Prof. Mahendra Patel is responsible for company-wide design excellence, and actively contributes to the ideas related to human-centered aesthetic as well as functional design.
Presently, he is a mentor professor at Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune. Prof. Mahendra Patel is the first Indian to be honoured with The Gutenberg International Award in 2010. The Award has been jointly established in 1968 by the City of Mainz and The International Gutenberg Society, Germany, to recognise outstanding artistic, technical or scientific achievement in the domain of the art of printing.
He has taught at NID, Ahmedabad for a long 39 years and conducted numerous workshops at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda; MICA, Ahmedabad; IDC-IIT, Mumbai; Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore; MIT Institute of Design, Pune and many more. He has also conducted numerous workshops at universities of repute in the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Pakistan.
He has studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, Baroda and National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad followed by a degree in Advance Graphic Design at School of Design, Basel, Switzerland. In 1971, he went on to work on type design projects at Atelier Frutiger in Paris.
While the world is leading towards digital & virtual design, we still require someone to grow paddy.