Cherisha Agarwal

User Experience Designer | Visual Design Professional | Digital Media Specialist

About

Skills

Design Thinking

Prototyping and Wireframing

User Empathy and Research

Digital Strategy and Marketing

3D Printing and Laser Cutting

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Adobe After Effects

Adobe Premiere Pro

Sketch, Invision

Axure, Marvel

HTML, CSS, JavaScript

CorelDraw

Who Am I?

A digital media professional with 4+ years of work experience in design and technology. Design in my opinion, creates communicative value by filling the gaps with effective creative solutions. I am currently pursuing MS in Integrated Digital Media at New York University.

Latest Achievement: I have recently been instrumental in winning a grant of $10000 as Team Lead for NYC Media Lab XR Startup Bootcamp for creating a multi-modal VR application for accessibility which originated as a solution for the inclusive design challenge by Microsoft.

Objective: My exposure in merging technical skills, creative objectives and business needs has been richly composite to enable applying these skills to the media and technology of the future. I aspire to explore new emerging media technologies and create engaging, meaningful and interactive experiences for the user in the physical and digital world. By designing ingenious multimedia environments, I aim to help people interact easily with digital interfaces, fulfill their thoughtful aspirations and creatively contribute to meaningful development and progress of society.

Interests: I enjoy playing Basketball, Badminton and simply adore Hiking, Camping and indulging in Adventurous Sports. I am fascinated by Numismatics, love Traveling and am quite the Poetess. Having varied passionate interests have compelled me onto a quest to find my Ikigai. A strong believer of the Yin-Yang theory, I quote Calvin, “If good things lasted forever, would we appreciate how precious they are?”

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What I Do

  • User Experience Design
  • User Interface & Interaction Design
  • Visual Design & Branding
  • Design for Accessibility

4

Years of Experience

551

Projects Done

51

Happy Clients

4

Awards Won

Portfolio

Craft

Craft

Design Lab

Design Lab

Web Accessibility

Web Accessibility

The MET

The MET

Cocoa Break

Cocoa Break

Little Einstein

Little Einstein

Abolitionist Place

Abolitionist Place

The Drama

The Drama

HashtagNYU

HashtagNYU

ColourNext

ColourNext

Branding Projects

Branding Projects

Graphic Print Designs

Graphic Print Designs

Web Interface Designs

Web Interface Designs

Cherish-A-Design

Cherish-A-Design

Resume

experience

  • 2017-2018

    New York University

    Graduate Assistant

    Worked on campus as a
    Digital Media Intern at the NYU Office of Interactive Media,
    Design Lab Coordinator at NYU MakerSpace and
    Digital Accessibility Assistant at the NYU Gallatin

  • 2013-2017

    CHERISH-A-DESIGN

    Venture Owner

    Completed 100+ freelance design projects for companies, startups, events and individuals which increased 50% revenue for clients through effective UI/UX, advertising and branding strategy
    Instructed online 4 design courses on the ChalkStreet platform

  • 2016 - 2016

    TATA ELXSI

    Designer

    Performed visual and data trend forecasting on a design research project for Asian Paints ColourNext17
    Worked on UI/UX projects, marketing and sales activities for 35% better client collaboration

  • 2013 - 2016

    ORACLE INDIA PVT LTD

    Solutions Engineer

    Created and designed 40+ user interface mockups, info graphics, newsletters, corporate presentations and multimedia graphics
    Worked on front end web development using 3+ Oracle products
    Conducted 50+ interviews to recruit designers

education

  • 2017-2019

    NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

    New York City, USA

    Currently pursuing MS in Integrated Digital Media

  • 2009-2013

    PES INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

    Bangalore, India

    B.E in Computer Science Engineering with distinction in all 8 semesters

  • 2007 - 2009

    CHRIST JUNIOR COLLEGE

    Bangalore, India

    Successfully completed with score of 91.33% in PCMB

  • 1995 - 2007

    BALDWIN GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL

    Bangalore, India

    Academic efficiency with result of 91.57% in 10th ICSE board exam

Cherisha is a person who is down to earth, diligent, trustworthy and a pleasure to work with. Her ability to quickly manifest ideas into attractive documents is very impressive. Those documents could be in the form of web pages, Brochures, Posters or Logos but she has a way of capturing your requirements and breathing life into them through creativity and aesthetics. She also does this in a flash. I wish her every success in all her business and academic endeavours.

Ian Faria – Talk Temple

When I started working on opening my own Nutrition Clinic, I was on the lookout for a Logo designer who would translate what I had in mind on paper in a beautiful and elegant way. I was already disappointed with quite a few other designers and when I spoke to Cherisha she immediately seemed to get what I meant! She was warm, encouraging, friendly and approachable and was very open to my ideas and inputs and gave her valuable suggestions as well. I loved how she would always send me innumerable samples with various color combinations and font changes until we both were a 100 percent confident of the final choice and she was sure she had done justice to it. (more…)

Inspire Nutritions

Cherisha has interned with me and also assisted on a few projects post that, hence I have learnt a great deal about her abilities. Cherisha’s determination to learn and succeed has facilitated completion of her projects successfully. She has helped team mates determine timelines and helped allocate work to utilize the given time effectively. During the time I’ve known her, Cherisha has worked to greatly improve her abilities. She is well focused and sharp. Due to her knowledge and aptitude for learning, Cherisha is an excellent design professional and I am certain that her abilities and determination will continue to grow.

Parul Kanodia

Contact

+1 (929)-313-3487

New York City, USA