Quicksand partners with passionate people who are ready to take charge of their individuality within a collective dream. Without the politics of interaction, its more like playing together – with a team of highly skilled & motivated individuals. While everyone belongs to largely different domains of creative work, what ties us together is a love for all the good things life provides – good food, laughter, aesthetics, travel and an unmistakable internal sense of meaning.
DESIGN TEAM (in order of appearance)
Avinash is a Product Design graduate from NIFT. He was instrumental in setting up India’s first Toy Design Studio with UNIDO, and also holds a visiting faculty position with NIFT Delhi. Avinash leads design research within Quicksand and is part of the founding team. After hours, he is also a VJ with the highly acclaimed electronic music ensemble, B.L.O.T. (Basic Love of Things)
Kapil is a film-maker, a photographer and has worked as a camera-man, director and editor on various films and documentaries before co-founding Quicksand. Kapil is a graduate of the Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute in Kolkata and has broad-based skills in music and communication. He anchors all creative processes within the studio.
Ayush is a management graduate from IIM, Ahmedabad, and prior to that an engineering graduate from IIT Delhi. Before co-founding Quicksand, Ayush worked in the Corporate Brand team at ICICI Bank handling projects in advertising, media & research. He also did a stint in the new rural banking initiative of the bank in 2004 driving product & service delivery innovations. Ayush anchors all business operations, business strategy and project management.
Neha is a Product Design graduate from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. She has worked with Titan, Bangalore and has strong interests in Structural Packaging, Consumer Products design and Systems Design. Neha is a senior designer at Quicksand and specializes in design methodologies & research.
Babitha is a Management graduate from IIM,Ahmedabad, and an English and Journalism major prior to that. She has worked for Pepsico, iDiscoveri, Nicholas Piramal and The Azim Premji Foundation before deciding to pursue her interests in the creative arts and design led innovation at Quicksand. Babitha anchors the studio’s presence in Bangalore.
Rikta is a Product Design graduate from the Symbiosis Institute Of Design, Pune. At Quicksand, Rikta has been a key design researcher on projects in the “design for social impact” domain. She has also been part of conceptual design projects for organizations such as Nokia and Renault
Akshay is a Product Design graduate from Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune. Having spent a year at Auroville working on various projects relating to renewable energy and sustainability, he is now working at Quicksand as a design researcher.
Rakesh handles all administrative and accounting related responsibilities at Quicksand
Siddharth is a Graphic Design graduate from Symbiosis Institute of Design. After a brief stint at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Siddharth joined Quicksand to pursue his interest in the design process, in particular to understand how it gets applied to the domain of internet and technology at large.
Kevin’s background is in corporate communications and marketing. He leads the outreach efforts of the studio, particularly for its social development projects. Hailing from America, his passion for travel and interest in applying his professional skills in a context that helps improve at-risk people’s quality of life led Kevin to India, and Quicksand.
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