Hey there, Iā€˜m Akeeksha!

(Pronounced as Uh-keeeeck-shaa)
I'm a Seattle-based Product Designer who loves to see design weave connections among people. Currently wrapping up my Master's in Human-Centered Design at the University of Washington, I've accumulated over 3 years of experience, working in diverse settings like design agencies, MNCs, and startups. Right now, I'm working with Google Maps for my capstone, building tailored wayfinding solutions for Gen Z. šŸ—ŗ

My design journey began as a hobby artist exploring different mediums and evolved into architecture, where I learned how design can deliver valuable solutions for society. I discovered the world of product when I wanted to broaden my creative canvas, and I haven't looked back since. Driven by a desire to create positive impact however I can, I also lead initiatives in education and animal welfare. At this moment, the pack of dogs under my care is 20+ puppers strong. šŸ¾

šŸ‘‰ I am currently open to full-time opportunities in product design. šŸ‘ˆ

Experience ā€”

Google, Product Designer (Capstone Project)

January 2024 - Present

CNH Industrial, Product Design Intern

June 2023 - September 2023

Microsoft, Graduate UX Design Analyst

January 2023 - March 2023

Hepta Agency, Product Designer I

June 2021 - July 2022

Math-MateRate, Product Designer

September 2020 - April 2021

Matra Architects, Architectural Intern

July 2019 - July 2020

As a designer, I... ā€”

A few of my favorite things ā€”

Rescuing dogs
Chasing and gazing at sunsets
Appreciating music and silence
Doodling everywhere & anywhere