Neil Shankar

Neil Shankar
San Francisco

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Neil Shankar is a design professional living in Berkeley, California. Neil has consulted on UI design, UX research, strategic marketing, front end engineering, systems thinking, and visual identity for clients including Facebook, Global Lives Project, This Will Take Time, Social Print Studio, PlayTable, OfficeNinjas, STEM Center USA,, and Sasa Designs. Neil previously worked on product and front end engineering at the online playlisting platform 8tracks, where he focused on improving mobile web conversions and mapping FTUX journies.

Neil Shankar is interested in user experience challenges for the built environment. His most notable work includes a tangible user interface system for an orientation-agnostic, multi-user tabletop gaming platform (project here:

Neil Shankar  is currently studying human-computer interaction at UC Berkeley, and will be graduating in May 2017. He is writing his thesis on identifying accessibility needs in user interfaces using heuristic evaluation methods.

Neil is open to full-time and contract opportunities. If you're interested in working with Neil, please reach out to [email protected].

Experience in:
Design & Prototyping: Illustrator, After Effects, Photoshop, InDesign, Sketch, Zeplin, Framer, Invision, Figma, AutoCAD, Fusion 360

Code: HTML5, CSS3, SCSS, Javascript, jQuery, SVG, Ruby on Rails, Canvas, Backbone.js, Mustache.js, Bootstrap, Jekyll, SQL, PHP, Java, Python, C, C++, Android, Arduino, Processing, OpenGL

View more of Neil Shankar's work on his portfolio. Connect with Neil on LinkedIn.


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