Jayasree Koppayil Gopalakrishnan
I have a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a master's in design from the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, India. I worked as an assistant professor of architecture for a brief period. I also had the opportunity of working as UI/ UX designer with multinational organizations like Infosys and Genpact for about five years in India.
I am an interaction designer. I research and analyze design problems and create interfaces which are simple and efficient.
I love designing products and interfaces which make a positive impact on the user!
I love painting and sketching. During my school days, I have participated in numerous painting competitions and won prizes. I like to experiment with different mediums of visual arts—I have tried glass painting, fabric painting, watercolor, acrylics, oil, charcoal, graphite, pen, and digital recently!
I am trained in Indian Carnatic music, violin, and Bharatanatyam (Classical Dance). Although I didn’t pursue performing arts further, I love attending classical concerts.
I love exploring the architecture of places and the history attached to them.
What is your first memory of design?
When I was in lower kindergarten, I was entered in a district painting competition. My father taught me how to draw a kitten by combining geometric figures—ellipse, rectangle, triangle and circles. I followed his instructions, converted the edges to curves, and drew (I used color pencils!) a kitten sitting on a green lawn with tiny yellow flowers. I won a consolation prize!