my name is shobhan s.

i instigate, transform and communicate ideas. my work is collaborative; and cuts across modes, mediums and disciplines. i design, make and reflect.

manifesto, linkedin, website, email


2018 (1 month) • bangalore
“expressive objects”: course for bachelor students
srishti institute of art, design & technology
✏︎ si18_eo

2016 (1 day) • london
“data visceralisation”: workshop for master students
royal college of art


2018 (1 month) • bangalore
srishti interim: resident artist
inventing a framework for expressive behaviour in intelligent machines.

2015, 2016–18 • london
random international : designer, creative technologist
research, prototyping, design, software, hardware, production.
✏︎ aspect, swarm, zoological

2014 • bangalore
bookpad: design lead
led design for a software startup till we got acquired by yahoo.
✏︎ bookpad

2013 • delhi
codesign: graphic & interaction designer
identity & collateral, catalogue, exhibition, interface design.
✏︎ muvtons, threads of change, oks

2012 • pune, india
clarice: interaction designer
product interaction & interface design for screen-based software.
✏︎ classedge

2011 • bombay
ethnographic research for shuruat mobility (ratna nidhi); corporate identity & literature for graphic communication concepts and j walter thompson.
✏︎ with jwt

2008–10 • bombay, ahmedabad
summer internships in graphic design at graphic communication concepts and leaf design; short work experience at institute for transportation & development policy.


2016 • london
royal college of art
master of art in information experience design
✏︎ the cost of war, collaboration for expression, humanoid blanket, onn/of, soundobject, migration tops

2011 • india
indian institute of technology guwahati
bachelor of design
✏︎ bdes work

talks & exhibits

2019.01 • bombay
talk: “beyond processing: programming the environment”
at nmims:sod for processing community day (bombay node)

2017.04 • israel (over voip)
talk: on data, information & conversation
to an audience at ha miffal, jerusalem

2017.02 • london
talk: “participation & performance”
at interfaces monthly, organised by the trampery and the barbican

2016–17 • london
exhibit: the cost of war
2017.05 at artpanorama and splice festival
2016.06 hockney gallery at showrca
2016.04 courtyard galleries, royal college of art

2015.02 • london
exhibit: onn/of
‘the cat is alive!’ exhibition in the crypt gallery


can administer first-aid (2018–21), speak in public, and perform editorial work.

last update: Jun 04, 2019.