Dushyant Kanungo

Web, UI & UX Designer & Author

who understands the needs of your users /

I am an experienced Web Designer with 13 years of professional experience working for several multinational IT companies. As a long-term career goal, I am willing to be a part of a team where I can explore and practice my UI/UX, Usability and Human-Computer Interaction skills along with team, portfolio and project management.

At present, I am looking to explore the best processes and methods in usability and experience design in IT with focus on Mobile, IoT and wearable technologies. My book, 'HTML5 & CSS3 Migration How-To' is published in January 2013.


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"Dushyant can go an extra mile to deliver to the client's expectations..." - Prasad Tangirala, Consultant Project Manager, Westbase Technology, UK

"Dushyant is a hugely skilled individual with absolute expertise of his domain..." - Meetul Patel, Lead - UI Specialist, Rishabh Software Pvt. Ltd.

"Dushyant has a wide variety of experience from design to development.." - Santhosh RB - Lead Information Architect at British Council, Reading, UK

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Employment History

08/2014 - Present

UX Analyst Consultant at Santander, Milton Keynes, UK.

Role and Skills: Creating Mobile, Tablet and Web based, user centric wireframes for Retail Banking domain, organizing workshop with cross domain business teams, coordinating projects in prototype cycles between developers and business. Further responsibilities include, keeping brand language consistent, keeping UX between various user journeys seamless for the end user and managing multiple projects at various stages of the design cycles and development timelines.


06/2012 - 02/2013

Web Developer at Brookfield Strategic Digital Media, Bristol, UK.

Role and Skills: Desiging, developing and maintaining MODx based websites for various clients from the hospitality industry with a focus on keeping the pages optimised for search engines.


10/2011 - 05/2012

PAL Leader for the module Information Design at UWE, Bristol, UK.

Role and Skills: Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) is an extension of classroom activities where a senior student, mentors new students to improve their understanding about the module. As a PAL Leader for Information Design, I had to interact with a group of first year students in classroom, engaging them in interactive activities and conversations.


10/2011 - 05/2012 and 4/2013 - Present

Web Editor at the Student Media for UWE Student Union Web site, Bristol, UK.

Role and Skills: Regularly updating the university’s student union website with latest event, news and activities. This involved content management, graphic design and some web development.


06/2011 - 09/2011

Contract Web Designer / Front End Developer at Dyson Ltd., Malmesbury, Wiltshire, UK.

Role and Skills: Web content management, products management, front end development and CRM emails creation and testing, following W3C’s strict guidelines for XHTML, CSS and AA accessibility validation for all the hub/micro sites, browser compatibility testing and fixes including IE6.


07/2009 - 08/2010

Senior Web Designer at Rishabh Software Pvt. Ltd. – A CMMi Level 3 company, Vadodara, India.

Role and Skills: Web applications UI / UX design and development, web design, client management, project management and team lead on small scale projects and SEO. Clients served in this position include Bausch & Lomb (Asia Pacific) and ODScommerce Inc..


08/2007 - 11/2008

Senior UI Specialist at YASH Technologies - CMMi Level 3, Indore, India. (HQ: Moline, IL, US).

Role and Skills: As a part of the Internet Marketing team, my responsibilities were to create SEO friendly web pages, web design and development, collaterals and whitepapers designs for Yash and SyncEx.


05/2006 - 09/2006

Software Engineer at Cybercom Datamatics - CMMi Level 5, Mumbai, India (HQ: Stockholm, Sweden)

Role and Skills: Web content management for Sony Ericsson website, digital rights management for mobile applications and content. I was sent to Stockholm for a period of three months to get the knowledge transfer and trained a team of 24 professionals on return.


05/2005 - 05/2006

Senior Web & Graphic Designer at Focus Software Inc., Pune, India. (HQ: Atlanta, GA, USA)

Roles and Skills: Designing functional wire frames and functional HTML prototypes with browser compatibility and graphics using specification documents provided by the client, who is a US based major transportation firm for complex Java based web applications.


12/2006 - 08/2007 & 05/2004 - 05/2005

Senior Web Graphic Designer at Westbase Technology, Pune, India (HQ: Glasgow, Scotland)

Roles and Skills: Designing functional wire frames and functional HTML prototypes with browser compatibility and graphics using specification documents provided by the clients for complex Java based web applications. The main client here was a branch of Education department, Govt. of Scotland called SEEMIS.


10/2003 - 05/2004

Web Designer and Animator at Chandra Software Solutions, Indore, India

Roles and Skills: Designing bulk web layouts and templates using Photoshop and HTML/CSS.


9/2002 - 10/2003

Web Designer and Animator at NexGen Multimedia, Indore, India

Roles and Skills: Various web and graphic design tasks.


Publication

Adoption of a new technology is always a challenging process, especially when it poses as an improvement of a popular and well recognized benchmark technology. The delay and doubts over HTML5 and CSS3 is the best-case example in this scenario. Doubts about browser compatibility and resources required to upgrade websites keep most companies, developers, and managers from making the switch.

My book, 'Migrating to HTML5 & CSS3 How-To' tries to attend to those trivial queries of the web development community in general. The book guides developers or designers with examples from everyday code to help them with quick migration to the latest web standard.


Education

B.Sc. (Hons) Web Design (09/2010 – 6/2014 First Class with Honors and Futures’ Award)

University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol - UK

Graduated with 78% overall and Year Three with 4 First and one 2:1, overall 76% in modules including Interaction Design, Advanced Topics in Web Development, Internet Applications Development with a Digital Media Project and a Consultancy Project.

Passed Year Two with 5 firsts and one 2:1, overall 77% in modules including Web Design Principals, Information Architecture, Human-Computer Interaction, Information System Practices, Web Programming and Data Schemas and Applications.

Passed Year One with 5 firsts and one 2:1, overall 79% in modules including Information Design, Systems Development, Media Technologies, Introduction to the Web, Design Fundamentals and Introduction to Program Development.