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Dhruva Paknikar

Dhruva Paknikar

An Enthusiast On a Mission To Transform The Perspective Of Creativity And Design

The Author and Physician, Edward de Bono has well-quoted, “There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress and we would be forever repeating the same pattern.” When we think about Creativity, the first thing that strikes our mind is Design. Design is considered a synonym for creativity & art, and the designer is the artist. Giving a tribute to all the big brains in the design arena, we are back with our exclusive edition, “Creative Company of The Year-2022.

Business Connect has been a great appreciator of creativity and out-of-the-box solutions. We have a great history of featuring numerous creative institutions and leading executives who are revamping the business world with unique solutions. Here, our editorial team had an interesting and joyful virtual session with the leadership panel of Dominix Global Pvt. Ltd. The company’s primary objective is to create impact in daily lives and businesses through design and design thinking.

The Founder of the company, Mr. Dhruva Paknikar shared numerous lesser-known facts about the company and also spread light on his overall entrepreneurial journey so far. We truly hope and desire that this fascinating read will surely add some extra value to the lives of our global readership panel. The read will surely motivate the young brains out there to break their barriers and chase their dreams.

THE BRAIN BEHIND THE BRAND
Douglas MacArthur has quoted, “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. S/he does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his/her actions and the integrity of the intent.” The biggest pillar for a company is its leading executive, who gives a vision and guidance to the entire team towards success and growth. The Dominix Global team gives the credit for the remarkable growth and its passionate approach to business to its founder.

Other than being a zealous entrepreneur, Dhruva is a fabulous leader and an impactful designer. He is an impact designer who strives to make a global impact through design. He is the only Indian product designer to have collaborated with renowned industrial designer Karim Rashid. He is the only Indian Product Designer having worked with Karim Rashid. He has also worked closely with several well-known international designers, including Emmanuel Cairo, JaquesDolle, and Klaus Peter Speidel.

Narrating his journey, he affirms, “I began the journey with a single laptop and without any investment. I founded Dominix Global Design Pvt. Ltd. in 2016 which is presently the only Indian firm that provides a holistic approach to all four verticals, Brand & Business, Digital, Product, and Space Experience Design. It is the only company to have created and curated over 140+ design derivations predicated on psychological principles. Dominix’s prime objective is to provide low-cost solutions for global designs.”

A PROMISING CAREER
Dhruva has completed his higher studies in institutions like Jnana Prabodhini, MIT, and Strate Ecole de Design in Paris which has given him a great impact on his overall professional knowledge and an edge in the industry. He has an impeccable record of working with some fabulous and extraordinary designers, including Emmanuel Cairo, Philippe LoPresti, Claus Peter Speidel, and companies like Ikea, Mitsubishi, CK, etc.

“Till present, I have a portfolio of designing 500+ brands and products selling gloriously in the international markets.” Moreover, he has a plethora of global recognitions for his excellent and out-of-the-box solutions, such as the France Furniture Awards, Q Award (London), IAF Award, Best of Best AKDF Award (South Korea), and ‘Design Icon Award’ in India’s best young lifestyle designer.

Dhruva has been interviewed by Creme Magazine, Face Magazine, Young Designers column at the Brunel University (UK), Hindustan Times, E-Sakaal, Begin-up, ‘Success Magazine to name a few that reflects his capabilities and excellence, and makes him a leading persona in the realm at the age of 29 only. He has talked as a speaker at various international institutions and universities in India, France & United Kingdom.

He was recently interviewed by the World Talent Economy Forum (Malaysia). His TEDx talk on “The Impact of Design” at Flame University impacted thousands globally. Dhruva is a design mentor at Encubay- Greenhouse Capital Africa, Midas Institutes, MIT School of Business, ATAL tinkering labs, VIT, Spacers, Venture Centre, and JKKN (Govt. of Jammu & Kashmir).

He has guided more than 200 startups in the domains of Design, Design Thinking, and Design Driven Strategies. He has been a Juror for 2 consecutive years at the Association of Designers of India-PDF, Midas Bazaar, PitchTech Flame University, and GradJury MIT Institute of Design amongst several other competitions. He has also bagged the ‘Design Icon Award’ as India’s best young lifestyle designer.

PARTING WORDS
Before signing off, the leader shared some valuable nuggets for the upcoming business enthusiasts out there by saying, “Entrepreneurs should never lose sight of the main motive of a venture which is to simplify and make life easier for businesses and their customers. Cutting edge technologies should be employed with the aim of reducing manual tasks, costs and inconvenience to the end users. Innovation, Right Intent, Risk taking ability and Farsightedness to diversify and evolve are the best tools that can help any entrepreneurial venture to thrive in this competitive and rapidly transforming business ecosystem.”

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