Astro Studios, USA
Currently in San Francisco as an industrial design intern (2018)
Currently living and designing in the west coast at Astro Studios. My responsibilities include conceptualization through CAD and sketching, mockup testing and evaluation, surface modelling and design visualization. Working alongside a team of award winning designers in the Bay Area is definitely a challenging experience but an equally rewarding one.
KISKA GmbH, Austria
6 Months in Salzburg as an industrial design intern (2017)
I joined KISKA GmbH as member of the design team in February 2017, working on various design projects ranging from strategy planning to hardcore industrial design. Being in the company of people who are not just extremely skilled but open to helping and collaborating made my time during the internship a unique experience. Apart from exploiting my 2D skills, this internship also allowed me to explore the nuances of brand strategy and experience design. Working at KISKA is like diving into an ocean, I found myself diving into the depth of certain projects while at other times I was cruising wide, exploring different assignments that needed to be taken care of under time pressure.
Steelcase, Hong Kong
6 Months in Hong Kong as an industrial design intern (2015)
During my time at Steelcase, I had the experience of working on office furniture in all different fields like seating, storage and work surfaces. Exploring full scale mockups and working with prototyping engineers, my primary learning was validation of concepts through physical explorations. I was supported by an awesome team of designers, researchers and interior designers in the studio in Hong Kong, and engineers, prototyping experts and technical specialists from the Steelcase factory in China.
Godrej & Boyce, India
2 months in Mumbai as an Industrial Design Intern (2016)
During my time at Godrej, I had the experience of working on a project that aimed at providing uninterrupted power supply to urban Indian homes. This included traveling and online user surveys to do deep research and study. Near the end, my job was to provide concept proposals with rough mockups. The internship allowed me to learn different steps in the development of an idea, through different methods of research.
What did my previous bosses say about me?
Christian Santander, Lead Designer, KISKA GmbH
" With Sushant we had an intern that well fits into KISKA’s culture, with big potential to generate ground-braking ideas in very diverse areas. We consider ourselves very lucky to have had the opportunity to get to know and work with him, and he has left a lasting impact in both our team and the projects he worked on. We wish him all the best for his creative future and would highly recommend him, especially for strategic product design. "
Michael Held, Design Director, Steelcase APAC
" Sushant is a smart and creative designer with a lot of potential. He is very independent, social and easy to work with. We already miss his energy and creativity in the studio. I have no doubt he will become a talented designer with a bright future and we will continue to support him where possible. "