Hi, I'm Aloke Pillai

I'm a designer and entrepreneur living in Toronto. I'm currently building Pastel, a software company helping web design teams ship faster. I'm also bootstrapping Chachu, a digital product studio to experiment with ideas and invest in existing businesses.

In 2015, I helped startup studio Expa create and launch Kit, a product recommendation community, which scaled to millions of users and over $15M in products sold. In 2018, Kit was acquired by Patreon to help creators deliver products to their fans.

Before that, I worked with design teams at real estate startup Compass in New York and data analytics company Mixpanel in San Francisco. I graduated from the York Sheridan Design Program.

Find me on Twitter @alokepillai or email.

Photo by Deepak Kanda