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Work experience

Feb 2014Mar 2015

Material Innovation/ Process Design

TransMarketing, Kolkata/ Coal India

Worked in association with innovative materials company TransMarketing, Kolkata, to consult Coal India in development of a task specific chemical material and process to design a newer more efficient system to contain fire breakouts inside mines.

Whereas the entire process would take around two weeks earlier, our solution can be implemented within one day.

Mar 2013Sep 2013

Project Manager

Earth Institute, Auroville, Pondicherry

Headed research and development of a newer machine that could make bricks out of compressed earth rather than fired earth.

Task included co-ordinating between Earth Institute which is a specialist in Earthen Architecture and Construction, with Aureka, which is an engineering firm and with the resources and capabilities to develop purpose built machines.

Included understanding needs of the architecture firm and interpreting for them the solutions as suggested by the engineering firm.

Jan 2011Jan 2012

Marketing Consultant/ Design Evaluator

Emblaze Mobile, Ra'anana, Israel

Was consultant to this Israeli Design House working on Mobile devices, to help them find newer applications for the platform they had developed, and also help them find buyers who would be interested in manufacturing devices with this new platform. Included meeting top management of several India and China based mobile devices manufacturers and liaising  between the two.

Apr 2010Sep 2010

Research Associate

National Institute of Design, Paldi, Ahmedabad

The ministry of MSME and NID together had initiated a scheme to extend design assistance to MSME's and offer financial subsidies for design fees.

I was part of the early team which recognised key business associations and manufacturing clusters which could be leveraged to spread awareness and to bring in potential clients for the services offered.

Tasks included travelling over Western India and talking to industry association heads and also to Conduct workshops for these associations to explain the potential of design empowerment.

Dec 2009Apr 2010

Product Development/ Brand Consultation

Greendiamz, Ahmedabad

This company was coming up with a newer kind of material based on Bio-Plastics, which was essentially plastic made out of wheat and corn starch instead of petroleum byproducts, and would decompose in soil.

Worked in tandem with Product Designers  to develop newer applications and products for their material, and with Graphic Designers to create cohesive branding for the upcoming B2B firm.


May 2006Dec 2009

M.Des.; Strategic Design Management

National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
May 2001May 2004


St. Xavier's College, Kolkata
Mar 1989Mar 2001


St. Xavier's Collegiate School, Kolkata