Shanthi Acharya

Design Leader with diverse product experience focused on building strong teams and delivering high quality experiences and create impact.



Use Cases
Workshop Facilitation
Design Sprints
Customer Journey Map
Customer Interviews
Card Sorting
Competitive Analysis


Information Architecture
User Flows
Wire frames
Design Specifications
Pattern Library
Data Visualization
Low Fidelity Prototype
High Fidelity Prototype
Responsive Design
Heuristics Evaluation

UX Quality

Usability Test Plan and Moderation
Synthesis and Report out
Design Audit and QA
A/B Testing


Hiring and Onboarding Designers
Cross Functional Leadership
Track Objectives and Key Results
Skills Development
Performance Reviews


Data Integration Framework

Leadership & Strategy

Field Lineage

Leadership & Strategy

AllRegs Responsive Design

Design Lead

Design Sprint

UX Strategy

Part Snap

Interaction Design & Usability Evaluation

Field Service Application

Design Research & Interaction Design

Asset Management

Design Lead

Seastream Insight

Interaction Design & Prototyping in Code


Design & Research

ECommerce Application

Design Research & Interaction Design

WD Media Library

Research & Design

WDTV Mobile Integration

Interaction Design

Udacity Senior Web Developer Nanodegree

Design & Development

Android Wear App



Workday Analytics / Product Design Manager

Jan 2019 - Present

Partner in all phases of the analytics product development lifecycle with product management and engineering stakeholders. Hands-on design work and mentoring other designers in the end-to-end UX process with personas, journey maps, wireframes, design patterns, mockups, and prototypes.

Ellie Mae / Product Design Lead

June 2016 - Dec 2018

Lead design efforts for Next Generation of Mortgage Enterprise Application with cross functional teams creating engaging and efficient experiences.

GE Software / Staff Interaction Designer

May2012 - June 2016

Lead design & research efforts with multi disciplinary and international teams to deliver compelling user experiences for Industrial Internet Applications across web, tablet and mobile for several GE businesses.

Western Digital / Senior UX Designer

Jun 2010 – May2012

Lead designer for several projects at Western Digital Branded Products Group UX team.

Kno / UX Designer

Nov 2009 – May 2010

Translated concepts and wireframes into production quality interactive prototype for touch screen based tablet device targeted at education market.

IBM / UX Designer Intern

Mar 2008 – Oct 2009

Design, User Research and Usability testing of IBM Enterprise Mashup Product.

Intel / Sr.SW Engineer

Oct 1999 – Feb 2008

Benchmark software development and Application Performance Study on Intel processor performance.


San Jose State University

MS Human Factors


Studied Web usability, Mobile design, Psychology, HCI and Design Studio methodologies.

California State Hayward

MS Computer Science

1997 - 1999

Software Engineering with Java, Network Programming, Web Programming, Performance Evaluation

Continuing Education

User Interface Conference-15 2010

Usability Week 2011

Lean UX Workshop 2012

Infographics and Data Visualization - 2013

Designing Advanced Mobile and Wearable User Experiences UCSC Extension Sep 2014

About Me

I am a Product Design Manager and Lead. I have several years of Enterprise Product Design at various companies including Workday,GE Digital, Western Digital, Kno Inc. and IBM. Before moving to a UX career I worked at Intel as a SW Engineer.

During my career as a software engineer/performance analyst at Intel I got exposure to UX with gaming and video quality performance assessment. I developed an interest for UX and pursued human factors degree. I am glad for making the transition and enjoy the creative work, working with users, collaboration with product owners and engineering.

In my spare time, I like to read and learn from everything. I love travel, hiking with family & friends. I am an active participant in book clubs and culinary groups. I like to relax with classical music or practice zumba & bollywood dance at the gym.