Dr. Shrinivas Sakharam Dudhgaonkar
Dr. Shrinivas received his bachelor’s degree ‘B.F.A. (Applied Art)’ from the Government School of Art, Aurangabad (Maharashtra), and was awarded the teaching fellowship immediately after that. While working in Graphic Design & Advertising industry, he completed a full-time ‘Diploma in Art Education (Dip. A. Ed.)’ from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune. Later, he completed his full-time Master’s Degree ‘M.F.A. (Applied Art)’ from the same institution where he did his bachelor's degree.
Being an Adobe Certified Associate, he worked for various brands, a few of them including, FedEx Kinkos, Staples, Stampix (UK), Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, MSM’s Gajraj TMX Bars, Cloud9 InfoBiz, Ennovata, Bookmarks, Mohon Group, Mittal Group, Uttam Group, Ranbaxy, KPIT, Nicotex, Piramal Healthcare, Bilcare, EISRA, Havells, Honeywell, ITC, Pfizer, Nirlep, Videocon, Bajaj Auto, Kenstar, Mahyco, and several FMCGs, etc. before moving into the Academics.
After his master's degree, he worked as an Assistant Professor at Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Applied Arts & Crafts in Pune and achieved the Copyrights on his Master’s Research findings. Then he worked as an Associate Professor in the Department of Design at Banasthali Vidyapith Rajasthan, where he received his ‘Ph.D.’ degree in April 2021. Here, by emphasizing ‘Design Doing’ and strengthening students’ ‘Design Thinking’ capabilities, he taught the courses like Advertising Design, User Experience Design (Interaction & Visual Design), Typography, Brand and Visual Identity Design, Publication Design, Packaging Design, Manipullustration, Semiotics & Communication Studies, etc. He undertook the mentorship for the Design Projects, Open Electives for B.Des and M.Des programs, and guided six Ph.D. scholars up to the desired extent of their research work.
Believing that the teaching and research should go hand in hand, his research interests are based on the application of Semiotic concepts to the various domains in the Communication Design discipline. After serving the Industry and Academics for almost 18+ years, he was honored with the title, ‘Pragmatic UX Fellow’ by the UXReactor (a leading UX Design company in Hyderabad). His interest areas are Curriculum Design, Industry Relationship & Networking, Design-Based Research, TVCs, Music Composition, etc.