Hello! I’m Sumit Paul, a designer, developer and animator based in NYC. I have over 8 years of experience working with people from a variety of fields. I help clients reinvent their identities and turn ideas into solutions. Currently I’m a Senior Interaction Designer at Studio Kudos.

Design is messy. It requires collaboration, constant iteration and refinement. Understanding the problem and developing the right strategy is crucial. I can help you determine that. A great user experience, good design and well written code are a given.

Let’s collaborate and make things better. Or, we could create something completely new!

Experience

  • Senior Interaction Designer
    KUDOS Design Collaboratory
    2012–Present
  • Interactive Designer and Developer
    Grooveshark (RIP)
    2011–2012
  • New Media Designer
    Kodak
    2010–2011
  • Web Designer
    NTID, Deaf Studies Research Laboratory
    2009–2010

Technical Skills

Wireframes, information architecture, journey mapping and user flow generation on paper and in Sketch.
User Interface design in Sketch, Adobe XD, and Adobe Illustrator.
Frontend development using HTML, CSS, SCSS, Javascript and PHP.
Mobile development on iOS using Swift and Firebase.
Storyboards and styleframes on paper, After Effects and Screenflow.
UI motion prototypes using Principle, Flinto or After Effects.
Custom Wordpress installations, which can be used to manage content, sell goods, and accept payments.
Version control on Github, Bitbucket and sometimes Dropbox.

Awards and Press

GD USA: American Web Design Awards 2018 — 3 projects
Grand Prize, NBC Hackathon 2017
HOW: International Design Awards 2017
GD USA: American Graphic Design Awards 2016 — 2 projects
Tribeca Film Festival: “Intersection of I” opens at Storyscapes
GD USA: American Web Design Awards 2016 — 3 projects
GD USA: American Graphic Design Awards 2015 — 4 projects
Best Pitch, PBS Hackathon, 2013
Online Design Book Fair mentioned by Core77, Swiss Miss, SiteInspire, and Sites We Like.
Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Finalist, 2012

Interests

Growing up, my hobbies included painting, lego block architecture, and clay modeling. My most peculiar interest, was my obsession with making houses out of shoe boxes. Today, I enjoy cooking, photography, browsing through National Geographic, tinkering with code and taking part in hackathons.

Some day in the future, I want to create an organization that helps close the digital divide. Wouldn’t it be great if the fruits of technology benefitted people everywhere on our planet?