Vihar Kothamasu

Vihar Kothamasu

Senior Product Designer

Shopify

Shopify

Vihar (he/him) is a Sr. Product Designer at Shopify where he primarily works on shipping and delivery products. His current focus is on improving experiences specific to addresses for Shopify merchants and their customers.
Vihar likes to see the world from a UX lens. He often tries to amalgamate his manufacturing engineering background with design by applying concepts like lean, just-in-time, and poka-yoke to his UX processes and solutions.
He is passionate about creating data-informed, accessible, and inclusive designs. He loves design documentation and storytelling, shows high care for micro-UX and design fluidity, and values cohesiveness over consistency. Vihar likes to work on non-trivial problems and finds fun working with imperfect or incomplete information. He loves to break down complex concepts using analogies and examples.

Past Talks

Continuous Design

Join Ben, Chelsea, Vihar and Wenshu: all product designers for Shopify, as they talk through their learnings on how they've learned to demonstrate the true power that design can bring not only to your individual product teams but to the overall business as they touch on:

  • The importance of establishing good design practices and what design behaviours they recommend to unlearn;
  • Their approaches as a designers in setting up expectations, boundaries and limitations within their product teams;
  • How and when to choose what battles are worth it; and
  • What practices have their learned outside of design that has helped them work collaboratively with their peers
Benjamin George
Benjamin George

Staff Designer

Shopify

Shopify
 
Chelsea Tan
Chelsea Tan

Product Designer

Shopify

Shopify
 
Vihar Kothamasu
Vihar Kothamasu

Senior Product Designer

Shopify

Shopify
 
Wenshu Kwek
Wenshu Kwek

Senior Product Designer

Shopify

Shopify