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ABOUT

नमस्ते | ನಮಸ್ತೆ | 你好 | 안녕 | ہیلو | Hola | Bonjour | Hello!

I am a Red Dot award-winning strategic product designer with 8+ yrs. of experience and a double gold medallist alumnus of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, and NIFT.


Currently placed with Samsung Electronics as a Lead Designer for AI-based products and services revolving around Metaverse, Intelligent Phygital Products. Prior to that, I have helped many MNCs like Decathlon, Jindal, and TATA group for designing products ranging from wearables, home appliances, sports gear, and lifestyle décor in different capacities.

I'm also a visiting Jury, speaker, and faculty at premiere Design schools in India such as NID, IIT Bombay, NIFT, and Symbiosis Institute of Design.


I love traveling and being constantly inspired by mother nature, people & new technologies.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2013 - Present

 

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS,
LEAD DESIGNER

June 2018 - Present

- Metaverse 

- C-Lab Incubator (Samsung’s in house Startup Incubation Programme)
- Voice Intelligence & Bixby Services
- On-Device AI + ML
- IoT Multi-Device Ecosystem

TITAN COMPANY LTD.
MASTERS GRADUATE INTERN

June 2017 - January 2018

Masters Graduation project for smartwatches and wearables which happens to be a finalist in Red Dot Awards 2021 and Lexus Design Award 2019 in two categories (Product Design & Accessory Design)

GODREJ & BOYCE
MASTERS GRADUATE INTERN

June 2016 - July 2016

Worked with Appliance Innovation Cell for IoT based smart kitchen appliances

ARTD'INOX - JINDAL LIFESTYLE LTD,
ASSISTANT MANAGER

August 2014 - June 2015

  • Managed product design in the lifestyle decor field. 

  • 5+ products designed are in stores since 2014 

DECATHLON INDIA
PRODUCT DESIGNER (FULL TIME)

January 2014 - August 2014

  • Managed product design for sports equipment, speciality footwear for cricketers

  • 10+ products in stores across Decathlon retail stores and over online channels since 2014

TATA ELXSI
BACHELORS DESIGN INTERN

January 2013- May 2013

Worked with Experience and space design team under the leadership of Puneet Singh and Narendra Ghate, Chief Designer Tata Elxsi during graduation project

LOUIS PHILIPPE,
BACHELORS DESIGN INTERN

June 2012 - July 2012

Summer internship for space design projects for LP stores

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MY EDUCATION

Where I went to gain knowledge and competence

Masters in Design - Industrial Design

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, AHMEDABAD

GPA: 8.91

Exchange Semester

HAUTE ÉCOLE DES ARTS DU RHIN, MULHOUSE FRANCE

Awarded exchange semester from NID
GPA: A grade

Bachelors in Design - Lifestyle Accessory Design

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY, BANGALORE

All India NIFT Topper
GPA - 9.31

Diploma in Fine Arts

KORNIK, RABINDRA BHARATI UNIVERSITY
WB

GPA - Distinction

 
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AWARDS + RECOGNITIONS

At Global & Indian platforms

 

RED DOT "BEST OF THE BEST"
SINGAPORE

2021

Red Dot awards, one of the most prestigious awards in the field of design. Also considered as Oscars equivalent in the design field. Out of 5000+ global entries from premier design studios, only 60 projects were awarded "Best of the Best" in Design Concepts 2021.

RED DOT AWARDS
FINALIST

2021

Finalist in Smart wearable category for Product Concept

RENDER WEEKLY X KEYSHOT 3D
USA

2021

Winner of a motion design challenge run by Renderweekly in collaboration with the Luxion Keyshot 3D USA. Only 5 entries  have been awarded Keyshot license and recognition on their platforms

LEXUS DESIGN AWARD
INDIA FINALIST

2021

Finalist in product design concept category in 2021 India edition

SAMSUNG C-LAB 
STARTUP INCUBATION PROGRAM

2019

Winner for Samsung in-house start-up incubation program for an artificial intelligence-based mobility project (Product + Service Design). the winner gets an opportunity to travel to Seoul and pitch their project to get spin-off funding from Samsung.

LEXUS DESIGN AWARD
INDIA FINALIST - PRODUCT DESIGN

2019

India finalist in product design category for Titan Mettis - smart Toe ring project

LEXUS DESIGN AWARD
INDIA FINALIST - DESIGN THINKING

2019

Finalist in Design Thinking category for system design project

RSD 7 - TURIN ITALY
RESEARCH PAPER PUBLISHED

2018

The system design project was selected for paper presentation at RSD 7 - Systemic Design Symposium Turin Italy and the paper is published in open research at OCAD University, Toronto

SAMSUNG EDGE PROGRAM
INDIA

2017

Winner of the Samsung EDGE Business case cum product design competition. It was a multi-phase competition with the campus, zonal and final round where 10 finalists presented their project to Samsung's senior management from Seoul Korea and India.

WINNER - 25 UNDER 25
TATA GENX NANO, INDIA

2016

Awarded "Upcoming Designer" under 25 years sponsored and organized by Tata Motors and Campus Diaries

100% SCHOLARSHIP
CREATIVE ACADEMY, MILAN ITALY

2013

1200 Euros Scholarship for M.Des studies

TATA ELXSI
BEST GRADUATION PROJECT - NIFT

2013

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GOLD MEDAL
STUDENT OF THE YEAR - NIFT

2013

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GOLD MEDAL
BEST ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AWARD - NIFT

2013

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WINNER
MOST EXEMPLARY APPLICATION OF DESIGN METHODOLOGY - NIFT

2013

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