Amresh Panigrahi

Amresh Panigrahi has 10 years of work experience and
has been teaching at NID since June 2010. He has a
master’s degree in Strategic Design from Politecnico di
Milano, Italy and a PGDPD in Lifestyle Accessory Design
from NID. He holds a Diploma in Advanced Computer
Arts from the National Multimedia Research Centre at
the Center for Development of Advanced Computing,
Pune and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from
College of Engineering and Technology, Biju Patnaik
University of Technology, Bhubaneswar. At NID, Amresh
has taught courses in Craft Design and Trend /Design
Research and has guided students in projects on social
A founding member of Innovative Design Engineering
Animation (IDEA) Pvt. Ltd. (now known as Lumium
Pvt. Ltd.), Amresh has been instrumental in the setting
up, branding, and management of a design studio
while working as an industrial designer. He has worked
on a Glaucoma testing device project for the India
Sight Screeners’ Foundation and packaging design
for Radico Khaitan. As a design researcher with the
Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay, he and his team
designed a model petrol pump for Bharat Petroleum
Corporation Ltd.; this design has been replicated all
over India. An avid researcher on social trends and
social innovation, he has worked on projects as a
team member and has also independently worked on
projects such as Craftology, a collaboration between
NID and London’s Royal College of Art on future of
crafts and entrepreneurial possibilities with the same,
a project with the Aga Khan Foundation for livelihood
development of craftspersons working with bamboo in
south Gujarat, and trend research workshops with Asian
Paints, Samsung, and Renault’s design studio.

amresh[at]nid [dot]edu


  • Coordinator, Lifestyle Accessory Design