Designed this way podcast is an initiative to start candid conversations with designers and other creative folks, to bring out the stories about the realities of living a creative life.
Not just the stories of courage, hard work and success but also the stories of mistakes, rejections and doubts. These wide-ranging conversations also reveal the diversity of thoughts, practices and opinions that exist in the creative world.

Made by Kawal Oberoi for young creatives and creatives who are young at heart.
It's designed this way.

Designed this way podcast is an initiative to start candid conversations with designers and other creative folks, to bring out the stories about the realities of living a creative life. Not just the stories of courage, hard work and success but also the stories of mistakes, rejections and doubts. These wide-ranging conversations also reveal the diversity of thoughts, practices and opinions that exist in the creative world.

Made by Kawal Oberoi for young creatives and creatives who are young at heart.
It's designed this way.

Episode 05
with Shiva Nallaperumal

Ep 05 - with Shiva Nallaperumal

Shiva is a Chennai based type designer, Illustrator and Graphic designer. On this episode, he shares his experience of being mentored by Tal Leming, his experience of interning at Pentagram and other important events that shaped his design career. Shiva also shares his opinions on variable fonts, custom brand typefaces, font names, research & experimentation, the Indian identity and other important topics - like Memes.
Read more about Shiva

Shiva is a Chennai based type designer, Illustrator and Graphic designer. On this episode, he shares his experience of being mentored by Tal Leming, his experience of interning at Pentagram and other important events that shaped his design career. Shiva also shares his opinions on variable fonts, custom brand typefaces, font names, research & experimentation, the Indian identity and other important topics - like Memes.
Read more about Shiva

Episode 04
with Vaibhav Kumaresh

Ep 04 -  with Vaibhav Kumaresh

Vaibhav is among the few people creating original animated content exclusively for the Indian Audience. He is the man behind much loved animated angry maths teacher Simpu, the cheerful Chulbuli and the amazing Amaron claymation commercials. He is the founder of Vaibhav Studios. On this episode, Vaibhav Kumaresh talks about how he found his calling as an Animator. He talks about the joys of being a student and the importance of telling our own stories. He also talks about his opinions on the Indian Animation Industry.
Read more about Vaibhav Studios

Vaibhav is among the few people creating original animated content exclusively for the Indian Audience. He is the man behind much loved animated angry maths teacher Simpu, the cheerful Chulbuli and the amazing Amaron claymation commercials. He is the founder of Vaibhav Studios. On this episode, Vaibhav Kumaresh talks about how he found his calling as an Animator. He talks about the joys of being a student and the importance of telling our own stories. He also talks about his opinions on the Indian Animation Industry.
Read more about Vaibhav Studios

Episode 03
with Mahendra Patel

Ep 03 -  with Mahendra Patel

Mahendra Patel retired as a senior faculty from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, in 2003. He has taught at NID for 39 years. Presently, he is an adjunct faculty member at SID & MIT-ID, Pune. He has worked on type design development for numerous Indian Scripts. He has also created Map design and Signage system design for many Indian cities, states, exhibitions and other places of interest. On this episode we talk about the highlights of his life, how he discovered the discipline of graphic design at National Institute of Design, his long association with Adrian Frutiger and his experience as a design educator.
Read more about Mahendra Patel

Mahendra Patel retired as a senior faculty from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, in 2003. He has taught at NID for 39 years. Presently, he is an adjunct faculty member at SID & MIT-ID, Pune. He has worked on type design development for numerous Indian Scripts. He has also created Map design and Signage system design for many Indian cities, states, exhibitions and other places of interest. On this episode we talk about the highlights of his life, how he discovered the discipline of graphic design at National Institute of Design, his long association with Adrian Frutiger and his experience as a design educator.
Read more about Mahendra Patel

Episode 02
with Mira Malhotra

Ep 02 -  with Mira Malhotra

Mira Malhotra is a graphic designer, visual artist and founder of Studio Kohl. On this episode, Mira Malhotra talks about her journey as a designer, how she discovered her voice as an artist and her love for Indian Aesthetics. We also discuss about the impact of social media on Artists and Designers. You’ll hear from her about the things she learnt while working on many different projects and while running her own studio. This episode is filled with many other interesting topics of discussions and surprises for you.
Read more about Studio Kohl 
Disclaimer : The episode contains explicit language.

Mira Malhotra is a graphic designer, visual artist and illustrator from Mumbai. She has her own design practice in Mumbai called Studio Kohl. On this episode, Mira Malhotra talks about her journey as a designer, how she discovered her voice as an artist and her love for Indian Aesthetics. We also discuss about the impact of social media on Artists and Designers. You’ll hear from her about the things she learnt while working on many different projects and while running her own studio. This episode is filled with many other interesting topics of discussions and surprises for you.
Read more about Studio Kohl
Disclaimer : The episode contains explicit language.

Episode 01
with Mohor Ray

Ep 01 -  with Mohor Ray

Mohor Ray is a designer, alumnus of the National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad) and the co-founder of brand & communication design practice, Codesign. On this episode, Mohor Ray talks in-depth about the creation of the book 'Dekho', an anthology of inspirational conversations with designers in India and about creating meaningful self-initiated projects. She also talks about curation and documentation of design in India. This episode was recorded at Studio Codesign in Gurgaon, India.
Read more about Dekho 

Mohor Ray is a designer, alumnus of the National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad) and the co-founder of brand & communication design practice, Codesign. On this episode, Mohor Ray talks in-depth about the creation of the book 'Dekho' and about creating meaningful self-initiated projects. She also talks about curation and documentation of design in India. This episode was recorded at Studio Codesign in Gurgaon, India.
Read more about Dekho 

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All the views, opinions and statements expressed by the guests/participants are their alone and are not subscibed to by Designed this way or Kawaldeep Singh.