How did you get to where you are today in the design world?
Hard work and persistence. I was a graphic designer before. Topcoder played a very important role in building my skills up as an Interaction Designer.
What is your best strategy for tackling a project or challenge?
Understanding the requirements fully before starting your wireframes/designs. Never hesitate to ask even a silly question if you are not quite clear about the challenge spec. Drawing the Wireframes on paper is something I enjoy a lot and my core strength.
How do you keep up with current trends and advances in design?
By browsing UX and design related articles. Subscribed to a few design sites which helps me update myself with the latest trends in design.
What are you most looking forward to for the TCO Finals?
Meeting friends from TC and travel after the event with my best buddies 😀
Tell us what achievement you are the most proud of.
Getting qualified for TCOs.
Offline, what is your favorite thing to do?
Bicycling lately. Also lying down for hours in grass/beach 😀
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