Tarun Deep Girdher

Tarun Deep Girdher has been teaching at NID for more
than 12 years. He did the five-year School Leavers
Professional Education Programme (SLPEP) in Graphic
Design from NID and joined the institute as a faculty in
1999. He coordinated the Foundation Programme at
NID from 2003–2005 and Graphic Design discipline
from 2008–2011.
Tarun teaches courses such as Typography, Visual
Narratives, Introduction to Printing Technology,
Introduction to Specialization, Open Electives (book
binding), Communication Skills, Letter Design,
Publication Design, and Introduction to Illustration,
Environmental Perception, and Hand Book Binding. He
has been a member of the Admissions Committee. He
led the design team for the Young Designers series in
2000 and 2004 that won the best catalogue design
award at the India Habitat Centre (IHC) in 2005 and
2008. Tarun has published widely and organised
international conferences at NID such as Brands,
Identity and Graphics 03 in 2003 and the Typography
Day 2011. Tarun has professional experience of over
16 years. He has created visual identity and logos for
various agencies, including Right to Information, Central
Pulp and Paper Research Institute, Institute of Company
Secretaries of India, National Institute of Naturopathy
and Election Commission of India. He has also designed
for the Department of Health and Family Welfare,
Government of Gujarat and Handicap International.
Tarun was also involved in the concept, design, art
direction and print production of Ananya, a publication
on issues of Indian women for the Ministry of Women
and Child Development, Government of India.
Tarun is a member of the International Institute of
Information Design, Japan. He has been a part of the
jury at Design for Change School Challenge 2011,
Poster for Tomorrow 2010, Department of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, CEPT University, and
NIFT Gandhinagar. Tarun has conducted workshops
on Basic Typography and Book Binding at University
of Moratuwa, IIT Kanpur, Southern Institute of Art and
Design, Chennai, and as a part of Open Electives at
NID. He was also the international mentor for Creatives
Waves Omnium Project— an online collaborative
design workshop for visual design and photomedia for
international design students in 2005.

tarundg[at]nid [dot]edu


  • Head, Printing Lab