Ramkumar Shankar

Hi there

I am a creative technologist, full-stack developer and designer. Over the past decade, I've built products and solutions for startups and enterprises across industries.

I love building products and tools that support human well-being. Over the past decade, I have taken on roles as a strategy consultant, technology lead and designer working on digital transformation projects for clients from industries ranging from healthcare, banking, fast food, logistics to high tech startups.

I'm currently building ambitious web experiences at SBS. Previously, I was with SBS Digital Creative Labs where we used technology to tell stories that challenge and move audiences, and a Senior Creative Developer at Code on Canvas working on variety of interactive projects, including mobile applications, touch & web based experiences and physical installations. I've had the opportunity to collaborate with great organisations such as Google, Australian Marriage Equality, M35 and S1T2 on fun and meaningful creative projects.

I also have 7 years of consulting experience with IBM as a senior strategy and analytics consultant across Southeast Asia. My role covered areas across two service lines - Strategy & Analytics (S&A) and Interactive Experience & Mobile (now IBM iX). Before that, I was part of SenseGraphics in Stockholm and a couple of other startups. When I was there, some friends and I put together the Hej!2007 conference which made the front page of the local daily.

I've also created some free, open source projects which have been downloaded thousands of times.

I studied at the National University of Singapore and the University of Sydney where I graduated with a Masters in Interaction Design and Electronic Arts, and a specialisation in Audio and Acoustics. I live in Wangal and Gadigal land, also known as Sydney, Australia.

Want to work together? You should contact me.

Sometimes, I win awards for my work 🎉

Innovation / Ravi & Emma Walkley Awards 2022
Finalist - Multimedia Storytelling / Story Line: Six Months of COVID-19 Walkley Awards 2020
Site of the Day / Story Line: Six Months of COVID-19 CSS Design Awards 2020
Site of the Day / Story Line: Six Months of COVID-19 Awwwards 2020
Mobile Excellence, Honorable Mention / Story Line: Six Months of COVID-19 Awwwards 2020
FWA of the day / Story Line: Six Months of COVID-19 FWA 2020
Raw Data, Real Stories Pitch Finalist / Bill of Health — Counting the human cost of climate change AIDC 2020
Silver Award, Branded Content - Branded Games / Get Mean — KIA Australia Epica Awards 2019
Mobile Excellence, Honorable mention / Get Mean — KIA Australia Awwwards 2019

I speak about design, code and technology, sharing what I know and learning from others. 🙌🏽

Web Design & Technologies (tutor) The University of Sydney 2017 — Present
Design Programming (tutor) The University of Sydney 2020
Ethics, Diversity and Tech - Panel Electric Dreams Conference 2020
Usability Engineering (tutor) The University of Sydney 2017 — 2019
Design Process and Methods (tutor) The University of Sydney 2019
Creative Coding Guest Speak General Assembly 2017