As a keen observer of everyday encounters, I have immense belief in the transformative power of design and how it can impact lives effortlessly.
I would describe my work to be research-based and driven by nourishing learning experiences. I see design as a tool that can assist in navigating through the ever-evolving complexities around us.
By understanding cultures and putting myself in the users' shoes, I strive to generate experience-driven design solutions for enhanced expression of our identities as a generation.
January 2020 - July 2020 / Bengaluru, IN
Worked along with the Medhar community of Bamboo craftsmen in Karnataka, using design as a tool for generating transformative interventions that help in improving their current livelihood conditions.
Used the methods provided under Participatory Rural Appraisal to gather information by involving the local communities so as to have a collaborative approach to the solution.
May 2019 - July 2019 / Bengaluru, IN
Industrial Design and Research Intern
Worked with the versatile team at 3M Design Center India on the Research and Development of 3M Retroreflective Solutions for the Indian Consumer Market
Collaborated with Marketing Team and Engineering Team to generate an experience-driven solution while ensuring all the needs for production are met.
Industrial Design Intern
May 2018 - June 2018 / Mumbai, IN
Designed a customer journey and experience for Imaginarium, while working on enhancing in-house communication for consistency.
Applied systemic approach to allow employee engagement eventually lead to brand engagement for the company.
NSRCEL - IIMB
Industrial Design and Research Intern
December 2017 - April 2018 / Bengaluru, IN
Interned at Inaaya, an NSRCEL-IIM Bangalore incubated start-up working towards designing a range of activewear and athleisure for older women in India.
Conducted primary market research and comprehensive material study.
Carried out brainstorming, ideation, and prototyping sessions along with the brand owners as a part of the design process.
The final designs were sent for scaled production to the manufacturers.
Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology
B.Des Industrial Arts & Design Practices
Minor in Human-Centered Design, Business Systems & Service Design.
July 2016 - July 2020 / Bengaluru, IN
Product Design, Research & Development, User-centered Design, Design Thinking, Iterative Design, Visual Design, Design for Play, Speculative Design
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe XD, AutoCAD, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, Autodesk Fusion360, Keyshot, Microsoft Office
Issued August 2020
Entrepreneurship In Emerging Economies
Identifying and solving for "Institutional Voids" by making them a site for entrepreneurial innovations.
Udemy - Nir Eyal
Issued September 2020
How To Build Habit-Forming Products
Understanding "The HOOK Model", a framework that gives entrepreneurs and product designers a new way of thinking for necessary components of influencing user behavior.
Issued October 2020
Sustainable Packaging In A Circular Economy
Understanding the benefits and challenges of current packaging systems and explore the opportunities of a circular economy for packaging.
Parliamentarians with Innovators for India
Shortlisted for Recommendation
Our solution ‘Grocery Shopping during Covid-19’ was selected over 350 solutions submitted to PIIndia.org.
The solution was showcased to the parliamentarians across parties and states. Team - Krishna Pranav, Ria Shah, Bhavya Agrawal, Srishti Garg
Sir Ratan Tata Scholarship
Granted with a scholarship on the basis of outstanding academic performance during the foundation year.
Bangalore Walk Festival
December 2020 / Bengaluru, IN
Lead a walk at Bengaluru’s renowned Lalbagh Botanical Garden based on how the garden reflects the overall ecology of the city.
Conducted a workshop on basics of botanical illustration.
When I'm not working, I can be found around painting intricate botanical illustrations. I find this process to be extremely therapeutic and essential as a getaway from work.
I also document my travels in the form of travelogues. It started when I began sketching out my thoughts on a piece of paper, which eventually led to painting landscapes rather than clicking a picture of them. I look at this practice as a form of meditation that further leads to generating ideas through experiences.
You can view more pages from my journal
Also about me
I have had several wonderful opportunities to conduct workshops as well, one of them being a part of the Bangalore Walk Festival, check out some pictures below.
Interviewed along with 4 other collectors from our country by Homegrown India, where I spoke about my passion for collecting Keychains since childhood and shared stories behind this quirky treasure of mine.
"We Profiled 5 Indian Collectors' Unusual Collections"
My passion for being a collector of keychains also fueled my motivation and pushed me to write my Pre-Thesis Term Paper about this lifelong commitment and dedication towards preserving memories, places, and encounters in the form of tangible objects.
It's called "The art of collecting"
You can view the paper here