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Arvind Bhallamudi
Designer | Engineer | Strategist

Hi! I'm Arvind, a life-centered designer and a Master of Industrial and Product Design (MID) student at the Rhode Island School of Design.

I'm currently searching for full-time positions or freelance work in industrial design and systems design.



After graduating from Symbiosis International University with a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering 2019, I split my time between being a lead designer and an entrepreneur. My work spanned across medical device innovation, 3D printing systems, UI/UX and software design, digital marketing and management.

Since 2021, I am exploring affordable solutions to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. My grad thesis investigates a bio-design approach to materials and fabrication for a resilient future through meaningful human-nature connections. I'm currently working at the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab, Hyundai Research Studio and Co-Works Interdisciplinary Lab to further teach and learn regenerative design practices.

I've previously collaborated in projects with Google, Hyundai, IIT Bombay and SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, frequently getting insights from a network of artists, designers, scientists and engineers. My work has appeared in Design for Tomorrow: Volume III, Corona Design Challenge and World Intellectual Property Organization. And when I'm not designing, you'll find me honing my senses: photographing wildlife, composing music or cooking food!

I've previously worked with



Master of Industrial and Product Design · Rhode Island School of Design

2021-23, Providence, RI

Master’s Course, Energy and the Environment, Brown University

2022 · Providence, RI

Bachelor of Technology (Mechanical Engineering), Symbiosis Institute of Technology

2015 - 2019 · Pune, India

Professional History


Curiosity Gym · Product Lead + Design Instructor

Mar 2020 - May 2021 · Mumbai

•Led industrial design & web design including fabrication of projects, exhibits, protective equipment; digital marketing campaigns that improved search rankings during the startup’s online pivot.

•Conducted online lectures, workshops and mentorships on design thinking, product design and innovation for 500+ students across prestigious schools and colleges including SPJIMR, BIS and ABWA.

Dimiour Design · Founder + Lead

Sep 2019 - Dec 2021 · Mumbai

•Launched a venture providing consultancy and services in industrial design, CAD, design for additive manufacturing and 3D printing. Completed 50+ projects, delivering 600+ parts to customers.

•Developed cloud and web systems for business operations, marketing, and sales. Formed and led a  five-person team to explore the market, optimize processes and deploy new products.

National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology · Freelancer

Jun 2019 - Sep 2019 ·  CSIR, Trivandrum

•Designed the spatial layout, 3D models and dashboard interface of an IoT-based SMART Foundry.

Biomedical Engineering & Technology Innovation Centre · Intern             

Jan 2018 - June 2018 · IIT Bombay

•Developed and fabricated three medical devices that were tested in clinical trials - transfemoral prosthesis, heart valve surgery tool and glaucoma screening device.

IDC School of Design · Intern

Jun 2017- Jul 2017 · IIT Bombay 

Built a lightweight, eco-friendly and local cane palanquin to reduce the load carried by pilgrim porters

Additonal Experience


Global Travel Course, Biodesign NYC · Teaching Assistant

Jan 2023 · Rhode Island School of Design

Brown RISD Innovation Community · Guest Speaker ‘Seaweed Structures’

Oct 2022 · Brown University + Rhode Island School of Design

Sustainable Futures Exhibition · Assistant Curator

Nov 2022 – Present · RISD X Hyundai Collaborative

Division of Architecture & Design · Environment, Sustainability, Climate Liaison

Oct 2022 – Present · Rhode Island School of Design

Co-Works Interdisciplinary Lab · Graduate Instructor

Aug 2022 – Present · Rhode Island School of Design

Hyundai Design Studio · Technical Assistant

Jan 2022 – May 2022 · RISD X Hyundai Collaborative

Edna Lawrence Nature Lab · Biomaterials Assistant

Jan 2022 – May 2022 · Rhode Island School of Design

Design X Health · Program Manager

Nov 2021 – Present · Brown University + Rhode Island School of Design


Mycelium Molding Workshop

Biomaterial Training Sessions 

eMedha Medical Device Hacakthon

Aditya Birla World Academy

Created and conducted a 3D Printing course for grades 8-10 over two semesters.

Cathedral and John Connon School

Created and conducted a Product Design course for grade 7-9.

Bombay International School

Created and conducted Product Design, 3D Prinitng, Architecture and Photography courses for grade 8.

SP Jain Institute of Management & Research
Guided the design thinking course projects for 70+ Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) students over a duration of 8 weeks / Feb 2021

Dimiour Design
Organized and conducted two workshops on Product Design, 3D Modeling and 3D Printing for 30+ interdisciplinary students and working professionals / June 2021

SP Jain Institute of Management & Research

Conducted a 3-day series of Product Design and 3D Printing workshops for 200+  Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) students / Feb 2021



Headgear Ophthalmic Device · Inventor

2020 · Symbiosis International University · IIT Bombay

International patent published #WO2020141499

Multi-Directional and Multi-Functional Lighting Assembly · Inventor

2020 · Dimiour Design

Indian patent filed #201921050663



Design for Tomorrow, Volume III · Author

2020 · IDC School of Design

Proceedings “Novel Head-Mounted Ophthalmic Device for Monitoring Glaucoma”

Industry 4.0 and Advanced Manufacturing · Author

Accepted 2022 · Curiosity Gym

Proceedings “Creator Ecosystems using 3D Printing in Digital Transformation of Education”

Awards and Honors


Somerson Sustainability Innovation Grant

2022-23 · Rhode Island School of Design, RI

Fred M Roddy Scholarship

2022 · Rhode Island School of Design, RI

RISD Fellowship 2021-22

2021-22 · Rhode Island School of Design, RI

RISD Fellowship 2022-23

2022-23 · Rhode Island School of Design, RI

Corona Design Challenge 

2020 · IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay

Most Distinguished Paper

2020 · International Conference on Research into Design

Indian Karting Championship

2019 · 8th out of 132 national teams for Go-kart racing

Limca National Record · Rubik’s Cubing

2013 · Most people solving within time (60s), IIT Bombay

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