MIT Institute of Design

Faculty Team

Prof. Mathew Kurien


Prof. Mathew Kurien

H.O.D. Graphic Design

Designer, photographer, artist, biker, teacher – these are all roles Mathew has played interchangeably during the 15 years of his career. Graduated in Applied arts and post graduated in Museology, Mathew began his career with Rai University as an associate professor, became the head of the Department of Graphic Design, then left teaching to join the corporate world. He managed the travel guides design team at Dorling Kindersley India, then art directed the teams at the Outdoor Journal, EY, and Classmate (ITC), before finally returning to his first love, teaching. In the middle, he also found a little time to design a video for Apple sales meet, design book covers for a publishing company, create tee shirts for Benetton, design murals for the Ministry of Environment and take a couple of trips around the country and Europe to shoot photos for exhibitions in Delhi, Mumbai and Chandigarh.

Mathew believes that design should be both beautiful and intuitive and that learning is a life-long process. With the wheel having come full circle now that he’s come back to education, he’s looking forward to both teaching and learning at MIT ID.