Radha Kapoor Khanna
Founder and Executive Director, Indian School of Design and Innovation (ISDI)
Design Thinker, Innovation Evangelist, Creative Entrepreneur and Founder of Indian School of Design and Innovation, Radha Kapoor wears more than one hat in her professional endeavours. Being a right brained person, and having an eye for aesthetics and design from her early days, Radha pursued a degree in fine arts majoring in Communication Design at the Parsons School of Design New York. She is the first Parsons alumnus to have collaborated with the school to set up the Indian School of Design and Innovation in association with Parsons, New York, in 2013, here in Mumbai. With alternative careers and entrepreneurship on the rise, Radha saw this as an opportunity to cut her teeth into the education industry and set up a platform for both design and innovation to flourish. Radha’s passion for design made her push the envelope once again as she launched DO IT Creations, a holding umbrella company, to conceptualize and catalyse Design, Innovation and Creativity led Entrepreneurship (DICE), while keeping education and design thinking at the core. ISDI has branched out into specialisations with high profile partners to bring this vision of Radha’s to life. In addition to the association with Parsons, ISDI has tied up with global communication services giant, WPP, and launched the ISDI WPP School of Communications in July 2015. The school looks to nurture and bridge the creative talent gap faced in India.