My name is Soumil Roy. I’m a 30 year old Web Developer currently residing in Kolkata. I have been working from home since 2013, way before the pandemic hit the world.
What I do
I’m a product designer & developer. I have been an integral part of 3 startup companies, where I have exclusively designed, authored, and marketed my handcrafted software.
By nature, I’m an ambivert, but I keep to myself mostly. Getting into awkward social situations is my expertise even though I never trained for it 😅. Recently I have joined Toastmasters International to improve my communication and confidence.
I have my own goals & ambitions that I want to achieve in this lifetime. My first and foremost ambition is to start my own software company by the end of 2021 as I have acquired the necessary expertise and a long list of clients who will help me actualize my dream.
My second desire is to travel the world. As the son of a para-military officer, I have been fortunate enough to travel to various places and experience various cultures & traditions and I intend to keep it that way even though my father retired in 2017.
As for my musical tastes, I’m very fond of synthwave/vaporwave genre of music though not strictly restricted to it. Any form of music that has a progressive message gets to my playlist.
I barely get time to watch movies, but when time permits I find myself enjoying comedies, suspense, and narrative rich series like Dark or The Expanse.
Life defining moments
I believe in every person’s life there are moments that redefine one’s own character. I’m fortunate to have experienced such moments myself.
Some of the moments include walking on a desolate beach alone at night, taking a shower under a waterfall, and kayaking in the backwaters, and more.
I hope moments like these continue to change my perspective about the world we live inhabit.
Things I look forward to in life
Like everyone else, I too have a desire to achieve financial freedom, but it’s not the only thing I want to focus on.
My trip to Andamans in 2019 has made me realize the extent of ocean pollution. Seeing beautiful white beaches littered with plastics drilled a hole into my heart. I felt ill-equipped to do anything about it and I want to change that feeling.
Besides personal goals, I want to take an ideological stand against ocean & mountain pollution and advocate for cleaner alternatives.
Name: Soumil Roy
Education: HS, BE dropout (2011), Completed Certificate Course in Graphic Design (2012)
- Worked as a Junior Developer for a startup in Bangalore (2011)
- Freelance Developer (2013 – current) (LinkedIn, UpWork)
Skills & Hobbies
- Specialized in developing Web products for startups & established businesses.
- Photography/ Cinematography (Instagram/ Kabasi Arts Cinematography)
- Travel (Instagram)
- Gardening (Photos)