GSD FACULTY

MEET OUR EXPERTS

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.

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.

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.

Sanjay Razora

Creative instincts have always been a part of Sanjay’s upbringing. This instinct supported by his desire to connect with people, inspired him to choose fashion as his career. After completing his diploma from NIFT he started his career as a designer for a domestic brand and buying houses in India. He went on to complete his Bachelor’s degree in fashion from UCOL, New Zealand. His Graduating Collection “Negative Space” at UCOL was well received and applauded. The cultural heritage of India and the exposure to western lifestyle have incurred into his thought process and created a unique fashion identity. After gaining some experience in New Zealand as designer and production controller Sanjay moved back to India and worked as a Senior Designer for Valaya Quantum, a diffusion line from JJ Valaya. After gaining some experience in the industry working at various roles as designer, merchandiser and production controller he took up a lecturer’s position with Raffles Education Corporation at their Singapore campus in 2007. Teaching soon became his new passion, sharing Ideas with young minds, understanding their thought process and directing those thoughts into a successful design is what he likes the most. He worked with Raffles group in their Singapore, Delhi and Jakarta campuses as a lecturer and later as Program Director for Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing department. His expertise lies in draping, flat pattern making and design development. Now working as a faculty member at GSD he is willing to share his experience and knowledge with students and team members to help students to achieve their goals.

Varuna Iyer

Varuna is a Traveler / Visual Designer / Entrepreneur / Life Coach / Design Educator She has over 10 years of experience in the field of design, worked with prestigious companies like Ricoh, UTU, World Wildlife Fund and Airbnb. Earned her master's degree in Visual Communication Design from IED - Firenze, a leading institute in the world of European design. The changing landscape of design needs a constant upgrade of skills and, Varuna is focused on bringing new age thinking into the design process. She believes in the power of designing deliberately with reason, logic and play. Her approach is a juxtaposition of timeless knowledge and contemporary technological leverage teamed to provide holistic education. Her unique skill involves engaging in strategic design thinking and solving real life problems for businesses. She believes that designers have a duty and responsibility to be empathetic towards the people using them and a 'good design' aims to touch people's lives and create impact.