About Me

I've been doing designing from the get go. My passion for design can be traced back to my pre-professional days. Whether as a member of any local school event or part of an NGO. The reason? I like getting people excited about the possible of solving all issues via design and by using tech to our advantage!

I’m a self-taught Visual/UI/UX designer based in Detroit, Michigan. I firmly believing that design is a process, not something that you put on top of a ready-made app. That’s why I work towards creating an “Experience” and making it come alive and help the developers deliver product that your clients will love.

For the last couple of years I have been doing range of tasks – from UI/UX, Visual Design, Corporate Branding, Print to social media marketing. I can deliver anything your team needs – from concept sketches to pixel perfect mockups and ready-made HTML prototypes.

Also.. Here is a little something to help you pronounce my name right.
Name: Soujanya Rao (Sou-jah-niya Raauu or if you want it easy simple Soni)
Origin of my name: Sanskrit, Indian origin which means “Courtesy”.

Work

CPA Global

Senior UX Designer April 2016 - Present

Working as a Senior User Experience Designer at CPA Global (Previously a Thomson Reuters division) on re-envisioning their products to support AngularJS by deprecating their current Silverlight framework and ensuring designs are executed and designed as per the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

Comerica Bank

Senior UX/UI Designer October 2015 - March 2016

Worked as a Senior User Experience Designer/Developer for all Comerica Business Connect web applications using technologies like Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS3 Axure & Javascript. Used Agile methodologies and and supported other Agile teams to re-imagine the Comerica financial services business connect services and the next generation financial applications.

Freelancer/Volunteer

Visual Designer February 2010 - October 2015

Designed and created 4 books, She Appears! Encounters with Kwan Yin: Goddess of Compassion , Desert Priestess: a memoir , Brigit : Sun of Womanhood and Stepping Into Ourselves ensuring compliance as per the publisher's aesthetic standards. Also, established Brand Strategy and online presence for a travel agency Miles & Memories.

Deloitte.

Analyst(Visual Designer) June 2010 - October 2009

Produced practical and innovative designs to support GCKM (Global Consulting Knowledge Management) which included Annual & monthly reports, and other marketing materials and used to act as a liaison between the internal/external stakeholders, business teams, technical teams and support teams.

Skills

Apart from being very good at Multitasking (That comes with being a parent) and having good communication skills. I also happen to be good at some other technical skills

  • Sketch
  • Axure
  • Invision
  • Balsamiq
  • HTML5
  • CSS

Client Testimonials

  • Soujanya has worked on a variety of projects for me including web site, advertising brochure, and a brand logo. She is delightful to work with, has given me top-notch creative work, and is prompt and dependable!

    Bonnie New, Director of Non-profit
  • I have worked with Soujanya on a number of book designs. She brings to the task not only finely honed skills in layout and print formats but also a distinctive aesthetic which lends individuality to her work. Soujanya is focused and creative; tenacious and expansive. She does not shy away from difficult tasks but tackles them with determination. She is also easy to work with, patient, and unfailingly thoughtful.

    Anne Key, Managing Editor of Goddess Ink
  • Soujanya is curious mix of creativity and operational rigor. Her speed in executing complex creative digital campaigns is second to none that I have seen so far in my career. She is great at maintaining high quality of work without compromising on brand guidelines and architecture...

    Chetan Mallik, Comms Head for Novartis Global Service Center (NGSC)