GSD FACULTY

MEET OUR EXPERTS

Andre Vitarelli

Andre Vitarelli, Graduated in Product Design at the Design School of the State University of Minas Gerais (UEMG) in Brazil, Andre also pursued design studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) in Canada. Passionate about Design, Architecture and Urbanism, his work reflects his appreciation for the city life, its spaces, behaviours and pulses. Getting involved in cultural exchanges to learn more about different cultures and languages is a value that has broadened his vision and enhanced his knowledge about the Local Design Making.

Aditya Chari

Aditya Chari, from India is an academician & has been associated with Bollywood while he did costume concepts for movies like Bahubali, Rang-Rasiya etc. His calling in life is to be a perfect man, a perfect artist and he draws his inspiration from nature. His dream is to mentor his students to be top-notch artists, become the best version of themselves and out-beat him with their creativity.

Isadora Mayumi

Isadora Mayumi, Graduated in Product Design from the State University of Minas Gerais (UEMG) & received the 'Science Without Borders' Scholarship to study at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) in Canada. She believes that design as a profession allows new ways of thinking and helps in finding creative and effective solutions to improve every day life. With projects developed & commercialized in Canada, Brazil & India, Isadora holds work experience in all stages of design, including conceptualization, design methodologies, product development, website maintenance, graphic design etc.

Jennifer Oechsner

Jennifer Oechsner, from the United States, brings with her a broad range of experience. Prior to joining the team at GSD she ran her own health and wellness business (Warrior-Flow) teaching yoga, martial arts, fitness and healthy nutrition. Jennifer also spent time working in the political field in the areas of communications and public relations. She taught English in Japan, worked in hospitality in Ireland and has traveled extensively throughout Asia and Europe. Jennifer believes in a holistic approach to life and that in order to be our best selves we must nurture the mind and body. Jennifer also believes we are all capable of so much, sometimes more than we think we are. She has a deep passion for inspiring people to follow their dreams and be their best self. She tends to choose the road less traveled, and finds great joy and inspiration in her travels around the world. She has a thirst for adventure and physically challenging herself. Jennifer encourages her students to also step out of their comfort zone as a means for continued growth and development.

Rey Pador

Rey Pador, from Germany is a Fashion Designer & Pattern Maker. He draws his motivation in art and design based on people and the evolutions of things. His travel holds a deep impact on his thinking and his little creative journal has been his companion to all these destinations. The colours, vibrancy, history and happy spirit of India touches his heart every moment and makes him appreciate what we can achieve every minute.

Shikha Singh

Shikha Singh is an Interior Designer and has been an academician in the design field since the last 17 years. Her passion lies in research and she works on curriculum development for foundation studies in design education. She believes that students must be nurtured holistically and must be taught to think critically, creatively as well as spiritually, while persuing their career in design.