Karan Chaitanya Mudgal

Nationality: India and USA

Area of Expertise: Interaction Design, Industrial Design

Karan is an interaction designer from planet Earth focused on designing for the underserved. An eternal optimist, he wants to create positive change in the world.

Prior to CIID, Karan studied industrial design at the Rhode Island School of Design. During his undergraduate years he also studied at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and worked in Mumbai. Post-graduation, Karan has had the chance to work in many different sectors of design. Most recently he has worked as an interaction designer for Philips Design Healthcare, designing patient care and monitoring solutions, and as the creative director for Aveta Biomics, a healthcare startup focused on developing innovative solutions for chronic diseases.

Karan aims to design for the greater good and for the most impact. In his spare time he enjoys noodling around on string instruments, swimming, biking, and running. He also enjoys eating unhealthy amounts of ice cream. One day he hopes to become a professor who wears jackets with elbow patches.