shirts and merchandise.
   Started Mario's PJ Time, mpjtime.com - a stick-figure        comic strip of silly jokes on current events.
   Product Design, 1st Place, IIT Bombay, 2010.

Skills.

   JavaScript
   OO Programming
   HTTP, DNS
   Adobe Suite
   Sketch App
   Design Thinking
   Designing for UX
   Storytelling
   Leadership
   Mentoring

Additional Info.

   Authorised to work on F1 Visa (CPT) for Internships
   Ready to relocate anywhere.
   Masters course is STEM certified.

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