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Professor Usha Iyer

Head of School | School of Design and Creative Arts

  • Bachelor in Fine Art (BFA), Delhi College of Art

Usha Iyer has been a teacher and mentor in Design since the year 2000. After graduation from the Delhi College of Art, Usha worked in advertising and as a freelance designer on various prestigious accounts, such as Luxor Pen Company, Taj Group of Hotels, Indian Airlines etc. Work included complete design and execution of catalogues, exhibition collaterals, packaging and advertising material. 

In the 18+ years as faculty, Usha has been associated with Apeejay Institute of Design, IILM School of Design, Pearl Academy and Indian Institute of Art and Design. Heading the Communication Design department, teaching Foundation and specialisation classes alongside curriculum development and design are some of the various hats Usha has donned recently.  

The experience and passion for value added design education and student interaction keeps Usha going. Constantly keen on learning more, Usha is learning to be a trained counselor now.  Her free time is spent on long walks, listening to music, gardening, cooking and drawing. Her brand by the name Chittu Kuruvee Designs is an extension of her creative endeavors. Her ongoing pet project is a personalised, illustrated recipe book for her daughter.