Out of Office Hours

OOO Hours is a collective initiative to help folks who are seeking mentorship or want to have a candid conversation about life and working in design or tech.

Interested in helping the community?

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Mentors

People with a Schedule time button have opened up times on their calendars for you to book. People with a Request time with a mail button will confirm and coordinate the meeting time with you over email.

Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya

Designer · Google · BLR

Let's talk about growing your career as a designer, designing in large teams, collaborating effectively with stakeholders from product, research, engineering and the leadership and more.

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Rahul Gonsalves

Rahul Gonsalves

Founder · Uncommon · BLR

Confused about your design career or business? Want to learn from my experiences of having scaled a creative business? Unsure about how to break into design? I'm happy to spend an hour helping where I can. I am particularly interested in connecting if you are from an under-represented group.

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Shekhar Gurav

Shekhar Gurav

Head of Design · Juspay · BLR

Just starting out in Product/Design? Looking to switch to a UI/UX role? Wanna debate over design systems? Thinking of scaling your team? Or you just want to know whether designers should code? :) Either all that; else we can nerd out over Anime, SciFi and React.

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Dhruv Saxena

Dhruv Saxena

Head of Design · Uncommon · BLR

Whether you're a designer looking for mentorship, an entrepreneur looking for advice, or just an old friend who hasn't been able to catch up, my calendar is open for interesting conversations over lunch. I'm buying!

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Pratul Kalia

Pratul Kalia

Head of Technology · Uncommon · BLR

I lead the Android team for uncommon, and am especially interested in connecting with you if you're from an under-represented background: women, dalit/bahujan/adivasi, not-cisgender, etc.

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Tejas Bhatt

Tejas Bhatt

Founder · 3 Sided Coin · AMD

Let's discuss design and design challenges for individuals and organizations, or talk shop. I will help you and learn from you as much as I can.

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Prateek Rungta

Prateek Rungta

Web Designer & Developer · Miranj · DEL

Would love to help people at any stage of their web career — whether they’re starting out, been dabbling in it for a while, or have years of experience. Interested in longevity, resilience, the spirit of the web, and lean, bootstrapped organisations.

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Sneha Sankar

Sneha Sankar

Creative Lead · Unacademy · BLR

Founders looking for advice about Branding. Designers, non UI/UX folk and creatives outside of Tech looking for an 'in'/fit in the Startup scene. Designers looking to elevate their Typography game.

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Sameer Bhiwani

Sameer Bhiwani

VP - Design and Customer Experience · Scripbox · BLR

I'd love to talk to you if you are a design team of 1, a customer obsessed entrepreneur, or a user researcher and are challenged by your environment. Reach out if you are a designer feeling a bit helpless in your current situation. I'll try my best to help you get unstuck.

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Abhinit Tiwari

Abhinit Tiwari

Head of Design · GO-JEK · CGK

I'd like to talk about design and engineering. How to build and scale teams. How to fit in better with business, researchers, engineers, and everyone else in today's organisations.

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Sidharth

Sidharth

Head of Design & PM · Instamojo · BLR

Been working with design & product problems since 10+ years. Would love to talk about user experience, user research, Indian B2B & consumer behavior, and design & product problems.

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Naman Mathur

Naman Mathur

UX Researcher · Uber Technologies · BLR

People interested in talking/mentoring - User researchers, Designers, Digital Entrepreneurs, Product managers etc. Topics: User Research, User experience design, digital design, service design, consumer research, products and their growth

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Anant Jain

Anant Jain

Co-founder · Commonlounge · SFO

Startups, Product (Design, Positioning, Market Fit), Pitching and Fundraising

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Abdus Salam

Abdus Salam

Product Designer · CBS Interactive · LHR

I am interested in mentoring people who are in early stages of their career or planning to make a move into UI/UX Design. I am comfortable in discussing topics like design processes, remote collaboration, and providing feedback on UX, visual design and portfolio creation.

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Himanshu Seth

Himanshu Seth

Senior Experience Designer · Adobe · DEL

Open to have conversations/discuss about all aspects of UX (design and research), enterprise UX, careers in design, team building, problem seeking and more.

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🙌 Built and maintained by Hardik and Rahul out of a desire to build a stronger, more inclusive community.
Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, suggestions or comments.

Code for this project lives on Github.