About Me

Arvind Sanjeev (16 April 1991)

Arvind Sanjeev (he/him) is an award-winning interaction designer who also takes on the lenses of an artist and a futurist. He is originally an electronics engineer from Kerala, India and previously worked as a Creative Technologist for Above Agency in Sweden. His work focusses on future-casting and exploratory prototyping through a fusion of design and technology.

Arvind enjoys experimenting with the boundaries between the physical and digital using playful interactions and immersive experiences. Through his startup Lumen.world and the design collective - Senseless.world, he is currently exploring new paradigms for interacting with digital artifacts via the physical world using Lumen - a mixed reality flashlight.

Prior to pursuing his Master’s from CIID, he worked with education and social entrepreneurship in India. He founded the platform DIY Hacking.com (now maker.pro). He has hosted numerous workshops and talks at educational institutions in the country and partnered with state governments to create educational reforms. Through his work, he has been described as a serial innovator at several platforms and awarded as the "Most Promising Innovator" by Yahoo-Accenture.


2019 IxDA Award: Best in category engaging and best student
2019 Danish Design Award: Young Talent, Finalist
2018 Playable Museum Award by Museo Marino Marini, Italy
2018 FastCo Innovation by Design Award, Finalist
2018 DrivenxDesign: NOW Award
2012 Most Promising Innovator Award by Yahoo-Accenture


2018 Fast Company- “The Flashlight Is A Surprisingly Perfect Interface For AR”.
2018 Creative Applications- “Lumen – Mixed reality storytelling device”.
2018 Fast Company- “This flashlight doubles as a mixed reality projector”.
2018 Yanko Design- “The handheld device that is replacing the AR/VR headset”.
2018 Your Story- “This student innovator makes VR more social by doing away with headsets”.
2014 Techcrunch- “Indian Inventor Makes A Decidedly Unsexy (But Cool) Open Source Glass Clone”.
2014 The New Indian Express- “A Genius and His Motley Cart of Pioneering Innovations”.
2013 Yahoo News- “Boy wonder creates a system that makes car keys redundant”.
2013 Blackberry India- “Blackberry 10 controlled car powered by Arvind Sanjeev”.
2013 The New Indian Express- “Five young techies chosen for special visit to Silicon Valley”.

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