Abhishek Shankar

Abhishek Shankar

Interaction & Motion Design in Atlanta, GA, He/Him


I’m an interaction and motion designer from Atlanta, GA, previously with GE Appliances. My work focuses on examining motion design at a systems level with products. I hold two Master’s Degrees from Georgia Tech, one in Industrial Design and another in Human-Computer Interaction.

Work Experience

2019 — 2023
Teaching Assistant at Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA

• Lectured 40+ undergraduate students across two semesters on the basic principles of user experience and user testing with digital products.

• Enabled students to build wireframes, UI designs, and interactive prototypes on industry-sponsored projects.

• Facilitated design critique sessions on studio projects.

• Enabled students to learn OpenLCA, a design lifecycle assessment platform focusing on best practices for sustainability.

2020 — 2021
Interaction Designer at GE Appliances
Louisville, KY

• Redesigned the signup process for the SmartHQ App on iOS and Android by improving clarity on password creation and data input. The update was rolled out to 100,000+ users.

• Collaborated with a cross-functional team of developers, product managers, engineers, and researchers by leading interviews, synthesizing, and presenting findings to identify and prioritize user needs.

• Overhauled the existing interface of the GE Advantium Oven to improve interface usability and navigation by building wireframes and high-fidelity interactive prototypes.

• Initiated the set up of the first motion design guideline to implement loading animations to increase user delight. Built using Lottie and After Effects, the system is scalable across multiple devices.

• Integrated user feedback and created design specs for development, collaborating with product managers.

2019 — 2020
Graphic Designer at Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA

• Designed print and social media assets for 10+ events and awareness campaigns that reached 3000+ students.

• Established design templates to improve the visual consistency of the Georgia Tech brand guidelines across various marketing channels.


2022 — 2023
Master of Human Computer Interaction at Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
2018 — 2022
Master of Industrial Design at Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
2014 — 2018
Bachelor of Technology at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli
Tiruchirapalli, India


Establishing a classification system to improve microinteraction design literacy at MoDE Summit
Philadelphia, PA



Grant awarded to explore the use of VR environments to aid training capabilities in industrial applications.


Fellowship awarded for work on examining the potential of digital demonstrators to improve perceptions of careers in STEM fields by conducting ethnographic research.