Meet the crew

  • Hemal Gathani
    Co-founder

    “Design is the new advertising. If brand is a promise, design is performance.”

  • Saurabh Gupta
    Co-founder

    “Design is about striking a balance between familiar and fresh, between comfort and stimulation.”

  • Harshal Tote
    Associate Partner

    “Reading between the lines often produces the best user insights.”

  • Sugesh Sugathan
    Associate Partner

    “Design for the only thing certain — the future.”

  • Muneesh Kapoor
    Technology Architect

    “The interaction between design and technology is like a boring soap opera. We turn this interaction into an entertaining sitcom!”

  • Kishor Dasari
    Lead Programmer

    “I used to fear programming but now I love it. Determination is more powerful than fear.”

  • Rajendra Holmane
    Lead Programmer

    “Design is successful when it is useful.”

  • Arushi Sethi
    Senior Lead UX Designer

    “Good UX is inspired by thought and navigated by human behaviour.”

  • Leeza Mundaden
    Lead UX Designer

    “If at all design must deviate from a user’s mental model, the deviation should be delightful.”

  • Vysali Somanchi
    Lead UX Designer

    “Experiences are all around us. Design is making these experiences easy and memorable.”

  • Krishna Kiran
    Lead UX Designer

    “Good design should be invisible and intuitive.”

  • Shikha Kapoor
    Head, Talent Management

    “Design is universal, but is truly understood by only a few.”

  • Sanket Biswas
    Lead UX Designer

    “Good design is invisible, and it can change the world.”

  • Shivani Bansod
    Senior Executive – Talent Management

    “Good design is a result of its people – the creators, the innovators, the storytellers.”

  • Riya Rathod
    Lead UX Designer

    “Art is aesthetic, good design is experiencing the aesthetic.”

  • Sudarshan Sundar
    Senior UX Designer

    “Team work makes dream work, be it in football or design.”

  • Lenosca Mascarenhas
    Lead UX Designer

    “Good design is obvious, great design is transparent.”

  • Charu Chaudhari
    Lead UX Designer

    “Good design may be apparent or transparent, but it will always make a difference.”

  • Parthhavi Mehta
    UX Designer

    “Design is an amalgamation of creativity, construction and purpose – to create an impact.”

  • Ajit Joe Pan
    Manager, Business Development

    “User experience is the key to a happy customer, and a happy customer is the key to growth.”

  • Shreya Sinha
    UX Designer

    “Everywhere you look, there is design.”

  • Anisha Nath
    UX Designer

    “Everything has a story. Design is the narrator of that story.”

  • Niyati Shah
    UX Designer

    “Design is all about empathy – connecting and relating to our users.”

  • Manasvi Dharaskar
    UX Designer

    “Design is a journey of small milestones.”

  • Aakanksha Kulkarni
    UX Designer

    “Design is the result of finding the problem and prioritizing the user’s needs.”

  • Rahil Vadsariya
    Marketing Manager

    “Design is more what it feels like and less of what it looks like.”

  • Omkar Jadhav
    Full Stack Developer

    “Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.”

  • Shubh Arora
    UX Designer

    “Design is the intersection of problem solving, communication and aesthetics.”

  • Vanshika Jain
    UX Designer

    “Design is all about the big picture, and attention to the little things.”

  • Adarsh Balasankar
    UX Designer

    “To create an experience is the core purpose of design itself.”

  • Ritusri Halambi
    UX Designer

    “Perceiving every aspect of life as a user experience is what makes us better designers.”

  • Sneha Sowmiyanarayanan
    UX Designer

    “The greatest superpower is being able to enhance another person’s life – and design enables you to do just that.”

  • Khushnaz Master
    UX Designer

    Design is simplifying complex ideas into valuable experiences.

  • Saumya Singh
    Digital Marketing Executive

    “People are experiences designed by nature; designs are experiences crafted by mimicking nature.”

  • Rohit Shitole
    Senior Manager, Business Development

    Good design is like gravity – it can pull everyone in.

  • Priya Bhatki
    UX Designer

    Design communicative and conscious functionality wrapped in aesthetics.

  • Abha Pawar
    UX Designer

    Design is a fusion of curiosity, empathy and creativity to shape meaningful user experiences across all touchpoints.

Abha Pawar
UX Designer

Design is a fusion of curiosity, empathy and creativity to shape meaningful user experiences across all touchpoints.

Abha is a multidisciplinary designer, having explored design in all its forms. She is a keen design researcher with the ability to understand people and businesses while adhering to design requirements. Abha enjoys activities that contribute to her physical and mental well-being – including running, going to the gym, playing volleyball. She is driven by a deep love for nature, particularly forests and lush green landscapes, and likes to challenge herself by undertaking the occasional certified mountaineering course or trekking to a difficult peak. Expect to get some unsolicited (yet useful) wellness tips from Abha – and respond by questioning her nocturnal habits, which she insists she’s working on!

Priya Bhatki
UX Designer

Design communicative and conscious functionality wrapped in aesthetics.

Priya is a UX designer with a background in architecture, spacial and graphic design. She believes loves to explore patterns and derive meaningful solutions, striving for a balance between process and result, functionality and aesthetics. When she’s not designing, you’ll finding her dancing, painting (all things including her nails), or playing badminton. She’s also a passionate illustrator and an avid traveler, who experiences the structural beauty of architectural marvels across the world by standing bang in the centre of them!

Khushnaz Master
UX Designer

Design is simplifying complex ideas into valuable experiences.

Khushnaz is a product designer with a penchant for leaving no stone unturned in the quest for the best design solution. She enjoys blending her design skills with her commitment to sustainability. Khushnaz is manifesting a very ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ lifestyle for herself – surrounding herself by nature, discovering new experiences, exploring different cuisines. She loves making lists, practicing yoga, shopping, live music and karaoke (despite her singing skills… or lack of). Khushnaz is clued in on every sale and every deal – so hit her up in case you’re looking for the best one. Expect to find her at her desk with her emotional support water bottle… it accompanies her wherever she goes!

Rohit Shitole
Senior Manager, Business Development

Good design is like gravity – it can pull everyone in.

Rohit is our business and marketing maestro, armed with over 10 years in sales and business development. His expertise lying in cultivating business opportunities and driving growth intiatives. He believes that a good relationship is the key to closing good deals. Besides work, Rohit is deeply passionate about sports (all kinds, investing, and the wonders of space. Also, watch out – he’s a real prankster and is probably cooking up his next prank right now!

Saumya Singh
Digital Marketing Executive

“People are experiences designed by nature; designs are experiences crafted by mimicking nature.”

Saumya is ZEUX’s marketing maven, working at the intersection of strategy, creativity and tech. She crafts content and ensures we’re at the right place, at the right time, in front of the right set of eyes. Armed with 4 years of experience in the digital landscape of marketing and advertising, she has a keen understanding of people and their contexts. Through her work, she hopes to understand and practice conscious consumption and creation. Saumya enjoys movies and food, especially from different cultures. She has recently learnt to crochet cute bags and outfits. When she’s not at her desk, you’ll find her talking to cats on the streets in weird voices, or cutting out plant stems from other people’s houses for propagation. (Don’t worry, she usually asks.)

Omkar Jadhav
Full Stack Developer

“Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.”

Omkar is a full-stack developer with a passion for solving technical challenges and building scalable and efficient web applications. He has worked on several projects across various industires, and is always looking to learn and skill up. Omkar is enthusiastic about the 4 C’s – coding, cricket, cooking and Counter Strike. He’s also an avid bike rider – so if you’re looking for some roadtrip inspo, you know who to go to!

Ritusri Halambi
UX Designer

“Perceiving every aspect of life as a user experience is what makes us better designers.”

Ritusri is a UX designer with a background in visual communication. She believes that every part of life is crafting a “user experience” – right from having a meal at a restaurant to organizing clothes in her closet. Apart from design, she enjoys visiting different restaurants and sampling various cuisines, photography and spending time with her family. You’d also find her grooving to Bollywood music or aimlessly scrolling through shopping apps and reels… while devouring a Cadbury Silk all by herself. You’d also probably find her mobile phone lying around, so if you need a new phone, just keep your eyes open! 

Vanshika Jain
UX Designer

“Design is all about the big picture, and attention to the little things.”

Vanshika is a UX designer and resident Snack Savant (she has recommendations for a snack for every mood). With a keen eye for detail, she believes in balance – following the design process to the tee, while leaving just enough room to break the rules to come up with a unique design solution. Vanshika is also an illustrator who enjoys creating and reading about fine arts. She undertakes multiple passion projects to hone her skills. She’s a punmaster, cracks the best jokes in office AND has a constantly evolving collection of memes and reels to share… so you know who to go to when you’ve got a little free time. 

Sneha Sowmiyanarayanan
UX Designer

“The greatest superpower is being able to enhance another person’s life – and design enables you to do just that.”

Sneha is a UX designer with a passion for design, writing and singing. She loves exploring different domains of design and its endless possibilities. She believes that her sense of empathy is her greatest strength, and is the anchor of her creative process. Her passion for design and writing helps her convey her ideas and stories to the rest of the world. When she’s not designing, Sneha enjoys doodling, binge-watching cooking videos, jamming to retro Tamil music or playing the keyboard. Her favourite food is a delicious, steaming bowl of rasam rice. She’s also obsessed with clicking aesthetic pictures of anything and everything – so you might find her honing her photography skills in the lake-facing balcony. 

Adarsh Balasankar
UX Designer

“To create an experience is the core purpose of design itself.”

Adarsh is a UX designer with a background in visual communication. He is driven by curiosity and loves to experiment with design solutions. Besides design, he belives that he’d do really well in a course on Star Wars. He enjoys sketching, Sudoku and Lego. Adarsh is a complete foodie, and loves to sample everyone’s dabba. He’s also got a knack for making foil figures – so if your food comes wrapped in some, he’s sure to use it to make something unique! 

Shubh Arora
UX Designer

“Design is the intersection of problem solving, communication and aesthetics.”

Shubh is a UX designer with a background in visual communication and a strong desire to design for change. His super power is the ability to talk to anyone, and that always comes in handy while solving design problems. A complete tech geek, he loves reading about new technology and digital products. In fact, his day starts off with testing out digital products online. He’s always rocking a cap, so he’s quite easy to spot around the office. A coffee connoisseur, he tries out different coffee roasters every month. “How much caffeine is too much caffeine?” Shubh will find out!

Rahil Vadsariya
Marketing Manager

“Design is more what it feels like and less of what it looks like.”

Rahil is ZEUX’s marketing maven and spreader of cheerful energy. Armed with 4.5 years of experience helping brands build a presence through various channels, Rahil is proficient in practically all aspects of digial marketing, with his core strength lying in copywriting and strategy. He is passionate about implementing unconventional strategies and making a real difference. When he’s not working, you’ll find him volunteering, playing tabletennis or writing poetry. Enthusiastic in most situations, he is a complete people’s person. Head on down to the office – we’re sure he’ll tell you more!

Aakanksha Kulkarni
UX Designer

“Design is the result of finding the problem and prioritizing the user’s needs.”

Aakanksha is a UX designer with wide range of experiences – she graduated as a product designer, followed by a 4-year stint making films as an assistant director! Deeply passionate about learning about various subjects, humans and the world at large, she believes that with great knowledge comes great design. She loves camping (especially if there’s a lake around), chilling by the beach, playing badminton and meditating. A trained Bharatnatyam dancer, Aakanksha sees dance as a form of expression and a way to unwind. She can binge-watch Naruto and Seinfeld anywhere, any time. She also loves spicy food, and hates fruits – so now you know what to offer her at the lunch table!

Manasvi Dharaskar
UX Designer

“Design is a journey of small milestones.”

Manasvi is a UX designer with a background in applied arts and graphic design. Eager to learn and experience, she believes that UX design is her true calling. She is passionate about creating design solutions that can truly help people. A self-driven ambivert, she believes in givers gain. Manasvi loves nature – hailing from Nagpur, her proximity to national parks ensures she’s in the midst of forests and wildlife often. She also loves traveling and baking. A keen wildilife photographer, she’d love to share some photographs of the tigers of Tadoba with you!

Niyati Shah
UX Designer

“Design is all about empathy – connecting and relating to our users.”

Niyati is a UX designer with a background in visual communication and a penchant for cheese. She is fascinated by different cultures and their customs, values and experiences. She believes that design is effective only when it resonates with the intended audience. Niyati enjoys reading, painting, photography and occasionally dabbling in film-making. She can eat cheese anytime, anywhere – so we ensure that our pantry is always loaded and ready to raid!

Anisha Nath
UX Designer

“Everything has a story. Design is the narrator of that story.”

Anisha is a UX designer with a background in visual communication. Empathetic with an open mind, she is good at understanding people and approaching problems from different perspectives. In her free time, Anisha can be found binge-watching Anime and Korean dramas, or reading fantasy books when reality gets boring. She’s a great listener, in case you need to vent. She’s also a complete foodie who loves sampling different cuisines, and she’s brutally honest – so maybe you’d like to think twice before you let her try out something you’ve cooked for lunch?

Ajit Joe Pan
Manager, Business Development

“User experience is the key to a happy customer, and a happy customer is the key to growth.”

Ajit is a business development whiz armed with over 8 years of experience in the field, along with marketing and solutioning. He has worked across various industries – BFSI, manufacturing, logistics and edtech. He believes the best solutions come from a deep understanding of the organization and its pain points. He is passionate about increasing the overall growth of an organization through a seamless, meaningful user experience. Ajit loves to explore new cultures and travel, especially when it’s by road. He loves to engage in conversations with people, so if you’re visiting the office, he’s more than happy to have a nice, long chat.

Parthhavi Mehta
UX Designer

“Design is an amalgamation of creativity, construction and purpose – to create an impact.”

Parthhavi is a UX designer and full-time foodie. A print-and-pixel enthusiast, her experience as a graphic designer resulted in a smooth shift to the world of user experience design. Besides design, Parthhavi’s hobbies include photography and reading. She’s also a serial napper (not on the job, of course). A complete foodie, her favourite dish is literally anything with noodles in it, so she’d be most happy to share your bowl of Maggi any time, anywhere.

Charu Chaudhari
Lead UX Designer

“Good design may be apparent or transparent, but it will always make a difference.”

A UX designer with a Master’s in Informatics, Charu aims to find simple and creative solutions to complex problems. Curious and analytical, she’s always asking questions – design-related and otherwise. A jack and master of all trades, Charu’s hobbies include reading, writing, photography, music, gardening, and engaging in discussions on these topics. She is passionate about sustainability and hopes to incorporate sustainable practices in her daily life. When she’s not working, you might find her taking a walk, listening to music, thinking about her travel plans… or all of that, together!

Lenosca Mascarenhas
Lead UX Designer

“Good design is obvious, great design is transparent.”

Lenosca is a highly creative and multi-talented designer with a background in UX, multimedia, marketing and print design. She is also a proud, self-taught visual artists who loves working with different media. Lenosca truly enjoys solving problems, big or small. Besides design problems, she’s also passionate about solving just about any other problem – whether it’s a game, or just trying to find the villain who stole her sandwich!
P.S. You know who to head to if you’re faced with just about ANY problem.

Shreya Sinha
UX Designer

“Everywhere you look, there is design.”

Shreya is a UX designer with a background in Product Design. Creative, intuitive and highly motivated, she has known she’d be part of the design world since she was 12 years old. She believes creativity, design and innovation give her the most happiness, and she’s always eager to learn more. Besides design, she exercises her creative muscles by making hand-poured scented soy wax candles and painting. She also loves cooking – she doesn’t just “hang out” with her friends, they cook together every weekend! And we’re hoping to sample the results of that on a Monday…

Sudarshan Sundar
Senior UX Designer

“Team work makes dream work, be it in football or design.”

Sudarshan is a UX designer with a background in industrial design and a passion to learn, explore and expand his knowledge across different disciplines. A silent observer, he is keen on understanding how people think and behave. Besides design, Sudarshan is passionate about sports and fitness. He enjoys going on bike rides, trekking and travelling. One of ZEUX’s most talented football players, you’re surely going to want him on your team!

Riya Rathod
Lead UX Designer

“Art is aesthetic, good design is experiencing the aesthetic.”

Riya is a designer with a background in print media, visual branding and user experience design. She believes that design is about problem solving and inclusivity, both of which present an exciting challenge. Riya enjoys travelling and experiencing unique cultures. She does NOT enjoy being around bees or butterflies. Riya is our resident mixologist – she loves to concoct various cocktails with different spirits, mixers and flavours – so you’ll always find her surrounded and us with some delicious drinks at every party!

Shivani Bansod
Senior Executive – Talent Management

“Good design is a result of its people – the creators, the innovators, the storytellers.”

Shivani is in charge of hiring the best talents at ZEUX. A complete people person, her expertise lies in talent management, employee relations, organization development and analytics. Shivani is a dog lover, and has three beautiful Indies at home. Passionate about art and music, Shivani loves fibre art and listening to music. She’s also a talented singer and dancer. Her favourite food is any and all kinds of chips – so you know what she’s bringing to office every other day!

Sanket Biswas
Lead UX Designer

“Good design is invisible, and it can change the world.”

Design is Sanket’s true calling! He believes good design stems from a free mind, and that designers make the world a better place. He is particularly drawn towards sustainability, and feels that circular systems are the future. Sanket loves reading fantasy novels and traveling – especially experiencing indigenous cultures and cuisines. His superpower is bad hand-eye coordination and his sense of humour. You’ll always find him with a can of Coke and a bag of chips. P.S. He also loves to share.

Shikha Kapoor
Head, Talent Management

“Design is universal, but is truly understood by only a few.”

Shikha is the Talent Management Czar and Coffee Connoisseur at ZEUX. Her expertise lies in talent acquisition and management, operations, employee engagement, policies and procedures, compliances, analytics, reporting and automation – and that’s just the professional side of it! When she’s not at work, you’ll find her planning a holiday, binge watching Netflix, listening to 90’s music or exploring new cuisines. She loves traveling, especially road trips where she’s at the wheel. She believes in discovering new cities as a local, rather than a tourist.

Krishna Kiran
Lead UX Designer

“Good design should be invisible and intuitive.”

Krishna holds a Masters in Design, and immense experience working with design systems in the fintech domain. His strength as a designer lies in being completely open-minded and a penchant for story-telling and visual aesthetics. An avid gamer, he also enjoys doodling and traveling. Krishna’s usually ready to face any surprise encounters – by convincing someone is watching him at all times. But don’t ask him how that works, he might zone out just thinking about it!

Vysali Somanchi
Lead UX Designer

“Experiences are all around us. Design is making these experiences easy and memorable.”

A UX researcher and designer, Vysali has worked across different design disciplines, including jewellery and furniture, before undertaking her Master’s in Design for Interaction from Delft University of Technology. Exploring different aspects of design across various cultures has helped her hone her research and visual communication skills. In her free time, she enjoys watching thrillers and reading mysteries. Vysali also loves cooking, decorating rooms and organizing – she’s an expert at making lists. In fact, she has a list of all the lists she’s made! She’s extremely scared of pigeons, and prefers to get the lake view from the centre of the office.

Leeza Mundaden
Lead UX Designer

“If at all design must deviate from a user’s mental model, the deviation should be delightful.”

After starting off as an artist and sculptor, scoring a degree in International Finance and working in Human Resources, Leeza finally found her ikigai in UX Design. Passionate about people, Leeza loves understanding their feelings and motivations through deep conversations and connections. She tends to be a perfectionist, even if that means losing out on a few hours of sleep. She enjoys drinking tea, reading crime thrillers and learning to sing in languages she can’t speak. A complete animal lover, her worst nightmare is a world without them. She’s also a hoarder, so if you’re ever looking for anything– right from glue to glitter to a very specific kind of container – you know who to go to!

Sugesh Sugathan
Associate Partner

“Design for the only thing certain — the future.”

Sugesh dons many hats at ZEUX – UX Lead, Dark Humour Consultant, Party Planner and (harmless) Prankster. A graduate from Parsons School of Design, he has over 8 years of experience delivering innovative, user-centered design solutions. He has led strategic efforts to build products for established brands across sectors such as banking, real estate, fashion, retail, EdTech and sports. Sugesh possesses the ability to weave research, user motivations and business goals into a cohesive experience across footprints. He is a seasoned bass head and movie buff with a large appetite for anime and action flicks. He is also passionate about comedy, and has volunteered to host a ZEUX Open Mic. What better opportunity to roast the team, right?

Kishor Dasari
Lead Programmer

“I used to fear programming but now I love it. Determination is more powerful than fear.”

Kishor is a  developer with a Bachelor’s Degree & Diploma in Web and Graphic Design, with over 13+ years’ work experience in the IT industry, which includes web design, usability, front-end development and search engine optimisation. He has a strong foundation across multiple design and development platforms. A keen learner, he is always on the lookout for new technologies. His understanding of usability design and HTML structures ensures that he delivers outputs that go beyond just meeting business expectations. When he’s not working, Kishor loves playing carrom and cricket.

Harshal Tote
Associate Partner

“Reading between the lines often produces the best user insights.”

Harshal is ZEUX’s resident Unicorn, and yes, he exists. He conducts user research, usability tests, designs, prototypes, develops HTMLs and manages projects at ZEUX. An overall experience of 16+ years has led him to work with brands across industries, including banking, finance, fintech, e-learning, fashion and e-commerce. His ability to speak tech and human languages ensures that business, design and development teams can work together to deliver optimum digital experiences. Harshal’s quick and deep understanding of new systems and coding keeps designers happy and tech constraints at bay. He loves dogs, and has three right in his backyard! He also loves playing football, cricket, PUBG, CounterStrike and “tasting” his colleagues lunch dabbas.

Arushi Sethi
Senior Lead UX Designer

“Good UX is inspired by thought and navigated by human behaviour.”

Arushi is a UX designer and illustrator with a  background in visual communication and product design. She has worked with various types of organizations, from independent design studios to a huge online retailer, across different types of sectors, right from music to education to beauty. With a knack for crafting elegant solutions for the most complex problems, she believes in a thorough understanding of the user, design and product goals to impact business. A people’s person, Arushi is driven by the positive vibes around the office. She loves music, dogs, traveling (specifically back-packing), watching UFC, meditating, cooking ambitious meals and playing football. She also plays her own version of Tetris –  changing the layout of her home every 2 weeks.

Muneesh Kapoor
Technology Architect

“The interaction between design and technology is like a boring soap opera. We turn this interaction into an entertaining sitcom!”

With 13+ years of hands-on experience in UI development, Muneesh has worked on a wide array of projects, independently and as part of a team involving designers, developers, copywriters and testers to deliver digital experiences that are functional, aesthetic and usable. His deep understanding of both user-centered design and technology results in creating a harmony between design and tech. Muneesh is a Sudoku enthusiast and news buff. With his knowledge of anything and everything, both work and non-work related, he’s basically the human version of Google, without the network issues.

Rajendra Holmane
Lead Programmer

“Design is successful when it is useful.”

Rajendra has over 13 years of experience in the digital industry, starting his career in emailer development and working his way through developing webpages and templates across various devices. His has a strong technical background, constantly learning the latest trends in technology. His work spans various industries, such as banking, insurance, telecommunications and real estate. At ZEUX, he coordinates with teams and clients to understand and ensure the functionality of websites and provide guidance to development teams. Some of his hobbies include reading historical and philosophical books, swimming and participating in cultural activities. A sports enthusiast, Rajendra enjoys playing table-tennis, cricket and kabaddi.

Hemal Gathani
Co-founder

“Design is the new advertising. If brand is a promise, design is performance.”

An outcome-driven UX design leader, Hemal has over 18 years of experience in UX consulting and training globally, with a proven track record of achieving business goals. He has led 100+ design projects from inception to final delivery, relentless in his pursuit of providing real business outcomes. He mentors and leads teams comprising of analysts, researchers, designers and developers, and heads the sales and business development vertical, making sure that ZEUX continues to work with some amazing brands. Hemal is extremely passionate about wildlife photography, traveling, food and subjecting his team to his super funny jokes (to keep them motivated, of course) every now and then.

Saurabh Gupta
Co-founder

“Design is about striking a balance between familiar and fresh, between comfort and stimulation.”

An alumnus of NID with 18+ years of experience in the design and innovation industry, Saurabh is on the list of Top 50 Most Innovative Leaders in India. He has established, mentored and successfully led design and innovation teams to deliver award-winning solutions for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies across the globe. Armed with his deep understanding of design and human psychology, Saurabh is extremely passionate about leveraging UX as a strategic differentiator and solving complex problems that can lead to a measurable impact. A talented musician, the team looks forward to his weekly live sessions in the office. He also plays tennis, football and Counter Strike – all of which he or his team end up winning!