Rahul is the Head of UX & Research for Product Labs at Volvo Cars.
He previously managed design teams at Spotify and at the award winning agency R/GA (New York) where he led small teams focused producing apps and experiences for Nike/Nike+ brands.
One of his favorite moments was the creation of a Running experience within Spotify, drawing on his years of prior experience designing for Nike+ while at R/GA. This developed in him a taste for “designing failure” – something he will talk more about at Sime.
Despite 10+ years in the industry, Rahul became a “digital” designer by accident. While getting into character repeatedly during a first career stint in amateur theatre or observing how people moved in spaces as an interior architect, Rahul developed a lifelong passion for exploring human narratives. They eventually led him to stumble upon ‘User Experience Design’ as his current calling.
In the future he hopes to become a ramen chef and create his own recipe for an Indo-Swedish ramen fusion restaurant. Rahul lives in Stockholm with his wife Caroline and two little babies Aina and Noa.