WHO AM I?

I’m a product designer and digital media professional with 7+ years of experience in design and technology. I believe design creates communicative value by filling gaps with effective creative solutions. I graduated from New York University in May 2019 with MS in Integrated Digital Media. I currently work as a Product Designer for a tech firm called ReactiveCore in Manhattan.

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LATESTACHIEVEMENTS

I have delivered a TEDx talk on Smart Colors, an interactive and intelligent digital tool using color psychology principles. I have been instrumental in winning a grant of $10000 as Team Lead for XR Startup Bootcamp by Rlab for creating a multi-modal VR accessibility application. I was also able to successfully pitch the concept at the Exploring Future Reality event in front of 500+ people. 

OBJECTIVES

I enjoy creating designs which empower, engage and excite people by using user-centered design practices to develop inspiring, intuitive and impactful products and solutions that add value

I aspire to explore emerging new media technologies and design meaningful, seamless and enjoyable experiences for the user in the physical and digital world

I aim to help people interact easily with digital interfaces, fulfil their thoughtful aspirations and creatively contribute to significant development and progress of society all through the medium of accessible user experience and product design.


SKILLS

DESIGN

  • Design Thinking
  • Inclusive Design Practices
  • UI/UX Design
  • Prototyping and Wireframing
  • User Research and Usability Testing
  • Visual Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Typography
  • Color Theory, Color Psychology
  • Iconography

TECHNICAL

  • Adobe XD, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro and After Effects
  • Sketch, Invision, Marvel
  • Figma, Proto.io, Axure, Zeplin
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Web/Mobile Responsive Design
  • WordPress
  • Microsoft Office
  • Google Analytics, SEO
  • JAWS, Voiceover

DIGITAL MEDIA

  • Brand Strategy
  • Digital Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Social Media Marketing
  • 3D Printing
  • Laser Cutting
  • Video Production
  • Video Editing
  • Motion Graphics
  • Immersive Reality, AR/VR

Participated in Microsoft Design Challenge during UX Design Course at NYU IDM

Interacted with Secretary General at United Nations Headquarters in NYC

Awarded as VP of Communications for NYU Graduate Student Council

Showcased Craft, a VR Accessibility Project at NYC Media Lab Summit

PASSIONS AND INTERESTS

Color Psychology

Jigaw Puzzles

Piano

Poetry

Globe-trotting

Adventure Sports

Sunset Camping

Mountain Hiking

Numismatics

RECOMMENDATIONS

Tarek Kazak

Vice President at Morgan Stanley 

Cherisha is an incredibly proficient interaction, visual and product designer. As an interaction designer, her understanding of UX is absolutely top notch. From collecting user data, to creating personas, to building wireframes, her ability to translate a product vision into a user experience is very impressive. As a visual and product designer, her sense of aesthetic and her attention to detail are nothing short of amazing...

as well as her ability to deliver designs with speed and clarity.

In my role as UI Technical Lead at ReactiveCore, Cherisha and I interfaced on a daily basis to move our projects forward and though she staunchly defended UX and design principles at every turn, she only did so when it was in the best interest of the business goals driving the entire effort, and we were all the better for it!

Kavitha Garla

Partner at Solutionz

I have known Cherisha for 9 years now and I can say she is one determined girl! From her early years, I have observed her curiosity to learn, experiment and grow to the next level. She has never shied away from feedback, which to me shows her willingness to learn and implement changes because of which she has grown leaps and bounds in her professional and personal life. As her mentor, I can say she has become...

a very polished and articulate Communicator. She knows how to get her point across easily, she listens to understands others point of view and delivers every single time. I am proud of the young leader she has grown into!

I also have to appreciate her creative side, always innovating and thinking dynamically has helped her succeed in this field and I am sure she will go far! Like she says – she likes to create designs which – empower, engage and excite people, that’s truly a plus plus if you ask me. Wishing you all the best Cherisha in all your future endeavors!

Ilham M

Founder at Inspire Nutritions

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 100 percent confident of the final choice and she was sure she had done justice to it.

I was so impressed with her quality of work with the logo that I ended up handing over the Website Designing and development, designing the pamphlets and brochures and business cards! I have been getting rave reviews on my website and brochures and I am so tremendously happy and excited with what she created for me! I explained the look, feel that I wanted and I think she captured it so perfectly that I could not have done a better job. The best part about Cherisha which mattered to me especially was how quick she was to respond and reply to my messages and how she would patiently create all combinations that I would ask her until I found the perfect one and to make even the most minor of changes that I would suggest. She reads your mind to give you what you want and is a perfectionist; traits invaluable in this profession. Thank you Cherisha and I wish you all the best and look forward to collaborating again with you!

New York City, USA

cherisha@nyu.edu

+1 (929) 313-3487