18 & 19 March | National Institute of Design, Bangalore

See you next year !

The Design Festival

Dfrost is the annual design and cultural festival hosted by the National Institute of Design R&D campus, Bangalore. This year we are back on 18th and 19th March 2017 with a show, “Beyond the Event Horizon”. With Dfrost '17, we continue our quest to move away from conventional college festivals to create a platform where innovators from various fields engage in thought provoking conversations that brings multiple disciplines together. For designers and non-designers alike, Dfrost is a pathway to gain new perspectives and broaden existing ones.


DAY 1 | March 18

10:30 AM - 01:00 PM Make with Bamboo NID Centre for Bamboo Initiatives, Bangalore
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM Lost in Colour Gregor Strutz, inkl. Design GmbH, Berlin
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM Make with Bamboo NID Centre for Bamboo Initiatives, Bangalore
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM Futuristic Map Design (Laptop required) Mapbox Team, Bangalore
dTalks|Twenty-minute TED style talks
06:00 PM - 06:20 PM Mark Skaggs Game Designer
06:20 PM - 06:40 PM Sanya Malik UX Designer, Directi
06:40 PM - 07:00 PM Vijaya Aswani Illustrator
05:00 PM - 05:30 PM Lambada Banjara Team Telangana Tribal Dance Troupe
07:45 PM - 08:00 PM Cultural Event - Dance NID students
08:00 PM - 08:30 PM Standup Comedy Aamer, Kjeld, Shunky
08:30 PM - 09:00 PM Cultural Event - Dance NID students

DAY 2 | March 19

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM Design Sprint Sures Kumar, Google
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM Biomimicry Biomimicry India Network Team
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM Paper Engineering Arun Desai, Studio Chitte
dTalks|Twenty-minute TED style talks
06:00 PM - 06:20 PM Jay Dutta UX Designer
06:20 PM - 06:40 PM Sukanya Gopinath Visual Merchandiser
06:40 PM - 07:00 PM Saurabh Srivastava Research Scientist, Conduent Labs
05:00 PM - 05:45 PM Vasu Dixit Vocalist at Swarathma and Vasu Dixit Collective Vocalist at Swarathma and Vasu Dixit Collective
08:00 PM - 08:15 PM Sand Art Jahnavi Bananki, NID
08:15 PM - 09:00 PM Band Performance NID Students


Vijaya Aswani


A graduate in Graphic Design from Symbiosis Institute of Design, she has worked as a Designer at Chumbak. She is currently and illustrator at Spreefirit. Read more

Sukanya Gopinath

Visual Merchandiser

Visual Merchandising head of the department for Tanishq, Zoya, Mia & FQ.

Mark Skaggs

Game Designer

An industry expert who created games like FarmVille, CityVille, Empires and Allies, Red Alert 2, and more! Formerly at Zynga and currently with Moonfrog Labs, Bangalore as Director of Game Design. Read more

Jay Dutta

UX Designer

A design thinker with multiple specialisations, who has built teams, products and brands. Former head of UX design at Flipkart and Adobe. Currently the venture advisor at SAIF Partners, IxDA, DLabs at ISB. Read more

Sanya Malik

UX Designer

A NIFT, New Delhi alumnus, Sanya Malik is currently working as a UX designer at the leading software company Directi, Bangalore. She also has the app Healthmonk to her name. Read more

Saurabh Srivastava

Research Scientist

In Conduent Labs, Saurabh has been managing research projects and building competencies in the areas of human computer interaction, social computing, machine learning, and context-aware computing. Read more



— NID Centre for Bamboo Initiatives

Bamboo as a material is being creatively used in various areas. This workshop will give you a quick understanding on its usage, by making a simple product.


— Gregor Strutz

Graphic designer from Germany takes a workshop on seeing the world through different eyes, allowing us to see different people, and their different needs, in a clearer light.


— Mapbox Team, Bangalore

Create a futuristic map style by using custom icons, type & colors in this hands-on workshop on Mapbox Studio. (Laptops required)


— Sures Kumar

An NID and Royal College of Art graduate shares his experiments in hacking design sprints. Participants will be exposed to their anatomy, and will be equipped to customise their own.


— Biomimicry India Network Team, Bangalore

Biomimicry’s demonstrated ability to provide sustainable solutions to human problems will be explored through case studies and hands-on exercises.


— Arun Desai, Studio Chitte, Bangalore

Paper is a simple, yet dynamic and versatile material. In this workshop, unfold your creativity and learn how to manipulate paper into absolutely anything you can imagine.


Get a chance to showcase your work at a prominent platform. Dfrost is hosting online contests for digital painting and photography.

The winning entries will be on display at Dfrost, and the winners will bag goodies worth Rs 10,000.

Contests are open till March 19, 11:00pm. All the best!



A showcase of the things we craft with utmost love at NID Bangalore. Five great exhibits from our five disciplines – Design for Retail Experience, Digital Game Design, Information Design, Interaction Design, Universal Design.


For your visual pleasure, NID is screening documentaries and movies all day. Grab a bite, sink into that chair and prepare for a crash course on design.


Skipped lunch because you were too engrossed in design mania? Worry not, dStall has you covered. You might want to hurry though food rarely lasts at NID.


An exhibition of souvenirs and bespoke products crafted right here at NID. Take home some uniquely designed, handcrafted love.


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