Bio

Nitya Venkataraman

venkat.nitya@gmail.com ; nvenkatarama@bsu.edu

(765) 609-0948

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nityavenkat

 

Summary

As a graduate student in Emerging Media Design and Development developing capabilities in User Centered Design, Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience Designing, Transmedia Storytelling, Ethnographic Research, and Heuristic and Cognitive Research Methodologies.

I currently work as a Graduate Assistant in the Dept. of Political Science at Ball State University, wherein I’m responsible for creating the technical and non-technical design documents and conduct user interface and user acceptance tests for the software application being developed.

I have over 5 years’ of total work experience as a Website Designer Graphics Designer, and Photographer. I have previously designed Websites, Brochure for Corporates, flyers for organization, designer reports for schools, and packaging for products etc.

I also have a graduate degree(MCA) in Information Technology and have worked as a software engineer at Dell and business analyst at WNS for 4+ years.

 

Academic Qualifications:

  • M.A. in Emerging Media Design and Development

Ball State University, Muncie (Fall 2016)

  • Management of Software Development

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (2010-2011)

  • Masters in Computer Application

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi (2004-2007)

  • Bachelors in Information System (Hons.)

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi (2000-2004)

 

Professional Qualification:

  • Sun Certified Java Professional 1.5 (2008)

 

Skills

  • User Centered Design, Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience Designing, Transmedia Storytelling, Ethnographic Research, and Heuristic and Cognitive Research Methodologies
  • Good Knowledge of Adobe Suite, and Corel Draw.
  • Knowledge of Maya Pro (Autodesk Maya™ and Autodesk Mudbox™) for Animation and 3D Modeling
  • Proficient in creating websites with tools such as Word press etc.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products: Excel, Word and PowerPoint

 

Current Projects:

Circle of Blue

 

Climate Change: A Transmedia Experience

 

Remix the Symphony Season 2 – Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

To establish a new, younger audience who feel compelled to engage in the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Lilly Classical Series through primarily digital — but also physical — spaces in order to form a community that finds value in classical concerts

 

Work Experience:

 

BSU – Department of Political Science – Muncie, IN                                         August 2016 – Present

Graduate Assistant

  • Functional Specifications Design Documentation
  • Technical and Non-Technical Design Documentation
  • User Experience Testing
  • User Acceptance Testing

 

CML Multimedia – New Delhi, Delhi, India                                                            May 2013 – August 2016

Project Manager – Design (Graphics and Websites)

  • Created UI /UX designs for websites
  • Designed photo brochures and magazines for schools.
  • Conceptualized and Created Corporate/Product Brochures and pamphlets and infographics for corporates and private companies.
  • Created publicity material for organizations for their events and for use in local press and website

 

RWSI – Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India                                                                           September 2015 – March 2016

Volunteer

  • Wrote and edited articles, and reports for magazine.
  • Spearheaded and coordinated with the various teams, while adhering to publishing deadlines,
  • Managed the advertisements and subscriptions of the magazine.
  • Created and edited the special reports for each monthly edition
  • Monitored the complete workflow form editing to production of magazine for web and print.

 

WNS – Gurgaon, Haryana, India                                                                      March 2011 – April 2013

Deputy Manager – Business Analyst and Graphic Designer

  • Mediated with the clients for understanding the project requirements.
  • Evaluated the comprehensiveness and feasibility of the software in relation to the business requirements
  • Designed Business Requirement documents, Functional Design Documents, and associated work products,
  • Managed the design teams and had the UI and prototypes designed
  • Provided requirement walkthrough and acted as a SPOC to the development and testing teams.
  • Communicate the challenges involved and provided solutions and workaround for the same.

 

Solartherm Energy Ventures – New Delhi, India                                                        October 2009 – March 2011

Associate Manager – Business Analyst

  • Client interaction and requirements documentation.
  • Feasibility analysis.
  • Functional and Non-Functional documents design
  • Designed UI and prototypes.

 

Dell – Perot Systems TSI – Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India                                                       Jan 2007 – Oct 2009

Software Engineer

  • Involved in analysis, development task estimation, use cases, technical & non-technical work product creation,
  • Designed and Developed application, and implemented change requests
  • Fixed parked defect, system test defects & QA defects
  • Created unit & integration test cases and performed peer reviews.
  • Responsible for quality records creation, delivery, imparting training, application walkthrough, design structure and database structure to team members.