A Fresh Chapter

Posted on January 2, 2016

The last line in my first ever post said, “I want to keep this blog alive with frequent posts.” I totally missed the frequent post part xD. This post will be a small update on my current life.

Exactly a year ago I got a call from the HR of an established startup. That was my first ever job offer. Even though I’ve rejected this offer and joined another one after graduation, this helped me a lot in making up my mind to change my career to Design from Biotechnology.

For the past 6 months, I’ve had an awesome experience working with the team at Razorpay as a Product Designer. Incubated at the prestigious YCombinator (Winter batch 2015), Razorpay is a payment gateway startup founded by my seniors from IIT Roorkee. While I was not new to product thinking (thanks to SDSLabs), I was still curious about what designing at a startup was going to be like. Now that I have a couple of projects in hand now, I have learned a lot about what to do and what not to do.

I have realised that getting the design shipped is not the only objective. I am also responsible for constantly updating the design until I find the product-market fit. And this is possible only with a continuous iterative development process under the hood. To strengthen my design process, I have learnt to give life to my designs. For this, I have started exploring Adobe After Effects and a bunch of prototyping tools. I regret not taking up motion designing during my free time in college.

Joining Razorpay by rejecting other offers that I had was one of the best decisions of my life. One of my first major projects after joining was revamping the whole website.

Razorpay Website image

I’ve learned a lot through this project. In both design and management. You can check it live . A detailed post on the website design is coming soon. </p>