I am Vamsee Krishna Kalangi, a Product Designer from India. Currently residing in ON, Canada. I am a self-taught passionate designer grown from the role of a graphic designer to senior product designer in 7 years. I believe that a designer achieves great results when he/she designs with passion. I have worked on different projects and for different teams. I was responsible for designing web, mobile-based digital products, games, complex simulations, managing a team of great designers and overlooking their work. For me, Mentoring or Managing a team is bidirectional learning. With my positive attitude and the ability to apply different leadership styles, I was able to manage my team members with ease.
I have been recognized for leading multiple initiatives, introducing and implementing new techniques to solve the design challenges. I am especially known for my communication skills, creative thinking abilities and solving complex problems. My duties include, design strategy, user research, concept design to product design, connect and meet the clients, mentor and motivate my team members.
My core belief is that behind every successful product, research is the key. If research is done properly, then the rest of the design process will be easy by delivering innovative and impactful solutions.
In my free time, I love to travel, read books, watch movies, mentor designers, help my mom post her cooking recipes on youtube. I get easily adjusted to different cultures. The reason behind - I have grown up in 5 different states in India.
I am a Design Mentor and Community Manager at designed.org (A non-profit design community empowering design education). You can check my profile on LinkedIn and Designed. Feel free to reach out to me if you believe I can help you.
What people say about me!
Since my childhood, I am curious to know how the things work, so I used to disassemble electronic items like calculator, watch, and many more. Disassembling was easy for me but when it comes to assembling them back, I couldn't do it. Though I was scolded by my dad for doing this, I kept doing it secretly and slowly I learnt to fix household issues.
For example, when it comes to woodwork, I become a carpenter. If any electrical issues, I become an electrician. If any plumbing related issues, I become a plumber. :p
I am a crazy guy who loves to experiment and try to be an all-rounder and make things work.
I used to watch cartoons until my 8th grade and wonder how these cartoons were made. I started exploring and designing them on paper and slowly shifted designing things on to the computer with the available free tools. I am fascinated by things which help me improve my knowledge and learn something new. Below are some of the experiments, I have created in my First Attempt: