Santanu has lived in India, England and now in the USA. During this time, he worked with designers, craftsmen, engineers, architects and professionals of all these nations. Santanu gathered experience in print production, exhibition, retail, packaging, signage system, short films, interactive and game design. He speaks four different languages.
Santanu is a TEDx speaker and has presented various papers on design education, sustainability, mentoring and collaborative research in several distinguished national and international design conferences. He has received several national as well as international awards and grants during his career in the industry and academia. Some of the awards are GAMG (Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries) for designing a permanent exhibition on Bulloch County Military Heritage, American Graphic Design Awards, AAF–ADDY’s (American Advertising Federation), Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Awarded gold & silver medal for best display and design at the International Trade Fair and Awarded gold in International Cooking Competition. He has presented various papers on design education for the millennial generation, sustainability in design, collaborative research projects and mentoring in several double-blind peer-reviewed distinguished national and international design conferences such as AIGA, UCDA Design Education Summit, RGD – Design Educators Conference, Toronto, Mentoring Conference, New Mexico, The Learner Conference, New York, USG Teaching and Learning Conference, Athens, Design Principles and Practices Conference, Vancouver, Making Futures–International Research Conference, Devon, U.K., IDEMi–The International Conference on Integration of Design, Engineering and Management for Innovation. University of Porto, Portugal, Critical Thinking Conference, Teaching and Learning Expo, DDEI–Designing Design Education For India Conference, Pune, India and will be presenting his paper Thinking Through Making at the Design Principles and Practices Conference 2019, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Santanu was engaged in various design projects for well-known organizations like the United Nation (UN), United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Help the Aged, UK, Design C, J. Walter Thompson (JWT), Tesco Super Markets, Londis Super Markets, Day Lewis Pharmacy, Munro Pharmacy, Government of Madhya Pradesh, and Government of India.