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A little bit about myself

Namaste! I am Neeraj, a UX Designer currently working at Cisco (Greater Boston area) on collaboration tools and applications. I originally hail from Guwahati, a small city nestled among the pristine hills in north-eastern India. I completed my undergrad in Design from IIT Guwahati. It was a unique program as it was part of one of the most reputed technical institutes in India and hence I got a chance to pursue an interesting mix of design and technical courses. After my undergrad, I worked at Cisco System Bangalore for a year in the SSO Business Unit (now Customer Experience) after which I came to the United States to pursue my Masters in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. My interests and specializations span across a wide variety of topics such as Machine Learning, Tangible Interfaces and Conversational UIs. I consider myself a design generalist, with a passion for creating novel experiences in the intersection of art and technology. My love for movies and books in the genre of fantasy and fiction has always influenced me with my story-telling and creative thinking abilities. You might have noticed that in my portfolio as well :)

In my spare time, you will find me creating illustrations on Procreate, building odd gadgets, playing the guitar, listening to blues/classic rock, playing football or watching my favorite team Liverpool FC in action!

Reach out to me via Email, Twitter or LinkedIn. You can also find me sharing my thoughts on Medium.