About Me

Design is Life. I am a passionate Designer, Design Leader and Educator. 

PRESENT ENGAGEMENTS
I am the founder of fondésan, a Research & Design Consulting Agency, working with organisations and individuals to create impactful solutions. We are headquartered in Delhi NCR, India, with team of consultants spread across the world. 

Through the fondesan.academy I facilitate workshops on Design Thinking, Innovation & Leadership, User Experience Design, Entrepreneurship, Project Management. We have conducted over 30 workshops at companies across different domains.

I function as the Chief Design Officer at Leadingdots Solutions Private Limited, a boutique 20 person development team. I am responsible for building a strong in-house design and UX capacity within the organisation, leading to growth in sales. 

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
I am also currently the CEO of the Happy Horizons Trust, that uses the power of Design Thinking, Participatory Learning, Community-based learnings and alternative education interventions (storytelling, activity based learning, learning through films and videos) to improve the quality of school education in India. Currently the 40 people organisation works with 35 schools in Rural Bihar, outreaching to approximately 5000 students.  Through this program, we also empower girls in Rural Bihar, through a Youth Leadership Development Program. Currently we have 31 girls who are the beneficiaries of the program. 

As we move to a more connected world, User Experience & Design Thinking are critical skills towards creating products that add value to our daily lives.

 

TEACHING
I am a visiting faculty to numerous Design colleges and teach courses on Design Theory & Methods, User Experience Design, Design for Social Impact. I am a guest faculty at IIT Delhi and Shiv Nadar University (Greater Noida). 
In the past have mentored over 50 students in their Diploma projects, some of which have gone on to win awards too.

PAST ENGAGEMENTS
In the past, I was a principal consultant to L’école de design Nantes Atlantique, one of the leading Design schools in France. , where I functioned as Director and Head of Operations of India Studio. Over the 5 years of my association, I established the Master’s program in Transcultural Design, that emphasised on Design for Social Impact and Design Thinking.

Prior to this, I established and led the Design Team at Kuliza Technologies and facilitated the transition of the company from a services to a product company. I managed a team of 4 Designers and UX Developers and worked on building a suite of products to facilitate Social Commerce.  

I was a faculty of design at The Institute for Product Leadership, teaching User Experience, Prototyping and Usability to Product Management professionals.