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Athul Dinesh is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, Commerce and Manufactures, London, United Kingdom (FRSA). He is a teacher at the National Institute of Design, Bengaluru, India. He also practises as a Design Consultant.


He was born in Kerala and currently resides in Bengaluru. He was a student of the National Institute of Design (NID) for the Master's degree in Universal Design in 2017. Before joining the NID, he acquired a Master of Technology from the National Institute of Technology (NID), Surathkal and a Bachelors of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT).

He has four years of working experience as a Mechanical Engineer in production and research. He has three years of working experience as a Designer post his Design Education.

He is associated with the RSA London as a mentor for the Pupil Design Awards 2022. His areas of interest are Design for Social Cause, Design for Play and Design for Education.

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.



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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