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Aneesha Bharadwaj

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Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Born and raised in Mumbai, India.
Attended the Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts in Singapore and received a bachelor's degree in product design.
Then attended the Domus Academy in Milan, Italy, and received a master’s degree in business design.
After graduating, worked for a couple of years in packaging design and design strategy for companies in India.
Wanting to get better as a designer, Aneesha made the decision to move to the United States—says the experience and exposure in the U.S. was a huge career booster.
Attended UCLA Extension—received a certificate in design communication arts with a focus on user experience design.
Got the opportunity to intern as a designer at both the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.
Now works as a UX designer for Green Dot, untangling complex technical requirements to make their banking software more user-friendly.
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Career

UX Designer

I design intuitive and engaging user experiences for a variety of products.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Design
Art
Being Creative

Day to Day

There are three steps to UX design: research, build, and test. Any design or UX project begins with a problem. In order to solve the problem(s) I am working on, I have to do a lot of research and investigate what services or functions are missing, but would make it better. I then work on building out the various aspects of those fixes/updates. I work with lots of engineers and product developers to create things, so teamwork is a huge part of my daily work. I then develop testing methods.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Get to know the industry you want to be in. Talk to people and get as much training as you can.

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You don't have any experience working in the U.S."

Challenges I Overcame

Relocation
First-Generation Immigrant
Financial

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UCLA Roadtrip

UCLA Roadtrip

UCLA Roadtrip