Saurabh Kumar

School of Design
Saurabh Kumar

Saurabh is presently a Product Design Professor at Pearl Academy, Mumbai and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Design Management.

With 15+ years of rich experience, he has been an innovative leader with broad-based expertise in Research, Design Strategy, Sustainable Socio-business Models, Curriculum Design, Art & Design Pedagogy and Industry Cluster Development projects.

Previously, he has led large-scale complex design and socio-business innovation projects in the design and consulting industry. At NIFT Mumbai he lead the Fashion & Lifestyle Accessories Department, Consultancy Projects, Continuing Education Programs, Admissions In-charge, Students Exchange Programs, etc.He has been instrumental in design and branding of leading motorcycles and scooter models while associated with HONDA R&D (two wheelers), India. At TATA Elxsi, he has worked on fully-armoured defence vehicle design projects in team. While in DY Works and LUMIUM he has channeled various Strategy and Branding projects in the FMCG Domain, Medical Products, Home Appliances, FMCG and Lifestyle products. He has carried out design and consulting programs for MSMEs pan India under the Design Clinic Scheme at Ministry of MSMEs, Govt. of India and various projects by Directorate of Industries, Govt. of Maharashtra.

Skilled in Product Design, Automotive Design, User Experience, Curriculum design, Saurabh is adept professional with U.G. Design from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Delhi, Master's in Strategic Design Management from National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad, Strategic Design (DIMI Program) from Politecnico di Milano (PDM) Milan and International Business program from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Delhi.