Being a UX Designer with prior Developer experience, I have a blend of both the skills which enables me
to communicate my design ideas clearly with the team. It also helps me to collaborate with developers and product
managers synergistically which makes the entire development process smooth and fast.
My goal is to not only focus on aesthetic of an interface but also to incorporate concepts like empathy, user
research, personas, usability testing to make the informed decisions and deliver a delightful and an outstanding
On November 2014, I co-founded PocketChef, a food delivery startup. While working towards converting this idea into a reality, I had a privilege of working on various things from Idea generation, shaping it into a product, and managing teams to optimizing operations to maximize profitability and maintaining the growth to sustain the business etc. In the entire process, the one thing fascinated me the most was the design process. I was amazed by the impending concept of design thinking and how it revolutionizes the entire business development process. With an inquisitive mind and self-driven enthusiasm, I decided to learn more about UX design. I quickly learned tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, Axure RP, etc. and concepts like user-centered design, user research, persona, user journey map, usability evaluation, design studio, wireframing, prototyping etc. and started using them in my freelance projects. Soon, I decided to completely shift my role from a developer and become a full-time UX designer. Currently, I am working as a UX designer/Project Manager at Mobi Cloud Services funded by Ananth Technologies.
Brand and UX Design
Mobile/Tablet application Design
Mobile Application Design
Sr Systems Analyst, TRS Austin, Texas, USA
Ravi Surana has an in born talent and understanding that makes him stand out from others. He pays close attention to everything and tries to capture the essence of your requests in his designs`. In other words, he doesn’t just create something that looks visually pleasing, but he also makes sure that it reflects the values of your website. I highly recommend Ravi for any UX/ UI Design work.
Project Lead, JDA Software, Hyderabad, India
UX Designer, JDA Software, Hyderabad, India
Driven, focused and hardworking, Ravi has extremely high potential as a UI/ UX designer. His strong background on technology and coding gives him invaluable advantage of understanding the complexity and feasibility of ideas, along with rare capability of supporting designs to execution. I have seen him master tools and techniques for design with self-driven enthusiasm, and his sketches, illustrations and designs stand out in quality. He also keeps himself abreast of news and updates in the design world, and it shows in his UI and mobile app designs, where he uses contemporary patterns and best practices.
Senior Specialist - User Experience, DE Shaw & Co, India
Ravi and I worked on PocketChef ever since its inception. His creativity and innovative ideas helped us to shape the minimal viable product. His participation on creating Information Architecture, Task Flow, brainstorming and paper prototyping helped us to conceptualize the user interfaces for MVP. His multidisciplinary knowledge and problem-solving ability was instrumental in developing business from the ground up. He was also participated in branding and visual design related fields. I particularly liked his real life problems solving approach, design solutions and his vision for our product.