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
hi@vandanapai.com
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!

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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.