Hi! I am Sohaj

I design Experiences

And help businesses innovate

I love designing user centric products & services that are technically feasible,
and building their business strategies.


My thoughts on Design & Technology

How to get into Interaction Design (IxD)

Are you transitioning from visual design, psychology or computer science or any other field into IxD, UX or HCI? Then this post is for you...


Camera Innovation Concept - 2018

Quick design-thinking exercise for built-in camera based on existing technologies; & building a business model around it...


3 Effects of Chatbots & Assistants on UX

It was a part of UX designers’ job to minimalize the interface and information and assist the user to perform the needed task in the minimum time...




Monotype Solutions / Interaction Designer, Solutions Innovator

JUL 2014 - JUL 2017/ Noida, India
  • Proposed idea for brand engagement in messaging space, based on extensive user-centered study and market research. The project led to an acquisition for $27million.
  • Conceived a potential business that helps in simplifying day-to-day decision-making process. Created UX and Roadmap of the app, bot and website. Funded by FbStart
  • Created experiences in AR/VR, Automotive and Font discovery domains
  • Clients - Monotype (Internal), Universal Studios, Starbucks, Apple and Google

Commonfloor.com / Interaction Design Intern

MAY - JUL 2013 / Bengaluru, India

Explored novel interactions and helped build the Map based property search portal; and mobile app for brokers to manage their business tasks and their networks

Freelancing / Designer

2009 - 2014 / Roorkee, India

Worked in cross-media projects involving branding, illustrations and UI design for start ups and industry leaders


California College of the Arts (CCA)

Masters of Design, Interaction Design | AUG 2017 - AUG 2018

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R)

Bachelors of Technology | AUG 2009 - JUN 2014


5 Patent applications

Filed 5 patent applications as a co-inventor in Messaging, Decision-making and Fonts domain

2 New Ventures

Helped Innovation team build two new businesses for Monotype in Instant Messaging and Augmented Reality

Featured in

UX Design Collective, UX Planet, Product Hunt, Framer, Marvel, Prototypr, UXConnect

Innovation @ Monotype

Founding member of the Innovation Team that explores various Business opportunities through Design Thinking process.

Design Direction, New Office

Design for new Monotype Office building for 350 employees

UX, Help-full

Designed the experience of connecting older people with potential helpers dashboard, website and mobile app for Help-full


I believe in thinking empathetically, sharing ideas humbly and working collaboratively.

I am an Experience Designer, Business Innovator, and Product Strategist. I thrive in the strategic and concept phases of new product and service innovation, from research and insights, to ideation and product planning, to rapid prototyping and testing. I know when to look at the bigger picture and when to give attention to details.

I was the founding member of the Product Innovation team at Monotype where I worked in AR, Automobiles, and Font Discovery. While serving as UX Designer & Solutions Innovator, I filed 5 patent applications in instant messaging, brand engagement and decision-making domains.

I am an amateur Machine Learner, and emerging fields like voice interaction systems, AI, VR/AR, chatbots, BCI intrigues me. It’s the intersection of business, design, and technology that drives my curiosity.

Let’s build something better, together!

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Through the lens of my imagination

The way I see the world