Rajesh Talageri

Associate Director at Cognizant Interactive


Rajesh's bio

Creativity, User focus and the ability to Design and Communicate elegantly are my core strengths.

Invested with Technology & Design since 1995. Wore many hats; worked as a Teacher, VUI Designer, Web Developer and UX Consultant to name a few. Managed and Mentored design teams. Enjoyed working with some really bright minds older and younger than me.

Essentially what I love doing is connecting with people and creating products that are fun, easy to use, and profitable.

Currently playing the role of Associate Director - Digital Strategy & User Experience at Cognizant Interactive, a division of Cognizant Technology Solutions.


Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.

Associate Director


2014 - Current

Leading Digital Strategy innovation that focuses on improved User Experience and Conversion for the client based on knowledge derived from Research, Analytics and Business direction.


Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Kellie Tunheim

IT Systems Analyst at California Casualty Management Company

Rajesh was wonderful to work with. He truly listened to the requirements and worked to understand the functionality we needed and then come up with the best design. I would work with him again any time

Neal Dinoff

Marketing Analytics and Usability Lab Manager at Esri

What a great guy to work with. Rajesh is remarkably adept at translating user needs into lively and usable interface solutions. His focus on who the user is and what the user wants to accomplish is always married to the business needs of the organization. He is an excellent communicator who works well within a cross functional team.

Nirav Ranpuria

AVP Product at Shaadi.com - Looking to hire for Product Management & UI openings

Rajesh is a very very creative person, with great attention to detail. He is one individual who really take the visual appeal of any user interface to a completely new level. If you need a WOW impact, this is the guy to go to.

Chris Cole

Senior Executive, Digital

Rajesh is undoubtedly one of the best people i will ever work with. I can easily say that, based on my time and experience working with him. He was the key factor to keeping and growing one of our largest clients. He lead the technical team and worked onsite with the company's management, to execute and ultimately deliver on the foundation of the organizations digital strategy. He has the unique ability to fully grasp the corporate strategy of an organization and render that technically. He has the desire and follow through to make things as good as they can possibly be. He is an exceptional businessman and technical gifted. I have never seen Rajesh not over deliver. He comes with the highest recommendation from me and everyone he has worked with.

Dave Scheirer

Manager, Interactive Marketing Strategy at Esri

Rajesh has excellent web interaction design skills and is able to successfully manage design projects. He has superb listening skills and is able to synthesize input from a variety of stakeholders. Rajesh has first-rate interpersonal skills and works well with others.

Sachin Patil

Director of User Experience, GM Bangalore Operations, Clarice Technologies

Rajesh was a great asset to our team. His virtues are in his immense patience and focus on work. He has great ability to sense strengths and weaknesses in his team members and motivate them to do their best. Rajesh methodically combines his in-depth technological knowledge with design skills to deliver cutting edge solutions to the design problems. I wish him all the best for his future.

Rajesh is a responsible and responsive project manger. He doesn't mind working over time in order to keep the project on schedule, and he is open to suggestions and offers great solutions to the usability issues.

Sanjay Malge

User Experience Architect at Infosys Technologies Ltd

Rajesh is talented, bright, articulate, organized, full of energy and drive, and fun to work with. He was a pleasure to work with, always going above and beyond to design the right solution for the user. He would push the engineers’ abilities to build an interface with new methods and technologies ensuring all usability issues were covered. He is also very personable people, and one of the more adept people I know when it comes to building relationships.


Take a look at a few of my favorite projects I’ve started or been a part of during the course of my career.


A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

Digital Strategy

Product Design

Interaction Design

User Experience Design

User Research

Usability Testing


Get in touch with me if you would like to do business together, share an idea or just say hello.

Phoenix, Arizona Area

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