As part of his graduation project, Sourav worked at Nutanix, a company elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. It aims to bring software to consumer grade to reduce the friction between daily consumer apps and workplace enterprise platforms. Sourav used illustrations within the UI to invoke customer delight. The objective of his project was to help formulate a style specific to Nutanix that could be scaled and implemented on multiple projects.
His research helped in shaping opinion about the design philosophy and was followed by interviews and discussions with experienced individuals of the team. Team critique sessions and presentations allowed refinement of both visual style and building of the concept. Developing an illustration style was a daunting task as it involved stakeholders. Every branch involved illustrations, so the stakes were high. His significant learning was to be flexible and adjust to every challenge and setback.