Sunil is a digital design strategist with 15+ years of conceptualising, designing, building, and testing digital products experience.
Despite being an individual design contributor, he has led design for local & global organisations. He brings a diverse design experience spanning across business design strategy, product visioning, consumer product design, strategic facilitation, design team management, design research & interaction design.
Strategic Design - User Experience - Product Design - Service Design - Design roadmap - User research - Interaction design - Information architecture - Visual design - Usability testing - Design management - Mentor and champion designers
Product Design Lead
Grab | January 2021 - To date
Lead User Experience Designer
ThoughtWorks | January 2016 - December 2020
Associate Director, Experience
MutualMobile | December 2013 - December 2015
Manager, Experience Design
L&T Infotech | January 2012 - November 2013
Senior Information Architect
Sapient | August 2006 - January 2012
Tekriti Software | May 2005 - August 2006
IOD | June 2002 - May 2005
SkyWeb | February 2001 - May 2002
Over the years, Sunil has designed and delivered solutions for multiple platforms. Ranging from B2C, B2B, SaaS.
He is honoured to have worked with some of the most amazing & innovative companies. He got not just work but lots of learning and experience from these clients primarily from the USA, Singapore and India.
He has been an active member in the design community and has given quite a few talks at the places like Google Dev fest, Google Developers Group.
More than talking at event or conferences Sunil loves teaching design to school kids. He started a program called 'Design Gyaan' for school kids <3 Covered in the personal section below.
A son, husband and father who has been named "modern-day hippie". He likes to spend time in nature, socialising, teaching and travelling. Sunil is free-spirited and doesn't like to follow time in his personal life, especially when he is travelling or reading or cleaning his motorcycle. He is a petrol head and has a passion for motorcycles and cars.
It's easy to make him happy. Just take him to the 'art museum' or share some 'good music' or buy a ticket of any 'performing arts event' or invite him for a 'ride'.
He is always curious to learn new hobbies and new skills. Below is an unordered list of random things he has done or still doing. It’s still fun to learn :)
Photography / Cooking / Ukulele / Doodling
Sunil always felt that why none of the schools teaches design? Why they don't talk about how to build a career in design?
After a lot of thought and discussions with his designer friends, he started an event called DesignGyaan, which aims to teach and foster design thinking skills among school students. The focus is to highlight the role design plays in the real world. The event showcases examples that help students channelizing their creative thoughts and apply them to think of better designs for existing products/technologies. The workshop provides an educating and learning platform that helps students think of “designing” as a viable career option.
Gyaan means knowledge in Hindi.