We specialize in PRODUCT and DIGITAL DESIGN, and with our STRATEGIC DESIGN approach we go beyond creating design outputs – products, websites, spaces – to designing comprehensive solutions organised around integrated services – design research, interaction design and experience strategy.
Human Centered Design: We believe that putting the user at the core of our design process brings value to a brand, product or service by helping it become more useful, accessible, and appealing to users.
We work with some of the most visionary entrepreneurs and leading brands in the industry, in India and Internationally. Our clients range from startups to multinational corporations, non-profits and government.
- Mechanical engineering for plastic and sheet metal products, digital and handheld devices, wearables in various materials and finishes.
- Prototyping and batch production
- Tooling and mould handover till mass production.
- Selection of capable original device makers, pricing devices and tooling, setting up engineering and performance criteria
- Design research
- Market study and trend analysis
- Product and Brand strategy
- CAD visualisation
- User testing
- New product development
- User Experience design (UX)
- Expert Review
- Usability Analysis
- Usability Design and Testing
- Information Architecture
- User Interface Design (UI)
- E-commerce platforms
- Mobile Apps
- Educational/Research platforms
- Enterprise software design
- Development - UI and backend
- Infrastructure and hosting
- Data and inventory
- Payment gateway integration
- Logistics integration
- SEO and digital marketing
Founder Director: Design and Strategy
A Graduate in Product Design from the National Institute of Design (NID), Abhimanyu has worked since 2002 in varied industries across sectors - from aeronautical equipment, automobile and software systems to electronics, consumer products, retail, exhibition, interiors, etc. He established Kiba Design in 2005 as a boutique design consultancy that specialises in innovation-driven design interventions for clients who share our passion for creating a well designed world.
Abhimanyu has been a design educationist and has worked in advisory capacities in high-level national and international bodies, including XPrize, V-Must (Virtual Museum Transnational Network - a European network of excellence focused on virtual museums), and as Expert Advisor on Design Innovation at the National Innovation Council (2012-2014), Planning Commission, Government of India; and has been featured in a number of publications, including as the cover feature in Pool magazine - India's only design magazine that covers design talent in India.
Gitanjali Surendran, PhD
Director: Research and Cultural Initiatives
A PhD in History from Harvard University, Gitanjali is currently splitting her time between teaching as Associate Professor of History at Jindal Global University, and as Head of Research at Kiba Design, where she handles our culture and heritage-related ventures.
Educated at Delhi University, JNU, Oxford, and finally at Harvard, Gitanjali has had five years of experience in the area of cultural heritage management, having worked extensively with INTACH, SPICMACAY, National Mission for Manuscripts and Sahapedia.
Interns and associates
Product Designer, Srishti School of Design
Product Designer, ISD Rubika, Pune
Sculptor, Benaras Hindu University
Architect, Sir JJ College of Architecture
Product Designer, National Institute of Design
Product Designer, ISD Rubika
We have a very selective Internship programme, we like to work with highly motivated design thinkers who are passionate about personal and professional growth and are a positive influence in our professional and studio projects. If you are interested in working with us, send us a cover note along with your portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is regrettably not possible for us to respond to every mail. If you are selected we will call you.