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Viba is a Product Designer at Obvious and has completed her undergraduate degree in design at PES University.

She has previously worked with Chumbak, Axis Bank and several small start ups. She enjoys working directly with the design community and co-organises a design meet-up called UX Brunch. She also recently built cmd+j, a mentorship platform for designers by designers. In her spare time, Viba writes about design and her work has been featured on Marvel, UX Planet and Muzli and was named on Adobe’s list of 10 UX Designers to Watch in 2019.

At Obvious, Viba seems to be inseparable from design-centric insights and discussions, and open-mindedness and love for camaraderie.

When asked why she chose to be a designer, Viba said:

I think the most interesting part about choosing this career path is just the variety. And I feel constantly engaged, because there's always a new challenge. There's always something new to learn, which I wasn't the case when I was working on just one thing. So I enjoy being able to explore this breadth of concepts and opportunities. I can always be engaged, because there's always a new mountain to climb.

The way that we do things is slightly atypical. And that's interesting, knowing that it has an impact on different kinds of people. Whether or not I get to see it, I think that it does have an impact.

Three people who inspire her are: Barack Obama, because she's always liked reading his books. In fact, whenever she's in a not-so-great mood, his books are the go-tos. Then, Patrick and John Collison, the co-founders of Stripe, because of the way they don't restrict themselves to anything, the willingness to take risks, and the ability to take a minute to think about things before having a strong opinion about it.

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#BeyondTheObvious, lies a person with a number of skills that surpass the fingers on both hands. Viba is adept at switching contexts and contributing immensely, all the while staying steadfast in her pursuit of new mountains to climb each day. It's wonderful to watch the gears turning as she pores over a project, or asks pointed questions that transform perspectives for the better.

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