Hi there! 👋
I’m Sonali! I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and after a brief stint in London, I’m happy to call the Bay home again. After graduating with a degree in Design and Computer Science, I embarked into the world of work as a designer first and front-end developer second. As a hybrid designer / developer, I’ve built an expertise with design systems and accessibility (I’m a Certified Professional in Web Accessibility!)
My career has taken me through many industries, team sizes, and customer types. I count myself lucky to take on challenges that are not only exciting, but give me the opportunity to make a positive contribution to society.
Outside of work, I’m a fan of many things including but not limited to - cookies, puzzles, sour beer, fantasy books, RPG video games, donuts, painting the walls of my new home, dogs, hand pulled noodles, convincing my husband we need to paint more walls, cats, cooking, cocktails, UC Davis, business & psychology books, travel and tacos. Not necessarily in that order.
Design & Operations Lead ideas42 Ventures
March 2021 to present
ideas42 Ventures is a venture studio that recruits entrepreneurs from under represented communities and supports them in the development of impact focused businesses and software products.
Design Manager & Product Designer / DeveloperOpenGov
August 2019 to March 2021
OpenGov is a mission-focused company that builds transparency, budgeting and data management software for local government.
Senior UX Designer / DeveloperOracle Utilities (Formerly Opower)
November 2016 to August 2018
Oracle Utilities (formerly Opower) builds tools that apply behavioral science to encourage utility customers to use less energy.
Other Past Experience
UI Designer at Google (Contract for Internal Education Tools), April 2016 to November 2016
UI Designer and Front-End Developer at BetterHelp, June 2015 to April 2016
Interaction Designer at HP Enterprise, September 2013 to May 2015