Jonak Das has joined the institute in 2016, as faculty in the Exhibition Design discipline. He graduated from NID in 1999 in Industrial Design, having specialized in Product design. Since then he has had over eighteen years of professional experience in the domain of Spatial Environment, Products and Experience design, as well as Branding and Communication design – and has worked on over fifty projects in the domains of Museum, Exhibition, Interior (Retail, Office and Hospitality), Signage systems, Environmental branding and Event design and developing products and systems for these sectors. He has worked with various Design firms based in Delhi – Design Habit, Kaaru, Itu Chaudhuri Design and lastly Lopez Design, where he was the Project Director before joining NID. For the last six years, he has also been teaching as a visiting faculty at various institutes in India, at both undergraduate and post graduate levels, and in various departments. Craft is another sector that Jonak has been working in. He has done product development projects for private firms, institutes and NGOs as a consultant, and worked as a research associate and field researcher on the NID publication - The Handbook of Handicrafts.
At NID, Jonak has been taking courses in Exhibition, Foundation and Product design – on Spatial Design, Materials, Geometry and Form. Design of Learning environments and Pedagogical processes, structure & methodology for design as well as for school education, are his primary research interests. He is an avid reader and loves to travel.