Shailja Awasthi

Co-Founder and Design Principal

 

Shailja is the Co-founder of Stories Design Studio, which for her is "a way of life". Prior to founding Stories Design Studio, she worked with some of the world’s leading international and national brand and design powerhouses. Having viewed design through various lenses for 12 years, she has evolved a unique perspective, be it designing a needle, an aircraft, a tree house, or a home. Trying to shape her surroundings, which ended up shaping her, she transformed into a visual storyteller, who creates spaces that speak about people who live in them and get inspired by them. Her work blends nature, science, art, mythology, and technology.

Shailja is a "shape-shifter" who loves transforming into various roles, be it an entrepreneur, design enthusiast or mother. She speaks English and Hindi, and enjoys writing, spoken word poetry and painting.

Shailja holds her MBA in Marketing and a Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences.

Revathi Rao Gurram

Co-Founder and Design Principal

 

Revathi is the Co-founder of Stories Design Studio, artist by birth and designer by choice. Her exposure to construction sites at an early age inspired her to passionately play with spaces and paved her way to a career in interior design. Revathi enjoys using bright colors with suave and light palettes creating dramatic visual appeal in the process, and gets her inspiration from her wanderlust. She loves to work with artisans who shape beautiful articles with their hands and tools. At Stories Design Studio, she also leads the execution teams that work on the site, giving her an expert edge when it comes to developing designs that are practical and executable.

Revathi’s hobbies include creating beautiful acrylic paintings and exploring new ways of using paints. She is a master of many languages - fluent in English, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil.

She is an MBA and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce.

Sayani Bose

Head of Design

 

Sayani is the Head of Design at Stories Design Studio. She has worked on a variety of design projects across the world. Prior to becoming an interior designer, she worked as a business consultant at a leading international research firm. Having observed and absorbed art and culture from the birthplace of renaissance design, Florence, Italy, she brings the best global design practices and unique versatility in design language.

Apart from mixing and moulding different materials, colours, and textures into mood boards of a variety of hues in her free time, she can be found hanging out in museums, sketching, and looking for new things to try. Sayani speaks English, Bengali, Hindi and understands Italian.

She has earned her Master’s in Economics from Presidency College, Kolkata, and a Master's in Interior Design from Florence Design Academy, Italy.

Shirin KC

Senior Architect

 

Shirin is a creative design professional and architect with over 6 years of experience in the domain of Architecture & Interior Design. Having worked on the architectural and interior design requirements for a multitude of different residential and commercial projects, she has been involved in design development, project management, construction documentation, site management, and furniture design and procurement. She has worked with some of the most reputed architectural and design firms in Bangalore before joining Stories Design Studio. She has earned her Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture, Mysore.

She likes gardening, sketching, and cooking. She also runs a culinary page on Instagram. A native of Kannur, Kerala, she likes being close to nature and used to foster pets in her old neighbourhood.

She is fluent in Malayam, English and understands Hindi, German.

Amitesh Tiwari

Head of Production

 

Amitesh is the Project Coordinator at Stories Design Studio. Meticulous with his time, he is a collaborative team player who drives production efficiency through qualitative analysis and process redesign with a proven track record in delivering multiple concurrent projects in fast- paced environments. His sincerity and dedication reflect in the work he undertakes.

He is a Design Engineer by qualification and can smoothly translate any complex design into execution. In his free time, he likes to listen to music, play cricket, explore cuisines, and be up to date with the latest news.

Amitesh is fluent in Hindi, English, Kannada, and Bengali.

Mehreen Tabussam

Interior Designer

 

Mehreen is Interior Designer at Stories Design Studio. Her meticulous approach to design involves analyzing every detail, timeliness, rational problem solving, questioning assumptions, and celebrating essential functions. Mehreen loves her daily interaction with clients and the fact that her job leaves her inspired. She is an Interior Designer from Mount Carmel School of Design, Bangalore, and has worked on residential, commercial, and hospitality sector projects.

She also loves to explore the arts, cuisine, and architecture of different places she visits.

She is fluent in English, Arabic, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, and Tamil.

Jaseem K P

Space Visualiser

 

Jaseem specializes in 3D Visualization. His prodigal attention to detail and the pursuit of perfection brings life to what is conceptualized by our designers at Stories Design Studio. In addition to a Diploma in Interior Design, he excels in rendering photorealistic images by investing long hours in self-training. He has the natural intuitive capability of understanding and quickly picking up a variety of design softwares.

A die-hard football fan, his passion is not restricted to just playing the game on the field but also playing console games like Call of Duty and Watch Dogs and uses the design ideas of such games as an inspiration in design work.

In his free time, he goes camping in forests and trekking long distances. He is fluent in English and Malayalam.

Abigail Christin Jacob

Associate Designer

 

Abigail is a Associate Designer at Stories Design Studio. Her sincerity and passion towards her work is something we love about her. This passion has led her to follow her dream by joining the world of design while volunteering at Good Works Inc post high school. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, and Masters from Florence Design Academy, Italy. She loves to create and sketch taking inspiration from buildings, shapes, and nature.

Abigail loves adventure, traveling, and taking long drives outside the city. In her free time, she volunteers at old age homes.

She is fluent in English and understands Kannada and Hindi.

Aradhana Balakrishnan

Associate Designer

 

Aradhana is Associate Designer at Stories Design Studio. She has a passion and an eye for detail and an inquisitive mind. She is extremely passionate about nature and believes in sustainable design. Before entering into the field of design, she has dabbled with numbers as a chartered accountant.

In her free time, she likes to paint and assist people with nutrition and skincare.

She brings great people skills and speaks English, Tamil, Hindi and Kannada.

Ramya Rajaram

Communication Consultant

 

Ramya’s journey in the communication field started nine years ago with work experience in Australia and India. She expresses confidence and a clear objective to implement integrated marketing solutions using both digital and traditional media. She is passionate about connecting with consumers and fostering communities for brands.

A fitness enthusiast, she plays tennis, practices yoga, and strength trains regularly. You will catch her reading books on history, philosophy, and interiors.

Ramya earned her Undergraduate Degree from Christ University, Bangalore, and Masters in Communication from Monash University in Melbourne. With global work experience including heading consumer-centric brands, she emphasizes on creating impactful content.

She speaks English, Telegu, Hindi and Kannada.

Shailja Awasthi

Co-Founder and Design Principal

Shailja is the Co-founder of Stories Design Studio, which for her is "a way of life". Prior to founding Stories Design Studio, she worked with some of the world’s leading international and national brand and design powerhouses. Having viewed design through various lenses for 12 years, she has evolved a unique perspective, be it designing a needle, an aircraft, a tree house, or a home. Trying to shape her surroundings, which ended up shaping her, she transformed into a visual storyteller, who creates spaces that speak about people who live in them and get inspired by them. Her work blends nature, science, art, mythology, and technology.

Shailja is a "shape-shifter" who loves transforming into various roles, be it an entrepreneur, design enthusiast or mother. She speaks English and Hindi, and enjoys writing, spoken word poetry and painting.

Shailja holds her MBA in Marketing and a Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences.

Revathi Rao Gurram

Co-Founder and Design Principal

Revathi is the Co-founder of Stories Design Studio, artist by birth and designer by choice. Her exposure to construction sites at an early age inspired her to passionately play with spaces and paved her way to a career in interior design. Revathi enjoys using bright colors with suave and light palettes creating dramatic visual appeal in the process, and gets her inspiration from her wanderlust. She loves to work with artisans who shape beautiful articles with their hands and tools. At Stories Design Studio, she also leads the execution teams that work on the site, giving her an expert edge when it comes to developing designs that are practical and executable.

Revathi’s hobbies include creating beautiful acrylic paintings and exploring new ways of using paints. She is a master of many languages - fluent in English, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil.

She is an MBA and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce.

Sayani Bose

Head of Design

Sayani is the Head of Design at Stories Design Studio. She has worked on a variety of design projects across the world. Prior to becoming an interior designer, she worked as a business consultant at a leading international research firm. Having observed and absorbed art and culture from the birthplace of renaissance design, Florence, Italy, she brings the best global design practices and unique versatility in design language.

Apart from mixing and moulding different materials, colours, and textures into mood boards of a variety of hues in her free time, she can be found hanging out in museums, sketching, and looking for new things to try. Sayani speaks English, Bengali, Hindi and understands Italian.

She has earned her Master’s in Economics from Presidency College, Kolkata, and a Master's in Interior Design from Florence Design Academy, Italy.

Shirin KC

Senior Architect

Shirin is a creative design professional and architect with over 6 years of experience in the domain of Architecture & Interior Design. Having worked on the architectural and interior design requirements for a multitude of different residential and commercial projects, she has been involved in design development, project management, construction documentation, site management, and furniture design and procurement. She has worked with some of the most reputed architectural and design firms in Bangalore before joining Stories Design Studio. She has earned her Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture, Mysore.

She likes gardening, sketching, and cooking. She also runs a culinary page on Instagram. A native of Kannur, Kerala, she likes being close to nature and used to foster pets in her old neighbourhood.

She is fluent in Malayam, English and understands Hindi, German.

Amitesh Tiwari

Head of Production

Amitesh is the Project Coordinator at Stories Design Studio. Meticulous with his time, he is a collaborative team player who drives production efficiency through qualitative analysis and process redesign with a proven track record in delivering multiple concurrent projects in fast- paced environments. His sincerity and dedication reflect in the work he undertakes.

He is a Design Engineer by qualification and can smoothly translate any complex design into execution. In his free time, he likes to listen to music, play cricket, explore cuisines, and be up to date with the latest news.

Amitesh is fluent in Hindi, English, Kannada, and Bengali.

Mehreen Tabussam

Interior Designer

Mehreen is Interior Designer at Stories Design Studio. Her meticulous approach to design involves analyzing every detail, timeliness, rational problem solving, questioning assumptions, and celebrating essential functions. Mehreen loves her daily interaction with clients and the fact that her job leaves her inspired. She is an Interior Designer from Mount Carmel School of Design, Bangalore, and has worked on residential, commercial, and hospitality sector projects.

She also loves to explore the arts, cuisine, and architecture of different places she visits.

She is fluent in English, Arabic, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, and Tamil.

Jaseem K P

Space Visualiser

Jaseem specializes in 3D Visualization. His prodigal attention to detail and the pursuit of perfection brings life to what is conceptualized by our designers at Stories Design Studio. In addition to a Diploma in Interior Design, he excels in rendering photorealistic images by investing long hours in self-training. He has the natural intuitive capability of understanding and quickly picking up a variety of design softwares.

A die-hard football fan, his passion is not restricted to just playing the game on the field but also playing console games like Call of Duty and Watch Dogs and uses the design ideas of such games as an inspiration in design work.

In his free time, he goes camping in forests and trekking long distances. He is fluent in English and Malayalam.

Abigail Christin Jacob

Associate Designer

Abigail is a Associate Designer at Stories Design Studio. Her sincerity and passion towards her work is something we love about her. This passion has led her to follow her dream by joining the world of design while volunteering at Good Works Inc post high school. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, and Masters from Florence Design Academy, Italy. She loves to create and sketch taking inspiration from buildings, shapes, and nature.

Abigail loves adventure, traveling, and taking long drives outside the city. In her free time, she volunteers at old age homes.

She is fluent in English and understands Kannada and Hindi.

Aradhana Balakrishnan

Associate Designer

Aradhana is Associate Designer at Stories Design Studio. She has a passion and an eye for detail and an inquisitive mind. She is extremely passionate about nature and believes in sustainable design. Before entering into the field of design, she has dabbled with numbers as a chartered accountant.

In her free time, she likes to paint and assist people with nutrition and skincare.

She brings great people skills and speaks English, Tamil, Hindi and Kannada.

Ramya Rajaram

Communication Consultant

Ramya’s journey in the communication field started nine years ago with work experience in Australia and India. She expresses confidence and a clear objective to implement integrated marketing solutions using both digital and traditional media. She is passionate about connecting with consumers and fostering communities for brands.

A fitness enthusiast, she plays tennis, practices yoga, and strength trains regularly. You will catch her reading books on history, philosophy, and interiors.

Ramya earned her Undergraduate Degree from Christ University, Bangalore, and Masters in Communication from Monash University in Melbourne. With global work experience including heading consumer-centric brands, she emphasizes on creating impactful content.

She speaks English, Telegu, Hindi and Kannada.

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