I am a designer, maker and digital tinkerer based in Detroit, Michigan.
Curiosity in multiple fields of research has led me to fuse disparate elements in unconventional ways to form a practice that straddles both design and art. My works have ranged from two dimensional interfaces for screens to large scale augmented reality encounters that envelope and transport the viewer to alternate worlds.
I graduated with a B. Design degree specializing in Product Design. I use this background as a framework to connect interactive technology, physical making and storytelling. Currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts degree in 4D Design at Cranbrook Academy of Art, my daily studio experiments use embedded electronics, code, artificial intelligence and data as media to fuel and support my practice.
My projects act as a phygital inquiry into the implications surrounding the ways in which emergent technology affects our methods of expression, communication, and assimilation across divisions in a fractured yet connected digital world.
By manufacturing interactive fragments pulled from the near future, I’d like to explore how we can challenge our current understanding, relationship with, usage and response to technology, and the new roles it may occupy in our lives and society.
Mock ups (physical and digital) and functional prototyping
AutoCAD / Rhino3D / Keyshot Fusion / SketchUp / 3D Printing
XD / Sketch
Ideation and Conceptualisation
Sketching / Rendering / Mapping
Form / Material Exploration Research CMF / Ergonomics
Programming / Electronics
Processing / C++ / Java / HTML
After Effects / Maya / 3DSMax
Cinema 4D / Photogrammetry / Unreal
Design / Illustration
Adobe Creative Suite / Affinity Suite
Cranbrook Academy of Art
MFA in 4D Design (Tangible Interactions)
National Institute of Design
Bachelors in Product Design
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
New Media / Rapid Prototyping
Royale Concorde International School, Kalyan Nagar
Computer Science +
Physics / Math / Chemistry
High School (CBSE)
Music / Drums / Cooking / My Dog Flight Simulator / Beat Saber / RC Toys
2017 Endeavour Cheung Kang
Scholarship Award Recipient
Sr. UX Designer and Design Thinking Lead
Divergence Labs at Marlabs
Experience Design Intern
Kinetic Optimsim Studio at VLMY&R
Student Council, NID
Nag Digital Services (defunct)
Moonwalkr Inc, Bangalore
Branding and marketing materials for JustBooks LLC
vikram.kalidindi @ gmail.com