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chandan chaurasia

I am a UI / UX / Web Designer born and raised in Birgunj and currently based in Kathmandu, Nepal. The more I work everyday, the more I figure out that I am still learning and trying to understand how User Empathy is envisioned with simplicity in Design Thinking Process.

My self learned skills, Computer Science background and years of design experiences has allowed me to take ideas and concepts from prototype to working products. The products probably you have never heard of and most probably you will never use. Reasons could be many but the main reason is I am still waiting for an opportunity to contribute myself to something that will have seriously good impact on users and in society.

Everything aside, I am also a mentor with leadership ability and supportive quality fostering great relationship with newbies, team as well as clients.

Apart from design and technology, I enjoy and spend time drawing, sketch, write articles for my blog, read and collect books, study Ayurveda by self as well as research and do various techniques of meditation.

Also, I love to learn new languages. Presently, I know Bhojpuri, Maithili, Nepali, English, Hindi and understand basic Tamil (read and write too) and little bit of Malayalam.

Interests

I’m interested in creative applications of technology in the social and environment sector. I am trying my best spreading awareness regarding environment and climate crisis using web and social media via Birgunj City website and it's corresponding Twitter handle @Biirgunj

My Skills

User Experience (UX)

  • Research Methods
  • Personas and User Stories
  • Use Cases
  • Journey / Experience Mapping
  • Storyboards
  • Information Architecture & Sitemap
  • Wireframes
  • Low and High-Fidelity Prototyping

Design

  • Sketch
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe XD
  • InVision
  • Balsamiq
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Gravit Designer

Engineering

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JS Libraries
  • Wordpress
  • GitHub
  • Netlify

Other skills

  • Leadership & Management Skills
  • Mentoring and Teaching Skills
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Team Collaboration
cchaurasia@gmail.com +977-9865415765

1983-2019. Chandan Chaurasia

My Resume

I am a creative self learned designer and user researcher who is adept at visualizing the story that drives the design of the product resulting in a delightful user experience.

My main role and responsibility as a User Experience (UX) Designer and Researcher is to communicate and collaborate with project managers, developers, designers, the entire project team, sometimes the client and, as a designer with myself too, to provide insights and in-depth understanding on our users that we all can implement inside a design or product.

You can view or download my resume in pdf format from Google Drive


Work Experience


Creative Lead / Creative Director

Dec 2016 - Aug 2019

Kathmandu
Nepal

One Platinum Technology
Achievements

Achieved project success by leading the User Experience design, product concept & strategies as well as effective communication with team & client.

Gained alternative methods of efficiency by extensive user and UX research

Met work standards by following productivity, quality, and customer-service standards.

Improved design delivery time & performance by resolving UX problems, operational problems and doing multiple design iterations.

Template UI Designer for Lander

Sep 2018 - Dec 2018

Kathmandu
Remote

Lander, Inc.
Achievements

I worked remotely as the main Creative Template UI Designer for Lander. I worked directly under the CEO and CTO of Lander and designed more than 25 templates that is used by thousands of Lander App users worldwide. In addition, I also designed the DTR feature page of the main Lander website.

Web Development Team Lead

Dec 2015 - Sep 2016

Salem, TN, India

Sona College of Technology Research & Development
Achievements

I designed and developed a web based information portal that runs on Sona College Intranet named as "SonaTimes". This project emphasises on creating unified and single interface with enhanced user experience as well as robust and secure backend for R&D Center admin to manage all the information regarding college circulars, news, upcoming events, hall reservations and contacts management. This project was also submitted to the university as my final year project approved by Research and Development department of Sona College of Technology.

Replacing the old system was indeed a tough task. A thorough User Research was done along with applied UX Research for developing the new web based portal.

Senior User Interface Designer

Aug 2012 - Sep 2013

Kathmandu
Nepal

SoftYantra Pvt Ltd
Achievements

Led design efforts for UI and UX Design and Research tasks related to various websites increasing client satisfaction towards company's work methodology and design practices.

Gained significant proficiency in debugging websites using various debugging tools with major focus on speed and load-time of all web projects.

Delivered satisfaction and happiness with user-centered design solutions in fast paced environment, with quick iterative cycles

Acquired skills in communication and collaboration by working with team on various projects remotely

Web Designer / Web Design Instructor

Sep 2010 - Jul 2012

Kathmandu
Nepal

E-Prabidhi Pvt. Ltd.
Achievements / Accomplishments

Mentored web designers in their projects and ideas from start to finish which helped them secure jobs in various companies.

Increased new customer acquisition successfully by redesigning and redeploying the existing company website using HTML5/CSS3 and making it responsive.

Excelled in User-Centered Design with focus on needs and limitations of end users of product and services with extensive attention at each stage of the design process.

Gained experience with tools like Google Analytics, Google WebMaster and Google AppEngine to understand the design’s impact ultimately improving Search Engine Optimization skills.

Boosted search ranking of company’s institutional arm IT Training Nepal’s website (http://www.ittrainingnepal.com) and outperformed existing top ranking websites in search results.

Educated and influenced novice web designers with basics and advanced web technology.

Senior Web Designer

Jan 2007 - Feb 2009

Kathmandu
Nepal

Serving Minds Pvt. Ltd.
Achievements / Accomplishments

Transitioned quickly from table based design to table-less design.

Pioneered the use of CSS based design with Web 2.0 look and feel within the company.

Designed and sketched over 100 Photoshop mockups for various websites.

Led the front-end team to collaborate with a Ruby on Rails team and project.

Honors and Awards

Best Outgoing International Student by Sona College of Technology

Excellent Academic Performance Award by Sona College of Technology

Silver Jubilee Scholarship by Government of India

Time Person of the Year 2006

cchaurasia@gmail.com +977-9865415765

1983-2019. Chandan Chaurasia

Design Portfolio

These are some of the selected designs that I have done in past couple of years.

URL of Behance Portfolio https://behance.net/kaajoo/

Snarpur App

Concept. User Experience. UI

Snarpur enables professionals in industry to increase business efficiency with individuals who need professionals.

Project URL: https://bit.ly/2N2IBaG
PlayStore URL: https://bit.ly/2INcXMy

GasItUp App

User Flow. Graphics. UI

Gas delivery to your vehicle easily through app.

Project URL: https://bit.ly/2S2ysLb

NOTD Logo Design

Graphic Design.

The final logo design for Nepal Open Taxation Data portal.

Project URL: https://bit.ly/2LLIwXx

OnePlatinum Technology Homepage

Concept. Direction. User Research.

The final revamp of One Platinum Technology's company website with responsive UI.

Project URL: Site is down right now :(

MedLine International

Graphics. Logo Design.

The final logo design concept for MedLine International Nepal.

Project URL: https://bit.ly/2G0hl7F

Scentre Group

Design / Deliver lead.

Led the design & front-end team. Used Foundation CSS Library for project's core design.

Project URL: scentregroup.com

DTR Page for Lander App

Web Design. Graphics. UI

The responsive page design of Dynamic Text Replacement features of Lander App, one of the landing page creation web tool.

Project URL: https://bit.ly/2orT1mf

Lander Product Launch Template

Template Design. Graphics. User Research.

A template design under category Product for Lander App customers to use.

Project URL: https://bit.ly/2JyeUdK

EPrabidhi Nepal Company Website

UI Design. Graphics. Responsive.

Responsive design of EPrabidhi Nepal company website.

Project URL: https://bit.ly/2S7cvdD

Other Projects

Website Design for Non-Profit

UI Design. Graphics. HTML/CSS.

Volunteered for Website design of Gurudwara Guru Nanak Satsang, a Sikh gurudwara located in Birgunj.

Project URL: https://bit.ly/30xGezK

iLearn mobile side project

User Interface. Graphics.

Designed user interface for an iOS app named iLearn as a side project during 3rd year of MCA.

Project URL: https://bit.ly/30x7le0

CyberTalk'15 Poster

GRaphic Design. Print Design.

Promotional poster design for prestigious yearly national level technical symposium CyberTalk held at MCA Department, Sona College of Technology.

Project URL: https://bit.ly/32rlEm3
cchaurasia@gmail.com +977-9865415765

1983-2019. Chandan Chaurasia

Posts from Blog

Latest updated posts from my blog.

You can visit my blog at blog.chandan and design.chandan

by Chandan Chaurasia

The Design of Experiments

This article is my understanding of guidelines for designing experiments using statistics and probability as a way of judging results which were ...

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A journey to becoming a UX Researcher - 2

The time during my post graduate studies (2013-2016) was full of learning, experimentations, hacking ...

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A journey to becoming a UX Researcher - 1

I started my career in January of 2007, my first job, as a Web Designer. I never expected I would be a web designer after ...

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Low Fidelity and High Fidelity UX Prototypes

The following article is my experience with low-fidelity and high-fidelity UX prototypes. I have used the prototypes of two projects which was completed in 2018. First is NOTD - Nepal Open Data Taxation Portal,...

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Free Sketch plugins you need to increase your design productivity

If you are completely new to Sketch, or recently started getting used to it, you will be surprised to ...

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An Introduction to Zdog - A 3D JavaScript engine for canvas

Described as a 3D JavaScript engine for canvas and SVG, Zdog gives you ability to design...

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Awesome Web Tools of the Week - July 2019

These are some of the list of must-try web resources that will make your site a better place....

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Managing Time: Execute your plan with Time Boxing

In the time management process, execution is the hardest part. When you've a detailed plan to spend your tracked ...

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Search. Beyond Google or Bing. The ethical alternatives.

Today I have compiled the list of some of the alternate search engines that are out there apart from Google, Bing...

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Keep up with the standards. And forget the concerns of longevity.

The ever growing agitation among "most" of the Web developers is the long existence of their work...

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Free Transform Constrain Proportions in Photoshop CC 2019

The latest update of Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 has changed the way we do layer or image transform in constrain proportions ...

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Girl with flowers using Illustrator

As part of my weekly learning series I tried my hands with some of Adobe Illustrator's advanced tools and features by recreating designs from Envato Tuts+ tutorials...

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Nintendo Switch in Illustrator

As part of my weekly learning series I tried my hands with creating an illustration of Nintendo Switch from Envato Tuts+ tutorial...

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cchaurasia@gmail.com +977-9865415765

1983-2019. Chandan Chaurasia