Nerissa Arviana Prawiro

Nerissa is a User Experience (UX) designer, passionate about pushing boundaries to create innovative solutions to societal problems.

Originally from Indonesia, Nerissa grew up surrounded by the cultural heritage of arts and handicrafts where tradition and innovations are merged seamlessly, often resulting in ingenious solutions to everyday problems. Inspired by how locals in lesser developed areas create with very limited resources to produce sustainable solutions that are honest to their functions and bare necessity, she has developed a deep-rooted passion in product design, and specifically design and tech for social good.

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Nerissa explored her interest in tech for good through projects at university, ranging from designing a wearable tech device that reduces tremors in patients with Parkinson’s disease, to developing a smart renal diet kit that helps chronic kidney disease sufferers adhere to their prescribed micro/macro nutrients intake. It was through her internship and industrial placement in Mattel and F.A Porsche where she learnt about the fine art of designing for the consumer market, mass manufacturing of commercial designs and the key to successful designs: placing users first.

At Goldman Sachs, Nerissa works as an internal UX design consultant, focused on designing user-centred, transformative solutions to solve complex enterprise problems, and improving the workflow and interactions of data-rich applications for different business areas of the firm. Having trained as an industrial designer, and through her previous design experience, she approaches UX problems as if they are engineering puzzles, tackling them through an iterative process of user-centred research and development. Whether it is designing digital products that help with efficiency gains and ultimately an increase in ROI, or designing tangible products for social good, design thinking has been key to how Nerissa create solutions.