Hello, I’m Rasagy Sharma — an Information Designer, Data Artist, Design Educator & Compulsive Sketchnoter.
As an Information Designer, I focus on making data-heavy products easier & engaging to use. Most recently, I was designing the future of Product Analytics at Sundial.
Earlier, I led the 10-member design team at Gramener, designed maps & data quality tools in the Cartography & Data team at Mapbox, built financial innovation products for Africa as part of the Design & Digital Office at Barclays India and was the first designer at Capillary Tech. I also helped kickstart the Information Design Lab at IDC, IIT Bombay as a Research Assistant, and interned with the Cloud & Enterprise and Bing Sports team at Microsoft India. You can read more about my career path on LinkedIn.
Through my art practice
Data.n.coded, I explore the hidden meaning in data using code. I have created projects around themes of identity, home & migration. I often explore mundane data around me — from visualizing movie narratives to turning names into mandalas. My work has been exhibited at venues like National Gallery of Modern Art (Bengaluru), CityVis (Berlin), Abhikalpana (IIT Bombay), and Bangalore International Centre (Bengaluru).
In my free time, I love to teach. I’m an Adjunct Assistant Professor at IDC, IIT Bombay & regularly go back to my alma mater NID Bangalore as a Visiting Faculty. I primarily teach short modules (1–2 weeks long) on Creative Coding, Data Visualization and Digital Cartography. I’ve also taught at Srishti & JKLU, and conducted workshops at IIM-A, ISB Hyderabad, Shell, and Jio Foundation.
I love doing talks on data visualization, cartography & design. I’ve spoken at State of the Map USA, Outlier, Processing Community Day, DVS Fireside Chat, DesignUp, UX Now, IndiaHCI and several other platforms.
I also love to make sense of knowledge by making sketchnotes — a visual note-taking method that I’ve been using since 2011. My sketchnoting journey has been featured on Mike Rohde’s SketchnoteArmy Podcast.
Most of my content on this website — sketchnotes, talks slides, teaching exercises — is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA, which means you can feel free to share, use & build upon these things while giving credit, sharing under the same license and not using it for commercial purposes.
Feel free to reach out to me if you want to use my work in a way that isn’t possible under this license.
The work of students, and slides of talks by other speakers etc. are owned by the respective creators. Please reach out to them personally before using their work in any form.
This site is built from scratch using Hugo — a static site generator built in Go — hand crafted by me after hours of
painful persistent tweaking made possible through Tachyons. It is hosted via Github Pages.
It is set in the modernist sans-serif typeface Satoshi by Deni Anggara from Indonesia, and the elegant serif typeface Sentient by Noopur Choksi from India & a fellow NID alumnus. The fonts are served through Fontshare, a privacy-focused font service by Indian Type Foundry (ITF).
The layout is inspired by the minimal, functional layouts of International Typographic Style & terribly implemented till I can learn to use CSS grids.
Designed using a minimal color palette: