• David Richard PRESIDENT

      David is the co-founder and President of Design For Use LLC. He has over 14 years of consulting experience in User Experience Design for large and medium-sized companies.

      He has a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Stanford University and a Master's degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

      He loves camping with his family in their 1964 Shasta travel trailer.

      • Food: Migas Tacos
      • TV Show: Homeland
      • Quirk: David has bought and sold more than 120 ukuleles.
      •  
      • Quote: "Ship it!"
    • Nishant Jain - design for use Nishant Jain Partner - UX

      Nishant is the co-founder and CEO of Design For Use LLC. Previously, he practiced various design facets at Scient, Prodigy Communications and SBC Communications.

      He holds a Bachelor's degree from the Delhi College of Engineering (Delhi, India) and a Master's in Human Computer Interaction from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA.

      His love for adventure sports has been replaced with the devotion to his daughter these days.

      • Food: Mughlai
      • TV Show: Game of Thrones
      • Quirk: Nishant can sleep standing up.
      •  
      • Quote: "This would not have happened if you had a system in place."
    • Rohan Kumar Partner - Product

      Rohan is a Partner at Design For Use. He comes with extensive experience in 'Product Marketing & Commercial Strategy'  across Mobile, Tech & Consumer Products.

      He has an MBA in Marketing from Massey University, NZ and has launched products which have had their fair share of successes and failures.

      He has trekked to the Everest Base Camp, Motor-biked solo around the Tibet/Leh border and loves to push his limits.

      • Food: Steak (Angus)
      • TV Show: Modern Family
      • Quirk: He loves travelling alone.
      •  
      • Quote: "To wish you were someone else, is to waste the person that you are!"
    • Young Ryu Director of UX

      Young is the Director of UX. He received his Ph.D. in Human Factors Engineering from Virginia Tech, and both M.S. and B.S. in Industrial Engineering from KAIST.

      As assistant professor at Texas State University, he taught human factors design and conducted HCI and usability research for 7 years. Out of academia, he worked as UX Designer at various startups and Sr. UX Designer at Design for Use before assuming more responsibilities.

      • Food: Korean and Japanese
      • TV Show: Silicon Valley
      • Quirk: Young enjoys being spoiled.
      •  
      • Quote: "I'm all in!"
    • Jake Ranallo Director Of UX

      Jake is a UX Designer, UI Designer and Creative Technologist with a strong background of working with both large brands (Telstra, Blackberry, ING, Kellogg's, Simplot, Vodafone) and smaller startups (over 12 businesses across multiple industry verticals). He spent several years in Advertising as an Art Director and Digital Designer before going taking the plunge and joining a startup to lead their creative team.

      Following his passion of taking brands to the next level in the digital space, he joined the DFU team in 2015 with the aim of helping both ambitious startups and forward-thinking brands develop game-changing apps, platforms and websites.

      • Food: Burgers. I just can't stop eating burgers
      • TV Show: Breaking Bad, True Detectives, Game of Thrones... The usual.
      • Quirk: In my spare time I produce hardcore techno music.
      •  
      • Quote: "People ignore design that ignores people."
    • Wes Jones Sr UX Designer

      Wes is a Senior UX Designer for the team in Austin. He has over decade of experience as a creative problem solver. Wes prides himself on providing smart and innovative ideas.

      He has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Design from Texas State University.

      He enjoys brewing his own beer. And drinking it.

      • Food: Yes
      • TV Show: The Daily Show
      • Quirk: Has a lot of hairs on his head for a bald guy.
      •  
      • Quote: "Nailed it."
    • Lizzie Ferron User Researcher

      Lizzie is a User Researcher at the Austin office. She prides herself on her open-minded attitude and her boundless curiosity for what makes people tick.

      She got her Master of Science in Information Science at UT Austin's School of Information, and she has experience working with tech startups and archives, all with a focus on ensuring a positive experience for customers and patrons.

      • Food: Tacos and Brunch
      • TV Show: Mr. Robot and You're the Worst
      • Quirk: Paper is not dead - she subscribes to far too many magazines
      •  
    • arunesh moudgil Arunesh Moudgil Sr UX Designer

      Arunesh is a User Experience Designer. Previously he has worked with Startups in design and launching their MVP in the web and social domain. He has also worked on big interactive multi-touch tables after being inspired from the movie 'Iron man'.

      When not working Arunesh loves to backpack in the country side, living off adrenaline and volunteering for social causes.

      • Food:  Bhang Lassi
      • TV Show: 
      • Quirk: Arunesh experiences life.
      •  
      • Quote: "Let's do it"
    • Jack Doran Designer

      Jack has over a year experience in Designer, specializing in front end web, UX, UI & branding. Studied at Design Center Enmore with a main focus on identity & branding in print but very happy to have made the jump to digital.

      • Food: Burgers, Coffee, Mexican.
      • TV Show: The Wire, Deadwood, The Thick of it, Peep Show & Game of Thrones.
      • Quirk: Has borderline OCD, which is handy as a Designer.
      •  
      • Quote: "Your telling me that wine is better than Pepsi? Huh *snort*, no way wine is better than Pepsi." - George Costanza
    • Abhinav Yadav CONSULTANT - UX DESIGNER

      Abhinav is a UX Consultant Designer at Design For Use. He completed his degree in Engineering in 2013. He has worked at GroupM Media then at Eckovations (a startup).

      He is a batman fan, video game fanatic and loves road trips. He has also worked with two NGOs to teach Web Design to kids.

      • Food: Rajma Chawal and Tiramisu
      • TV Show: Breaking Bad, The Wire and Arrested Developement
      • Quirk: He likes cracking PJs
    • Cael Prussian Project Manager

      Experienced in planning, overseeing and implementing a range of digital projects using system development lifecycles including iterative, agile and waterfall. Cael has experience with various digital scenarios including SaaS product management, digital marketing campaign development and traditional web development. He's experienced at driving fast paced teams to meet deadlines and maintaining great client relationships.

      Outside of work Cael enjoys travel, cycling, interior decoration and web design/development.

      • Food: Ramen, Burgers, Coffee
      • TV Show: Game of Thrones, True Detective, Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels, Rick & Morty.
      • Quirk: When I grow a mustache I look like Freddy Mercury
      •  
      • Quote: "Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)"
    • Manasi Agarwal UX Designer

      Manasi is a User Experience Designer. She holds a bachelors degree in Computer Science from Delhi College of Engineering. While studying, she realised her passion for design and decided to pursue it. She believes UX Design is about effectively addressing the needs and circumstances of users, to produce an interface that is comfortable and even joyful to use. She loves to travel and explore different cuisines.

      • Food: Chinese, Burgers, ice-creams
      • TV Show: Friends, Big bang theory, Flash,Breaking bad , How to get away with murder
      • Quirk: Says “hi” to dogs
      •  
      • Quote: "The secret to having it all is knowing you already do"
    • Aman Soni Developer

      Aman is a Product Engineer at Design For Use. He completed his Masters in 2014. He has worked at AMP Digital Solution.

      The Rockstar in our Midst, Aman is a  Guitarist and is an ex-member of band Chaar Hazaari.

      • Food: Daal Bati
      • TV Show: How I Met Your Mother and Prison Break
      • Quirk: Save yourself from my PJs.
      •  
      • Quote: "Nothing else matters."
    • Pankaj Manchanda Developer

      Pankaj is a Product Engineer at DFU. After getting his Master's in computer application he started working with Startsmall.me as product engineer.

      His favorite pass time is thinking of "problem solving" Business Ideas and working  on how to get them going.

      • Food: Chole Kulche and all StreetFood
      • TV Show: Got time only for the News
      • Quirk: Shy and Restless Sou
      •  
      • Quote: "You snooze , you lose!"
    • Riju Visual Designer

      Riju is a Visual Designer at DFU. His background has been in the Design industry from day one since last 6 years. His experience has been across UX and UI design both. He is always open for new challenges and have always been keen to work with a team that has the passion to build products. His love for his bullet takes him to unexplored places when he is not working..

      • Food: South Indian and Thai
      • TV Show: Friends
      • Quirk: Haan main "Bikeholic" hun!! .
      •  
      • Quote: "Never trade the thrills of living for the security of existence. Hence, ride a bullet!"
    • Ravina Visual Designer

      Ravina is a budding Visual Designer at DFU. She holds a bachelor's degree in Economics (Hons) and a master's degree in HR management. She has a new found love for designing and loves how it changes your way of looking at things. When not working, she loves to socialise and read about the existence of every little thing. She is very curious by nature and loves to learn new facts.

      • Food: French fries
      • TV Show: Sherlock Holmes, Black mirror and Game of Thrones
      • Quirk: Sincere food lover, gets too overwhelmed by dog's cuteness .
      •  
      • Quote: "Live like somebody left the gate open!"
    • Chetna UI Designer
      • Food: Anything edible with an exception of Lauki
      • TV Show: Grey's Anatomy
      • Quirk:
      •  
      • Quote: "A year gives you 365 opportunities!"
    • Saumitra UI/UX Designer

      Saumitra is a NIFT graduate, a product designer turned into UX designer, caught up by the digital world. His focus is on producing a sweet spot between minimalism and sustainability to save the Gotham city from influences of bad designs. He is fueled by good music and drinks. Believes in creating every day razzle-dazzle musical.

      • Food: Sweet Corn and Piizzas
      • TV Show: Narcos, Breaking bad, Pitchers, AIB.
      • Quirk: A life traveller
      •  
      • Quote: “A hero can be anyone” - Batman
    • Rohan Kumar Partner - Product

      Rohan is a Partner at Design For Use. He comes with extensive experience in 'Product Marketing & Commercial Strategy'  across Mobile, Tech & Consumer Products.

      He has an MBA in Marketing from Massey University, NZ and has launched products which have had their fair share of successes and failures.

      He has trekked to the Everest Base Camp, Motor-biked solo around the Tibet/Leh border and loves to push his limits.

      • Food: Steak (Angus)
      • TV Show: Modern Family
      • Quirk: He loves travelling alone.
      •  
      • Quote: "To wish you were someone else, is to waste the person that you are!"
    • Jake Ranallo Director Of UX

      Jake is a UX Designer, UI Designer and Creative Technologist with a strong background of working with both large brands (Telstra, Blackberry, ING, Kellogg's, Simplot, Vodafone) and smaller startups (over 12 businesses across multiple industry verticals). He spent several years in Advertising as an Art Director and Digital Designer before going taking the plunge and joining a startup to lead their creative team.

      Following his passion of taking brands to the next level in the digital space, he joined the DFU team in 2015 with the aim of helping both ambitious startups and forward-thinking brands develop game-changing apps, platforms and websites.

      • Food: Burgers. I just can't stop eating burgers
      • TV Show: Breaking Bad, True Detectives, Game of Thrones... The usual.
      • Quirk: In my spare time I produce hardcore techno music.
      •  
      • Quote: "People ignore design that ignores people."
    • Jack Doran Designer

      Jack has over a year experience in Designer, specializing in front end web, UX, UI & branding. Studied at Design Center Enmore with a main focus on identity & branding in print but very happy to have made the jump to digital.

      • Food: Burgers, Coffee, Mexican.
      • TV Show: The Wire, Deadwood, The Thick of it, Peep Show & Game of Thrones.
      • Quirk: Has borderline OCD, which is handy as a Designer.
      •  
      • Quote: "Your telling me that wine is better than Pepsi? Huh *snort*, no way wine is better than Pepsi." - George Costanza
    • Cael Prussian Project Manager

      Experienced in planning, overseeing and implementing a range of digital projects using system development lifecycles including iterative, agile and waterfall. Cael has experience with various digital scenarios including SaaS product management, digital marketing campaign development and traditional web development. He's experienced at driving fast paced teams to meet deadlines and maintaining great client relationships.

      Outside of work Cael enjoys travel, cycling, interior decoration and web design/development.

      • Food: Ramen, Burgers, Coffee
      • TV Show: Game of Thrones, True Detective, Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels, Rick & Morty.
      • Quirk: When I grow a mustache I look like Freddy Mercury
      •  
      • Quote: "Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)"
    • Nishant Jain - design for use Nishant Jain Partner - UX

      Nishant is the co-founder and CEO of Design For Use LLC. Previously, he practiced various design facets at Scient, Prodigy Communications and SBC Communications.

      He holds a Bachelor's degree from the Delhi College of Engineering (Delhi, India) and a Master's in Human Computer Interaction from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA.

      His love for adventure sports has been replaced with the devotion to his daughter these days.

      • Food: Mughlai
      • TV Show: Game of Thrones
      • Quirk: Nishant can sleep standing up.
      •  
      • Quote: "This would not have happened if you had a system in place."
    • Rohan Kumar Partner - Product

      Rohan is a Partner at Design For Use. He comes with extensive experience in 'Product Marketing & Commercial Strategy'  across Mobile, Tech & Consumer Products.

      He has an MBA in Marketing from Massey University, NZ and has launched products which have had their fair share of successes and failures.

      He has trekked to the Everest Base Camp, Motor-biked solo around the Tibet/Leh border and loves to push his limits.

      • Food: Steak (Angus)
      • TV Show: Modern Family
      • Quirk: He loves travelling alone.
      •  
      • Quote: "To wish you were someone else, is to waste the person that you are!"
    • arunesh moudgil Arunesh Moudgil Sr UX Designer

      Arunesh is a User Experience Designer. Previously he has worked with Startups in design and launching their MVP in the web and social domain. He has also worked on big interactive multi-touch tables after being inspired from the movie 'Iron man'.

      When not working Arunesh loves to backpack in the country side, living off adrenaline and volunteering for social causes.

      • Food:  Bhang Lassi
      • TV Show: 
      • Quirk: Arunesh experiences life.
      •  
      • Quote: "Let's do it"
    • Abhinav Yadav CONSULTANT - UX DESIGNER

      Abhinav is a UX Consultant Designer at Design For Use. He completed his degree in Engineering in 2013. He has worked at GroupM Media then at Eckovations (a startup).

      He is a batman fan, video game fanatic and loves road trips. He has also worked with two NGOs to teach Web Design to kids.

      • Food: Rajma Chawal and Tiramisu
      • TV Show: Breaking Bad, The Wire and Arrested Developement
      • Quirk: He likes cracking PJs
    • Manasi Agarwal UX Designer

      Manasi is a User Experience Designer. She holds a bachelors degree in Computer Science from Delhi College of Engineering. While studying, she realised her passion for design and decided to pursue it. She believes UX Design is about effectively addressing the needs and circumstances of users, to produce an interface that is comfortable and even joyful to use. She loves to travel and explore different cuisines.

      • Food: Chinese, Burgers, ice-creams
      • TV Show: Friends, Big bang theory, Flash,Breaking bad , How to get away with murder
      • Quirk: Says “hi” to dogs
      •  
      • Quote: "The secret to having it all is knowing you already do"
    • Aman Soni Developer

      Aman is a Product Engineer at Design For Use. He completed his Masters in 2014. He has worked at AMP Digital Solution.

      The Rockstar in our Midst, Aman is a  Guitarist and is an ex-member of band Chaar Hazaari.

      • Food: Daal Bati
      • TV Show: How I Met Your Mother and Prison Break
      • Quirk: Save yourself from my PJs.
      •  
      • Quote: "Nothing else matters."
    • Pankaj Manchanda Developer

      Pankaj is a Product Engineer at DFU. After getting his Master's in computer application he started working with Startsmall.me as product engineer.

      His favorite pass time is thinking of "problem solving" Business Ideas and working  on how to get them going.

      • Food: Chole Kulche and all StreetFood
      • TV Show: Got time only for the News
      • Quirk: Shy and Restless Sou
      •  
      • Quote: "You snooze , you lose!"
    • Riju Visual Designer

      Riju is a Visual Designer at DFU. His background has been in the Design industry from day one since last 6 years. His experience has been across UX and UI design both. He is always open for new challenges and have always been keen to work with a team that has the passion to build products. His love for his bullet takes him to unexplored places when he is not working..

      • Food: South Indian and Thai
      • TV Show: Friends
      • Quirk: Haan main "Bikeholic" hun!! .
      •  
      • Quote: "Never trade the thrills of living for the security of existence. Hence, ride a bullet!"
    • Ravina Visual Designer

      Ravina is a budding Visual Designer at DFU. She holds a bachelor's degree in Economics (Hons) and a master's degree in HR management. She has a new found love for designing and loves how it changes your way of looking at things. When not working, she loves to socialise and read about the existence of every little thing. She is very curious by nature and loves to learn new facts.

      • Food: French fries
      • TV Show: Sherlock Holmes, Black mirror and Game of Thrones
      • Quirk: Sincere food lover, gets too overwhelmed by dog's cuteness .
      •  
      • Quote: "Live like somebody left the gate open!"
    • Chetna UI Designer
      • Food: Anything edible with an exception of Lauki
      • TV Show: Grey's Anatomy
      • Quirk:
      •  
      • Quote: "A year gives you 365 opportunities!"
    • Saumitra UI/UX Designer

      Saumitra is a NIFT graduate, a product designer turned into UX designer, caught up by the digital world. His focus is on producing a sweet spot between minimalism and sustainability to save the Gotham city from influences of bad designs. He is fueled by good music and drinks. Believes in creating every day razzle-dazzle musical.

      • Food: Sweet Corn and Piizzas
      • TV Show: Narcos, Breaking bad, Pitchers, AIB.
      • Quirk: A life traveller
      •  
      • Quote: “A hero can be anyone” - Batman
    • David Richard PRESIDENT

      David is the co-founder and President of Design For Use LLC. He has over 14 years of consulting experience in User Experience Design for large and medium-sized companies.

      He has a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Stanford University and a Master's degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

      He loves camping with his family in their 1964 Shasta travel trailer.

      • Food: Migas Tacos
      • TV Show: Homeland
      • Quirk: David has bought and sold more than 120 ukuleles.
      •  
      • Quote: "Ship it!"
    • Nishant Jain - design for use Nishant Jain Partner - UX

      Nishant is the co-founder and CEO of Design For Use LLC. Previously, he practiced various design facets at Scient, Prodigy Communications and SBC Communications.

      He holds a Bachelor's degree from the Delhi College of Engineering (Delhi, India) and a Master's in Human Computer Interaction from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA.

      His love for adventure sports has been replaced with the devotion to his daughter these days.

      • Food: Mughlai
      • TV Show: Game of Thrones
      • Quirk: Nishant can sleep standing up.
      •  
      • Quote: "This would not have happened if you had a system in place."
    • Young Ryu Director of UX

      Young is the Director of UX. He received his Ph.D. in Human Factors Engineering from Virginia Tech, and both M.S. and B.S. in Industrial Engineering from KAIST.

      As assistant professor at Texas State University, he taught human factors design and conducted HCI and usability research for 7 years. Out of academia, he worked as UX Designer at various startups and Sr. UX Designer at Design for Use before assuming more responsibilities.

      • Food: Korean and Japanese
      • TV Show: Silicon Valley
      • Quirk: Young enjoys being spoiled.
      •  
      • Quote: "I'm all in!"
    • Wes Jones Sr UX Designer

      Wes is a Senior UX Designer for the team in Austin. He has over decade of experience as a creative problem solver. Wes prides himself on providing smart and innovative ideas.

      He has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Design from Texas State University.

      He enjoys brewing his own beer. And drinking it.

      • Food: Yes
      • TV Show: The Daily Show
      • Quirk: Has a lot of hairs on his head for a bald guy.
      •  
      • Quote: "Nailed it."
    • Lizzie Ferron User Researcher

      Lizzie is a User Researcher at the Austin office. She prides herself on her open-minded attitude and her boundless curiosity for what makes people tick.

      She got her Master of Science in Information Science at UT Austin's School of Information, and she has experience working with tech startups and archives, all with a focus on ensuring a positive experience for customers and patrons.

      • Food: Tacos and Brunch
      • TV Show: Mr. Robot and You're the Worst
      • Quirk: Paper is not dead - she subscribes to far too many magazines
      •  

About

Design For Use has been amplifying user experiences for its clients since 2005. Our UX design process begins with stakeholder interviews / task analysis, followed by wireframing, rapid prototyping and visual design which finally concludes with software and website usability testing for your digital and mobile solutions.  We Enjoy digging into your product strategy and your users’ needs and goals to improve product functionality, ease of use, and aesthetics.

The final Product reflects how much we enjoy working on UX.

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