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Sukumaran SS

Area of Practice

Design Strategist, Industrial Designer, Graphic Designer, Experience Designer, Interaction Designer, Retail Space Designer, Design Ethnographer and a Photographer


B.E. (Mechanical Engineering), Mysore University, Mysuru

M. Des (Product Design), National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Certificate Course (Mandarin- Chinese Language Studies for Professional Communication), Chinese Language Institute, New Delhi

Work Experience

  • Worked with Design Today for Tomorrow, an innovation and design-consulting firm, India
  • Worked with various companies as Design Expert as part of DTFT
  • Designed and developed NINO, a humanoid robot for assisting school children in educating about principles of Robotics and smart learning
  • Design Leader of the Optiemus Group of companies (Optiemus Infracom Limitied, New Delhi) and played a key role in the business of ‘Mobiliti World’ a 200 + retail store network of northern, eastern and western India
  • Designed and developed mobiles phones and mobile phone accessories for the Ridhi Design business in India
  • Worked as the Design Head at Olive (Haier) Telecom services
  • Senior Design Manager for Virgin Mobile India –a joint venture with Tata Tele Services and awarded with Excellency for the services
  • Team leader at Kyocera Wireless Corporation in India that designed mobile devices for USA, Latin America, India and Japanese market and one of the designs was showcased in CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas
  • Worked as a Product Designer Whirlpool, Global Consumer Design Asia for their Indian markets

Interest Areas

designing health care products; designing telecommunication devices

Current Practice at Srishti

Design Projects; Product Semantics; Design Thinking; Biomimicry Design; Service Design and Elements of Form

Creative Practice and Outreach

Actively engaged in learning various printing techniques and weaving techniques

Projects showcase:

Communities and Practices

Communities and Practices
Students listening to Raiz Kubra as she orates the history of Charminar. Ms Raiz is a notable travel guide, who organizes regular heritage walks in the city of Hyderabad.


Communities and Practices
Students interacting with a community of women living in the village station Ghanpur, part of Warangal. Here the women community practice the craft ‘Bobbin Lace Making’. This craft has been practiced for over 50years in this community.


Communities and Practices
Students interacting with artisans from Suraiya Hassan Bose’s weaving unit. Suraiya Appa, as she is fondly called, is an octogenarian who is focused on the revival of Persian brocades; specifically Mashru, Himroo, Jamavar and Paithani for over many decades.