Athul Dinesh is an Indian multi-disciplinary designer of curious, beautiful and useful things. He was born in Kerala and currently resides in Bengaluru.



He got admitted to the National Institute of Design for the Masters degree in Universal design, in 2017. The institute opened up multiple avenues to hone his creative nature and design skills. In college, he became a part of many interesting projects. He is an expert in making designs more accessible to people.

Winner of the world famous STUDENT DESIGN AWARDS 2021 by Royal Society of Arts, UK for the design of FOUR WALLS.


Winner of the prestigious KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD 2018
in TOKYO, JAPAN for the design of PALETTEBALLET.


Finalist of  the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD INDIA in MARCH 2019. This was for the project DEFEATING DEAFNESS.


After his four semesters at the Institute he spent five months as an intern at MIPL Global, to gain some real world design experience. In the company he assisted in making design strategies, design mockups, client pitches and presentations.


His graduation project was an industrial design project named 'Paletteplay', in continuation to the 'Paletteballet' project, on a much larger scale. Currently he is practising as an independent designer.


2017 - 2020


2014 - 2016

2012 - 2013

2008 - 2012

Master of Design from National Institute of Design, Bengaluru.

Drawing and Painting, KSS Art School, Kottayam.

Master of Technology by Research from National Institute of Technology, Surathkal.

German Language A1, A2 and B1 from Goethe Institute, Chennai.

B. Tech Mechanical Engineering at Cochin University of Science and Technology.



2019 (5 months)

2017 (1 month)

2016 (6 months)

2014- 2016 (2 Years)

2013 (4 months)

2012 (2 months)

Independent Design Professional.

Design Strategist on contract for 5 months at EDesign Studio of MIPL global, Bengaluru.

Design Intern at EDesign Studio of MIPL global, Bengaluru.

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, TIME Institute Kochi. 

Scientific Research associate at National Institute of Technology, Mangalore.

Mechanical Engineering Intern, Yazaki Wiring Pvt. Ltd. Chennai.

AutoCAD Designer, Pionnier Roofing Co. Palakkad.






Industrial Design Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India.

Kokuyo Office, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Beyond Boundaries, Spiral Hall, Minato- Ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Tree of life, Design Heritage, Eames Hall, National Institute of Design, Paldi, India.

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