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Dhanush Paul Pilo

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Dhanush Paul Pilo is a practicing car designer.

In his mind though (that secret place he often whisks away to), he is an artist, sculptor, philosopher, brand strategist, social anthropologist, trend hunter, mathematician, industrial designer, fluid mechanics and aerospace engineer, 3D monkey, doodle maker, illustrator and a comic-book hero.

After having learned his craft, working in the car design industry for several years, he thinks that the Royal College of Art is his chance to explore everything else within the context of design, to find his own voice and to meet you.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Vehicle Design, 2008

  • Dhanush Paul Pilo is a practicing car designer.

    In his mind though (that secret place he often whisks away to), he is an artist, sculptor, philosopher, brand strategist, social anthropologist, trend hunter, mathematician, industrial designer, fluid mechanics and aerospace engineer, 3D monkey, doodle maker, illustrator and a comic-book hero.

    After having learned his craft, working in the car design industry for several years, he thinks that the Royal College of Art is his chance to explore everything else within the context of design, to find his own voice and to meet you.

  • Degrees

  • MDes Industrial Design, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 2002; BEng Mechanical Engineering, University of Pune, India, 2000
  • Experience

  • Manager (Industrial Design), Tata Motors/TTIL, Pune, India, 2002-present; Internship, Philips Design, Pune, India, 2001; Internship, Fluent Inc., Pune, India, 1999; Internship, Tata Consultancy Services, Bombay, India, 1998
  • Awards

  • Shortlisted, Design for Our Future Selves Award, Helen Hamlyn Centre, 2008; Awarded, DFID Commonwealth Scholarship, Department of International Development, UK / Royal College of Art Joint Scholarship Award, 2006; Awarded, JN Tata Endowment Award, 2006