Hi I'm Viswak an Industrial designer and Design researcher from

NID ,Ahmedabad.

 

Design has always been an inevitable part of my life, My projects allow me to express the diversity of thoughts and the multi-disciplinary nature of work ,I'm really passionate about experimental design and its application in real world.

I'm currently working on my Graduation Project at

National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

The project revolves around the domain of Behavior studies and

tries to bridge the gap between Human and Technology.

Educational background

2016 - Current

March - August 2019

2005 - 2016

National Institute of Design,

Ahmedabad, India.

Hochschule Pforzheim,

Germany.

Madras Christian College,

Higher secondary school,

Chennai, India.

Bachelor of Design (B.Des)

Industrial Design

Exchange Semester (B.A)

Industrial Design 

Schooling

Primary and High school

(Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Comp.Sc)

2002 - 2005

Vivekananda school,

Kuala Lampur , Malaysia.

Schooling

Primary school

Professional experience

Dec 2019 - Jan 2021

Titan Company Ltd,

Bangalore, India.

Industrial Design Intern

Mentor : Mr. Mahendra Chauhan                          (Head of design)

  • Design conceptualisation and design development of a Hybrid watch

  • Design Development of a watch for Visually Impaired (Production)

  • Co-ordinating with Internal departments and external suppliers throughout the process

  • Designing a framework to explain product attributes for the Design and Marketing team

December 2020

Furniture Design 

Chennai, India

Marketing and Branding

Self initiated 

  • Setting up Kickstarter campaign

  • Manufacturing 

  • Co-ordinating with supplier and manufacturer

November 2019

Army Design Bureau,

Delhi, India

Design Researcher ,

Systems Project

Mentor : Mr. Praveen Nahar 

              (Director NID-A) ,

              Mr. Sahil Thappa .

  • Conducted a five day field visit to Amritsar Army cantonment.

  • Developed Systems thinking and Design thinking framework

  • Application Design thinking tools and methods

  • Documented activities and livelihood of soldiers from different sectors of the army

December 2018

Railway Design Centre,

Ahmedabad, India.

Student Product Designer

(Earn while you Learn)

Mentor : Mr. Md. Naim Shaik.

  • Developed seating concepts for the Indian railway passenger car

June 2016

Evolve Studio,

Architecture and Design​,

Chennai, India.

Intern - Spatial Designer

  • Designed layouts for a Shopping street made with shipping containers.

  • Designed concepts for shipping container Kiosks.

  • Model making.

  • Backdrop design for Juice shop (Lassi House,Chennai)

2017 - Present

Freelance Projects

Achievements 

2020

Nominee - Student of the Year,

Elle Decor International Design Awards

Entry : KAGU, a versatile multi-use furniture design.

EDIDA is a unique international event where the 25 editors-in-chief of the ELLE DECORATION international network gather to award global excellence in design in 14 categories.

2020

Shortlisted,

RSD 9

The system design project with the Army Design Bureau was displayed at RSD symposium (International System design symposium)

2019

Winner - National level

Titan Nvisage, Design for Future.

Entry : Titan Tact, Inclusive watch design for the Visually Impaired

Nvisage is organised by Titan Comapany to identify and reward new talents from design schools in India.

2019

Shortlisted,

Design for Social Development

Classroom project done as part of "Kind Machines" mentored by Jon rogers (University of Dundee) was displayed and presented to Mr. Don Norman and

Mr. Srini Srinivas at NID, Gandhinagar.

2019

Shortlisted,

Lines of Inquiry

The system design project with the Army Design Bureau was displayed at the Lines of Inquiry event help at NID, Ahmedabad.

2016

Student Excellence Award

Awarded by Madras Christian College, for the subjects

Mathematics and German

2015

Pasch Scholarship

Goethe Institut

Pasch Scholarship offers a 3 week language programme in Germany with students from different countries with different cultural backgrounds.

2015

Zonal Winners

Junior Basketball

Sports Development Authority of Tamilnadu.

Ball handler - Point guard .

2011

Finalist

Hindu Young World quiz competition.

All India quiz competition held at Bokaro, Jharkhand.

Academic Involvements and Leaderships

Core Member

Industry Interface Committee

NID, Ahmedabad

Co-ordinate with student representatives from different disciplines. Facilitating the transfer of Placement cell management from the Admission department to the students. Inviting industry professionals for workshops and talks for the students at NID.

Placement Co-ordinator

Student Activity Council

NID, Ahmedabad

Organised the Placements day at NID, Ahmedabad in 2019 . Co-ordinate with company representatives and Students. Planning and allocating tasks to Student volunteers.

Maintaining digital records of the placed students.

Installation and

Structure Co-ordinator

Garba-Navratri

NID, Ahmedbad

Navratri is celebrated in grand manner at NID. This is the only time of the year where people are invited inside to celebrate with the students. I was involved in designing the Brick Temple ,which will be circled by people people dancing the traditional folk dance (Garba). I also managed the setting up of installations around the college campus.

Team Leader,

Kiosk design  

NID, Ahmedabad

The "Design Street" at NID showcases the work of different disciplines in kiosks , this exhibit helps people understand the nature of work in each disciplne. I was involved from Designing to execution of the Kiosk,  and also the Curation of student works for the exhibit. This experience helped me improve my management skills .

Curator and Spatial Designer

"OnExchange" Exhibition

NID, Ahmedabad

Curated projects done by students during their exchange semester at NID Ahmedabad. Co-ordinated with the IT and Maintenance department to set up the Exhibits 

Student Volunteer 

Urban Design Collective

Chennai.

Conducting survey for Urban Design Collective, at Uroor Slum in Chennai.

Secretary of Science department

Student Council 

MCC , Chennai.

School Pupil Leader,

Student Council 

MCC Primary, Chennai.

Member

Photographic Society of Madras

Skills

Hard skills

Rapid Prototyping

Model making

Sketching

Arduino -Electronics

Digital Modelling

Autocad

Rhino

Fusion

Maya

Keyshot

Design tools

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Indesign

Adobe Premier pro

Adobe Xd

Adobe After effects

Other Skills

Systems thinking

Ethnographic studies

Design management

Research methodology

Conceptualisation

Content curation

Languages

English   |   Tamil   |   Telugu   |   Hindi   |   German (B1)

Luxumbourg

3 cups

Flour

Germany

Pforzheim

2015 , 2019

Spain

India

Chennai

10 years

Netherlands

Belgium

Places visited

Singapore

Malaysia

7 years

Places lived

India

Ahmedabad

4 years

Email  

Phone 

+91 9789026266

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