interaction designer + creative technologist
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About

Who is this guy?

 

In the context of this website it would be simplest to call me a design guy.

 

But I’m also a motorcycle guy. Definitely a sandwich guy. But I’ve been a design guy since I was a little kid, so let’s start there.

My interest in design started when I was five years old and my parents got me my first Lego set (which I still have!). So naturally, I studied industrial design for my undergrad at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. After graduating, I worked as an industrial designer at TerraCycle, designing products and experiences that are environmentally friendly and show people how they can be eco-stewards of our planet. I enjoyed working there for five years and the opportunity to not only grow as a designer but also develop leadership skills.

I’ve always been a huge tech nerd, you can blame Star Wars and Power Rangers for that. So, after five years as an industrial designer, I decided I’d like to make a bit of a career leap towards a different sector, and enrolled at Domus Academy in Milan, Italy to obtain my Masters in Interaction Design. There, surrounded by beautiful people and amazing food, I had the opportunity to learn and work with companies like Cisco, A2A Utility, BookRepublic, and more on really cool projects, from augmented reality music education to designing a locally-grown circular food economy.  

It’s important for me to work on projects to solve an environmental or social issue. Or improves something moderately annoying. Or is just plain fun. Oh, who am I kidding, I love everything.

So let’s have fun and do some good work!

He’s very cool!
— Kusum, my mom