"My name is Kunal Gujar, and I am an Indian multidisciplinary designer with over 2+ years of professional experience in industrial and digital product design, and currently based out of Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
My previous experiences have groomed me into a global designer with a multi-dimensional approach. I am confident about working in an international context within cross-cultural teams on a diverse range of projects. I consider myself a multi-utility designer, who is always ready to skill up himself for any task, this ability has conditioned me to be an efficient designer. As a passionate learner, I always look forward to immersing myself in different domains of design to nurture my professional personality. I hope to engage and collaborate with new people and explore exciting opportunities. Please feel free to connect with me anytime, to talk about any new endeavors or discuss design over a cup of coffee!
Thank you for your time!"
Master of Science in Business Analytics (Specialization: Marketing Analytics)
University of Massachusetts
Master of Design (Specialization: Smart Cities Design)
Strate Ecole De Design
Undergraduate Certificate in Industrial Design (Specialization: Product Design)
Feb 2022 - Present
University of Massachusetts
Graduate Research Assistant (On-campus)
I am a research assistant to Prof. Elizabeth Altman, an associate professor for undergraduate studies at University of Massachusetts (UMASS Lowell). I am responsible for assisting the professor with data collection and data organization for her research papers, additionally I also had duties of grading assignments, helping with scheduling and researching data for case studies. Simultaneously, I was also involved in designing graphical figures for Prof. Altman's upcoming book based on Workforce Ecosystems.
Dec 2020 - Nov 2021
Non Zero Design LLP
Mumbai, India (Remote)
As a junior designer, I was responsible for assisting the team with UI & UX design of several apps and websites for multinational clients. My scope of work involved User Research, Brand Identity development, creating Information Architecture, resolving UX and defining Design Systems and UI elements for the projects. I worked on projects such as Mahindra XUV 700 In-vehicle infotainment system, NFT platform websites, News app, Virtual Art Galleries, AVO Ned Bank and miscellanous branding assignments for startups.
Sep 2019 - Nov 2019
Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic
Junior Product Designer (Internship)
My role required me to work on various transportation design projects. As a junior product designer, I assisted the team with interior design for a Chinese client, branding for Volkswagon Grand California, motion graphics and UI elements for concept art, and a personal project focused on designing a vehicle for the Indian context.
Sep 2016 - Apr 2017
Wildcraft India Pvt Ltd.
Junior Product Designer (Gear & Footwear)
I worked as a Gear and Footwear designer and was responsible to design backpacks in the innovative backpack range and footwear range. My scope of work included user research, market research, sketching and product ideation, material exploration, create technical dockets, 3D modeling, and mock up. Additionally, I was also coordinating with product development center and factories for my product designs.
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
Future Factory LLP
Product Design Intern (Internship)
As a product design Intern I was responsible for assisting the team and senior designer with industrial design project. My scope of work included user research, market research, sketching and product ideation, material exploration, and 3D modeling. I particularly worked on hard industrial products such as retail stands, water purifiers, air purifiers, locker handles, etc.