RESUME

I am passionate about conceptualizing, building and launching delightful while working cross-functionally in strategy and implementation. I have multi-vertical experience spanning across eCommerce, ed-tech and apps with a skill-set in product management and agile UI/UX development.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sep 2014

Product & Front End Lead

Staples eCommerce

Formulating UX/product strategy and managed UI development for various eCommerce products and experiences

2012-2014

Product Lead

Visual Classrooms

Gathered requirements, developed product roadmap and UX for the MVP of Visual Classrooms, an educational tech-startup

2013

UX Consultant

Tufts Open Courseware (OCW)

Redesigned old Tufts OCW website and developed newer UI-prototype to enhance learning and engagement

2012-2013

Technical Consultant

Auto Meter Products Inc.

Designed and developed the UI for an automated meter calibration vision system focused to improving visualization concepts and image processing

2010-2012

UI/UX Designer & Researcher

Beckman Institute, Human Performance & Perception Lab

Designed web-based UI called ‘MedTable-EMR’ to assist older adults in taking medications more efficiently

EDUCATION

2012 – 2014

M.S. Human Factors Engineering

Tufts University

2008 – 2012

B.S. Industrial & Systems Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

DEVELOPMENT SKILLS

HTML5 & CSS3/SASS

JavaScript, jQuery & AJAX

MEAN Stack: MongoDB, AngularJS, ExpressJS & NodeJS

Drupal and WordPress

DESIGN SKILLS

Adobe Suite (Fireworks, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator)

Balsamiq, Omnigraffle, Sketch, Axure, InVision

Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, ProEngineer

Microsoft Office Suite

TESTIMONIALS

Francisco Becker

Francisco Becker UI Developer at Staples

 Akash is by far one of the smartest and most versatile people I’ve had the privilege to work with. While at Staples, Akash and I worked on tight deadlines with great impact on website sales and he always kept a great composure. Akash is a great team player! What surprised me most was the fact that he understood the business as a whole, from the eCommerce website which we worked on down to weekly deals at the actual Staples stores. Akash is always up to date on the tech world with a great passion for UI/UX Design and Product Development. He has envious communication skills, and is highly intelligent and capable. I look forward to working with him again, and would greatly recommend him! 

Joshua Patterson

Joshua Patterson UI Developer at Staples

 Working with Akash as my primary coworker on UI/UX development for Staples E-commerce Post Transaction and Order Management domain has been a pleasure. Akash is very bright, highly motivated, and eager to learn new technologies and methodologies. He brings a wealth of past experience in design and development of front-end applications, has great attention to detail, and always maintains a friendly team-player attitude. We have successfully collaborated on JSP, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, AngularJS, JSON, and more, working effectively to manage and deliver solutions for UI updates to the Staples.com e-commerce portal within an agile methodology using GIT and JIRA, in collaboration with product owners and backend engineers. I am glad to have the opportunity to work together and am excited about his continued career and development, confident he will continue to be a key player in any context he applies himself. Furthermore, Akash and I are also continuing our work outside of Staples, collaborating on pioneering new UIs with the latest trends in application development 

Frank Troglauer

Frank Troglauer Front end Developer: Mentor at Thinkful

 Akash first came to me with a basic knowledge of front end web development and shortly proved he was capable of much more. As his mentor it was great to see the creativity in the projects assigned to him as well as his ambition to take the projects to the next level. Now, with the knowledge he has learned it is possible for him to create any website that he can dream up, I look forward to seeing what he creates next! 

Robbin Smith

Robbin Smith OCW Editor/Curricular Content Specialist

 Akash helped to create the clean, easily-navigable website we were looking for. Always punctual at meetings, Akash presented intuitive prototypes explaining user-flow and streamlined the design and architecture of the website. A pleasure to work with!

SPECIALTIES & SERVICES

UX Design & Product Strategy

I apply human centered design principles to create meaningful interactions and user-friendly products to address user needs.

Web & UI Development

I strive to convert complex problems into simple and intuitive interfaces. I’m excited by the logic and structure of code and always strive to write scalable and efficient code.

Social Media & Data Analytics

I am passionate about methodically exploring and analyzing user trends through data analysis in order to create better products for users.

PORTFOLIO

Order Tracking Experience

Order Tracking Experience

eCommerce

Enhanced Customer Reviews

Enhanced Customer Reviews

eCommerce

Favorites Lists Sharing

Favorites Lists Sharing

eCommerce

Social Network Analytics (SNA)

Social Network Analytics (SNA)

SNA Data-Visualizations

InterLACE Dashboard

InterLACE Dashboard

Ed-Tech collaboration

Tufts OpenCourseWare

Tufts OpenCourseWare

Open Learning

WorldQuant

WorldQuant

WebSim Wireframes

Racemate

Racemate

Boston Marathon App

University of Illinois Nightlife

University of Illinois Nightlife

UIN: iOS App

Panera Bread

Panera Bread

Kiosk UI

Shopping List

Shopping List

Shop List UI

CONTACT

Please feel free to contact me about anything.

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Akash Gupta

acgupta.io@gmail.com

– Boston, MA

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