GV Sreekumar is Professor and Head of Industrial Design
Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
According to him design is a divine activity which aims to
improve an experience or solve a problem or create innovative ideas, products
and/or experiences which transcend boundaries of physical senses. He believes
in humanistic approach to design pedagogy, giving students time and space to
experiment, observe, infer and learn. He appreciates and develops each
student's inherent qualities and personal interests.
Prior to joining IDC he has been an Info graphics designer,
Art Director and cartoonist with prominent names in print media including Times
of India Group, Outlook, Chip Magazine, Indian Express etc. Prof Sreekumar has
an M Des in Visual Communication from IDC, IIT Bombay, and Bachelors in Applied
Arts from M.S. University, Vadodara. He teaches Typography, Publication design,
Human Anatomy, Calligraphy, Digital Imaging, Font Design etc.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.