Saintgits Design School
Saintgits Design School
Saintgits Design School
Saintgits Design School
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SDS Christmas
SDS Christmas

This time Students made a spiral Christmas tree with decorations and with a sledge and...

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SDS Sport
SDS Sports Day

SDS conducted its first Sport Day on 16th December 2023 at Joyous Sports Arena, Chingavanam. Students...

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Prof. Lekha Susan Jacob
Birds around us

Prof. Lekha Susan Jacob gave a presentation on the birds in our neighbourhood on 6th December,...

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Prof. Binita Desai
Material Animation Workshop

Prof. Binita Desai, former faculty with NID, IDC and DAIICT conducted a workshop in Material...

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Huddle Designer's Award
Huddle Designer’s Award for Amna

SDS Semester 3 Communication design student Amna Marzooque won a Huddle Designer’s Award at the...

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Rahul P R
Automotive Clay Sculpting

Rahul P R, an Automotive Clay Sculptor from Bajaj Auto, Pune, gave this week's Wednesday...

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Deepavali
Deepavali Celebratons

SDS celebrated its first Deepawali on 13th November 2023 in its own inimitable style with festoons,...

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Motion
Magic in Motion

The thirteenth edition of Wednesday Talks had Hari Sudhakaran, an alumnus of IDC, IIT Bombay...

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Sudith Xavier
Composing with Light

Kochi based Photographer and Designer Sudith Xavier gave Wednesday Talk on 25th October 2023 on...

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Life Valley International School
Students from Life Valley International School, Kottayam visit SDS

Some students from Life Valley International School –accompanied  by a teacher–visited SDS on October 19, 2023 to...

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Santhosh Karunakaran Thampi
Harmonising Traditions: A Journey through Indian Classical Music

Wednesday Talks on 18th October 2023 saw Santhosh Karunakaran Thampi discussing the subtle nuances of...

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Saintgits Design School Anniversary
SDS turned One

SDS celebrated its first anniversary on 28 September 2023 by unveiling an installation followed by a cake...

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Palm Leaf Crafts
Palm Leaf Crafts

Noted artist and sculptor John Baby conducted a workshop on Coconut palm leaf crafts for...

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Onam Celebrations at SDS
Onam Celebrations at SDS

SDS celebrated its first Onam since its inception with the new batch of B Des....

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Coir Industry visit
Coir Industry visit

New batch of B Des. Students went on an ethnographic and industrial visit on 23rd...

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New batch of B Des. students join in
New batch of B Des. students join in

SDS saw its new batch of Bachelor of Design students joining in on 21st August...

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Canon
Introduction to Canon EOS R Camera System

Vinodlal, Technical trainer from Canon India gave an informative introduction to Canon cameras to the...

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SDAT 2023 Round One
SDAT 2023 Round One

Saintgits Design Aptitude Test (SDAT) 2023 Round One was held on May 27th in SDS premises...

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Sound
Sound Moleculz

Eminent Sound designer Nikhil Varma took a session with SDS foundation students on May 10th sensitising...

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Vagamon
Field Trip to Vagamon

SDS Semester 2 students made a day’s trip to visit Vagamon accompanied by two faculty...

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Students taking part in the making of the Vishu installation.
Vishu installation

Second semester B Des. students, faculty and staff of SDS created an installation in the...

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Introduction to Indian Textiles
Introduction to Indian Textiles

Prof. Sharmila Mitra restarted the Wednesday Talks series for Semester 2 with ‘An Introduction to...

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Semester 2 Classes begin
Semester 2 Classes begin

Semester 2 classes for B Des. students began on March 13th after a two-week semester break....

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Semester 1 Juries
Semester 1 Juries

Semester 1 students had their first taste of juried presentations on February 21, 22 &...

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Visit to Kochi Biennale
Visit to Kochi Biennale

Students made a one-day trip to Fort Kochi to visit the Kochi Biennale on 26th January...

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Introduction to Communication Design
Introduction to Communication Design

Prof. Hashim Padiyath took a session on Communication design, introducing students to the various sub-domains...

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Ceramic Workshop
Ceramic Workshop

Students attended a Ceramic Workshop conducted by Sanchana Rachel Jacob at Mann by Raell on...

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Introduction to Product Design
Introduction to Product Design

Prof. Nithin Jacob Eapen introduced the students to the discipline of Product design, taking them...

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Star-making Workshop
Star-making Workshop

Prof. Helna Merin Jacob took a workshop in Christmas star making for the students on...

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An Ode to Music
An Ode to Music

Arya Unnithan took students through the nuances of Indian Classical Music, especially Carnatic music. Concepts...

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Making of the Christmas Installation
Making of the Christmas Installation

Students and faculty joined hands to make an installation for Christmas in the adjoining atrium....

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Tie and Dye Workshop
Tie and Dye Workshop

Prof. Nitin Jacob Eapen took a workshop for the students in Tie and Dye Techniques...

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A Musical Odyssey
A Musical Odyssey

Deepak Nair took students along a musical journey, introducing them to various genres of Western...

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Introduction to Interaction Design
Introduction to Interaction Design

George Paul, an alumnus of IDC, IIT Bombay and a design consultant based in Changanassery,...

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Visit to Ray Centenary Exhibition
Visit to Ray Centenary Exhibition

Students made a one-day visit to Durbar Hall, Kochi on 15th October 2022 to see the...

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Fluttering Beauties
Fluttering Beauties

Prof. Lekha Susan Jacob took a session on Butterflies, touching upon their identification process, their...

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SDS Inauguration
SDS Inauguration

SDS was inaugurated on September 28th, 2022 in a simple function where Architect Jacob Cherian...

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Students Showcase

Abstract animal sculpture

Abstract animal sculpture made in Plaster of Paris by Abhishek K during Material Studies course of Semester 1.

Rhino sculpture

Rhino sculpture made in clay by Abhishek K S as a part of Material Studies course of Semester 1.

Low polygon paper sculpture

Low polygon paper sculpture of a Kingfisher by Swathy Venugopal during the course Design Geometry in Semester 2.

Students Showcase

Joji Joseph’s work for Product sketching course in Semester 3.

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Cardboard model of a wheel chair by Anandhu Sobhakumar for History of Design course in Semester 2.

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Abstract Paper Sculpture of a flower made by Aleema K A for Design Geometry 1 course in Semester 1.

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Portrait photography done by Dhanalakshmi Prasad during Basic Photography course in Semester 2.

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A quotation laid out as a type cluster by Noor Fathima as a part of Basic Typography course in Semester 2.

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Poster on Optima designed by Revathi Rao as a part of Basic Typography course in Semester 2.

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Low polygon three dimensional model of a cat created by Anila Mariya Xavier as a part of Design Geometry 2 course in Semester 2.

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Portrait shot by Maxel Ajin Kolattel during Basic Photography course of Semester 2.

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A double exposure photograph taken by Dhanalakshmi Prasad during Basic Photography course in Semester 2.

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A dog shaking off water photographed by Emil Achu Mathew during Basic Photography course in Semester 2.

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Portrait photography done by Prateeksha Anson during Basic Photography course in Semester 2.

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Ceramic cup created by Namitha Manoj made during a Ceramic workshop conducted at Mann by Raell studio during Semester 1.

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Low polygon three-dimensional model of a fox created by Belina Andrews as a part of Design Geometry 2 course in Semester 2.

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Revathi Rao’s Tessellation of a Kangaroo as a part of Design Geometry 1 course in the first semester.

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Miniature model of Rietveld chair designed by Nofa P S for History of Design course in Semester 2.

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Expressive Typography designed by Maxel Ajin Kolattel during Basic Typography course in Semester 2.

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Miniature chair model by Aleema K A of B Des for History of Design course.

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Three dimensional model of alphabet J by Joji Joseph for Basic Typography course.

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Poster on Futura designed by Namitha Manoj as a part of Basic Typography course.

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Calligraphy work done by Alna Ibrahim for Basic Typography course in Semester 2.

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Abstract Paper Sculpture of a flower made by Arshaque Nihal for Design Geometry 1 course in Semester 1.

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A three-dimensional textile map of India created by Deepthi Susan Elias during Semester 2.

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Pottery painted in Greek style by Revathi Rao as a part of History of Art course in the first semester.

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A post card on Courier typeface designed by Sreya Sanjay as a part of Basic Typography course during Semester 2.

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Butterfly illustration by Alna Ebrahim during Semester 1.

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A stained glass window recreated by Deepthi Susan Elias as a part of History of Art course during Semester 1.

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An Egyptian tablet created in Plaster of Paris and painted by Revathi Rao as a part of History of Art course of Semester 1.

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Object study drawing by Abdul Rahman K N as a part of Design Drawing course in Semester 1.

Student Testimonials

Abhishek K

I am taking the first step in my journey to make a name for myself in the designing world. It is in Saintgits Design School and I’m extremely glad about it.

Abhishek K

B Des. Batch 2023-27
Cerin Mariam Philip

Enrolling in the B Des. course at SDS was one of the best decisions I’ve made for my career.  The campus is equipped with state-of -art-facilities, providing a conductive space for exploration and experimentation. The faculty members are not only experts in their field but also incredibly supportive mentors. I whole-heartedly would recommend this course to any aspiring designer seeking a transformative and enriching education experience

Cerin Mariam Philip

B Des. Batch 2023-27
Abhijith B

“Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye!” SDS is one of the best institutes to direct our mind to achieve our designing goals. Being a student, I wrapped a real life experience around the assignments, and it is a tremendous learning experience!

Abhijith B

B Des. Batch 2023-27
Amna Marzooque

I love the way our faculty mentor us, they ask us to redo works till we have reached our maximum potential. Yes, there is much to do, but my learnings are much more.

Amna Marzooque

B Des. Batch 2022-26
Joji Joshi Joseph

After twelve years of rote learning in schools where you are expected to conform, this is a welcome change. I can do what I always wanted to do: to create new things.

Joji Joshi Joseph

B Des. Batch 2022-26
Prateeksha Anson

SDS opened up a new world of design to me, exposing me to many new disciplines which I never knew that they existed. My career goals have changed forever.

Prateeksha Anson

B Des. Batch 2022-26
Austin Sebastian

Studying at SDS has been a transformative experience, I am proud to be a part of a school that places design at its core.

Austin Sebastian

B Des. Batch 2023-27
Namitha Manoj

I thought I would have to go to metro cities to learn design as it should be. I am glad we have that opportunity closer home, taught by equally good faculty.

Namitha Manoj

B Des. Batch 2022-26
Libina Lijo

SDS provides us with a supportive and inclusive learning environment and also a nurturing atmosphere where we are encouraged to express our ideas and perspectives freely and give life to our creative ideas.

Libina Lijo

B Des. Batch 2023-27
Belina Andrews

There are no written exams here, no text books to study and nothing to memorise. I learn topics

through practical assignments. This is true learning and I am enjoying it.

Belina Andrews

B Des. Batch 2022-26
Christine Kuruvilla

SDS has been a complete different experience. I am glad SDS will be able to enrich my perspective of my future. The change is fascinating.

Christine Kuruvilla

B Des. Batch 2023-27
Arshaque Nihal

The variety of topics and the multimedia teaching methodology is fascinating. I am learning all that I had dreamed of learning. The workload is heavy, but it is fun too.

Arshaque Nihal

B Des. Batch 2022-26
Devamritha Varsha Nair

I am happy that the foundation for my career in design is shaped by some of the finest teachers. Much of the attention is given to expose the talents of each student. I’m happy that I chose SDS over other institutions.

Devamritha Varsha Nair

B Des. Batch 2023-27

Faculty Bio

Hashim Padiyath
Having done his B Tech. in Computer Science, he found his true calling in design and did his Master of Design in Visual Communication from Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay. Working with C-DAC (Pune)...

Hashim Padiyath

Dean
Sharmila Mitra
Sharmila did her Masters in Textile Design from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Art and colours were always a passion for her. After completing her Bachelor in Arts, she also did her Bachelors in...

Sharmila Mitra

Associate Professor
Vishnu Sukumar
An alumnus of IIT Guwahati, he received his training in Strategic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). He has collaborated with distinguished clients such as Volvo Finance, the Government of India,...

Vishnu Sukumar

Assistant Professor
Roin J Vithayathil
Roin's passion for design is a result of his underlying knowledge in Mechanical Engineering combined with a Master's degree in Product Design from MIT, Pune. Having worked in the industry with top brands like...

Roin J Vithayathil

Assistant Professor
Jibin Abraham
Jibin is a Visual Artist and an Educator in Art and Design. His passion for Painting, Drawing and Research lead him to a career in Art and Design. He did his Bachelor of Fine...

Jibin Abraham

Faculty
Ravikiran Rangaswamy
Ravikiran is a photographer and a writer based out of Auroville. He has studied Photography Design from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad in affiliation with the University of Creative Arts, Farnham, UK. He...

Ravikiran Rangaswamy

Guest Faculty
Hari Sudhakaran
After graduating in Electrical and Electronics engineering from the Government college of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram and post graduate degree in Industrial Design from the Industrial design center (IDC) of IIT Mumbai, Hari set off on...

Hari Sudhakaran

Visiting Faculty
Sudith Xavier
Sudhith, a self-taught designer and multifaceted consultant in branding, product development, is a passionate individual with a profound interest in technology, art, economics, history, and various other domains. Currently, he operates the design studio...

Sudith Xavier

Visiting Faculty
Vinod K A
Vinod is a dynamic individual who has traded the corporate ladder for the academic one, driven by a passion for learning and sharing knowledge. He believes in creating a two-way street in his classroom,...

Vinod K A

Visiting Faculty