Artifact Design is a design and innovation studio focusing on creative and imaginative solutions for a broad spectrum of established international brands and startups. We nurture great ideas into full fledged Products, Brand and Experiences.
We embrace a belief that true INNOVATION comes from the
perfect blend of ART and FACT.
This approach has led us to design
products that have an exceptional user experience and a gorgeous
aesthetic. In essence we are redefining the form is function
methodology by including user experience to create a total end to end solution.
We are a mix of Industrial designers, UI/UX designers, developers, brand
strategists, Graphic designers, tinkerers and creative thinkers
working on some of the most interesting technology and lifestyle
Focused innovation model
Great design is not just good aesthetics. Its how we use products and what we experience. We take a humane approach to design where we look beyond beauty, something that is visible and open. This should be carried forward as you start using the product.Only then you experience the subtlety and thoughtfulness to all the small touches. Our innovation and design teams fully believe in this idealogy and have created industry defining products and iconic brands. Our projects are spread over a variety of industries and we have worked across the globe identifying with various cultures, being citizens of the world. We work hand in hand collaborating constantly with our clients, understanding their needs and requirements and helping them create solutions that in turn creates loyal customers. We love turnkey projects as our capabilities span from sketch to production.
The way we do business
We follow a dynamic business model that evolves with every client's unique requirement. We work with large corporations as well as strategic startups and passionate entreprenuers. Our unique business model caters to all projects of any scale. We also work with an extensive network of talented partners that share our passion for innovation and quality. To grow and sustain an environment of innovation with the talent we have in-house, we are always working on new and innovative ideas, both physical and digital on a product incubation model.
“Design is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration - Thomas Alva
We maintain a culture of innovation, openness and entrepreneurship internally. We are passionate about knowledge and believe that we learn something new everyday. Our core beliefs inspire us to challenge boundaries and disrupt norms to find true creativity and hidden insights that help us create stunning end results. We also believe in maintaining a lean innovation methodology, which helps us keep costs low and the quality of our deliverables high.
“It is not enough that we build products that
function, that are understandable and usable, we also need to build
products that bring joy and excitement, pleasure and fun, and, yes,
beauty to people's lives” -Don Norman
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aka chief trouble maker
With over a decade of experience in various parts of the globe
working and collaborating with companies like Coca-cola, Case-mate, GM,
Vim & Vigor, RKS Design, Quirky, Cellairis to name a few, VT is
an award winning industrial designer with a keen interest in
creating synergies between Tech and Design. He has a strong background in consumer products, lifestyle accessories, branding, marketing, engineering and manufacturing
with a number of utility and design patents. A designer who believes
in both commerce and culture, VT heads up the creative teams at Artifact while working
on maintaining a stong design culture focussed on innovation and
aka Mukund A Mechanical engineer along with Science and Law graduation from Bangalore University with over 4 decades of experience in varied engineering fields of Machine tools, Precision engineering, Automotive and Horological Industries.Passionate about Development work and Management encompassing Process & Product development (NPDI), Business & Vendor development, Production and Quality management.A good cricketer, an all rounder. Was captain of College team, Factory team and South Zone Industries team.As COO he leads strategic initiatives and also focuses on day to day operations at Artifact.
aka Tippytoes A
perfectionist with a keen sense of humour, Divya is a people
person. With over 8 years of HR experience she has worked at MNC's
like Easi, GM, Allegis group & Tek systems. She brings in a very
niche set of skills in recruitment and makes sure that the team
at Artifact are the best at what they do.She believes that
everyone has something good in them and that we should always
see the postive side first. A decade of tech and IT recruiting
has given her a magical insight into people. She is an avid
music lover who loves listening to music as well a talented singer. A
cricket fanatic and a proud Bangalorean, she can guide you to
any location without the need of google maps.
aka Vibha With a decade of experience with brands across FMCG, Lifestyle, Tech and Financial Services sectors, Vibha is a marketing and communications specialist who has worked in India and Hong Kong, managing over 10 countries in APAC. An avid traveler at heart, Vibha's motto is, "Stay curious and keep discovering".
An Engineer at heart and a cheerful person, Haritha
graduated with an engineering degree and pursued a Masters in
Communication design. She loves to explore the implication of
ethnographic studies in design and likes to imbibe it in her
design process. Her past work involves graphics, UI/UX design
and research within societies affected by socio-political
conflicts. Apart from her interest in writing poetry , painting
and photography she loves pranking her desk neighbour.
aka the pedaler
Artist at heart, this is where his love for good design has
grown from. He has a keen eye for details and aesthetics which
is a driving factor in his daily work. With a keen interest in
lifestyle products within the realm of industrial design, he
also loves exploring other parallels in design, be it graphics, illustrations,
or packaging.Hard core cyclist who believes that cycling is
possibly the greatest and most pleasurable form of transport
aka Whistler Graduated
from NIFT Bangalore with a specialization in accessory design
and a Masters in Design and contemporary technology from ENSCI,
Paris. Her interest in modern technology leads her to explore
wider layers of design where it meets technology and culture.
Her past experience includes diverse fields such as
ceramic design, footwear design, backpack design, production
design and most recently designing for Virtual Reality. Anwesha
enjoys adventure sports and creative whistling during work!
aka Silent_coder A
software engineer with a deep interest in new technologies,
Sanketh is a team person who believes there is no substitute for
hardwork and puts his money where his mouth is. He loves poetry
when not coding and is a pic a day whatsapper. An avid
cricketing enthusiast as well as a proud Kannadiga.
Lucky has been the driving force in facilities and day to day operations. His background in agriculture has given him a humility as well as a strong
foundation in balancing cost, facitlities and operations. He
heads up vendor management for Artifact exploring and adding to our ever growing network of reliable vendors. He loves taking selfies, music and movies.
A promising and progressive designer, Nihal is currently pursuing
a degree in Industrial Design at The Symboisis Institute of
Design. An avid gamer and technology whisperer, he loves
consumer electronics and all the fillets and chamfers it comes
with. While he's not being the render ninja at work, you'll find
him indulging in his mid day siesta on the table. Our resident
model who has a can do attitude and a never ending enthusiasm.
aka spoon An
undergraduate from NC State College of Design, Korry is an idea
machine. His diverse and varied interests in Design has
propelled him to branch out into music and production art as
well as dive deep into creative UI and graphic design. An
Industrial Designer by profession, he loves to sketch and come
up with revolutionary ideas. Korry manages our clients in North
America and is a driving force behind Artifact. He also runs a
podcast about design called prototype life and is the founder of definedbythree.com, a clothing brand.
aka the purist Wendy
has honed her skills in sourcing and engineering through years
of working in manufacturing facilties in China and south east
Asia. She has a steely attitude and is fluent in Mandarin,
Cantonese and English. A fierce resident of Shanghai, she loves
travelling and is a big foodie. Wendy has helped innumerous
clients from the west bridge the gap and unravel the mysteries
of chinese manufacturers. She is a hardworker and loves new
challenges. Wendy currently heads up our sourcing and manufacturing
efforts in South East Asia.
aka riddler Megha
joined Artifact with an eye for detail. She loves solving
problems and math making her a great addition to the dev team.
She has to have her food in absolute silence but is hungry for
aka deb Programmer, developer, history buff, foodie and someone who took science fiction very seriously as a kid. Deb has a double masters from india and the UK. He has a passion for networked systems, computer architecture and loves building hardware and IOT applications and platforms. He enjoys traveling and watching documentaries. Posses an infuriating sense of humor along with a passion for fun and food.
aka nagu A business management graduate from Bangalore University with seven years of experience in various fields like counseling, operations, data analysis and e-learning. She is a self motivated individual and strongly believe learning never ends. A great fan of street food, and fantasy movies as she has no time for reading. Currently utilizing all her diverse skills to make Artifact Design the best place to work and exhibit ones creativity and design talent.
aka Overthinker A fresh Product Design graduate from Symbiosis Institute of Design, Akshay is an aspiring entrepreneur, itching to get out into the market and show the world his concepts. He is as ambitious as he is nocturnal, and he loves to think up weird and new ideas. A passion for learning new things always keeps him ready to update his skill-set.
Brown is the Chief product officer at Global Cellular. He is the
product visionary at Cellairis and works with internal and
external product teams to sustain as well as create new products
and services. Joseph has led Cellairis to innovate and also create revolutionary and breakthrough products and retail experiences. Passionate about defining the next big trend of tech accessories, sports and fitness.
sir as he is lovingly known is a Design icon and has helped
numerous aspiring creatives to be better designers through his selfless efforts in design education. Currently the AGM at Ashok leyland, he is known for his fluid lines and
artistic aesthetics. We are honored to have him advise us
through our Journey in design.
Tech adviser Worked
at NASA, Lenovo, and founded DXLab. Passionate about defining
next-generation products and user experiences. B.S. Aerospace
Engineering M.S. Industrial Design. We are grateful to have him
advise us through our Journey in Tech and design.
Narasimhan is a practicing Chartered Accountant and partner at
KEN & Co. He specializes in niche areas of practice like Startup
Advisory & Consulting, IS, IT Audits, Implementation and Testing
of Internal Financial Controls, SOX Controls with exposure to
start-ups, insurance, banking, software companies, online
retailers and other conglomerate corporates.