Hi, I'm Vikram Babu and I believe design thinking solves business problems. I’m a multidisciplinary designer who takes teams from product concept to interactive prototype. I'm also a writer, bookworm, tea drinker and futurist.


You can find a PDF of my résumé here.

Making smarter energy choices at work

2015—Mobile—Research, UX, Branding

Playing with typography before work



A list of popular essays. Also see writing.

Do You Know What Your Toddler Is Watching On YouTube?

After watching my neices hazily use an iPad to surf YouTube, I produced an essay and commissioned original artwork for Message.

200+ Recommends, 12K Views, Featured on Digg

Is Mars Man's Midlife Crisis

Responding to the Mars hype after the release of Martian I looked into the motivations and implications of Mars colonization, produced for Message.

100+ Recommends, 6K Views, Trolled by Redditors

Surveillance or Surveying Your Identity

A speculative design essay on how do we might better identify users online beyond traditional fields and binaries, produced for Message.

40+ Recommends, 500+ Views, Featured on The Morning News

A list of past speaking engagements

The design of useful personal data

2016—Alterconf San Francisco

Life after coffee

2016—Good Magazine at Design Week, San Francisco

From research to prototype

2016—Whitespace Design Finale, San Francisco

Thanks for taking the time to check out my portfolio.

You can find me on dribbble and medium,

Or connect with me at dvbabu at gmail dot com.