About me

About me

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TLDR Version; I am a product designer, plant medicine researcher, illustrator, documentary photographer, and biohacker. I spent a year in Amazon Rainforest to study various ancient ancestral medicines and healing modalities. Now piecing together those stories with grounded research, into informative research backed presentations.
In 2021, I went to study medicinal plants, sacred plant medicines and life of the people in the Amazon rainforest. I ended up living in/near Amazon rainforest for 10 months. Living with medicine maestros/medicine men of different tribes such as Shipibo, Matsés, and Bora.
That experience has given me newfound passion of preserving, protecting sacred plants and animals of the Amazon jungles and parts of the world where I have roots in.
Vision (The North Star)
I want to create new botanical medicines, design holistic healing retreats and focus on conservation of animals. Replenishing of environment with flora and fauna; planning and plant medicinal gardens, designing self–sustainable living spaces.


Product and User experience designer

  • User Interface designer
  • Product Designer (iOS, Android, Responsive Web Design)
  • Site Improve Accessibility

Media production

  • Podcast Production – Produced 2 podcasts – 20 hours of podcast content in 5 months.
  • Video Production – Over 12 video event documentation, Multicamera production
  • Storyboarding and Animatics
  • Digital Animation – Produced a 3D animation short in 2010

Digital Marketing

  • Primary and Secondary research
  • Content strategy
  • Inbound Marketing
  • Organic SEO strategy – Principle and observational vertical specific content strategies
  • Newsletter marketing
  • PR and Backlink strategy
  • Content Library

Artist – Digital & Print

  • Linocut / Woodcut
  • Vector illustration
  • Sketch illustration

Production (Audio & Video)

  • Podcast Production
  • Multicam video production
  • Conference videographty
  • Documentary
  • Commercial videography

Certifications & Education

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Digital design and communication

  • MasterClass
  • Hubspot Academy
  • Scrum Alliance

Holistic and health modalities (Ancestral and Modern)

  • Ancestral medicines and Kambo from the Jaguar People (Matsés)
  • Shipibo medicines
  • Wim Hof Breathwork
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
  • Qi Gong Beginner

Plant Medicines, Jungle Medicines, and Entheogens

  • University of Berkeley – BCSP101x – Psychedelics and the Mind
  • 60+ Shipibo, Matsés, Santo Daime – Sacred Medicine ceremonies
  • Academic Course – Ayahuasca, an World Spirituality – Des Tramacchi, PhD (Spirituality Scholar)
  • Academic Course – Ayahuasca and the Brain – Draulio de Araujo, PhD (Neuroscientist)
  • Academic Course – Ayahuasca in the Peruvian Amazon – Gretel Echazu, PhD (Anthropologist)
  • Huni Kuin & Yawaná medicine practices

Animal conservation

  • First Aid for Snake Bites (Elapids and Viperid)
  • Various courses on Herpetology + Field experience

All photography, illustrations and artworks are taken/made by Akshay Chauhan (me). Copyright 2023