Divya Dhayalan

External Consultant | ddhayalan at iihs dot ac dot in

2012    MA, Creative Advertising, Falmouth University, Falmouth, United Kingdom
2006    BSc, Visual Communication, M O P Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


Countries: India, Canada, United States of America, United Kingdom
States: Tamil Nadu
Cities: Chennai
Languages: English, Tamil, Telugu

Divya Dhayalan is an accomplished multidisciplinary designer with over 15 years of experience spanning a variety of design disciplines. Renowned for her keen eye for aesthetics and usability, she has created compelling designs in event and communication design, website design, user interfaces, brand identity, infographics, social media, publications, packaging, and advertising. Her work is distinguished by a seamless integration of creative design and practical functionality.


Holding a master’s degree in creative advertising from Falmouth University and a bachelor’s degree in visual communication from Madras University, Divya has developed a profound understanding of design aesthetics and user experience.


Since September 2017, Divya has been a pivotal member of IIHS as a design consultant. In this role, she has been instrumental in branding, developing user-friendly design templates, and conceptualising designs for a variety of themes for the IIHS-led TNUSSP programme. Her previous roles include Manager, Design at Athena Infonomics and Senior Associate in Creative and Design at the same firm, where she led design teams in creating responsive websites and app designs, data intensive report designs, and executed a complete rebranding.


Earlier in her career, as an Art Director at Brand Idea and a Designer at the Celtic Link, Divya refined her skills in digital application design and magazine cover art design. She began her professional journey at DTX Studios, where she laid a strong foundation in the design of user-friendly websites.


Divya’s career is characterised by her dedication to blending artistic expression with practical design solutions, meeting a diverse range of design needs and appealing to various audiences.