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About Faculty

Education at The D-School will be delivered by accomplished and competent Faculty members who, as Designers possess a wide range of expertise ranging from Textile Design, Product Design, Lifestyle Products and Accessories Design to UI / UX Design from major Design Institutes (including NID and IITs) and Industry.

The members of the Board of Studies and the Industry Advisory Board of The D-School are from major Design Institutes like NID, IITs and from various domains of the Industry such as IT, Manufacturing, Electronics, Handicrafts & Handloom sectors.

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Name: Rajshekhar Narayan Designation: Head, Education Programs, Associate Professor

Rajshekhar holds an M. Des (Textiles Design) from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Prior to that, he did a Diploma in Handloom Technology from Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Varanasi. He has about 3 decades of work experience in allied areas of the Design Industry -Textiles, Handicrafts, Furniture, Interiors, Branding & Communication, Packaging Design, and Lifestyle Products & Accessories. His association in Design Education include teaching at NID, Ahmedabad, Vijayawada and Kurukshetra and other Private Design Institutes as Visiting Faculty. Rajshekhar is a consultant Designer to many NGOs across India and various State Textiles and Handicraft Organizations in Karnataka, West Bengal and M.P. He has also held key positions in the Design departments in leading textile manufacturing and export houses in Bengaluru, Delhi and Kolkata.

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Name: Tina Roy Designation: Chief Mentor (Foundation Program), Associate Faculty of Practice

Tina holds a B. Des in Textile and Apparel Design from the National Institute of Design (NID, Ahmedabad). She is a design mentor skilled in design management, design strategy and category management, with a work experience of more than 18 years in the industry. She has played key roles with online and offline retail players like Urban Ladder, Fabindia and Zanav Home as a founding member in setting up furnishing and garments businesses in the area of design and product development in both export and domestic markets. Tina is also one of the founders and creative head of her own ventures, Aalo and Incy Wincy which have carved out a niche in their own rights in the craft’s space.

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Name: Kiran Gopinath Designation: Head of Masters Programs, Program Coordinator - M.Des, Assistant Professor

Kiran holds a B. Tech (Electronics and Communication Engg.) from Anna University and an M. Des in Industrial Design from the IIT Delhi. He started his career as an Industrial Designer in the domain of Automotive Styling. His design works were showcased in International Auto expo and Defence expo 2012. He has over 7 years of experience in teaching design at various levels including experience at the Kerala State Institute of Design.

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Name: Akshay Koranne Designation: Co-ordinator of Retail& Interior Space Design, Assistant Professor

Akshay holds a M.Des in Design for Retail Experience from the National Institute of Design (NID). He has an Undergraduate Degree in Interior design from the National School of Interior Design (Saurashtra University).

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Name: Charu Tiwari Designation: Assistant Professor

Charu holds a B.Des in Fashion & Lifestyle Accessories Design from NIFT, Hyderabad and a M.Des in Furniture & Interior Design from NID, Ahmedabad. She has over 6 years of experience working in the industry with a focus on Spatial & Retail design, where she had the opportunity to work with brands like Tata Westside, Kaya Clinic Ltd, The Times of India Group, VR Mall, among others.

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Name: Harish CB Designation: Co-ordinator of Product Design, Assistant Professor

Harish holds an M.Des(Industrial Design) from Industrial Design Centre - IITB and a B.Tech degree from CUSAT. With competent skills and an understanding of design, he has a zeal for hosting collaborative projects with students and industry and is involved in various interdepartmental projects, coordinating and liaising with engineering and technical departments to represent the school on international and national platforms on contests. Being in the software design industry during the initial phase of his career, added with inherent creative skills, has an inclination for digital realization and creating meaningful designs.

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