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Hi there, I am Ruta Gokhale, a User Experience Designer. I like chocolate chip cookies, walks in the park, and well-crafted experiences!

I believe design is a process, not a result. It is a mindset that helps you find the right solution to the right problem. After working for 3 years in the enterprise software space, I've come to realize, problems come with ambiguities and their fair share of constraints. And therefore, I think two things are most important to the craft of UX - empathy for the user and exploring creativity within the box.

I design web experiences for tax products at Thomson Reuters. Thanks to my job, I have a bit more insight into the work-life of an accountant! You can know more about my work here. Previously, I worked as a Product Designer at Menlo Innovations, a design and development agency.

I have always thought of myself as a student of science with a passion for art. So when I stumbled upon the field of Design, I had to go for it! I completed my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. I then pursued a Master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Go Blue!). Today, I consider myself lucky to work in a role where engineering, design, and people converge.

I would love to connect with you - you can get in touch with me through LinkedIn or email. I am always down for a cup of hot coffee and a good conversation!