I'm an SF-based digital generalist; a balance of technical & functional with strong design skills. I thrive solving tough problems with digital strategy, product design and traditional/interactive media.

DIGITAL STRATEGY

My base skills are complemented by strong communication and leadership skills, with a demonstrated ability to act as an interface and bridge between different verticals. I appreciate the interplay and strengths of each medium (emerging & established), enabling me to create user-centered solutions to problems at the intersection of tech, design and business.

PRODUCT DESIGN

I'm proficient in the end-to-end product lifecycle. Ideation, UX research, wireframing. Solid visual design (Sketch, Photoshop) and interactive design skills (After Effects, Axure RP). Ability to code front-end aspects of my design in HTML5/CSS3/JS. My Bachelor's in Computer Science gives me a solid foundation in back-end technologies and technical frameworks.

3D, FILM & VFX

I bring a decade worth of hands-on experience* in 3D animation and visual effects pipelines (combining CGI seamlessly with live action footage). Beyond traditional content, it now applies heavily to the creation of passive and interactive augmented & virtual reality experiences.
*CGI bug bit me at 11, certified in Maya at 13 and minored in 3D Animation at USC.

Deloitte Digital

Digital Business & Strategy Group

July 2014 - October 2015 (1 year 4 months)


Deloitte Consulting Innovation (DCI)

Emerging Technologies Group

February 2014 - July 2014 (6 months)


Deloitte Consulting

Information Management Group

June 2012 – August 2012 (3 months)


KPMG Advisory

Business Performance Services

May 2010 – July 2010 (3 months)

University of Southern California

B.S., Computer Science/Business Administration

2009-2013

Activities and Societies: 

Delta Sigma Pi (VP of Marketing, Assistant Pledge Educator, VP of Professional Activities), Viterbi/Marshall Dean's List, USC Building Government, USC Entrepreneur Club


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Oregon Episcopal School

HIGH SCHOOL

2005-2009

ACTIVITIES & SOCIETIES: 

Model UN, Lemelson-MIT Inventeam, Boarding School Prefect, Student Government, Discipline Committee Representative

The DU VR project has been a challenging both from a technological, experience and client relationship standpoint. There have been significant improvements from the beginning of the year in client relationships, thanks to quality of deliverables and consistently met commitments. Bilawal has been exceptional on the quality of work he produced as part of this project... His VR designs are top notch, and his 360 videos are basically the talk of the town at Deloitte. His ability to think outside the box and come up with a unique design has been the biggest strength to this project.
— Mahesh Chandramouli, Senior Manager, Deloitte Innovation
It is his ability to mingle and gel in with any kind of people around him, that make him a great team player. He has the questioning attitude, the energy and inquisitiveness of youth but a humility of interacting with seniors, that does not offend. He is very open to feedback, listens to criticism and takes it in the right spirit, even owning up to his mistakes that creates a feeling of warmth and comfort in discussions than make it a one-up-manship duel with seniors... Extremely Dependable, high quality work is his baseline. Doesn’t settle for anything less.
— Sameer Bhatnagar, Associate Director, KPMG Advisory
Bil’s effort was exemplary and the video produced is our primary sales tool to introduce clients to wearable technology… We will continue to work with Bill as the need arises to further demonstrate wearable capability. I would recommend Bil to anyone looking to create a visual masterpiece to convey a message.
— Joe Fitzgerald, Senior Manager, DCI
Bil did a great job balancing both ambitious requests of our leaders and more practical realities and solutions that would be available throughout the course of the project. Without this, our team really would have struggled and ‘spun’ quite a bit, so he did this exceedingly well and saved the team a lot of time. He will continue to do really well at Deloitte with this combination of skills and attitude.
— Laura Beres, Manager, Monitor Deloitte
For an analyst he demonstrated strong command of the content and visual/user experience design. I was also impressed with his professional maturity... I can see him having a larger presence as a go-to resource on future projects and impacting the program across different areas.
— Rob Kasegrande, Director, DC S&O
Bil has been a strong performer from day one of his stay with this project… He quickly became the go-to person in this area [UI/UX] even in relative comparison to individuals beyond his current level. I appreciate Bil’s quality work, commitment, and his presence on the project. He has clearly been operating at a consultant level during his time on the project. We’ll truly miss him as he moves on for bigger things!
— Hank Chin, Senior Manager, DC Tech

Interests & Hobbies

Learning adjacent & unrelated stuff

Philosophy, politics or particle dynamics. I'm lucky to have been able to throw my net interests far and wide, embracing the principal that a "well-rounded" education allows you to better connect the dots. Over the years, I've formed a fondness for (and some cases working knowledge) in modern physics, cosmology, nutrition science, weight training, world cultures, religions, philosophy, 3D printing, personality typology, acting, rapping, neuroscience, internet of things and artificial intelligence.

Mediating every single day of the week

Whether it's for 20 minutes or 3 hours. No other practice has impacted my life as deeply as meditation. If the world is in constant flux, then meditation keeps you constant. I meditate in a group setting every Saturday and use Insight Timer to get some headspace in during the week. If you're looking to start, I highly suggest getting Headspace's 10 day trial - it helped me kick start this habit about 2 years ago. Just do it! It's FREE and you don't need any equipment. You'll be surprised how blissful it is to just sit still. 

Shredding on the electric guitar

I like all kinds of music but I love electric guitars, especially the 7/8 string variety. My collection consists of the Ibanez RDG7UC (extended scale w/ BKP's) a rare Ibanez RG2027x (7 string w/ floating trem + piezo out) and an Music Man JP6 BFR (because John Petrucci is a god among mere mortals and carved out a guitar fitting for such). On the rig side, I'm running a Zoom G9.2tt through a 50W Atomic tube power amp but TBH, off late I've been digging Guitar Rig and BASIS through a DAW a lot more.

Talks, podcasts, workshops, conventions

I enjoy talking all things tech, design and business - whether it's VR/AR, big data or virality in the internet age. Experienced with large or intimate groups, in passive or interactive settings. If you're looking for an emcee or facilitator for a panel, interview, or workshop - drop me a note, I might be your guy.


Travel Experience

  • Grew up across the north Indian state of Punjab
  • Spent 2 years in Manchester, UK 
  • Attended boarding school in Portland, OR
  • 2 years consulting fortune 500 clients across the US 

Languages

  • English - Native Fluency
  • Punjabi - Native Fluency
  • Hindi - Native Fluency
  • Urdu - Conversational

Whether you're after some creative or technical guidance, feel like we could collaborate,
or just want to find out more, I'd love to hear from you...

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