Senior Industrial Designer
Intel Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Jan 2015 - Present (6 years 8 months)
Leading he design efforts across mobile, computing and wearable product design at Intel Bangalore Site.
Manager - Design and Development, New Business Division
Titan Company ltd.
Apr 2013 - Dec 2014 (1 year 8 months)
In the New Business Division at Titan industries, I am working directly with the CEO. My profile includes management of Design and development activities of New Business Ideas for Titan Companies to invest in. The job involves, in depth research, analysis of the research data and arriving at appropriate solutions, in terms of products, services, experiences etc and development, prototyping and user testing of the suggested solutions. Formulating need based research, design and development processes is a major part of my current role. I have also been extensively working on the strategic product planning for upcoming business plans, including product centric category planning with a key focus on retailing and defining design language for the lifestyle product roadmaps. Key categories I have worked on in the past 1 year are - * Experiential Learning for Kids * Customizable ethnic wear for Women * Lifestyle ceramic ware - Tableware and Gifting
Assistant Manager, New Business Division
Titan Company Ltd.
Nov 2012 - Apr 2013 (5 months)
My first project in NBD was to pilot a new retail format which pertains to all round development of kids in the age group of 4 to 14. The estimated turnover of the business is 5000 Crore at break even. The vertical I was responsible for deals with meaningful fun and experiential learning for overall development of children. My role involved single-handedly managing the experience and retail vertical of the business. This format is a combination of "mission based experiences" based on curriculum that allow for hands on learning. In this role, I was successful in combining my prior design experience, with the necessary project management skills. I have been simultaneously corresponding with the Research and Design agencies, to create design and development excellence. As a personal initiative, I was successful in devising the retail strategy for this retail format. This exercise included, extensive market and product categorization research to arrive at an optimal product mix.
Senior Designer - Titan Design Studio
Titan Company Ltd. India
Jan 2010 - Nov 2012 (2 years 10 months)
As a member of the Titan Design studio I was working on the design and development of watches for Titan and Sonata brands. Every day job involves creating a difference through cost effective designs, finishes and processes. Working closely with the marketing and manufacturing units and innovating in terms to process to serve a platter of differentiated designs in a cost sensitive market at the same time ensure seamless project management. As part of a larger team, my work profile has also involved working on the CMF trends and analysis, future direction definitions and product design of prescription eyewear for the Titan Eye+ brand in the past. Design Research and Theme Immersion, Design and Development of Concepts to Manufacturing Output, Product Innovation, Product Selection and buying, Vendor follow-ups, Team building, Project Management Projects: * Titan branded classic and fashion watches * A wide range of Sonata branded watches both ladies and gents * Buying and recreating a new look for OTS watches including plastic watches * Colour and finishes trends mapping for prescription eyewear
Industrial Designer and CMF Specialist
Kyocera Wireless India
Apr 2008 - Nov 2009 (1 year 7 months)
Member of a global team working specifically on the creation of new products and services for Kyocera wireless users across multiple platforms as well as core work on product design, across wireless business sectors within Kyocera. Major experience is in design and development of products, in conceptualizing future concepts taking user interface and product experience in a holistic view. Interested in consumer electronics field, and bringing best design into competitive intelligent products. Product innovation, Conceptualization, Product detailing and generating renders, Vendor follow-ups. Projects: * Mobile phone design (Flips, Qwerty, Touch, Bar phones) * Wireless Router Design * Colour, Material and Finish Explorations
Elephant Design Pvt. Ltd.
Sep 2007 - Mar 2008 (6 months)
Conducting exhaustive user research, product innovation, conceptualization, 3d solid modeling and product detailing. Projects: * Trophy Design * Exhibition Furniture * Hand Held Medical Device * Gas Stoves * Consumer Durables
Desmania Designs Pvt. Ltd.
Jul 2006 - Jul 2007 (1 year)
Conducting user research, product innovation, conceptualization, 3d solid modeling, and product detailing and generating 2D artwork. Projects: * FMCG packaging (Shampoos, Health Drinks, Cleaners, Mobile Accessories, Biscuits, Vanaspati Oil) * Stationary goods * Point of Purchase devices * Hand held Devices * White goods (Refrigerators / Air conditioners / Water Filters) * Kitchenware (Casseroles) * Packaging Graphics * Product Graphics Skills