Design Faculty at The Handloom School
Aditi Shah Aman
Aditi Shah Aman is a Design professional trained at NID, and a Social-Eco Entrepreneur. She is the founder of Rare Earth Designs, a social-eco enterprise that designs and markets Artisan products. She was formerly a Consultant to Artisan Organisations for Design Development, Organization Development, Business Development and Fair-trade practices. She was also the first CEO of Chenetha Colour Weaves, a Handloom weaver community owned social enterprise popularly known as “Karghaa”, and responsible for setting up its business operations.
Neelima Rao is the creative director at Adhya Designs and works with multiple craft groups across the country as an educator and advisor in traditional crafts. She welds modern design aesthetics with the Indian craft tradition to create products. She has worked with the Devi Design Studio, Maspar group amongst others and has close to two decades of experience
Dr. Himadri Ghose is the Director of Banasthali Institute of Design and Dean. Faculty of Design. In his earlier roles, he was the Chairperson, Education at NID and consultant to UNIDO, Geneva. He has developed design courses for several colleges across the country including Banasthali Institute of Design, NIFT Tirupur, SDPS Women’s College, Indore, amongst others. He has been working as a mentor to several craft organisations across the country.