Hi! I'm Jeethu Karthik.

I've been creating consumer-facing software products for web and mobile platforms for over 10 years.

As a developer-turned-designer, I bring a different perspective to how design affects and influences the development of a product.

Having no formal design education, everything I’ve learnt about Product Design has been the culmination of nearly a decade’s worth of experience in working on projects, big and small, from across the globe. Although I focus primarily on Product Design, I’m equally passionate about and proficient with frontend and backend development, mobile app development, product strategy and communication.

I’m comfortable working organically across design and code, web and mobile, and business and marketing fronts.

2007

My first freelancing gig as an Adobe Flex Developer.

2008

Joined PixelKraft Media as a Web Frontend Developer to work on Buzzar.

2009

Launched Buzzar – India’s first B2C Virtual Exhibition Platform.

2010

Designed and launched Moodler at PixelKraft – India's first mood tracking social network. Moodler grew to over 10,000 active users in its heyday.

2011

Designed and launched Bartr – A social bartering network.

2012

Took a detour into VFX and Motion Capture. Collaborated with Centroid Studios in designing a motion capture recording/collaboration service.

2013

Got an Oculus Rift DK1 and dived head first into VR.

2014

Joined Sensorial Design Labs as a Product Designer. Started designing for VR and AR technologies.

2015

Launched LiveTag – An Augmented Reality Marketing Platform.

2016

Joined HipBar – An RBI-approved prepaid instrument for bars and restaurants.

2017

Launched HipBar – India's first, Aadhaar-authenticated, alcohol home delivery pilot in Bengaluru.

2018

Joined GitLab – The first single application for the entire DevOps lifecycle. Launched a new product category, Design management, and numerous improvements to WebIDE and Code Review workflows.

2019

Launched a new product category, Design management, and numerous improvements to WebIDE and Code Review workflows.

Present

Working as an Engineering Manager at HappyFox, Inc. – working across design, engineering and marketing.

Future

There are no facts about the future – only fiction. The future is a place where anything is possible.