Ritik Dholakia

Bio

Mostly facts.

2012 - Current

Managing Partner and Founder at Studio Rodrigo.

Digital product design & strategy.
Partner with companies launching new services.

Projects include: Comcast, Spotify, Adobe,
ABC, NBC, This American Life, Serial,
Uprise Art, Jetty, Openfolio, Spell.run,
OpenSpace, RareBits, UMA Project,
Context Travel, and Artfare.

2013 - Current

Founder and Product Lead at State X State.

Curated travel recommendations for
things to do, see, eat, drink, and buy
from local makers across the U.S.

2007 - 2011

Principal and Strategy lead at Method.

Ran NYC studio for global innovation &
design consultancy.

Projects include: BBC, Microsoft, Comcast,
Time Warner Cable, Turner Sports, NCAA,
Viggle, Sociocast, and Artifex Press.

2004 - 2007

Director of Products & Customer Success
at Visible Path.

KPCB-funded social networking start-up.
Led product management & customer
success teams. Lots of interesting thinking
about social networking, before Facebook
and LinkedIn existed.

Exited to Hoover’s / Dun & Bradstreet.

2001 - 2003

Director of Products at ECOS Technologies.

Venrock-funded corporate environmental
responsibility reporting platform. Creating
tools for triple-bottom line focused CSR teams.

1998 - 2003

Writer, Director, Producer with
Sam Park Revue / Ovalshow Productions.

Bunch of friends from college making
dumb videos and absurdist sketch comedy.
Fun times.

2000

Assorted jobs in post-millenial, pre-9/11 NYC.

Weird times.

1996 - 2000

Earth Systems at Stanford University.

Spent a lot of time thinking about
sustainability, consumerism, urbanism,
and economics while enjoying time in
Northern California.

Tried hard to avoid a career in tech.
Failed.

1999

Research Intern at Redefining Progress.

Public policy think tank. Took a term off
school to refine early methodologies
for environmental foot-printing.

1980 - 1996

Child and young person, Rhode Island.

Lived mostly in Wakefield, RI with my parents & sister.

Traveled a lot, as my parents were
professors of marketing with a focus
on developing markets. Read a lot of books.
Watched a lot of TV.

Key travels:
India (many times), California (many times),
Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Italy,
Netherlands, France, Costa Rica, China,
all over the U.S.

1978 - 1979

Baby, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Born in India, then immigrated to the U.S.