Mitali is a Design Researcher who can solve complex problems and transform them into user-centric products and services. Among her many talents and skills, Mitali is known for collaborating effectively, adapting to the people around her and the demands of each project, and fluidly navigating the intersection of design and research. She especially enjoys the storytelling and strategy elements of design. Endlessly curious, she is always searching for those profound and disruptive insights that create moments that matter and experiences that satisfy the end user.



Mitali earned her Bachelor’s in Industrial Design from the University of Cincinnati. She spent a semester abroad in Germany and was involved in Design For America, participated and earned recognition in Corporate Design Challenges and spent time in an immersive weeklong mobility and packaging workshop in Japan. Before joining THRIVE, Mitali also experienced co-ops at Futuring Design, Dominix Global, Procter & Gamble, THRIVE, and Plexus Corp. Through her various design roles, Mitali has conducted and synthesized qualitative research for product insights, performed usability testing (specifically surgical devices), created visual design concepts, 3D mockups, and led prototyping sessions, and worked on projects ranging from consumer products to medical devices. Additionally, she has directed user interviews and facilitated team workshops. She has partnered with R&D teams to integrate new technologies into the product experience across various sectors and developed medical device concepts using user-focused methodologies. Mitali excels at everything from user interviews, persona creation, and qualitative research to journey mapping, usability testing, and concept development.


Mitali has lived all around the world with growing up in Pune, India, and pit stops in Cincinnati, Seattle, Raleigh and Germany before moving to Atlanta for THRIVE. She enjoys hiking, origami, watching Korean dramas, dancing, buying up all the properties in Monopoly, and playing the dhol, an Indian drum. She recently went on a road trip adventure around eight countries in Europe and is always excited to explore new cultures and cuisines.