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Mahima Jain

UX Designer

It all began as a kid when I spent hours in my room at Bhilai, designing creative bits and pieces. With time, I continued channeling my creativity through sketching, craft, and other forms of art. Gradually, I perceived that I express myself more comfortably through my creation than my words. Thus, my innate passion for art and creativity made me opt for design as my profession.  

But, coming from a Tier-2 town in Chhattisgarh, there were only two career options that my family and I were aware of - medical and engineering. Nonetheless, I appeared for the entrance exam for NIFT and scored an All India Rank of 242. But since I was uncertain about the career choices that design had to offer, I went ahead with a B.E. in Electronics and Telecommunication engineering. Though I did well during the degree, my inexplicable love for creation and problem-solving through design pushed me to change my career track. Yes, finally, I decided to follow my dreams and successfully completed a post-graduation in Strategic Design and Brand Leadership.   

Slowly but steadily, my professional training validated my belief that design has the ability to detect problems and deliver solutions to customers. It can serve what is necessary and predict the possible requirements from a product or service/business, thereby paving way for a sustainable approach. After my Post degree, I have had the opportunity to work on several cross-disciplinary projects and domains from nationally and globally reputed. Amongst these, the most significant accomplishment was the pivotal role of a Design Manager for the corporate rebranding of one of the biggest FMCGs in India.   

After working for different sectors, I joined HashedIn by Deloitte as a UX Designer in 2020, and it allowed me to explore academia, a domain I always wanted to explore.  Working on various training programs and HashedIn’s learning portal, I got the chance to experience the life of a facilitator in a design school, something that has always intrigued me.   

Apart from being a designer, I prioritize skill enhancement. Various courses available online and regular discussions with other design practitioners help me improve my professional capabilities. Besides maneuvering through various life-changing decisions, I also maintain a healthy work-life balance by following my hobbies like sketching, gardening, cooking and reading.  

In all these years, my ability to change a product, service, or brand in terms of design has strengthened my confidence and built my willpower. The expedition from a mere design student to a UX designer has been extremely rewarding, and I am glad I chose to turn my passion into my paycheck.

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