ISDI: Design Education With a Difference

Design Plus. Design succeeds when it moves out of the studio and into the marketplace. ISDI will prepare you to use your design skills in business, either as an entrepreneur or as a valuable member of a corporate team. Our tie-ups with Parsons School of Design (New York) and WPP (#1 global advertising company) assure you that an ISDI course will prepare you for career success.

Design Here. ISDI’s location at the heart of the Lower Parel Innovation District means that you will have access to top players in the fashion, film, advertising and retail industries, as well as the bright and creative entrepreneurs. In ISDI’s custom-designed, high-tech learning spaces, you’ll learn from leaders, you’ll work alongside professionals, and you’ll get connected with people who can advance your career.

Design India. ISDI is committed to building a beautiful, clean, sustainable, prosperous India. We are following through on our commitment by training responsible, socially-aware designers like you.

Design You. As a designer, you learn best by seeing and doing. Your studies at ISDI are designed for your learning style, with hands-on studio sessions where you solve design problems and create innovative solutions.

Design Thinking. Art is creating for yourself, and Design is creating for others. At ISDI, you’ll learn Design Thinking, a powerful approach to design that lets you understand what others want and need from your designs and then, shows you how to innovate to meet the wants and needs of your market.

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ISDI’s Leaders


Dr. Indu Shahani is the President & Chair of the Indian School of Design & Innovation (ISDI), ISDI | WPP School of Communication and the Indian School of Management & Entrepreneurship (ISME); and is the Founding Dean of ISME. Dr. Indu Shahani has been acknowledged worldwide as a visionary thought leader for her significant contribution to education and value-based leadership. She has over four decades of teaching experience at the college and university level. Dr. Indu Shahani was appointed Sheriff of Mumbai in 2008 and the one year term was extended to an additional term in 2009. Dr. Shahani was also the first Indian to be appointed Vice-Chair on the Board of the Governors of the International Baccalaureate and has over a decade of experience with the IB worldwide 2001 – 2010.


Radha Kapoor, the Founder and Executive Director of the Indian School of Design and Innovation, ISDI, is a young and dynamic entrepreneur with diverse interests driven by her creative passions. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and a major in Communication Design, Radha has had a crucial role launching a number of endeavors, including DO IT CREATIONS, a holding umbrella company to conceptualize and promote new creative and innovative concepts, BRAND CANVAS, which uses innovative techniques to understand the brand ethos of an organization and translate that into designs that have an appropriate look, tone of voice and psychology for the workplace, among others.


Mr. Siddharth Shahani, Executive Director, ISDI, is the Executive Director of the Indian School of Design and Innovation. He spent five years focusing on Healthcare and Education at McKinsey & Co., a management consultancy. He also had the opportunity to work on projects ranging from Health System Design to Shaping the India Strategy of a number of British educational institutions. Siddharth has trained as a pharmacist from the London School of Pharmacy, following which he pursued a Masters in International Health Policy and Economics from the London School of Economics.


Prof. Mookesh Patel, Dean, ISDI Mumbai, has been the Chair of Visual Communication at Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University – ranked in the Top 5 design schools in the United States of America. He received his MFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design and holds a diploma in Visual Communication from the National Institute of Design. He is the recipient of a Fullbright Research Scholar Grant, United Nations Development Program Grant, and other awards.

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