This is certainly not how I am usually dressed. It was just some priceless Halloween fun. But yes, I'm positively inspired by Frida Kahlo; especially by the fierce conviction in her own ideas.
I have always been a creative in my own right but my very Indian parents convinced me that I would make an exceptional techie. Six years and two degrees later, I found myself tapping away as a programmer. However, as hard as I tried, I couldn't shut down the gnawing feeling that it wasn't enough. I knew I had to pursue that creative in me. In retrospect though, I'm grateful to my parents as I knew I could use all my software engineering know-how to solve problems faced by users and design better experiences for them. From all my experiences so far, I have learnt to appreciate the true power of collaborating cross-functionally, conducting user research, usability studies and designing holistically for the target audience.
I'm currently looking for full-time opportunities. I'm also open to doing freelance work. Feel free to check out my experience on LinkedIn, or if you just want to talk, drop me a note. I'm quite a fun person, I promise!