Im an innovative industrial designer from London. I got into design by accident after I was not accepted for my first choice subject at university. A friend had mentioned Industrial design and I have always been inclined to creative subjects. I thought i would give the subject a go and here i am.
Nowadays, my work revolves mostly around how I can use my skills to help people, which is what i vowed to do with my abilities. I love to put myself into projects that have no easy answer and require me to think from scratch. This might involve creating a new process, or research from the basics upwards on a subject I have never approached.
In the future I hope to take my wish to help people using design to the next level by increasing my understanding of technology and wider social issues that exist. I also want to venture more into the arts-Im currently learning more about block printing here in India, (a traditional printing craft used to create sari's in India) and hope to begin practicing. If you would like to see the visuals from my travels in India so far, please see my blog!
Selco Foundation- Product designer
Whilst completing my degree project, i got in contact with The Selco Foundation for research purposes. The Selco Foundation is a solar NGO based out of Bangalore who operate within the spaces of education, livelihood, basic energy access, health and financial inclusion. My work with them has involved being a design lead for a variety of projects in lighting, child education technology, neonatal technology, livelihoods implementation and more.
Pixel Image- VR interface designer.
July 2016-September 2016
After flying out to India to meet the architectural digital imaging firm, I was introduced to my task. This consisted of creating a VR platform for clients to experience the visuals and animations in a completely new way, by adding depth to the experience. After researching much of the existing market, we resolved to go a different route by making the goggles out of cardboard while adding two new features only seen in plastic counterparts (lens maneuverability and altering screen distance). Over the course of the time spent, I completed over 20 prototypes to perfect the final design for stamp manufacture. I also created animations and imaging using 3ds max software to model my component.
Grant designs- Bespoke furniture designer .
April 2016-July 2016
Over a period of ten weeks I joined carpenter and yacht designer Grant Jossali for some payed experience, assisting him in making bespoke furniture for clients. Work included cutting, shaping, sanding and filling wood from scratch as well as assembling the designs to completion. Designs often had to be reevaluated to consider the clients changing needs as well as how to best utilise the surrounding space to fit these models, allowing me to realise the important head to hands relationship between design and model.
HCL- Product Designer
January 2017-May 2017
I gained experience with HCL in collaboration with the university when we were tasked with identifying a disadvantaged group of our choice and helping them with our skills with only one restriction: the item had to be suitable for 3d printed manufacture. I decided to focus on elderly people who suffer from dementia and specifically focusing on locating and comforting sufferers who get lost in public.
January 2016-May 2016
I gained experience with Herman Miller on collaboration with the university. This project involved targeting students in Rural areas of India with the aim of designing something that could both improve their educational experience as well as enhance it. Main focuses were multi-functionality and implementation of the product into its surroundings. I mainly took a leadership role among the group, controlling and contributing to much of the development process.