About

Dynamic

Motivated

Team-Player

Srishti Garg

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.

Resume

Experience

Industree Foundation

January 2020 - July 2020 / Bengaluru, IN

Graduation Project
  • 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

3M India

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.

Imaginarium (India)

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.

Education

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

Skills
Design

Product Design, Research & Development, User-centered Design, Design Thinking, Iterative Design, Visual Design, Design for Play, Speculative Design

Tools

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe XD, AutoCAD, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, Autodesk Fusion360, Keyshot, Microsoft Office

Certifications

HarvardX

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. 

TU Delft 

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. 

Recognitions

Parliamentarians with Innovators for India

April 2020

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

Tata Trust

March 2018

Sir Ratan Tata Scholarship
  • Granted with a scholarship on the basis of outstanding academic performance during the foundation year.

Volunteering

Bangalore Walk Festival

December 2020 / Bengaluru, IN

Student Volunteer
  • 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.

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"We Profiled 5 Indian Collectors' Unusual Collections"

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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

© 2020 by Srishti Garg

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