Designer. Maker. Problem Solver.

I'm Hridae, an interaction designer with experience building solutions across domains like healthcare, AI, and augmented reality. My journey as a designer has been fueled by my never ending curiosity and I'm constantly in pursuit of the next big challenge.


My interests are mostly based around my love for art and storytelling, they include music, visual art, animation, video games, and 80s sci-fi.

My Journey

GRADUATE STUDENT [CURRENT]

Master of HCI + Design,
University of Washington, Seattle

Expanded my design skillset with more systemic and community conscious design thinking, as well as including more computational concepts in my projects. Currently leading the development of an AI accelerated culinary education platform in collaboration with CSE professor Steven Tanimoto.

INTERACTION DESIGNER

Maria Mortati Experience Design,
San Francisco

Design, research, and development of multi-sensory experiences meant for the Memory Care Experience Station, a large scale interactive experience at a senior care living facility. Designing physical and digital experiences, along with the UX redesign of a digital media library to accompany the experience station.

INTERACTION DESIGNER

Virdio,
San Francisco

Designer at a startup providing home AR fitness experiences. Designed and launched the Virdio mobile, desktop, and tablet apps. Designed interactive AR workout experiences and collaborated with developers for implementation. Designed internal work management tools, broadcasting UI, and many other things.

INTERACTION DESIGNER

Freelance,
San Francisco

While I looked for my first in-house role, I worked on a wide variety of projects including fintech, 3D AI Simulations, and restaurant management software. It made me comfortable applying my design practice in pretty much any domain.

INTERACTION DESIGN INTERN

Maria Mortati Experience Design,
San Francisco

Design and research for a multi-modal, full-body interactive project in a clinical setting for people living with disabilities. Performed research and provided insights. Built proof-of-concept prototypes to enhance remote communication.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

BFA Interaction Design,
CCA, San Francisco

I initially applied as an Industrial Designer, but it quickly became clear to me that Interaction Design was the perfect fit as it allowed me to focus on the problems while having a wide array of ways to tackle them. Learned the core of interaction design and design thinking. Thesis project on creating a right to repair ecosystem through community trading and repair training in VR.

SILLY LITTLE KID

Silly Business,
Delhi, India

I grew up around art. I was painting, drawing, and sketching 'inventions' as a kid. I was really inspired by the tech I grew up around including the many video games I conquered along the way.