Shaunak Patel is a contemporary designer from India. As native of Vadodara, India who has traveled and lived in different parts of the world, Patel's work is often an amalgamation of diverse inspirations. While he constantly tries not to have a "style", he continues to maintain a certain feeling of wonder and joy in his works of art and design. As the artist explains, “It is my way of giving back to the world in lieu of what it gives me every morning when I wake up” As a child with ADHD, Patel seldom received prizes for his innate talent. From a young age he has had several issues with coping up with the education system, but that didn't keep him from pursuing his creative endeavors. Patel joined Design School in Ahmedabad, India to pursue Bachelors in Product Design and continued at The Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA to further earn a Master of Arts in Industrial Design. He is also the recipient of various Awards such as the European Product Design Award and Fast Company's 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards. His work has been shown in exhibitions in Chicago and India.