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Ria Chockalingam.

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I'm a programmer and 3D/2D artist exploring intersections between computer science and design as a third-year at UC Santa Cruz. Currently the Design Director at CruzHacks. 🌱 💻

🎨 About Me

Hi there! My name is Ria and I enjoy anything design and programming related. My initial interest in sculpting funky characters in Blender kickstarted a journey in creating VR games, developing 3D websites, and automating 3D workflows.

I've had the chance to intern as a web developer for Streetline Inc. and Tech4Good, intern as a 3D scripter for CyArk, create websites like, and work as a 3D modeler for a range of companies and startups, including Virbela and Augmio.

I'm currently finishing up my third-year as a computer science student at UC Santa Cruz.

Some languages and tools I use include:

  • JavaScript
  • C/C++
  • React
  • Three.js
  • Blender
  • Figma
  • Python
  • WebGL
  • Photoshop

💻 Where I’ve Worked

Design Director @ CruzHacks


  • Spearheading all design facets at CruzHacks, UCSC's premier annual hackathon.
  • Crafting the event's website and mobile layout via Figma and Illustrator, ensuring a user-centric design approach and seamless experiences.
  • Leading the rebranding initiative, revitalizing CruzHacks' visual identity through a comprehensive style guide and impactful design elements.
  • Organizing bi-weekly meetings composed of a multidisciplinary team of designers.

Some Things I’ve Built

Other Noteworthy Projects

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  • CruzHacks Design

    UI/UX Design for UC Santa Cruz's premier hackathon - CruzHacks.

    • Figma
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
  • 3D Scripts for CyArk

    Batch scripts made during my internship at CyArk. Automate various processes and streamlines workflows in Reality Capture software

    • Batch
    • Python
    • Powershell
    • Slack API
  • Folder

    Multithreaded HTTP Server

    Server that adds a thread-safe queue and rwlocks to an HTTP server. Ensures that its responses conform to a coherent and atomic linearization of the client requests.

    • C
    • Locks
    • Servers
  • Folder

    Front-end Developer

    Web developer for the Tech4Good Lab at UC Santa Cruz. Interned under a team of researchers and graduate students to develop responsive sites.

    • TypeScript
    • React
    • HTML/CSS
    • Angular
  • Folder

    Three.js Scrolling Webpage

    Three.js implementation of the stunning octane render design created at

    • Three.js
    • HTML/CSS
    • JavaScript
  • FASD Publication

    Created the Fig 6. that is published in the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Nature Journal article. Worked with researcher Edward Reilly to develop images to replicate common facial features associated with FASDs.

    • Photoshop
    • Premiere Pro
    • Fantamorph

What’s Next?

Get In Touch

I am currently looking for internships in the design and programming realm. Whether you have a question or just want to say hi, I'd love to connect!