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I’m Chethan KVS, a Product Designer based in Bangalore, India.

As a Product Designer, I’ve designed multiple web & mobile experiences for small and medium-sized companies. I previously worked for one of India’s largest Ed-Tech startups, Unacademy.

I dabble in Interaction Design, Visual Design and, Motion Design as well. I’m proficient in using a wide variety of design tools.

Other than designing interfaces, I like to mentor designers and create educational content online. I run a YouTube Channel called Design Pilot where I post design tutorials. I also share a lot of valuable content on Instagram where I have 18K+ followers.

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I’m Chethan KVS, a Product Designer based in Bangalore, India.

As a Product Designer I’ve designed multiple web & mobile experiences for small and medium-sized companies. I previously worked for one of India’s largest Ed-Tech startups, Unacademy.

I dabble in Interaction Design, Visual Design and Motion Design as well. I’m proficient in using a wide variety of design tools.

Other than designing interfaces, I like to mentor designers and create educational content online. I run a YouTube Channel called Design Pilot where I post Product Design Tutorials.

My projects

I consider myself to be an excellent IC who can either work within a peer group on a project or take sole ownership of a product and work on it from start to finish.
SPLITWISER • PERSONAL PROJECT
1/8

Splitting payments just got faster and easier

The all new redesigned Splitwiser app helps you split payments even in the most complex scenario.

UNACADEMY • COMPLETE OWNERSHIP
2/8

Manage your online classes and schedule like a pro

Unacademy's brand new dashboard helps educators stay on top the their schedule and be aware of their overall progess.

OWL PRINTS • CLIENT PROJECT
3/8

Revitalising the website of a printing company

The redesigned website aims at educating customers of the various products and services Owl Prints provides.

CASE DODO • PERSONAL PROJECT
4/8

Shop iPhone cases and accessories with the Case Dodo App

A concept mobile app for shopping iPhone cases and mobile accessories.

PROTEIN COFFEE • CLIENT PROJECT
5/8

Protein Coffee that tastes so damn good

An attempt to boost the conversion rate of Main Roast's Protein Coffee's website with a redesign.

UNACADEMY • SOLE OWNERSHIP
6/8

Create and ship custom email designs using Figma

Using the power of Figma to create responsive emails with stunning designs.

STEP SET GO • PERSONAL PROJECT
7/8

Track your steps on your Apple Watch

A concept app for StepSetGo which helps you reach your daily step count and be on top of the leaderboard.

UNACADEMY • SOLE OWNERSHIP
8/8

Review your performance with the 2019 Year in Review

Using the power of Webflow to create a fun and interactive Year-in-Review webpage experience.

Mentorship

I've mentored a lot of young designers and aspiring students who have ended up getting jobs and internships at great companies in just 2-3 months after creating their portfolio.
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Lavanya Gopal
PRODUCT DESIGNER AT ZETA
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When I transitioned into product design from architecture, Chethan made sure I got a great understanding of the basics of design. He gave me feedback that addressed why something didn't work, without giving me leading answers. He encouraged me to explore the answers myself and made me look at the same design problem through multiple lenses.

Chethan's patience pushed me to explore my own potential and got me into the habit of questioning the implication of my design decisions. And also taught me about the importance of critiquing my design iterations.

I am now a UX designer at Zeta and I truly value the support and guidance Chethan gave me during my transition into design.
Vedant Jain
PRODUCT DESIGN INTERN AT GROWWW
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I switched over from Computer Science to Product Design and it wouldn’t have happened without Chethan. He helped me work on a couple of case studies to build my portfolio. He challenged me to put out my best work. His design skills, understanding, and most importantly his mindset inspires me every day. Instead of just giving me the solutions, he helped me understand the difference between bad, good, and great design.

Chethan helped me realize that design is much more than just drawing rectangles on a screen and he has had a huge impact on how I think (not just as a designer). I’m grateful to have him as a mentor.

Chethan helped me land a Product Design Internship at Groww. It’s unheard of to be able to switch career paths within half a year and Chethan has helped me do exactly that.
Abhilasha Malhotra
PRODUCT DESIGN INTERN AT DUNZO
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I had the rare opportunity to learn under the mentorship of Chethan. At the start of my career, his guidance has added a lot of value.  He is someone who forces you to think, someone who chooses discussion over decision, someone who is not only my guide to designing but helped me in shaping my thought process as well. I was always amazed by how detailed and constructive his feedbacks were. We had multiple rounds of feedback sessions which helped me build a great portfolio and bag my first design internship at Dunzo within a few weeks of completing my project.

I really appreciate his presence as a mentor, helping me realise my potential and guiding me. I would highly recommend him to any fellow designers seeking mentorship and guidance.
Dharmesh Nayak
PRODUCT DESIGNER AT ZOMATO
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Chethan is the absolute best when it comes to mentoring young designers and I was lucky enough to be guided by him. The way he breaks down the problem, diving deep into the actual user needs was very pivotal in shaping the mindset that I worked on a project. Being guided by him, I could see the difference between a good design and a better design, because sometimes things seem to work but can be optimized for a better experience. His guidance helped me to collate a good enough portfolio, which in turn helped me bag my first full-time design gig at Zomato.

Couldn't have asked for a better mentor and would highly recommend him to fellow young designers seeking guidance 💪🏼.
Pooja Sinha
VISUAL DESIGNER AT FROG
Work in progress
It's not every day when you come across standout talent like Chethan. I had the opportunity to be mentored by Chethan at the start of my career. He is an incredibly talented designer. His feedbacks and encouragement helped me navigate my way in the design journey, and eventually land my first job!

Chethan's ability to juggle multiple projects is unlike what I've seen before. Through his channels such as Youtube and Medium, he put out well researched and informative content that has helped designers tremendously. Chethan would be an asset to any team.
Divya Bhatia
PRODUCT DESIGNER AT OLA
Work in progress
I have spent the first few months this year learning Product Design under the mentorship of Chethan, and I was left awestruck each day with his skills, design intelligence, and understanding beyond tools and screens. He has not only taught me about design but also about the right mindset and the perspective to look at the world, to make my design work. I truly appreciate the efforts and time he has lent me over these months to turn me into a valuable human and a better designer, who has recently bagged her first design job at Ola. I wouldn't have been able to do this without his guidance.

Thanks a lot for being the absolute best mentor I could have ever found, Chethan. More power to you. Cheers! ✨

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Courses

Here are two of my very popular courses. I have a few more on my YouTube channel. Make sure to check them out if you are interested.
FIGMA COURSE

The Mega Web Design Course for Beginners

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The Mega Webflow Course for Beginners

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Design Pilot

I’m popularly known as Design Pilot on YouTube. On my YouTube Channel, I upload a wide variety of design tutorials including product design tutorials.
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Subscribers
58K+
Tutorials
180+
Channel Views
4.7M+

Evangelism

Over the past few years, I've been invited to deliver talks and conduct design workshops at colleges and design meet-ups.

Interviews

I’ve been interviewed by many YouTubers and Design Podcasts where I talk about my unique career story, my hustle, and my success stories.
BY KING SIDHARTH

My Origin Story: From CA student to becoming a Designer & YouTuber

BY WHITEBOARD.FM

Priceless secret tips on how to stand out from the crowd as a Designer

BY ELEMENTS OF DESIGN

Finding design mentors and the importance of Mentorship in a Designer's Career

BY LOTTIEFILES

Learning Motion Design and getting started with Lottie Animations

Testimonials

When working on a project I interact very closely with stakeholders, product managers, engineers and UX researchers to clearly understand the problem, goals of the project and the deliverables.
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Phil Starkovich
CEO/FOUNDER OF TUBEBUDDY
Chethan not only has an amazing ability to design, but he studies the craft relentlessly. I was first introduced to Chethan when he put together a complete re-design of our mobile app as a side project. I was blown away by the time, effort and, quality of what he delivered. Since then, we have worked with Chethan on a variety of projects and I highly recommend him to other businesses.
Morten Just Peterson
FOUNDER OF ROTATO APP
Chethan delivered some of the best 3D animation presets for the Rotato app (www.rotato.xyz), and I enjoyed his high energy and passion for the field of design.
Tom Bekkers
FOUNDER OF FLOWBASE.CO
Chethan has helped our business Flowbase across multiple Webflow design and development projects. As a leading resource provider in the webflow space, we have relied on Chethan to up-hold our incredibly high build requirements and he always delivers to our scope.
Michael Flarup
FOUNDER OF APPLYPIXELS.COM
Chethan is an excellent designer and has reliably been delivering design resources to us at Applypixels.com.

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