Professor Arvind Merchant is a graduate of the premier design institute of India, the National Institute of
Design (NID), Ahmedabad in Industrial Design. He has over 30 years of extensive experience in professional
consultancy and design in areas of product, exhibitions, graphics, visual identity, publishing, advertising,
retail, craft and toys. His client list includes Gillette, Oral 'B', Wilkinson Razors, Henko, Max Pharma, Bennet
& Colman, Personal Point, New Delhi YMCA, All things Beautiful, Amex Air Conditioners, Hero Puch, 'Poompuhar'
the Tamilnadu Handicrafts Corporation, Tamilnadu Tourism Corporation, Madras Metropolitan Development
Agency, Sumeet Mixie, Craft Council of India, 'Cooptex' Tamilnadu Textiles Corporation, Tamilnadu
Non-conventional Energy Development Agency, “Danida” Danish Development Agency, Hotel President
Towers, The Hindu' Newspaper, HMV Gramophone Company, Orient Longman Publishers, British Council
and Haryana Handlooms Corporation.
His extensive experience in education has seen him associated not only with national institutes like NIFT, MIT Institute of Design, Indian Institute of Craft Development and Maharaja Ranjit Sinh Gaikwad Institute of Design (MS University), Vadodara Gujarat; but also with schools like 'Mandara' Educational Society (Non Formal School for Children of weaker section).