Team

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Nihar Manwatkar

(Founder) | nihar@thebananadesign.co

Rated 4.75 by Uber Drivers. Has his fingers in multiple things at any points in time. Lives to build and loves to keep a strong work life balance. Do not call him over weekends for anything related to work. He will snap, except at Uber Drivers.

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Arshad Kazi

(Partner & Advisor) | arshad@thebananadesign.co

In addition to being a good friend to the company, Arshad has a celebrated background in technology in Mumbai (Ex Director Technology Condenast India and many other stints). His role, in addition to being the tension diffuser of the room, is to mainly look at growth and stability. Arshad also currently heads a venture fund in Mumbai that looks to invest in businesses across different emerging markets.

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Sujal Shah

(Partner & Advisor)

Sujal us is our collective mentor to the entire firm. He's been ex-CEO & Co-Founder FREECULTR, ex-CXO MissMalini and many other incredible stints globally. Our sounding board, and large picture painter. Basically the first door the team knocks on when when we’re stuck, Currently residing in New York (Thats in USA) Sujal mentors us from across the seven seas while also represents the firm in international markets.

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Amrita Singh

(Experience & Interface Design Consultant) | amrita@thebananadesign.co

Amrita joined The Banana Design Company as it’s first official full-time design consultant early 2017. Since then she’s lost countless kilos through self induced stress and hard work. You're welcome. Amrita brings a crazy strong aesthetic sensibility to the team through her clean and minimalistic design approach. A big lover of things simple.

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Kumaraditya Dash

(Experience & Interface Design Consultant) | aditya@thebananadesign.co

His ability to sweet talk you into falling in love with design all over again is just too hard not to notice. Aditya brings a unique perspective to the table with his versatile background in brand, marketing, content writing, design and business development. Being a self taught designer he's joined the firm to look after all our outreach and communication in addition to churning design.

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Ankit Patil

(Front End Consultant) | ankit@thebananadesign.co

The sage. Meet the Indian Gandalf (200 years younger though). Highly spiritual, loves deep conversations and is a genius when it comes to anything front end. Anything.

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Tanveer Singh

(Experience & Interface Design Consultant) | tanveer@thebananadesign.co

Loves his cat, abstract 3D art and a fine mind when it comes to experience and interface designing. Tanveer, being the youngest in the team, adds the centennial perspective to our millennial beliefs.

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Chetana Kinger

(Content Writer) | che@thebananadesign.co

Easily amused, Che loves food, music and all things artsy. And writing about food, music and all things artsy. She's not particularly good at writing her own bio though, especially in third person: Which is exactly why we made her write this all by herself.

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Anna Marie Pinto

(Experience & Interface Design Consultant) | annamarie@thebananadesign.co

A background in psychology, yes: psychology (that is not a typo), Anna Marie is our in-house Generation Z expert bringing in contemporay design concepts to the table, in addition to being a promising visual artist. Need murals done for your walls?.. you know who to call.