An impactful counseling & portfolio guidance program for the ambitious students.With years of experience and a deep love for the arts, we wake up every day excited to help our students succeed and stand out in the competitive world of design school admissions, ultimately helping them achieve their dreams and reach their full potential.

What we do

Working on a design school admission portfolio is not only about helping students stand out in a competitive field, but it is also an opportunity to help them create memorable work and grow as artists and designers. By guiding students through the process of selecting, refining, and presenting their best work, we help them develop their unique style and voice, while also building their confidence and skills. The portfolio creation process is not just a means to an end, but a valuable experience in and of itself, allowing students to explore their creativity, push boundaries, and discover their potential.

Our Services

College Counseling + Portfolio Guidance =
Comprehensive Admission Guidance
a. Discovery Sessions
b. Art Writing Guidance
c. Portfolio Guidance
d. Design School Admission
No two portfolio is alike, nor are students. Our services are adapted to each student's level, needs, and goals.

Student success stories

We are proud of the success stories of our students who have not only gained admission to Top 10 design schools worldwide but have also received considerable merit scholarships worth USD 60000 and more.These success stories are a testament to our commitment to providing personalized guidance and support to each student, helping them showcase their unique talents and achieve their dreams of studying at the world's most prestigious design schools. We are proud of our students' achievements and are dedicated to continuing to help aspiring artists and designers reach their full potential.

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Let's create your design future together

It all starts with a discovery call request. Just takes you a minute and we can get talking.

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EST 2021

Crafting successful college admissions through art
This is our story behind DesignFolio

Not so long ago ...

Meet the Founding TeamHello! We're Nithya and Deep, and our partnership was sparked years ago when we were both clients collaborating on a marketing project. Bonding over our shared passions for vegetarian food, spirituality, art, books, and more, we quickly became friends. Despite some initial sparks flying due to our mutual pursuit of perfection, it wasn't until late 2021 that a chance conversation about art, design, luxury brands, and digital marketing inspired us to work together.After our successful guidance of a student into Fashion Styling, Creative Direction, and Digital Content in the UK, we formally sealed our partnership and founded DesignFolio in February 2022.Today, we are a small team of counselors, designers, artists, writers - all working together in guiding aspiring artists and designers achieve their college admission dreams.

Meet Nithya Kishore
(She is the Navigator
aka Founder of Knowmatrix)

Headed by Ms. Nithya Kishore, an expert Early Career Coach & International Admission Strategist with 20+ years of experience guiding over 40000 students to leading universities worldwide. She has worked with students from some of the best schools and colleges in India. Some of the reputed names include the Lawrence School, Good Shepherd International, Delhi Public School to leading IB World schools - United World Colleges, Indus World School, Oakridge International, and many more. Nithya has also coached students from renowned universities, including the IITs, IIMs, IIITs, NITs, BITS, VIT, SRM, Manipal University, and several regional colleges.On the personal front, Nithya is an avid reader and her favourite authors include Adam Grant, Nir Eyal, and Malcolm Gladwell. As a socially-conscious citizen, Nithya actively supports NGOs that work for children's education, women empowerment, and environment conservation.

Meet Deep S Chakraborty
Program Co-Lead

Deep is a luxury aficionado with a strong understanding of brand management, product development and digital marketing. He has proven leadership credentials in managing cross-functional teams with more than 15 years of well-rounded work experience that has enhanced his professional expertise.Deep’s academic repertoire includes a full-time international MBA from the UK, and certificates in Fashion and Luxury Management from reputed universities. Deep believes in building sustainable, long-term business relationships with stakeholders, clients and students, based on respect, loyalty and trust.From orchestrating fascinating online brand campaigns and developing exquisitely designed marketing collateral, Deep is passionate about creating a unique and high quality customer experience.Updating on the latest in the business of luxury, haute-fashion, interior decor, jewelry, music, movies and cooking delectable vegetarian cuisines occupy his leisure time.A vegetarian by choice, Deep feels strongly about the environment, animal rights and the underprivileged.

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We guide students in capturing their best moments, helping them cultivate and express their creativity through writing, performance or art—and prepare for admission to top colleges.