product designer

I’m a product designer focused on user experience. Over 17 years in software industry, I have proven know-how to combine creative and usability viewpoints resulting in successful Web and mobile user experiences. Experience optimizing user engagement for brands such as Apple, Seagate and SAP. 


academic

2016  |  California Institute of the Arts  |  Graphic Design Specialization

2013  |  The Wharton School  |  Gamification

2012  |  Stanford University  |  Human Computer Interaction

1999  |  University of San Francisco  |  Masters, Computer Science

1996  |  University of Mumbai  |  Bachelors, Electronics Engineering

 

EXPERTISE

Interaction Design, Information Architecture, Wire-framing, Rapid Prototyping,

Visual Design, User Research, Usability, Storyboarding,

Product Management, Product Strategy

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Axure, UXPin,

UserZoom, Balsamiq,

Keynote, Mobile (iOS)

 

professional

User Experience Designer  |  Apple  |  Aug 2015 - present

Sr. User Experience Designer  |  Seagate  |  Oct 2014 - Jul 2015

Lead Interaction Designer  |  Synactive  |  Apr 2014 - Oct 2014

CEO & User Experience Designer  |  IDYeah Creations  |  Mar 2008 - Apr 2014

Technical Consultant  |  Geometric  |  Aug 2006 - Feb 2008

Principal Product Engineer  |  CoreObjects  |  Feb 2005 - Jul 2006

Senior Analyst  |  E Dot Solutions  |  Jul 2003 - Jan 2005

Senior Software Developer  |  Synactive  |  Mar 2001 - Apr 2003

Software Engineer  |  Fujitsu  |  Jul 1999 - Feb 2001

experience

17          8            9            6

Total                         UX                           Technology             Entrepreneurship


 
Vishal has a gift for innovative design solutions and problem solving. The breadth and depth of his varied expertise makes him a rare asset to any project team. His design abilities combined with his analytical skills are the perfect mix for a well-rounded UX contributor. Vishal thrives in a collabora- tive, creative work environment that supports his drive for continuous learning and self-improvement. He designed and executed virtually every aspect of a pattern library for Seagate Technology. The project would not have succeeded without him.
— DELISE WEIR, Seagate Technology
I had the pleasure to work with Vishal on a few projects regarding User Experience and have to say that he served as an influential teacher and a great pleasure during our time working together. Not only is he a distinguished author with great knowledge in various UX trends and philosophies, but he is a charismatic and warm person, which rewarded me with a friend, apart from business. He is professional, diligent, and determined in his work ethic.
— DANIELLE ARAD, WalkMe
Vishal Mehta served as leader of his group of graduate students conducting research for a Master of Science project required for the MS in CS degree at USF. His team was not the most harmonious, and it is largely because of his diligence and diplomacy that they created a great project and performed collaboratively in finishing it.
— PETE WELLS, University of San Francisco