© 2019 by Rishma Mendhekar

Rishma Mendhekar

Inclusive designer,

teacher, advocate


The work on this portfolio is showcases my UX design and research experience, but in my past lives I have also worked with game, web, graphic design, ceramic, and good old-fashioned programming.


The rest of the time, catch me volunteering at Atlanta's humane society, watching Bon Appetit videos (It's Alive, anyone?), or moderating Subtle Asian Cooking.

My name is Rishma and I'm a second-year Human-Computer Interaction graduate student at Georgia Tech seeking entry-level user-centered design positions. At Tech, I'm co-teaching an introductory design thinking course and researching the ethical values behind technology practices. 


I graduated from Connecticut College with a BA in computer science and a minor in studio art in 2018. I also have certification from Conn's Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, and I'm passionate about using technology and participatory design for social justice. To that end, I'm working as the lead UX designer for AxisAbility, a startup born out of Georgia Tech, to create an application which connects autistic job seekers with recruiters to find meaningful employment. Check it out at mentra.me.