Meet the crew

  • Hemal Gathani
    Co-founder

    “Design is the new advertising. If brand is a promise, design is performance.”

  • Saurabh Gupta
    Co-founder

    “Design is about striking a balance between familiar and fresh, between comfort and stimulation.”

  • Tanvi Purohit
    Principal UX Designer

    “Good design is when art and science meet context.”

  • Varsha Thakar
    Lead UX Designer

    “Taste it before you bake it, test it before you develop it.”

  • Vidhi Maru
    Lead UX Designer

    “Solving a UX problem is like solving a Rubik’s cube, you need to follow a process to get it right.”

  • Harshal Tote
    Principal UX Designer

    “Reading between the lines often produces the best user insights.”

  • Sugesh Sugathan
    Principal UX Designer

    “Design for the only thing certain — the future.”

  • Muneesh Kapoor
    Technology Architect

    “The interaction between design and technology is like a boring soap opera. We turn this interaction into an entertaining sitcom!”

  • Chaitanya Mishra
    Senior Manager, Business Development

    “Food is my source of design inspiration.”

  • Kishor Dasari
    Lead Programmer

    “I used to fear programming but now I love it. Determination is more powerful than fear.”

  • Anjani Soni
    Senior UX Designer

    “Innovation is less about a correct solution and more about the correct problem”

  • Rajendra Holmane
    Senior Programmer

    “Design is successful when it is useful.”

  • Avani Mehta
    Sr. Manager, Operations

    “A good design is created with a lot of thought, so that the user doesn’t have to.

  • Shweta Jain
    Associate Director, Operations

    “Good design is when you can’t see the ‘design’.”

  • Arushi Sethi
    Lead UX Designer

    “Good UX is inspired by thought and navigated by human behaviour.”

  • Isha Srivastava
    UX Designer

    “You can either be egoistic or a designer, but never both.”

  • Leeza Mundaden
    UX Designer

    “If at all design must deviate from a user’s mental model, the deviation should be delightful.”

  • Vysali Somanchi
    UX Designer

    “Experiences are all around us. Design is making these experiences easy and memorable.”

  • Krishna Kiran
    UX Lead

    “Good design should be invisible and intuitive.”

  • Achyut Morbekar
    UX Designer

    “Design is all around us, we simply need to be brave enough to blend with it.”

  • Sonali Tungare
    UX Designer

    “UX is a connection between user’s expectation and reality.”

  • Suhasini Thapliyal
    UX Designer

    “Good design requires no explanation.”

  • Vignesh Velmani
    Catalog Executive

    “Customers are the best beta testers, listen to them.”

  • Shikha Kapoor
    Head, Talent Management

    “Design is universal, but is truly understood by only a few.”

  • Ruchit Panchal
    Manager, Business Development

    “We do not get what we want, we get what we negotiate.”

  • Harshad Shetty
    UX & Sound Design

    “Design for the senses to provide an unforgettable and truly immersive experience.”

  • Rahul Prasad
    UX Designer

    “Design is not restricted to theories.”

  • Lanclet Lasrado
    Admin & IT Manager

    “We understand the way people think… that’s why we simplify stuff.”

  • Sanket Biswas
    Sr. UX Designer

    “Good design is invisible, and it can change the world.”

  • Shivani Bansod
    Sr. Executive – Talent Management

    “Good design is a result of its people – the creators, the innovators, the storytellers.”

Shivani Bansod
Sr. Executive – Talent Management

“Good design is a result of its people – the creators, the innovators, the storytellers.”

Shivani is in charge of hiring the best talents at ZEUX. A complete people person, her expertise lies in talent management, employee relations, organization development and analytics. Shivani is a dog lover, and has three beautiful Indies at home. Passionate about art and music, Shivani loves fibre art and listening to music. She’s also a talented singer and dancer. Her favourite food is any and all kinds of chips – so you know what she’s bringing to office every other day!

Sanket Biswas
Sr. UX Designer

“Good design is invisible, and it can change the world.”

Design is Sanket’s true calling! He believes good design stems from a free mind, and that designers make the world a better place. He is particularly drawn towards sustainability, and feels that circular systems are the future. Sanket loves reading fantasy novels and traveling – especially experiencing indigenous cultures and cuisines. His superpower is bad hand-eye coordination and his sense of humour. You’ll always find him with a can of Coke and a bag of chips. P.S. He also loves to share.

Lanclet Lasrado
Admin & IT Manager

“We understand the way people think… that’s why we simplify stuff.”

Lanclet is the wind beneath ZEUX’s wings, ensuring that everything runs smoothly, always. With over 20 years of experience in handling Admin and IT operations, his calm and composed nature allows him to face any challenge with confidence. Ever-smiling and helpful, he believes that the team needs to be happy to be able to deliver excellence. Lance is extremely passionate about watching and playing sports. Trust us, you’ll definitely want him on your team!

Rahul Prasad
UX Designer

“Design is not restricted to theories.”

A UX Designer-plus-soothsayer, Rahul has the ability to clearly understand a product roadmap and problems it could encounter in the future. He is very passionate about art, and loves to experiment with different media, styles and tools. Always intrigued by the design world, he enjoys reading and binge watching documentaries about product design. Besides art and design, you can talk to him about rigorous workouts, anime, manga and manhwa!

Harshad Shetty
UX & Sound Design

“Design for the senses to provide an unforgettable and truly immersive experience.”

Harshad has a rich background in sound design for films, adverts and independent artists. Passionate about art and design, designing for sound translated to designing for other platforms – and now he does it all! Harshad derives inspiration from colours, deep conversations, passing clouds and the ocean. He loves binging on crime shows and often retreats into his cave for some late-night beat-making. Lucky for us, he’s also got a little spot in the ZEUX office where we join him while he jams in the day time!

Ruchit Panchal
Manager, Business Development

“We do not get what we want, we get what we negotiate.”

Ruchit is a Business Development Maestro with experience in sales, marketing and branding. He believes in building relationships and making human connections to deliver great experiences. Ruchit is extremely passionate about meeting new people and sharing great ideas. A wanderluster at heart, he dreams of traveling to every corner of the globe. In the meantime, he loves to go on long drives or virtually travel through vlogs on YouTube. Ruchit is a complete foodie, so he feels right at home in the office!

Shikha Kapoor
Head, Talent Management

“Design is universal, but is truly understood by only a few.”

Shikha is the Talent Management Czar and Coffee Connoisseur at ZEUX. Her expertise lies in talent acquisition and management, operations, employee engagement, policies and procedures, compliances, analytics, reporting and automation – and that’s just the professional side of it! When she’s not at work, you’ll find her planning a holiday, binge watching Netflix, listening to 90’s music or exploring new cuisines. She loves traveling, especially road trips where she’s at the wheel. She believes in discovering new cities as a local, rather than a tourist.

Vignesh Velmani
Catalog Executive

“Customers are the best beta testers, listen to them.”

Vignesh has worked with various brands across different domains – lifestyle, beauty, fashion and gadgets – in the engineering and e-commerce sectors. An optimist and perfectionist, Vignesh is a quick learner with an eye for detail. Always looking to skill up, Vignesh is passionate about the latest in tech innovations and world news. He loves animals, nature and music – his favourite musician is Illayaraja. In his free time, you’ll find him on YouTube – watching videos, or in a video!

Avani Mehta
Sr. Manager, Operations

“A good design is created with a lot of thought, so that the user doesn’t have to.

Over a span of 15 years, Avani has worked across various industries, as an IT professional, a blogger and an entrepreneur! Currently, she dons multiple hats in the same company – as a product curator, vendor and operations manager. She’s also in charge of creating fulfilling partnerships with business owners who match our sensibility. She is passionate about sustainable living, and is a walking, talking encyclopaedia on sustainability and eco-friendly products. A staunch believer of Kaizen, she works to optimize systems and processes for operational efficiency. Avani is a fabulous dancer, so you might find her dancing to Bollywood music and making all of us join her while she’s at it!

Suhasini Thapliyal
UX Designer

“Good design requires no explanation.”

A UX designer and behavioural researcher fascinated by the social product space, Suhasini sees design as an avenue to connect with, understand and help people. A great team player, she believes collaboration and bonding keeps her inspired. She started off as a graphic designer, but her hunger to understand the “why” got her into consumer research and user experience. Suhasini is passionate about food, sketching, music and movies. She wishes to travel to a different country every day, and read people’s minds. At ZEUX, she’s able to do at least one of these!

Sonali Tungare
UX Designer

“UX is a connection between user’s expectation and reality.”

Sonali has had a rather unconventional start to her career – after graduating in Interior Design, she explored acting and modelling. Her background in design, performing arts and storytelling has helped her get a deeper understanding of human psychology. She’s a certified yoga instructor, competitive swimmer and table tennis player with a passion for singing and music – a jack and master of all trades! In her free time, Sonali enjoys writing poetry and reading non-fiction books on philosophy. She hopes to travel the world and explore new cuisines and cultures, go trekking in the Himalayas… and write a book about it all! To top it off, Sonali thinks she has a weird sense of humour – but that makes her fit right in at ZEUX!

Achyut Morbekar
UX Designer

“Design is all around us, we simply need to be brave enough to blend with it.”

Achyut is a full-time user experience designer and part-time artist. Analysing and understand human behaviour lies at the foundation of his work. He is driven by designing digital experiences with a positive impact. He’s greatly inspired by nature, and enjoys watching and painting sunsets. His favourite artist is Van Gogh. Besides painting, he enjoys art journaling and is an avid digital illustrator. His go-to stressbusters are watercolours, acrylic paints and paintbrushes. We’re still waiting to see one of his masterpieces!

Krishna Kiran
UX Lead

“Good design should be invisible and intuitive.”

Krishna holds a Masters in Design, and immense experience working with design systems in the fintech domain. His strength as a designer lies in being completely open-minded and a penchant for story-telling and visual aesthetics. An avid gamer, he also enjoys doodling and traveling. Krishna’s usually ready to face any surprise encounters – by convincing someone is watching him at all times. But don’t ask him how that works, he might zone out just thinking about it!

Vysali Somanchi
UX Designer

“Experiences are all around us. Design is making these experiences easy and memorable.”

A UX researcher and designer, Vysali has worked across different design disciplines, including jewellery and furniture, before undertaking her Master’s in Design for Interaction from Delft University of Technology. Exploring different aspects of design across various cultures has helped her hone her research and visual communication skills. In her free time, she enjoys watching thrillers and reading mysteries. Vysali also loves cooking, decorating rooms and organizing – she’s an expert at making lists. In fact, she has a list of all the lists she’s made! She’s extremely scared of pigeons, and prefers to get the lake view from the centre of the office.

Leeza Mundaden
UX Designer

“If at all design must deviate from a user’s mental model, the deviation should be delightful.”

After starting off as an artist and sculptor, scoring a degree in International Finance and working in Human Resources, Leeza finally found her ikigai in UX Design. Passionate about people, Leeza loves understanding their feelings and motivations through deep conversations and connections. She tends to be a perfectionist, even if that means losing out on a few hours of sleep. She enjoys drinking tea, reading crime thrillers and learning to sing in languages she can’t speak. A complete animal lover, her worst nightmare is a world without them. She’s also a hoarder, so if you’re ever looking for anything– right from glue to glitter to a very specific kind of container – you know who to go to!

Isha Srivastava
UX Designer

“You can either be egoistic or a designer, but never both.”

Isha is a passionate designer with fresh ideas and an inclination towards learning and exploring. She has hands-on experience working in different stages of a user-centered design process, across domains such as e-commerce, IT, and real estate. She believes that being empathetic is central to being a designer, and she thrives on simplifying complex problems into perceivable, visually enhanced solutions. There are two things Isha truly loves – UX design and illustrations: one she will never tire of, and the other is therapeutic. She’s got the unique ability to switch to an animated version of herself anytime, anywhere… it’s something you’ve got to see!

Vidhi Maru
Lead UX Designer

“Solving a UX problem is like solving a Rubik’s cube, you need to follow a process to get it right.”

After completing Raheja School of Art’s Visual & Communication Art Program, Vidhi started her career with branding and print design before stepping into the digital world, where she further developed her skillset and knowledge. She has solved complex design problems across domains like e-commerce, travel, banking, finance and EdTech. With a passion for visual design and eye for detail, she has the ability to design efficiently without compromising on quality. When she’s not working, you’ll find Vidhi playing Counter Strike and football with the team. A constant daydreamer, she extends her passion for design to herself as well, with her interest in nail art.

Varsha Thakar
Lead UX Designer

“Taste it before you bake it, test it before you develop it.”

Armed with a background in engineering and an intrinsic knowledge of design, Varsha has over 5 years of work experience. She has developed brand identities, marketing strategies, illustrations, websites and mobile applications across sectors including telecommunications, banking, OTT platforms and non-bank loan organizations. She approaches complex problems with the right intent, striving for clarity and staying calm and composed amidst chaos. At ZEUX, her process involves understanding hungry customers, picking up the right ingredients and proportions, cooking up the right recipe, making sure the plating is on point and inserting food metaphors wherever possible. A complete foodie, Varsha enjoys making cheesecakes, eating pizzas, binge watching food videos, keeping the office pantry stocked and shopping online… for research purposes, of course.

Tanvi Purohit
Principal UX Designer

“Good design is when art and science meet context.”

Tanvi has 5 years of experience creating brand experiences in both the physical and digital world, across industries that include telecommunications, FMCG, lifestyle, alcohol, fashion, electronics, banking, travel, sports and e-commerce. Trained in visual communication, she believes in a cohesive brand experience, and with an appetite to learn, she seamlessly switched from retail and branding to UX. Tanvi’s design solutions are a balance between functionality and aesthetic, with the user’s emotions at the core. She loves the sun, beach vacations, swimming, intense workouts, writing, experimenting with art, spicy food and easy-to-make desserts. Tanvi is a crazy CatDog lady, and is 100% likely to share photos and random information about her pets and other animals she encounters on the streets.

Sugesh Sugathan
Principal UX Designer

“Design for the only thing certain — the future.”

Sugesh dons many hats at ZEUX – UX Lead, Dark Humour Consultant, Party Planner and (harmless) Prankster. A graduate from Parsons School of Design, he has over 8 years of experience delivering innovative, user-centered design solutions. He has led strategic efforts to build products for established brands across sectors such as banking, real estate, fashion, retail, EdTech and sports. Sugesh possesses the ability to weave research, user motivations and business goals into a cohesive experience across footprints. He is a seasoned bass head and movie buff with a large appetite for anime and action flicks. He is also passionate about comedy, and has volunteered to host a ZEUX Open Mic. What better opportunity to roast the team, right?

Kishor Dasari
Lead Programmer

“I used to fear programming but now I love it. Determination is more powerful than fear.”

Kishor is a  developer with a Bachelor’s Degree & Diploma in Web and Graphic Design, with over 10+ years’ work experience in the IT industry, which includes web design, usability, front-end development and search engine optimisation. He has a strong foundation across multiple design and development platforms. A keen learner, he is always on the lookout for new technologies. His understanding of usability design and HTML structures ensures that he delivers outputs that go beyond just meeting business expectations. When he’s not working, Kishor loves playing carrom and cricket.

Harshal Tote
Principal UX Designer

“Reading between the lines often produces the best user insights.”

Harshal is ZEUX’s resident Unicorn, and yes, he exists. He conducts user research, usability tests, designs, prototypes, develops HTMLs and manages projects at ZEUX. An overall experience of 13+ years has led him to work with brands across industries, including banking, finance, fintech, e-learning, fashion and e-commerce. His ability to speak tech and human languages ensures that business, design and development teams can work together to deliver optimum digital experiences. Harshal’s quick and deep understanding of new systems and coding keeps designers happy and tech constraints at bay. He loves dogs, and has three right in his backyard! He also loves playing football, cricket, PUBG, CounterStrike and “tasting” his colleagues lunch dabbas.

Chaitanya Mishra
Senior Manager, Business Development

“Food is my source of design inspiration.”

Chaitanya is an ardent business development professional with 8+ years of experience in the field of marketing, business development and account management. She is passionate about helping brands build their digital experiences across different footprints, and is part of the team responsible for connecting ZEUX with the amazing organizations we work with. An avid home chef, Chaitanya enjoys cooking up new, healthy recipes for her loved ones – including her colleagues at ZEUX! She also practices yoga and meditation – the silence balancing out the sound of her whacky laughter and constant typing at the office.

Arushi Sethi
Lead UX Designer

“Good UX is inspired by thought and navigated by human behaviour.”

Arushi is a UX designer and illustrator with a  background in visual communication and product design. She has worked with various types of organizations, from independent design studios to a huge online retailer, across different types of sectors, right from music to education to beauty. With a knack for crafting elegant solutions for the most complex problems, she believes in a thorough understanding of the user, design and product goals to impact business. A people’s person, Arushi is driven by the positive vibes around the office. She loves music, dogs, traveling (specifically back-packing), watching UFC, meditating, cooking ambitious meals and playing football. She also plays her own version of Tetris –  changing the layout of her home every 2 weeks.

Anjani Soni
Senior UX Designer

“Innovation is less about a correct solution and more about the correct problem”

Jack and master of all trades, Anjani enjoys singing, art, Origami, learning different languages and of course, crafting user-centric design solutions. Trained as a product designer and innovator, she has worked extensively in space and product design. An extremely quick learner, she applied her skills to the world of user-experience, where she has worked on several projects across sectors such as banking and finance. While designing, she believes in asking the right questions, finding the right problems, figuring out the right solution, and fuelling all of it with a chai break every now and then. Always laughing or humming a song, she’s the go-to person for anything you’ll ever need. (Seriousy! She’ll just pull it out of her bag.)

Muneesh Kapoor
Technology Architect

“The interaction between design and technology is like a boring soap opera. We turn this interaction into an entertaining sitcom!”

With 10+ years of hands-on experience in UI development, Muneesh has worked on a wide array of projects, independently and as part of a team involving designers, developers, copywriters and testers to deliver digital experiences that are functional, aesthetic and usable. His deep understanding of both user-centered design and technology results in creating a harmony between design and tech. Muneesh is a Sudoku enthusiast and news buff. With his knowledge of anything and everything, both work and non-work related, he’s basically the human version of Google, without the network issues.

Shweta Jain
Associate Director, Operations

“Good design is when you can’t see the ‘design’.”

Shweta is responsible for marketing and business development at ZEUX. A perseverant number cruncher and communicator, she has extensive retail and marketing experience working with various brands across geographies. She is passionate about building new products and experiences, and thrives in the chaos of the process. Earnest and hardworking, Shweta is driven to form winning partnerships. Her hobbies include reading (she’s a die-hard Potterhead), traveling and contributing to the greater good of the community. She is also a nature lover, musician and cake connoisseur. Another hidden talent – she can eat all those cakes without getting fat!

Rajendra Holmane
Senior Programmer

“Design is successful when it is useful.”

Rajendra has over 10 years of experience in the digital industry, starting his career in emailer development and working his way through developing webpages and templates across various devices. His has a strong technical background, constantly learning the latest trends in technology. His work spans various industries, such as banking, insurance, telecommunications and real estate. At ZEUX, he coordinates with teams and clients to understand and ensure the functionality of websites and provide guidance to development teams. Some of his hobbies include reading historical and philosophical books, swimming and participating in cultural activities. A sports enthusiast, Rajendra enjoys playing table-tennis, cricket and kabaddi.

Hemal Gathani
Co-founder

“Design is the new advertising. If brand is a promise, design is performance.”

An outcome-driven UX design leader, Hemal has over 15 years of experience in UX consulting and training globally, with a proven track record of achieving business goals. He has led 100+ design projects from inception to final delivery, relentless in his pursuit of providing real business outcomes. He mentors and leads teams comprising of analysts, researchers, designers and developers, and heads the sales and business development vertical, making sure that ZEUX continues to work with some amazing brands. Hemal is extremely passionate about wildlife photography, traveling, food and subjecting his team to his super funny jokes (to keep them motivated, of course) every now and then.

Saurabh Gupta
Co-founder

“Design is about striking a balance between familiar and fresh, between comfort and stimulation.”

An alumnus of NID with 15+ years of experience in the design and innovation industry, Saurabh is on the list of Top 50 Most Innovative Leaders in India. He has established, mentored and successfully led design and innovation teams to deliver award-winning solutions for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies across the globe. Armed with his deep understanding of design and human psychology, Saurabh is extremely passionate about leveraging UX as a strategic differentiator and solving complex problems that can lead to a measurable impact. A talented musician, the team looks forward to his weekly live sessions in the office. He also plays tennis, football and Counter Strike – all of which he or his team end up winning!