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An educational entrepreneur, Dr Jitin Chadha, is best known for his carefully conceived educational programs. He is the Founder Director of the Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD), New Delhi, which is known for its collaboration with Kingston School
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With a Master’s degree in Fine Arts and Graphics, Professor Usha Nehru Patel received a Certificate in Higher Education in the U.K. and a degree in Fashion and Styling from the Netherlands. Her diverse experience in fashion and textiles has
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An education management professional with over 25 years’ experience across the education sector Simrat specializes in start-up management for Design and Business Education including, but not limited to, strategic business planning, operations management, infrastructure planning and re-development, human capital management,
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With over 38 years of experience in the field of architecture and design, he also has over 30 years of experience as an academician. He graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture,
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She has over 30 years of experience in teaching. She completed her PhD in Economics from Mumbai University and thereafter headed the Department of Economics at a college in Mumbai University. She went on to work as Dean PGDM with
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With nearly 25 working years behind him, Gunjan has practiced design across the genres of mainstream Fashion, Costume design, Textile art and being an Educator . An alumna of NIFT (Delhi), he has had the privilege to parallelly tread various
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With 25 years of experience as a designer and educator, Saumya has advocated slow conscious living and conservation of indigenous cultures in her classroom, at global conferences and as a TEDx speaker too. As the founding course leader of the
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A firm believer in the potential of Design and Creativity education, Prachi is a designer, educator and researcher. Her 20+ years of industry experience spans across product design, social design, publication design as well as the business process of design.
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Aarti Uberoi is a multi-disciplinary design practitioner with over two decades of experience as a consultant, academician and entrepreneur. An alumna of Massey University, New Zealand and NIFT, New Delhi. She also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE)
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Vamsi did his schooling from Vidyardhi Srujana Kuteer, where he learnt that problems don’t exist without solutions. He came to IIAD to hone my skills as a designer. Last year he contested for Vice President and wasn’t successful. He thought it
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Professor Spier was instrumental in establishing the collaboration between IIAD and Kingston University (KU) in 2014. As Head of the Design School at the time, Professor Spier was excited with the thought that the collaboration between KU and IIAD would
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Mr. Sunil Sethi, President of the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) is committed towards taking Indian fashion global by promoting the 'Business of Fashion' and has been operating for the last 11 years. He is the Sr. Vice President, Li
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Named Vice President and Managing Director in August 2011, Nikhil Arora is responsible for charting Intuit’s strategy in India. He has over 20 years’ of global experience in corporate strategy, international operations, marketing, and finance in India, Russia, Central Asia,
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Mandy Ure, Dean, Kingston School of Art, visited IIAD in 2019 as part of the Kingston team to attend the graduation of the first batch of IIAD Students. As part of deepening the collaborative relationship, she has been instrumental in
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Deepak is from Haridwar, Uttarakhand, and has done his schooling from D.A.V. Centenary Public School. He feels that design as a field is very fascinating keeping in mind his interest in sketching, painting, photography, and filmmaking. Deepak feels that there
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Saurabh has been an experienced designer and academician for twenty years,  leading fashion academic programs, with blended (online & f2f) curriculum development & teaching, International university audits - validation & examination process, academic talent-hiring, and staff training. As a faculty member
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Pranay Mangrati graduated from National Institute of Fashion Technology, He is now an associate professor with the Indian Institute of Art & Design and even though he is essentially a product designer at the core, he prefers not being confined
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Madhu Pandit is the Associate Professor in the Interior Architecture and Design Department at the Indian Institute of Art & Design. As Partner at NMA (Neeraj Manchanda Architects, founded 1990), an award winning Architectural and Interior Design practice based in New
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“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin With more than a decade of experience, Rashim has always been a firm believer and preacher of “Learning by Doing”. She
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Rich experience of over 20 years in Animation, Design and Storytelling, Shaaz has been an explorer in methods and mediums of visual narratives. As the Founding Director of Mud n Water - a Communication Design Studio, he has produced Animations,
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Arusha is pursuing Fashion Design, a subject she has been passionate about since she was a child. She is a humanities student from Delhi Public School. Arusha finds it exciting to see how everyone incorporates design in their everyday life,
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As the Head of the Design School, Prof. Chapman regularly visits IIAD and is actively involved in managing the day-to-day aspects of the partnership between Kingston School of Art and IIAD. He has been proactive in creating new initiatives to
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With over twenty years of experience, Tanya’s work spans across Alternate Construction, Crafts Initiative, Digital Content, Exhibition Design, Heritage Conservation, Product Design, and others. A strong advocator of hands-on learning, it is no surprise that Construction, Design, Graphics and Materials
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Over the last 15 years, Rohin Sher has specialised in understanding, measuring and talking about the adverse effect of modern architecture, interior practices on our environment. His diverse experiences have given him a great platform to explore the seemingly unresolvable conflict
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A sculptor from Kolkata, Kishore Chakraborty has been a practicing artist for the last 27 years. He was a senior fellow in sculpture from the Ministry of Culture. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in India and abroad along with
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Anshoo Rajvanshi with two decades of experience in the field of art and design has a fine arts and sociology background. She has conducted numerous workshops, solo and group shows in India, and has been a national scholar awarded by
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Pankaj Narain is a Furniture Design Alumnus from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. He holds a post graduate certification in teaching and learning in higher education from Kingston University, UK and has a teaching experience of over 14 years at
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As one of India’s leading lifestyle designers, Raseel Gujral Ansal has been valued for her outstanding ability in leading architecture and interior design trends over the past 25 years. Her design philosophy emphasizes a refined use of art, magnificent objects,
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Rachna Imam has been a part of the Fashion industry for more than 16 years. A graduate from NIFT Delhi, she was the Head of Sales and Marketing with Tarun Tahiliani. She has been a faculty with Institute of Apparel
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Josh P. S is a young reputed contemporary artist. He secured a Bachelor’s Degree in Painting with distinction from College of Fine Arts Thiruvananthapuram, and a master’s degree from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He has also received a Scholarship
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Karan studied humanities with psychology at Manav Rachna International. He is currently doing Interior Architecture and Design. His interests are in sports, sketching and making furniture pieces. He also enjoys exploring different materials. Karan never thought that he would also be
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Sachin Pasricha has 15+ years of experience in Marketing, People and Relationship Management and has dealt with key influencers and decision makers from corporates of all sizes. He has worked with the Career Services division of the University of Petroleum
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As part of a 3-day interactive session with the faculty and students, Ms. Samantha Elliot-Coles visited the IIAD campus. During her visit, she closely observed the students’ work at IIAD from the disciplines of Communication Design, Interior Architecture & Design,
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Prof. Anne Boddington visited IIAD on a number of occasions to initiate the staff development programme as envisaged in the collaboration with Kingston University. She conducted two day intensive workshops on faculty and academic quality development. She interacted with the
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Leena is the curator of Couture Fashion Label Ashima - Leena, a brand known globally for it's dedication to traditional Indians Craftsmanship along with it's modern, versatile style and sensibilities. She is one of the founding members of the Fashion
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Caroline Alexander, Senior Lecturer with the Dept of Fashion at Kingston University, visited IIAD as part of the ongoing IIAD-KU collaboration. Caroline was invited to conduct workshops on portfolio building with the IIAD students and initiate them into the requirements
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As part of the Kingston University faculty visit programme, Dr Abrams visited IIAD to interact with the students of the Communication design Dept. He conducted workshops on illustration animation, which are his specialisations. He spoke about the rapidly growing market
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Manisha is a specialist in Creative Branding and Marketing. She has been working in the space of advertising and brand communication design for more than a decade now. Manisha was a visiting faculty at GD Goenka University, Gurugram, for four
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Endorsed by a Masters in Digital Innovation and Creativity, and heralded by her 10 multi-disciplinary years in the creative industries, Shachi’s motivation lies in creating new digital strategies that redefine ideas, values, and identity, meeting struggles of change and constant
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Hemanshi’s strong passion for design stems from her days at her alma mater (NIFT). With a varied career experience spanning over 8 years, her knowledge in design expands in multiple domains like UI/UX, packaging, and branding.  Having worked with International Start-ups,
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Richa Sood has 18 years of experience in Fashion business, with core expertise in garment and print design. She has been consulting as a design head for Nirrammya, a leading brand in the middle east and worked intensively with; Tarun
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Nikhil studied computer science at Chettinad Vidyashram, Chennai. He is currently studying Communication Design and has a specific interest in Typography, Graphic Design and Art. He spends my time learning about philosophy, history and new ways to blend technology into
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A strategic thinker and an eco-friendly designer, Shipra Kukreja is best known in the industry for sustainable fashion and ethical design practices in her professional endeavours. In addition to being a NIFT alumna, she holds a Masters’ degree in fashion
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Suman Bhandary is a typeface designer and font developer who graduated with a MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, UK and a recipient of the prestigious Charles Wallace Scholarship. He has contributed as a Principal Designer of
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Mani enjoys creating experiences in physical and virtual planes and is interested in juxtaposing Art with Design as she explores structure, mixed media and analog interfaces. Over a decade, she has acquired a rich knowledge of cultural techniques and crafts from
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Proficient in all aspects of design, illustration, pattern making, draping and constructing in Indian formal , ethnic and festive wear as well as home furnishing and accessories, Anupama has over 25 years of experience working with leading fashion houses and
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Pragya Sharma has been involved in academics since the past three years, prior to which she was working as a menswear designer in the industry. She was initially trained as an engineer and then moved on to fashion design. She
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Latika is currently pursuing Interior Architecture and Design. She completed her schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya. Her interests lie in calligraphy, embroidery and resin art. The reason she chose to become a designer is to give a better and unique lifestyle
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Highly skilled in Hardware and Software solutions and application, Inderjit Singh Jassel is a seasoned Industry professional, with over 13 years of experience in visual communication with extensive experience in Graphic design, Project management and Production assignments at Technical skill
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She is an alumna of the MA Fashion Technology Programme at the prestigious London College of Fashion. She has worked within the fashion industry both in design and communication for numerous brands in India and the UK, most notably J
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Having worked both locally in India and globally in the UK, Megha has extensive knowledge of Indian craft clusters, Intangible traditional knowledge, and the encompassing local episteme along with a focus on embedding sustainability as businesses' core value. She follows
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She is a faculty of Design Research & Context at IIAD, mentoring the students pursuing their Foundation Year Programme. She is a product design graduate from Indian Institute of Crafts & Design, Jaipur. She has worked innumerable design interventions as
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Having graduated as an Outstanding Scholar from Savannah College of Art and Design (United States), with a Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design, Kanika Arora is a Commercial Interior Designer, Architect, Educator and Panelist. Kanika completed her Bachelor of
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Aryapriya Ganguly is a Recognised University of Londor Worldwide Tutor, Associate Professor and Course Leader for Management at the Indian School of Business & Finance, New Delhi. He teaches Human Resource Management and Organisation Behaviour and Leadership at IIAD. Aryapriya
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Sahil Arora works as an Assistant Professor at ISBF (Indian School of Business and Finance) and has done projects with FICCI. He also worked as a Research Support Specialist at Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) which involved information analysis, data augmentation
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Prof Soumitra Mookherjee graduated from St. Xavier’s College after which he obtained the B.Sc Degree in Economics from University College, London. He completed his M.Phil in economics from Darwin College, University of Cambridge, in the year 1992. He has 15
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Varud Gupta was born and bred for business until an existential crisis sent him travelling and writing through the culinary cultures of the world. It was on this journey he fell in love with storytelling. His first book, Bhagwaan Ke Pakwaan,
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Mr. Gaurav Vashisht, a research scholar, management professional (MBA) and a law graduate, is a new age entrepreneur and a visiting faculty, trainer to many premiere business schools and corporate houses of repute in India. He has worked with the
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Smriti Saxena is a Communication Designer & Fashion Retail professional with an experience of over 10 years in various industries like advertising, lifestyle, fashion retail and E-Commerce. She has worked with brands like Da-Milano, Draft FCB Ulka, Happily Unmarried, USTRAA.com
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Manobhav Verma is a qualified Chartered Accountant from ICAI, Delhi and a Certified Public Accountant from AICPA, USA. He also holds Diploma in Information Systems Audit from ICAI and Diploma in IFRS from ACCA, UK. He graduated from Shri Ram College
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BRIDGING
GAPS BETWEEN ASPIRATIONS
AND OPPORTUNITIES

CAREERS

work
with IIAD

Come and join us to bridge gaps between learning and teaching, and build bridges between academia and industry.

At IIAD, we have built an open environment infused with creativity, a spirit of inquiry and a space to evolve and grow. Our endeavour is to attract the best talent and grow as a premier design education institution relevant for the times. We work relentlessly towards this goal and so far our journey has been rewarding.

We welcome people who have an appetite for learning and innate curiosity. We look for attentiveness, empathy and quality in our people. At heart, we are collaborators. We seek enthusiastic people who will contribute to the IIAD culture of working together while excelling individually.

Write to us at [email protected], if you wish to be part of this exciting adventure.