Meet Amar Shaw

Product Designer
January 22, 2016

Amar Shaw works as a Product Designer at M4ID. He is a member of our internal Product Think Tank for the Lab.our Ward innovation project, looking to create new approaches to pregnancy and childbirth for resource constrained hospitals in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Amar joins us from NPK Design in the Netherlands where he worked on affordable hospital beds for the South Asian market and before that, on designing mobility and fitness products in India. Amar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Product Design from the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India and is finalising his MA studies in Collaborative and Industrial Design.

Amar, how have you evolved as a designer?

“From my childhood I would love to draw and paint and that’s how my interest in design started, I feel my perception of design has evolved over the years and as I have been living / studying / working / traveling in different parts of India & Europe. Being open-minded is something I always try to do but at the same time critical thinking helps to see things from different perspective.

I hope that as a designer, I could contribute to simplifying the complexity that is often associated with healthcare.”

You’re a born and bred Bengali. What does a Helsinki expat miss about Kolkata?

“Sometimes I miss the ease at which you can get things like chai (India tea) at a tea stall. Whenever I feel like eating something spicy, I cook Chicken curry with my mom’s home-made spices.”