Oh Hai, I’m Elushika.

/ e-lu-she-ka /

I currently work at Shopify as a senior product designer and an adjunct instructor at Fordham University - Lincoln Center in the lovely city of New York. I am an observer by heart, I tend to listen more and watch user behaviors. Users are unique and each one of them has a story to tell.

I have a design thinking background, because of my past experiences working at Huge, Frog Design, Fast Company, and Humanscale. I completed my MFA in Interaction Design at the School of Visual Arts in May 2017.

At Fordham, I encourage my students to explore and create wild ideas but still be able to listen to their users. The class spends the first month of the semester in research while coming up with ideas. Then they go into design and prototyping.

Before I became a full-time designer, I was part of an indie improv group called Thunderhead (I was kind of funny back then.) I studied at Second City in Chicago and the Pit right here in NYC.

For coffee chats, portfolio reviews, or general questions about design/improv contact me at elushika@gmail.com | LinkedIn | Twitter (I barely update.)



IxDA | Interaction Design Awards


Winner for Kiwi

Verizon Challenge | Connected Futures II


MIT Enterprise Forum | Dream it. Code it. Win It.

Fast Company | Innovation by Design Awards

Fast Company | Innovation by Design Awards


© Elushika Weerakoon 2020
Interaction designer / Product designer