★ Mumbai, IN

Hi there, I’m
Priyank Sharma

I’m an award-winning design leader who’s been part of the industry for over 17 years. In my previous roles, I held senior leadership positions where I successfully led teams of designers to create world-class products and experiences.

Priyank Sharma
Hotstar
MX Player
Yahoo!
Sony
Vodafone

I’m credited for the successes of Hotstar and MX Player

In recent years, I have been heavily involved in designing ground-breaking products, scaling design teams and building cultures. Few other big brands that I had the opportunity to work with early on in my career include Yahoo!, Sony and Vodafone.

Career Highlights

Hotstar

I joined Hotstar as a founding designer, where I designed the product experience across a diverse array of platforms, such as Android, iOS, Web, Roku, Apple TV and Fire TV; it helped pave the way for many other OTT platforms in the country.

Owing to the success of the product, I ended up heading the product and graphic design teams responsible for most of the company’s significant feature releases.

MX Player

I was formally recruited to MX Player as their global head of design. My first major assignment was regarded as a breakthrough for MX Player when it moved from only being a video player to a full-fledged entertainment platform.

I overlooked a strong 50-member design team across Product, Graphics and Games in India and China.

Honours & Awards

Industry Recognition

My work has consistently been the recipient of numerous industry awards.

Koo

Best Mobile App in Social & Networking • Mobexx 2022 • Dec 2022

India’s Emerging Software Product Companies • NASSCOM Emerge 50 Awards 2021 • Jan 2022

Hottest Emerging Digital Product: APAC • Amplitude • Nov 2021

MX TakaTak

Best Apps of 2020 • Google Play • Dec 2020

Hottest Emerging Digital Product: APAC • Amplitude • Nov 2020

MX Player

OTT Platform Of The Year • SPOTT Awards 2020 • Jun 2020

Top Entertainment App of 2019 • FICCI-EY • Mar 2020

#1 Breakout Video Streaming App of 2019 • App Annie • Jan 2020

Best Mobile App for Video, Entertainment & Sports • Mobexx 2019 • Nov 2019

Best Mobile App of the Year • Mobexx 2019 • Nov 2019

Hotstar

App Store Best of 2016 • Apple India • Dec 2016

Apple TV App Of The Year • Apple India • Dec 2016

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Recommendations

“Priyank has mentored me to be who I am today. Hands down the best manager!”

“Priyank is the most efficient person I have ever worked with in my career. Never been so happy!”

“Priyank takes his work very seriously, and by working with him I am able to learn a lot.”

“Priyank is my favourite UX designer and one of the few out of the box thinkers I have come across.”

“Priyank is creative and very hard working. He is also very good at communication.”

“A perfect blend of knowledge in technology and designing. Fun person to work with.”

“He helped execute campaigns which were a last minute rush, ensuring no loss to the revenue.”

“While the talent is there for all to see, he is also a performer I have rarely seen on the internet.”

“He is versatile with latest web techniques and is a good project leader.”

“His knowledge of design, technology, speed and attention to detail made him a pleasure to work with.”

Publications

5 Obsessions to Avoid When Hiring Designers

5 Obsessions to Avoid When Hiring Designers

Breaking Free from Hiring Biases.

7 Qualities of Great Design Leaders

7 Qualities of Great Design Leaders

Discover the 7 qualities that set great Design Leaders apart.

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Contact

Let’s team up

Together, let’s redefine your organisation’s product experience strategy.

You can contact me at:

[email protected]

Get in touch

Based in

★ Mumbai, IN

New Cuffe Parade
Wadala East

(91) 91360 90055

Social channels

LinkedIn

Twitter

IMDb