Hi! I'm Riya,
a product designer based in San Francisco.

With a strong analytical foundation, I bring a thoughtful approach to design. Currently designing at Granular.

FEATURED CASE STUDIES

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Granular - Record Management 

PRODUCT DESIGN, USER RESEARCH

New experience and features for managing farm activity data

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USABILITY TESTING, REDESIGN

TIBCO - Summer Internship

Simpler End-to-end API modeling experience

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VISUAL DESIGN; DESIGN COMPONENT

Granular - Product selector component

Improving discoverability and usability

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Master's Capstone -  Social Media

INTERACTION DESIGN; CO-DESIGN; MOBILE

New Interaction models to enhance self-expression

WHAT MY COLLEAGUES SAY

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ERICA MEADE

VP DESIGN, GRANULAR

I've had the pleasure of directly managing Riya for the past 9 months of her tenure on the design team at Granular. Riya is thoughtful, organized, and thorough in everything she does— whether it's preparing for a 1on1 or workshop, making a recommendation for new team tools, or delivering design work for her scrum team. Her past experience as an analyst and her graduate studies in HCI shine through in her work and have helped her grow quickly as an early-career designer. While on the team she has helped establish our new product design intern program, supported numerous scrum teams on critical projects, and is now tackling a large and complex design problem related to farm data management. She is a wonderful asset to any team!

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PAUL TANNER

SENIOR UX MANAGER, TIBCO

Riya's a top-notch designer who brings experience and enthusiasm to every project she contributes to. She's happy to dig into highly technical assignments, and is able to handle both the design and project management aspects of the UX process. Riya is able to work independently, her deliverables are clear and accurate, and she actively seeks out collaborations with other designers and product stakeholders. Riya demonstrated flexibility and resilience in her internship with my team last summer, as state-wide Covid lockdowns forced us to reconfigure her internship at the last minute, requiring her to work fully-remote rather than in-person. Despite such challenges, every day she brought a great attitude, actively contributed in all of her Zoom sessions, enthusiastically presented her design proposals, and proved that she can work effectively even in unusual circumstances. I'm confident that Riya will be a stellar addition to any UX team that she joins.

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TARA DEVLIN

PRINCIPAL UX DESIGNER, ROCHE

As Riya's internship mentor this summer we worked closely together on a UX redesign & strategy project. Riya's skills are impressive and her work made an impact on all aspects of our project from research to design to presentation. I am confident that Riya is ready to tackle any design challenge and I look forward to working with her again!

Always up for a chat about all things design!

 

© 2022 Riya Rana.  Crafted with much delight!