The person(ality).
And the credentials to back it up.

I'm Aswath Sivakumaran, a transdisciplinary creative who solves problems. I have primarily executed research, designed experiences and managed diverse teams. In the past, I've also: worked on university magazines, been part of a film crew and been a mentor. Professionally I go by the moniker theaswath because the difference between a & the, is more than just grammar.

My Goal

Form or function, that is the question. The wrong question. Design was never about form or function, it was always about being human. Whether it be business strategies for MNCs, mobile interfaces for startups or campaigns for non-profits, design has a role to play everywhere, and the power designers possess is immense. Armed with this understanding, determined to create positive change and a craving to learn, I aim to create a more human world filled with natural human experiences, one product/brand/study/project at a time. Driven and inspired by those who came before and determined to inspire and drive those who come after, I made it my mission to ensure that the design can be seen for what it truly is, the discipline of humanization.

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Previous Work Experience

User Experience Intern

Line Financial, PBC

Remote (US Based)

Jul 2020 — Oct 2020

Graphic & Web Design Intern

Gujarat Grassroots Innovation Augmentation Network

Ahmedabad, India

May 2019 — Jul 2019

Cinematography Runner

1830 Crew Films

Vizag, India & Jabalpur, India

May 2018 — Jan 2019

Education

MSc Media Management

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Stockholm, Sweden

2021 — Present

Bachelor's in Design

Indian Insititute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur

Jabalpur, India

2017 — 2021

Top Skills

Design Capabilities

Digital Product Design

Rapid Prototyping and Mockup

Strategy & Vision Presentations

Design Handoffs

Copy Writing

Design Tools

Figma

Adobe Xd

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe After Effects

Development Capabilities

HTML & CSS (SCSS)

Javascript

Git SVC (Github)

Vue

Research Capabilties

Design Fiction

Heuristic Evaluation

Flow Diagrams

Service & Journey Mapping

Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis

Management Capabilities

Leadership

Project Management

Creative Direction

Kanban

JIRA Story-Epic Methodology

Fields Experience

Interaction Design (IxD)

User Experience Design (UX)

User Interface Design (UI)

Service Design

Design Research

Awards, honors & recognitions

Year
2020
2019
Award / honor / recognition
D'Source Corona Design Challenge: Jury Selection
Winner — Typoday 2019 International Poster Competition
Awarder
D'Source
Typoday

Get in touch.

 Casual chat or business. Feel free to hit me up. 

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