Industrial Designer / DesignXDesign 25 under 35 / Ex-Samsung & Whirlpool Design Team Member
Design is at the soul of all products. Its what makes humans establish a relation with innate objects. This is the thought that has driven sharad to passionately drive design in his professional life. He brings along his skills in Product Design & holistic system-level thinking from his past years in the design industry. After Graduating from the Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune , he went onto work with global design centers of US and Korean electronic giants. Gaining global design expertise while staying within India was a unique experience especially after designing for International brands. Stepping out of the studio it was evident that our country was in a dire need of good design at every human touchpoint. The decision to leave the corporate realm was to help Indian manufacturers get the best of design services and be at par with global standards.
Early 2015, Sharad set up GDD along with his partner Saibal Datta. Saibal came from a UX design and sharad from a Physical product design background. They have served some of the top brands in the country with their design expertise. Some of his key clients are Franke Faber,Havells, Fabindia.
During the 90s, the small towns in India had very limited access to global brands. I still fondly remember my T-series walkman and my friend's Sony “walkman”…read more