Innovation & Design at Anderson (IDeA)

Innovation and Design at Anderson (IDeA) is dedicated to bridging the gap between design- and business-thinking across all industries and functions, including consulting, business strategy, product development, technology, entrepreneurship, social impact, marketing, and many more. We provide members with hands-on learning experiences, workshops, educational speaker series, and networking opportunities to develop innovation and human-centered design skills with the goal of harnessing the multi-disciplinary power of design. Members develop tangible design and innovation skills with a focus on unlocking their creative potential and becoming agents of change as future leaders and innovators.


IDeA Officers


Martyna Skalna


Ram Nidhish Bharatula

Executive Vice President; VP of Marketing and Communication

Dhara Vyas

VP of Finance; VP of Operations and Member Experience

Pavel Azaletskiy

VP of Experiential Learning

Drew Gordon

VP of Experiential Learning

Akshay Tyagi

VP of Internal Engagement and Partnerships

Apoorva Tyagi

VP of Internal Engagement and Partnerships

Kevin Chung

VP of External Engagement and Partnerships

Andrew Colby

VP of Industry Engagement and Partnerships

Jack (Xinkang) Du

VP of Admissions



  • Design and innovation events, hands-on design-thinking workshops, and professional speaker events
  • Networking opportunities with design and innovation firms and professionals
  • Collaboration and networking events with other MBA programs and associated design and innovation clubs
  • Anderson inter-club collaboration opportunities and mixers

  • First-hand access to design-thinking competitions, including Anderson’s very own Final Four Case Competition
  • Access to design news, design conferences, and outside events via IDeA's newsletter
  • Access to design and innovation recruiting opportunities and timelines


Connect With Us


For events, and further information please visit us on Campus Groups.