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About Us

The purpose of ODC – Odisha Design Council is to make life better by design. It is a social non-profit enterprise to spread education, research & development and innovation in the field of Design.

Our Mission

To research and discover the Design Principles & Practices which are a part of ancient Odia as well as Indian cultural traditions in order to enrich design methodologies and showcase how these can be applied in the modern Design domains.

Our Vision

ODC has the vision to be the Centre-of-Excellence of design and User Experience (UX) from the state, to promote and spread the awareness and education on global standards in design and contribute through the creation and teaching of advanced design methods.

Our Plan

To promote and conduct design events and activities across the state to promote Odisha as the hub of design education and research for the modern-day industry needs on a global scale, enriched with rich Odisha’s Design culture and practices

Latest Achievement

We recently won the INDIA’S BEST DESIGN AWARD by Pool, one of the most prestigious honors in the Indian design industry for our Brand and Visual Identity Design of ’Odisha Design Council’ - ODC.

What we do

Here are a few Domains we love to explore

Design Training & Education

Organizations around the world are recognizing the potential of design. Our design training and education makes cutting-edge design-led thinking and approaches available to organisations and institutions of all sizes and budgets.

Research

Our research provides evidence on the impact and value of design. We explore design’s role in economic development, tackling societal challenges to advance the understanding and use of design throughout the state.

Typography

Due to lack of Typographic research, The recent Font productions looks unfamiliar and loses its original characteristics and forms. ODC is determined to work on this area with the help of Government and private bodies

Industrial Design

We at ODC believe in thorough research and design process with consideration of the usability, ergonomics and aesthetics of common mass-produced items and works to improve the design, function, engineering and marketing of these items.

Design For Social Impact

We use design as a strategic tool to tackle major societal challenges, drive economic growth and innovation, and improve the quality of life and environment. Our approach is people-centred and enables the delivery of positive social, environmental and economic change.

UX & Interaction Design

We always emphasize on ergonomics of human computer interaction. We define user experience as a person's perceptions and responses which result from their use or anticipated use of a product, system, or a service".

Design Against Cyclone: Call for Proposals

Send proposals and abstracts on sustainable designs for the systems, villages, houses, and storage equipment
that save lives and their livelihoods for a cyclone-proof world.

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Our Work

  • All
  • Projects
  • Initiatives
  • Events

Mentor

Our honorary mentor of the ODC



Prof. Pradyumna Vyas

Senior Advisor, Design & Innovation,
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
Board of Director,
World Design Organisation (WDO)
Former Director,
National Institute of Design (NID)


Advisory Board

Our honorary members of the advisory board

Dr. Debi Prasanna Pattanayak

Padma Sri Awardee
Chancellor- Centurion University

Prof. Mookesh Patel

Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University, USA
Former Dean, Parsons School of Design/ISDI

Prof. Anant Chakradeo

Dean, MIT Institute of Design

Prof. Cees de Bont

Dean, School of Design     and Creative Arts, Loughborough University, UK

Mr. Khiroda Kumar Jena

National President - OWB

Prof. G. V. Sreekumar

HOD, Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay

Prof. Mahendra Patel

Retd. Principal Designer, NID

Sudhir Sharma

CEO INDI Design, Editor Pool/DesignIndia Magazine

Ar. S.K. Das

Director at SK Das Associated Architects

Prof. Peer M. Sathikh

Associate Chair, Nanyang Technological University

Ashish Deshpande

Co-Founder & Director - Elephant Design
Former President - ADI

Dr. Uday Kumar

HOD, Dept. of Design,       IIT-Guwahati
Designer of the Rupee Symbol

Dr. Sruti Mohapatra

Founder & Chief Executive, Swabhiman

Kishore Dwibedi

Senior Journalist
Former Chief of New Delhi Bureau - The Samaj

Jabin Mora

Product Design, MTA, Mexico

Prof. Ranjana Dani

Faculty Member, MIT Institute of Design, Pune, India

Utpal K. Pati

Former Joint Director-cum-Deputy Secretary of Odisha Tourism and eminent Historian

Dr. Susmita Mohanty

Spaceship Designer
Space Entrepreneur CEO, Earth2Orbit

Ranjeet Tayi

Director, User Experience Design at Informatica, US

Dr. Manohar Desai

Head of Department, Communication Design, Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)

Rikke Hansen

Creative Director, MA Wheelsandwaves, Denmark

Nima DT Namchu

Former Chief Creative Officer, Havas Worldwide

Dr. Sanjeev Patjoshi (IPS)

Additional DG, Joint Secretary to Government of India

Dr. Biranchi Nanda

Senior Labour and Employment Adviser & Additional Secretary, Government of India

Samir Dash

Interaction Designer, Former Application Consultant to IBM

Mr. Sachin Das Burma

Ex. Executive Creative Director, Leo Burnett


Founder

Founder of the ODC



Prof. Paresh Choudhury

Founder Professor & Former HOD,
National Institute of Design (NID), AP, India
Former Professor & Head: School of Graphic Design,
DSK Pune/Coventry University UK
Former Professor,
MIT Institute of Design (MIT ID), Pune
Former Associated Professor,
Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID), Pune
Awards: India's Best Design Project,
POOL Magazine; 2019,
Delhi Advertising Club Award 1995
Member,
Design Principles & Practices, US,
Member,
Association of Designers of India (ADI)
Member,
Board of Studies, MIT-ADT Universitry Pune
Speaker,
ATYPI-Amsterdam, DPP-Chicago, DesignEd-Hongkong,
TypoDay-IDC, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, Mortuwa University - Colombo

Study,
University of the Arts London
Professional experience,
TBWA, Mudra, McCann, Leo-Burnett, Ogilvy,
Bates, JWT, Unicef, National Book Trust,
General Motors, Dabur India, Cocacola India,
Star-Sports, NCERT and many more...

Contact Us

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to write to us.

Address

1855/ 2213, Jagannath Patana, Mahatab Road, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India | Pin 751002.

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