Nina Mehta is a design manager at Pivotal Labs and media artist in San Francisco

Smart engineering and thoughtful design can help make technology invisible. I'm excited about communication platforms so I joined Twilio, Gengo, and Rockmelt and also designed paper newspapers. I rely on user generative and exploratory research to guide my sketches and wireframes. My UI design looks best when I can pair program a dev on the front-end. I care quite a bit about type hierarchy.

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NDA alert! Pop me a note to see my work for AAA, Macy's, Euclid Analytics, and Twilio.

Startup The Party

Startup The Party Conference: SF x Tokyo

With two counterparts in Tokyo, I helped found an activity-based conference for people into underground art, techno, startups. Our 7-day conference brought creatives from two likely cities together to prototype, do ethnographic research, see Tokyo behind a new lense and go to the Labyrinth Music Festival. We brought much-needed energy to the Tokyo startup scene and helped visitors in Tokyo bring new ideas to their home cities.


Dataviz: The Heartbeat of Twilio

This data visualization installation was made with Kyle Conroy using data and processing to show calls being made on Twilio. The length of each line represents one phone call being made on Twilio in that moment. The installation was showcased at our annual conference, Twiliocon in 2012.

Responsible for concept, design, css, some parts javascript, installation setup, and video production.


OmGenie SMS Meditation App

OmGenie is a simple sms app inspired by a 2-person meditation exercise where one person asks for what they want and the other says " you can have it" and affirms the desire. Text (415) 683 7914 and try it out.

This meditation app might help you:

  • Inspire explicit and sub-concious productive action
  • Exhaust you from material and ego-driven desires
  • Be happy


Berlintechno: a book of photos and prose

This beautiful city of Berlin is donned the title 'electronic music capital of the world' by many. And though its music is often described as minimal and mathematical it is also designed fully with emotion. In that same spirit I designed this book with quotes from local DJs and photos from partygoers to celebrate the beautiful city and its music.

Music Book Club

Music Book Club is a monthly gathering I coordinate. For each event, I change the theme, attendees and member who hosts. A group of six friends, assembled into teams of two, assigned by me, bring an electronic dance music track, a dish and a drink for music listening and discussion.

This recurring event creates a thoughtful, small-group listening experience for a community that would otherwise exists in loud clubs or online. It is a Silhouette production.