I am Vamsee Krishna Kalangi, a self-taught passionate designer from India. Currently residing in Canada. In the first 7 years of my design career, I have grown from the role of a graphic designer to senior product designer by constantly learning, experiencing and improving my skills. Currently, I am a Design Mentor, mentoring 30+ designers based in 4 different timezones, Community Manager for a non-profit organization with 3000+ designers spread across the world and a Certified Design Sprint Facilitator.
In my previous organization, I was responsible for designing web, mobile-based digital products, games, complex simulations, managing a team of great designers and overlooking their work. I have worked on different projects and for different teams. I have been recognized for leading multiple initiatives, introducing and implementing new techniques to solve big design challenges. I am especially known for my communication skills, creative thinking abilities and solving complex problems. My duties include, design strategy, design sprints, user research, concept design to product design, connect and meet the clients, mentor and motivate my team members. I believe that a designer achieves great results when he/she designs with passion. To understand if my team was passionate about the work they are doing, I conducted one-on-one meetings with each of them, started mentoring to improve their skills and make them love the work they are doing. 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.
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 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.
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Apart from UI/UX, I have also worked on illustrations, 3D Designs, 2D Game Design, miniature art and robot design. Below are the examples, I have created in my first attempt: