Aditi Khazanchi

Incoming User Experience Designer at Microsoft

Rochester, NY, USA
A curious, self-driven interdisciplinary designer who is passionate in emerging technologies and inclusive design.

I have an insatiable desire to explore the world (see where I've been). Understanding cultures outside my own, and meeting different people gives me happiness. Each city I’ve visited and each culture I’ve experienced has transformed my perspective on design. I see the diversity of people and cultures I grew up with as a resource for better design. I want to create experiences and products that create connections between design, human behaviour and cultural insights.

Work Experience

Microsoft

UX Design intern

- Research, ideate, design and prototype virtual reality opportunities to prevent social and emotional exclusion in the aging community, informed by inclusive and participatory design process.
- Led a workshop on Inclusive design thinking for all design interns at Microsoft.
- Participated in the annual hackathon on the 'Inclusive hiring team', creating virtual reality interview coach app to help students with autism prepare for interviews. Created storyboards and UX flow for the app and visuals for pitch video.
May 2018 - August 2018 Redmond, Washington, United States

Interactive Avenues

Summer Intern

Interactive Aveneues is a digital marketing agency under IPG Mediabrands. Worked on multiple projects in direct association with the Creative Director:
- Research, analysis and ideation used as the baseline for further
creative output.
- Independent assignments such as banner design, social media
creatives and newsletter design for Canon, Micromax, Maruti,
Tensports.
June 2016 - August 2016 Gurgaon, India

Academic And Co-op Committee, Student Government @ RIT

Committee Member

February 2016 - Rochester, New York, United States

Undergraduate Admissions At Rochester Institute Of Technology

International Admissions Ambassador

March 2015 - Rochester, New York, United States

CIAS Honors At Rochester Institute Of Technlogy

Trip Co-lead

Organizing CIAS honors leadership trips
May 2016 - Rochester, New York, United States

Education

Rochester Institute Of Technology

Bachelor of Fine Arts (New Media Design)

August 2015 - Present New York, United States

Silica Institute

Art and Design Coursework

Drawing and Design concepts and principles, Art history, 2D and 3D design( human figure drawing, perspective, isometric drawing, compositions), basics of Typography and Graphic design (logo design, poster design,CD cover, business card), designing landing pages of websites,Painting and Observational Drawing (acrylic, water colors, soft pastels, oil pastels, pencil shading)

2014 - 2015 Navi Mumbai, India

Delhi Public School, Navi Mumbai

Class XI and XII ( Commerce with Mathematics)

2013 - 2015 Navi Mumbai, India

Arena Animation (Aptech)

Graphics, Web design and Developement

Usage of tool such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash professional, Corel Draw, HTML, Portrait and character sketching and their application in web and graphic design.
2013 - 2014 India

Ryan International School, Sanpada

Class X (Science)

2012 - 2013 Navi Mumbai, India

Delhi Public School, Dwarka

Till Class IX

2000 - 2012 New Delhi, India

Languages

English (Fluent),
Hindi (Native),

Awards

Rochester Institute Of Technology

Honors Program

2015

Rochester Institute Of Technology

Outstanding International Student Service

2019

Rochester Institute Of Technology

Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar

2019

Microsoft

Microsoft Annual Hack, Inclusive Design Challenge, 3rd Place

2018

Adobe - Design Achievement & MAX Awards

SEMI-FINALIST ANIMATION/MOGRAPH

2018

Adobe - Design Achievement & MAX Awards

SEMI-FINALIST WEB/APP/GAME DESIGN

2017

Adobe - Design Achievement & MAX Awards

SEMI-FINALIST GRAPHIC DESIGN & PRINT

2017

Skills

2D Prototyping, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, CSS, HTML, Illustrations, Motion Graphics , Processing, UI/UX, User Research , VR Prototyping, Web Design/Development, Wireframing And Sketching,

INTERESTS

Travel, Coffee, Lover of new places & experiences, long evening walks & freshness of winter.