EP 218 . 06 Oct 21

Designer’s Ownpath

With Shreyas Satish

In the episode

  1. Tell us about Ownpath. Why did you decide to start it? Is there anything missing in the current educational setup that we need these type of courses?
  2. What are the criteria or conditions for a fellowship?
  3. How do you rate / judge a candidate? Any top deal breakers? How has been your experience of teaching or mentoring graphic designers who want to transition to become a UI/UX or a product designer? IMHO, there are 2 different breed of designer. What is your take?
  4. Can you share your experience while interacting with designers? What is their psychology? Any observations / patterns you have observed?
  5. What according to you are the important considerations which designer are oblivious to? On ground business realities of product development etc.. How do you try an cover them in your program.
  6. You have any statistics about how many designers we have in the country, how many we need? Any split within designers – How many researchers, Motion designers etc…?
  7. Is good design good business? Does design really have competitive advantage?
  8. How do you envision future of India in the context of design? Will we have more design founders?

About Shreyas Satish

Shreyas Satish is founder and CEO of Ownpath. It is is dedicated to help professionals grow in their careers through lifelong learning and professional networks. We will know more about Ownpath in our conversation. Shreyas, was previously with Hasgeek and Mapunity.


Abhinit Tiwari is a co-host for this series. He works at Gojek.


This is part of a series Where are the designers with IVM Podcast. It is a 12 part series featuring few of the top influential Design leaders in India, talking about their process of hiring, challenges in finding and retaining talent and some tips for young designers to make a cut after they apply.