My name is Komal, and I’m a current 2nd-year M.S. HCI student at Georgia Tech. I love designing products that provide a pleasurable experience to users and are backed up by research on the user group. Don’t create without knowing who you’re creating for!
I'm currently looking for full-time UX/Product Design opportunities starting in Summer 2020.
Like most people in the industry, I value empathy, innovation, and serving others before yourself.
How did I end up in UX?
Originally from Houston, TX, I moved to Atlanta, GA to get a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.
During my junior year, I took some psychology courses and fell in love with how humans think. I wanted to thus have a career that combined both Computer Science and Psychology.
That’s when I found out about User Experience! I also have loved all forms of art ever since I was little, so UX Design naturally peaked my interest! I am currently pursuing a Master’s in Human-Computer Interaction at Georgia Tech so I can further learn how to design for others instead of yourself.
One of my core principles is that you should always strive to help others using your own skills. Thus, I strongly believe in designing innovative technologies to benefit society in some way. Certain areas that have always intrigued me are technology for health, education, and social reform.
I enjoy creating aesthetically pleasing designs and believe that aesthetics can really make or break the user experience. I also am interested in working in the entertainment space and have designed a video game in the past!
What do I do for fun?
In my spare time, you can catch me at a local coffee shop, most likely sketching and bullet journaling. I also enjoy the stage, particularly singing at sing-a-long nights. I also love playing strong narrative-based games (board, card, and video) and geeking out over particular franchises, stationery, and other cultures.
There are other things that I enjoy doing that I haven't listed out, so get to know me to find out more!