Vandana Pai

About Me

I am a product designer with a user-centered approach & background in UX.

Hi there— aside from occasionally prancing around sand dunes, I'm always playing around with a new design. I'm completely self-taught in both design and development, a passion that began at a very young age with good ol' Neopets. Hailing from and based in the Bay Area, I attended UC Berkeley to study cognitive science, influencing my design process to be human-centric.

I'm interested in creating products that are meaningful and make a positive difference in people's lives. Social innovation and visionary design gets me excited. You'll find that I'm always up for a new challenge and love being involved in the entire design process. Being hands-on and teamwork are my jam.

Recently, I returned from an incredible long-term solo backpacking trip around Asia to quench my thirst for adventure and love of learning. Prior to this journey, I had the opportunity to work on challenging projects and do design consulting for notable clients, which ultimately gave me the confidence to pursue a freelance endeavor.

When I’m not working, you'll usually find me with my camera and tripod in hand, exploring the outdoors, attempting to climb a mountain or scuba diving, meticulously curating playlists, (admittedly) being an obsessive foodie, and dabbling in calligraphy or some other art project.

Contact Me
Topics over tea
How magical great typography is The possibilities of virtual reality Landscape photography The best multi-day backpacking treks Underrated countries to visit My really extensive bucketlist for life How to play jazz piano Life as an ENFP

I’m currently looking for new full-time and contract work opportunities. Please get in touch if you want to work together!


This website was designed and developed by me using HTML5/SCSS/JQuery. Body type is set in Minion, titles in Playfair Display, and sub-headings in Karla. Icons are free and licensable from NounProject and FlatIcon. The home page on desktop uses a Sequence.js slider theme. All photos have been sourced from Pexels and are free and licensable for commercial use.