Jury Captain
  • Nishma Pandit

    Director & Principal Designer, Ticket Design

    Nishma is a co-founder and Director at Ticket Design, a design and innovation consulting firm involved in product, packaging and UX design. Under her leadership Ticket Design has established itself as a respected design consulting firm, with a wide variety of award winning products launched in the Indian as well as International markets. Some of the awards that Ticket Design has won under her vision are Red Dot Product Design Award in 2013, CII award for UX design 2013 and Silver award at US Appliance Design.During her tenure at Ticket Design, she has been the force of converting ideas into reality. With a robust background in design and years of hands-on design realization she brings her extensive knowledge of product development to the projects. Her project management experience has helped her team to get to the root of a problem and look at meaningful creative solutions. Nishma has helped to create award winning solutions in the medical, packaging, consumer, appliances and telecommunication domain. She is an alumnus of NID (National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad), Asia's premier design school. Nishma, started her career as an industrial designer with Tata Johnson Controls in which she designed passenger car seating. Nishma went on to design several products for Bluestar, Whirlpool, Siemens, Honeywell as well as other companies.)

Jury Team
  • Ayush Kasliwal

    Founder, Ayush Kasliwal Design Private Ltd.

    Ayush Kasliwal is the Founder of Ayush Kasliwal Design Private Ltd.)

  • Dinesh Korjan

    Founder and Partner, Studio Korjan

    Founder and Partner of Studio Korjan, Ahmedabad, Dinesh is one of the pioneers of Product Design practice in India. He complements his practice with active engagement in academics and teaches at many leading design schools including Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar, National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, Srishti School of Art Design & Technology, Bangalore, IICD. Jaipur, School of Interior Design, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, Pearl Academy of Fashion, Jaipur, FLAME, Pune. He has also been conducting design workshops in India and abroad.Dinesh believes that Design is finally about re-arranging information flows. He has, for the last two decades, been persuading Indian industry to invest in design for long term returns rather than write off design spending as an expense.He is currently an advocate of Plan Dûthe effort to find design solutions for real world problems.)

  • Manabu Tago

    President, Art Director and Designer, MTDO inc.

    Mr. Tago graduated from the Class-II Design Management program of Tokyo Zokei University.He was engaged in the design development of various home electrical appliances and information technology devices at Toshiba Design Center Corporation. Following a career at Toshiba, he served as design management director at REALFLEET Co., Ltd. Subsequently, he launched MTDO in 2008 to try and open up new areas up until now. He is currently engaged in design, direction and management throughout the entire process from concept creation to production in a wide range of industries.He is also the recipient of many awards: iF Product Design Award 2013 (GOLD), reddot Design Award Best of the Best 2013 and Design for Asia Award 2013 Grand Awardùjust to name a few.)

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