Hi, I'm Nikhil!

I see myself as an interdisciplinary creative.

I like exploring different ways to express myself - When I'm not designing, you might find me traveling with my camera, learning about woodworking, or tinkering with my Arduino.

My Story

I’ve had a passion for animation for as long as I can remember. That passion turned into a career animating TV shows like How to Train Your Dragon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Adventures of Puss in Boots!

Along the way, I was drawn by the amazing things that code can do and taught myself how to build websites. I started freelancing web and graphic design, eventually leading me to discover the wonderful world of UX.

I'm always trying to blur the lines between these three sides of me - thinking about how my animation and design expertise can help me design better interactions and experiences, and figuring out the right technology to bring them to life.

I recently earned my second Masters degree, this time in Human Centered Design & Engineering from the University of Washington. On my design journey, I've met some incredible people, worked to solve large enterprise problems, and built a robot!

My journey into UX and Interaction design has been a wild ride full of challenges, lessons and such tremendous growth. If you're interested in my professional journey...