Lalith Varaprasad

UX Designer
UI/ Visual designer

Illustrator
3D Artist
Maths Educator

I started my career with a diverse academic background that led me to becoming a mathematician, Teacher and Artist before finding my calling to be a Designer. This unique journey helped me build sensitivity and capability to observe, analyse and act on things from multiple perspectives.

When I am not working, I enjoy sketching, swimming, Yoga, and Meditation.

PROJECTS

COMMERCIALISATION AT SAMSUNG

Year 2014 - Present

1. Designed Tizen Z4 wallpapers, themes and changeable UI algorithm optimisation

Designed and commercialized Tizen Z4 wallpapers and themes. Redesigned Tizen changeable UI platform algorithms and provided the best solution for low-cost TFT mobile screen considering user needs. Proposed personalized interfaces using AI/ ML for Samsung phones. Multiple mobile app guides created.

2. Redesigned Galaxy Watch voice memo app UI

Handled wearable UX (Voice memo app, Alti-barometer app and widget, etc.) and concepts for smart things (IoT) watch faces

3. Created AR Emoji 3D assets for Samsung phones

From Ethnography research to final APK deliverables, the complete 3D asset creation pipeline learned and developed skills to create assets from modeling, texturing, map exports, AR Emoji studio assets implementation, and APK generation.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AT SAMSUNG

Year 2019 - Present

1. AR Glass Interaction set and Usability testing methods

Studied and documented principles and interaction set of AR, VR, MR Glasses. Proposed AR usability testing methods, it can be used by designers and developers.

2. Designed Human-AI guidelines

Depending on the user scenario developed AI device-level identification using perception, decision, and action modules. Designed a framework/ guidelines for designers and developers to understand how systematically AI levels can be improved for a device.

3. Designed Multi-modal interactions for Samsung phones

Proposed multi-modal interaction concepts for Samsung phones using Bixby and global gestures

Children's education and Graphic design

Classroom projects / Year 2010 -14

1. Designed Mathematics teaching and learning tools for Golden Ratio & Fibonacci numbers

A few learning tools like a student manual, the golden ratio caliper and posters were designed to explain and understand the GOLDEN RATIO and FIBONACCI NUMBERS to the students in secondary level education.

2. Illustrated publications for children

A K Ramanujan’s retellings of Indian folktales were explored visually in the form of a book and posters to popularise them among children.

3. Designed print materials for farmers to solve water salinity issues

Excessive use of bore-wells for irrigation is affecting groundwater reserves and also resulting in salinity issues that are affecting many family livelihoods. Providing alternative irrigation options to them that minimise water wastage will automatically help in bringing down salinity-related issues.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Samsung r&d institute india. Bangalore

UX DESIGNER - SENIOR LEAD UX DESIGNER / Feb 2015 – Present (6+ Years)
Currently, I'm working on an AR application for Samsung AR ZONE. I lead a team to deliver AR Glass, HRI research and 3D asset creation. Maintained the core controls and style guides to implement Samsung wearables apps. Having an extensive understanding about Tizen mobile platform patterns, components and guideline creation. Previously worked on Tizen concepts specific to Indian target users like Special days feature.

WEB DESIGNER / 2014 (4M)
National Institute of Design, QXltd, Ahmedabad

GRAPHIC DESIGNER (Part Time) / 2005 -07 (2Y)
EyeImage Design Studio, Hyderabad

VISUAL DESIGNER / Jun 09 - Jan 10 (7M)
Creative Force Communication , Hyderabad

EDUCATION

Masters in Graphic Design

National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad (2010-14)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Painting

JNTU College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad (2005-09)

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed, Maths)

CRR College of Education, Eluru (2003-04)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc, MPC)

St. Vincent Depaul Degree College, Eluru (2000-03)

SKILLS

DESIGN

Style guides & pattern library
Graphic User Interface (GUI)
Interaction design
Strategy & vision presentations
3D artist & Motion design
Rapid prototyping
Web Design
Illustration

SOFTWARE

Adobe suite
Adobe XD
Sketch
Figma
Cinema 4D
Zbrush
Substance Painter
Marvelous designer

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

BFA UNIVERSITY GOLD MEDALIST

Bachelor of Fine Arts chancellor's Gold medal award for best outgoing student in Painting, 2009. JNTU College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad

CERTIFICATION ON XR by UNITY

Completed coursera course on Introduction to XR: VR, AR, and MR foundations, Dec 2019

NCC REPUBLIC DAY PARADE

The Annual Prime Minister’s NCC Rally Parade 2003, New Delhi