Pranjal Ranka Experience Designer

Dedicated and motivated with 5 years experience in the design industry. I am a quick, smart & an adaptable designer. Having innovated and executed projects across various  domains like technology, finance, automobile, travel, food & e-commerce, I am seeking to leverage my skills in newer ways & domains.


           

[email protected]

+91 9972644420
Bengaluru, India

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Work Experience 

Self Employed - UX Freelancer,  
Dec 2015 - Present

Worked on digital products for clients across geographies in the field of travel, finance, technology, automobile and e-commerce, in collaboration with design studios, IT companies and individuals around Pune, Bangalore, Mumbai

Samsung R&D - Interaction Designer,
April 2014 - Sept 2015

Among one of the 80 designers, designing next generation devices and experiences for Samsung Electronics across various domains i.e. Tizen OS, Internet of Things, NLU, Interfaces of the Future, Design Research etc

e-zest Solutions - UX Designer,
July 2013 - Feb 2014

Part of a 5 designer team with over 300 developers, handling end to end solution for multiple clients across domains 

Yuj Design - UX Intern,
May 2012 - Aug 2012

Part of Pune's top UX studio, designing & testing for offshore clients, mainly based in the US


Design Education & Workshops


CIID Summer School, Copenhagen,     July 2017 - August 2017

Hands on experience with futuristic design courses i.e  Design with Biology, Designing at City Scale, Artefacts from the Future, incorporating sustainable development goals of United Nations. Cross learning with lectures, methods & inspiring talks, by people specialised in the respective domain.

USID Gurukul, IIT Kanpur, Dec 2011 

 A one week hands on workshop on Social Innovation Design focusing on the higher secondary education system

Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune,       June 2009 - Dec 2013

Bachelor's degree in Communication Design, specialising in User Experience Design

Skills                                                   Softwares


  • Interaction Design
  • Information Design
  • Concept Design
  • Prototyping
  • Visual Design
  • Design Research

  • Sketch App
  • Axure
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Invision
  • Keynote



Key Projects ( Click image to view project)


Hungerbox - Food Catering App, Sept 2017 - Nov 2017

  • Translated research insights to redesign the app experience at a system level, making it more easy and intuitive
  • Designed UX and coordinated visual design

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Fitkar - Ecommerce Website & App for Car Parts & Services, May 2017 - July 2017 

  • Pitched a proposal to get initial buy in of the client, revamping their car shop into an online store
  • Created awareness for the client about the benefits of system design at an idea level
  • Designed UX, coordinated branding & visual design to ensure project delivery

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SnappyData - Real Time Analytics Brochure Website,                Oct 2016 - Dec 2016

  • Simplified technological jargons of client's product into an intuitive website
  • Designed UX, UI, handled delivery & execution

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Trip2Learn - Travel Website, June 2016 - Aug 2016

  • Designed UX, UI and pitched innovative interactive concepts for Trip2learn, highlighting their key USP  i.e. Travel & Learn 
  • Translated client's vision into a website that recovered its investment cost within one month of its launch

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MozoPartner - Car Service App, March 2016 - May 2016

  • Refined the startup idea to a fully executed app for car service vendors, to track orders, write quotes & update customers about the service status
  • Designed the system, UX & UI for the application, in sync with the customer's side of the app called "carmozo"

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Huns - Ecommerce for Electronic Goods, Feb 2016 - May 2016

  • Created an e-commerce wing for a 80 year old, family owned brand
  • Built the website on Shopify, modifying code & driving traffic for the same

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Samsung Email App - Tizen OS [Z1 Device]                              April 2014 - Jan 2015

  • Designed and released UI guide for the Email application for Tizen OS. 
  • Pitched India specific ideas for all Samsung core apps 
  • Contributed to the entire product cycle, from design to release

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Rica Analytics - Stock Portfolio Web & Ipad App                          Oct 2013 - Feb 2013

  • Explored new interactions to substitute sliders, to showcase key algorithm of the app
  • Designed UX & UI for the app that got awarded as "Best Retail Investment Platform" by @FinTech_Awards

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Achievements & Recognition

  • Best Project Award USID Gurukul, IIT Kanpur, 2011
  • USID Foundation Gold Award - Social Innovation Award 2012 
  • Design Showcase, Symbiosis Institute of Design - Special Recognition for Design 2013
  • Samsung R&D - Employee of the month 2014

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Other Projects

Samsung ChatON - Tizen Z1, June 2014 - Aug 2014

  • Designed UI guides & pitched new concepts for revamping ChatOn Application
  • Coordinated with visual designers, developers and decision makers of Samsung to ensure final delivery

Samsung Innovation & Next Gen Concepts, Jan 2015 - Sept 2015

  • Dual Device : Designed concepts to showcase new ways of interacting with two screens 
  • NLU : Designed concepts to envelope natural language understanding usable for the end user 
  • S6 Edge : New Interaction gesture concept & manual for the edge screen

Samsung Patents & Research Paper, April 2014 - Sept 2015

  • Presented research paper for OZCHII 2015 & Samsung Best Paper Award Contest called "The little black book"
  • Pitched multiple patent ideas to the Samsung IP Team

Commercus - Responsive Website, Nov 2013 - Jan 2014

  • Designed UX for Commercus - a multilingual ad posting portal
  • Guided visual designers and developers  to ensure project delivery

Suvidhaa Usability Testing, May 2012 

  • Created a research report based on heuristic evaluation of the software & field research with the Suvidhaa portal users, a portal that enables vendors to pay bills, recharge etc for customers

B- Bonked - Pervasive Gaming, Dec 2012 - April 2013

  • Designed a gaming system to reinvent the local street games of India, with the new age of technology. The game constitutes of an open source gesture based interactive jacket, supported by an app and some pre installed games

Padhaku Genius Board game, Dec 2011

  • Designed a board game with a team of 6 people to expose kids to various careers, inculcate respect towards all professions and give them a taste of realistic job responsibilities

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