Hello there | नमस्ते 🙏🏼 | કેમ છો! 👋🏼

This is Payal Bhujwala 🌻, a UX designer and creative soul with a background in tech and passion for design and creative problem solving. Currently working as a pro bono UX Consultant via Catchafire.org

On a side note, I seriously considered a career in stand-up comedy and theatre. 🎭
Scroll ⬇️ to see my work or get to know more about me!

work

Rematch : Bridging the gap between donors and nonprofits

Design Lead, UX Research, Branding and Visual Design.
Client: The Pittsburgh Foundation

A responsive web based application that empowers Donor Services Officers to make better matches by improving the process of retrieval, manipulation, and display of donor and grantee data.

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Frolic : Encouraging young girls to be physically active

UX Designer, Project Coordinator
Client: National Institutes of Health

A mobile game app for girls from ages 7 to 12 that supports family involvement. The concept and design for the mobile app won first place at National Institutes of Health’s Shape of Health Competition.

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TALK: The New Sex-ed

UX Designer | Usability Testing
Client: TALK The New Sex-ed

An inclusive and engaging onboarding experience for an interactive sex-ed app for incoming college freshman.

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about me

I’m Payal, a user experience and interaction designer with a passion for projects that are user-centered and have a social impact. I have experience designing for the philanthropy space, sex-ed interventions, and healthcare interventions.

Besides being a well-bred designer, in my past life, I was also a techie and did my bachelor’s in IT engineering. My past experiences with digital art and through my bachelor’s I developed a passion for design and HCI. While working at Wipro Technologies as a Software Developer, I realised I wanted to pursue a career in developing more user-centered products and tools. My Master’s program in HCI allowed me to develop these skills and more. I am now a trained as a full-stack designer having experiences translating research into the design as well as handing off designs and working closely with developers implementing them.

When I’m not designing, I’m an avid reader and podcast listener. Check out what I’m reading/listening to currently and some of my recommendations! 
📖 📚 Currently reading: The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Divakaruni.
Recommendations: Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss(audiobook), The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
🎶🔊Currently listening: Wireframe by Adobe.
Recommendations: Google method, My Indian Life, The Internet Said So.

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For any work related queries reach out to me at payal.bhujwala@gmail.com