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.”

  • Rajendra Holmane
    Senior Programmer

    “Design is successful when it is useful.”

  • 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
    Lead UX Designer

    “Good design should be invisible and intuitive.”

  • Suhasini Thapliyal
    UX Designer

    “Good design requires no explanation.”

  • Shikha Kapoor
    Head, Talent Management

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

  • 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.”

  • Riya Rathod
    Sr. UX Designer

    “Art is aesthetic, good design is experiencing the aesthetic.”

  • Reva Naik
    UX Designer

    “Good design is like making the perfect cup of tea, each ingredient matters to make a delightful experience.”

  • Sudarshan Sundar
    UX Designer

    “Team work makes dream work, be it in football or design.”

  • Lenosca Mascarenhas
    Lead UX Designer

    “Good design is obvious, great design is transparent.”

  • Charu Chaudhari
    Lead UX Designer

    “Good design may be apparent or transparent, but it will always make a difference.”

  • Parthhavi Mehta
    UX Designer

    “Design is an amalgamation of creativity, construction and purpose – to create an impact.”

  • Ajit Joe Pan
    Manager, Business Development

    “User experience is the key to a happy customer, and a happy customer is the key to growth.”

  • Shreya Sinha
    UX Designer

    “Everywhere you look, there is design.”

  • Shrea George
    UX Designer

    “Design is an opportunity to solve problems and make the world a better place.”

  • Alicia Marcarenhas
    UX Designer

    “Design is communication through intelligence, simplicity and intuitiveness.”

Ajit Joe Pan
Manager, Business Development

“User experience is the key to a happy customer, and a happy customer is the key to growth.”

Ajit is a business development whiz armed with over 7 years of experience in the field, along with marketing and solutioning. He has worked across various industries – BFSI, manufacturing, logistics and edtech. He believes the best solutions come from a deep understanding of the organization and its pain points. He is passionate about increasing the overall growth of an organization through a seamless, meaningful user experience. Ajit loves to explore new cultures and travel, especially when it’s by road. He loves to engage in conversations with people, so if you’re visiting the office, he’s more than happy to have a nice, long chat.

Alicia Marcarenhas
UX Designer

“Design is communication through intelligence, simplicity and intuitiveness.”

Alicia is a UX designer with a deep interest in solving complex user problems and love for critical analysis. She loves to work with different people, perspectives and cultures. Her background in commerce and science gives her an all-round perspective of intelligent design. She enjoys every aspect of the creation phase, and is eager to learn every step of the way. Besides design, she loves listening to music, traveling and being in the midst of nature. She is passionate about the environment, if granted 3 wishes, she hopes to end animal cruelty, restore melted icebergs and make the world more aware of our ecosystems.

Shrea George
UX Designer

“Design is an opportunity to solve problems and make the world a better place.”

Shrea is a UX designer with a background in engineering and a boundlessly creative soul. Brimming with fresh ideas, she believes in putting her heart into everything she creates – a birthday card should feel like a warm hug, a design solution should change the world. Besides design, she loves dancing, working out, playing the piano, singing, photography, playing with dogs – anything to keep those creative juices flowing. She hopes to extend her creativity to the world of fashion and psychology, and she’s well on her way there – she claims to know her best friend’s wardrobe better than her!

Parthhavi Mehta
UX Designer

“Design is an amalgamation of creativity, construction and purpose – to create an impact.”

Parthhavi is a UX designer and full-time foodie. A print-and-pixel enthusiast, her experience as a graphic designer resulted in a smooth shift to the world of user experience design. Besides design, Parthhavi’s hobbies include photography and reading. She’s also a serial napper (not on the job, of course). A complete foodie, her favourite dish is literally anything with noodles in it, so she’d be most happy to share your bowl of Maggi any time, anywhere.

Charu Chaudhari
Lead UX Designer

“Good design may be apparent or transparent, but it will always make a difference.”

A UX designer with a Master’s in Informatics, Charu aims to find simple and creative solutions to complex problems. Curious and analytical, she’s always asking questions – design-related and otherwise. A jack and master of all trades, Charu’s hobbies include reading, writing, photography, music, gardening, and engaging in discussions on these topics. She is passionate about sustainability and hopes to incorporate sustainable practices in her daily life. When she’s not working, you might find her taking a walk, listening to music, thinking about her travel plans… or all of that, together!

Lenosca Mascarenhas
Lead UX Designer

“Good design is obvious, great design is transparent.”

Lenosca is a highly creative and multi-talented designer with a background in UX, multimedia, marketing and print design. She is also a proud, self-taught visual artists who loves working with different media. Lenosca truly enjoys solving problems, big or small. Besides design problems, she’s also passionate about solving just about any other problem – whether it’s a game, or just trying to find the villain who stole her sandwich!
P.S. You know who to head to if you’re faced with just about ANY problem.

Shreya Sinha
UX Designer

“Everywhere you look, there is design.”

Shreya is a UX designer with a background in Product Design. Creative, intuitive and highly motivated, she has known she’d be part of the design world since she was 12 years old. She believes creativity, design and innovation give her the most happiness, and she’s always eager to learn more. Besides design, she exercises her creative muscles by making hand-poured scented soy wax candles and painting. She also loves cooking – she doesn’t just “hang out” with her friends, they cook together every weekend! And we’re hoping to sample the results of that on a Monday…

Sudarshan Sundar
UX Designer

“Team work makes dream work, be it in football or design.”

Sudarshan is a UX designer with a background in industrial design and a passion to learn, explore and expand his knowledge across different disciplines. A silent observer, he is keen on understanding how people think and behave. Besides design, Sudarshan is passionate about sports and fitness. He enjoys going on bike rides, trekking and travelling. One of ZEUX’s most talented football players, you’re surely going to want him on your team!

Reva Naik
UX Designer

“Good design is like making the perfect cup of tea, each ingredient matters to make a delightful experience.”

Reva is a UX designer with a background in product, textile and interaction design. A passionate problem-solver, she aims to craft design solutions that are disruptive, with minimal impact on the environment. She believes that sustainability is the need of the hour, and that design has the power to change the world and make it a better place. Reva’s strength lies in being a fluid designer with an open mind and multiple approaches to a design problem. She is intrigued by different cultures and how they shape human behaviour. A complete people person, she’s most happy to get to know you over endless cups of coffee!

Riya Rathod
Sr. UX Designer

“Art is aesthetic, good design is experiencing the aesthetic.”

Riya is a designer with a background in print media, visual branding and user experience design. She believes that design is about problem solving and inclusivity, both of which present an exciting challenge. Riya enjoys travelling and experiencing unique cultures. She does NOT enjoy being around bees or butterflies. Riya is our resident mixologist – she loves to concoct various cocktails with different spirits, mixers and flavours – so you’ll always find her surrounded and us with some delicious drinks at every party!

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!

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.

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!

Krishna Kiran
Lead UX Designer

“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.

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.

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!