Hi 👋 I am Soumya (pronounced: saw-mia) and here's my story:
I am a User Experience designer with a background in science and arts. I studied chemistry during my undergraduate studies at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, where I was introduced to design through my involvement with the fine arts and design organization. I soon realized my true passion lies in UX design as it has a perfect combination of creativity and analytical thinking.
I started working as a UX designer in 2014. I worked with TinyOwl, Livspace.com, and Genospace on their mobile and web applications in cross-functional teams leading UX design efforts and growing as a UX designer. I came to Georgia Tech to build on my experience and strengthen my foundations in UX research and design. I am graduating in May 2020 and am currently looking for the right place to start the next phase of my career.
My approach to design is user centered. My biggest strengths are always staying curious, aligning user and business needs, and having a problem solving mindset. I thrive in a collaborative environment where everyone is passionate about solving problems towards a bigger vision.
// Fun fact: I lived in 10 cities (3 countries) and speak 4 languages (influencing my strong empathetic side).
As a designer I am always learning and growing. To stay updated and inspired, I listen to podcasts and read articles online. My go-to podcasts include the following: Design Details , 99% Invisible, Product Breakfast Club and UI Breakfast. My reading list includes Nielsen Norman Group, UX Collective, UX Magazine, Luke Wroblewski's blog and endless articles on Medium.