It all starts with breakfast. “Breakfast, Ms. Pauline?” What a nice question. During my internship at INDI Design, if you arrived at the office early enough, you could have breakfast. I liked this because it was very plain. And plain means safe for the stomach. And there was always Kissan ketchup. A day at work in INDI was surprisingly inspiring and fun. Present are all the key players to tackle any project, from publications to interior designs. Not to mention the constant strive to break convention and make something new that’s more appropriate with current times. The fun part was watching the designers work together to create something amazing. I saw a project start as an idea, then a design, then a 3D design, and then to an entire story line and brand.
Experiencing a little of what designing could be like after school was very inspiring. Honestly, I was a bit scared at first. I had no idea what to expect. Granted, not all offices are the same, this one showed me how fun and rewarding design can be. Where creativity is more than welcomed and discussion is encouraged to make the design its best. India has a very rich culture. It is rich in color, food, dance and community. I think this plays a huge role in the personality of the design group at INDI. I’m very glad to have experienced the perspective of design from the Indian standpoint. Design in India is like its culture. It’s bold, bright, and innovative. I think it’s a good thing to step outside of what you are familiar with, and then you can grow as a designer and as a person.
Thank you Sudhir and the team at INDI for teaching me about design and for refining my skills. And thank you for the abundance of ketchup at breakfast.