RSD9 Artists

Thank you to the artists for their expressive session sketchnotes.

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Meet the Artists

Thanks to the artists who volunteered to share their graphic notes from the RSD9 session. Their collection of sketchnotes adds an important dimension to the proceedings and creates a visual aide-memoire that reflects the experience of RSD9. A special note to Manisha Laroia for thoughtfully designing the overall format and bringing artists to RSD9, and Patricia Kambitsch for sharing her knowledge and approach with the artists in an inspiring workshop.

Amal Teerthankar

Amal Teerthankar

https://www.behance.net/amalteerthankar

I am currently in the 7th Semester of Product Design at NID-A. I come from a place called Gaya, which is in Bihar. I like to do more hands-on work (making and building stuff in the workshop). I am always interested in working on projects which are beneficial for the middle and lower societies with less of their investment, and also that makes them happy. About myself, I like to play football (which I am missing for the last six months) and video games (especially open-world ones). Also, I like to sing in many situations like when I am riding a motorcycle on highways or when I am super happy. Cooking and making my friends food to eat also gives me the same joy.

Anushree Joshi

Anushree Joshi

I am a Product Design student, currently doing my graduation project on e-textiles. I enjoy reading fiction and non-fiction, about new things alike. Recently, I have picked up gardening, tending to my kitchen garden, and houseplants as a pastime.

Ashwathy Satheesan

Ashwathy Satheesan

https://www.behance.net/AshwathySatheesan

I’m a product designer and researcher from India. My interest lies in working on projects dealing with design activism, circular economy and the future. I graduated from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad as an Industrial designer majoring in Product Design. My work revolves around domains of social innovation, sustainability, DIY, speculative design, and biomedical design.

Christy John

Christy John

https://www.instagram.com/chrispybaked/

I am a design student at NID Ahmedabad who loves to explore different mediums to translate ideas into stories that hopefully contribute to the kind of content that makes people smile.

Kshitij Verma

Kshitij Verma

https://www.kshitijverma.com/

I m Kshitij, current studying product design in National institute of design, Ahmedabad.I did my schooling from KV IIT Kanpur. Always into technical stuff and design so took product design as specific. I am also a fitness enthusiast.

Manisha Laroia

Manisha Laroia

https://www.manishalaroia.com/doodles

A hybrid designer, researcher and doodler I am a graduate student at OCAD University and an alum of the National Institute of Design, India. I use doodling and sketchnotes as a key part of my design process to simplify available information, decode user-behaviour and brings method to madness.

Nikita Arora

Nikita Arora

https://www.nikitarora.com/

Hey, I’m a healthcare designer and researcher and alumni of NID. I’m currently working in the mental health space, always eager to learn about everything medical – ranging from spinal ailments to wound sutures (yeah, I’m weird).

Nuti Mody

Nuti Mody

https://www.instagram.com/nuti.mody/

I am a product design student at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India. I have a keen interest in skill-based learning, ideation sketching, craft and traditional art. I am skilful communicator, avid learner and always ready to walk an extra mile in order to learn new concepts. I have always been more comfortable expressing myself visually than through the confines of words.

Patricia Kambitch

Patricia Kambitch

http://www.playthink.com

It’s a crazy, mixed-up world out there. I hope to make art that invites us to feel, and comics that help us make sense of it all. I promote access to the creative arts through engaging, participatory events in Toronto where I work and live. I also draw live during meetings and events. My work as a graphic recorder and visual facilitator can be found at playthink.com.

Pranav Vadivel Murugan

Pranav Vadivel Murugan

https://www.instagram.com/purr_now/

I’m a final year Product Design student of NID, Ahmedabad. I see myself as “a Schrodinger’s cat” constantly in flux between set ideals. Sketching and writing are some of the tools that help me wade through, and let me express myself to the world.
Siddhi Patil

Siddhi Patil

https://www.instagram.com/siddhipatil.in/

Do you fear looking silly or embarrassing yourself? Then you should be spending all your time with me. I will help you dream a bit bigger and let go a little through my wild ideas and ambitious plans. Just get on board with my craziness to have the time of your life.

Sneha Arvind

Sneha Arvind

https://www.snehaarvind.com/

I am a designer and researcher based in Bangalore, India. I’m passionate about uncovering insights buried in people’s actions, and environments to fuel the design of meaningful products and systems. I use sketchnoting as an effective way to forge connections between existing knowledge and new information and to capture the crux of it all for better recall. I’ve served as a graphic facilitator at several workshops and has also taught this powerful documentation tool to people across age-groups. I’m an alumna of NID, Ahmedabad.

Komal Jain

Komal Jain

https://www.instagram.com/komalja.in/

I’m a spatial and experience designer based in India. My fascination lies in creating narratives and engagements that are evocative and explore the world of science, play, and culture in museums, game strategies, and informal learning spaces. I try to understand the world through the lens connecting dots and patterns. My sketchbooks are filled with patterns and sometimes, motion.