Kaustubh Adhav

Graphic Designer

Pune, India

Work Experience


Communication Designer

March 2016 - India

Volkswagen India

Engineer Trainee

Worked as a graduate trainee in Assembly Planning and was part of the team responsible for the Chassis Lines. Was responsible for implementation, analysis and improvement of processes and equipment for the Engine Dressing line, Rear Axle Line and Chassis Line.

Also undertook analysis for new product launches and their impact on the current production set up to isolate areas for improvements and changes.

Oversaw and co ordinated projects - from inception, budgeting to their implementation.
August 2014 - February 2015 Pune, India

Volkswagen India


Worked as an industrial in-plant intern at Assembly Planning and was a part of the team responsible for the assembly lines for Trim, Door and Cockpit.

• Prepared after extensive research a special document that gives a complete overview of the process on the assembly line including parts being fitted, types of fitments, the torque values (wherever applicable) and the tools being used for all variants
• Participated in Kontinuierlicher Verbesserungsprozess (KVP) workshop. Made small improvements on the assembly line that reduced various wastes (Movement, Space and Time). Also designed an ergonomic seat for Earthing Cable Fitment operation which had certain ergonomic issues.
• Conducted completed research (accommodation in existing area, system compatibility, technical feasibility) for a windshield gluing robot as a backup unit (during breakdowns) that will run parallel (during normal operation). Also managed procurement and budget for the system.
• Presented the Oil System and Cooling System being used in current VW Models (1.2L, 1.4L, 1.6L and TSI engines). This helped in better understanding of the upcoming 1.5L engine plant at Chakan. Presented in an unorthodox and creative manner for better understanding of the managerial staff.
December 2013 - June 2014 Pune, India

Sandvik Coromant


1. Carried out detailed analysis and designed fixture for high volume output of a product.
2. A total of three fixtures were modelled using Siemens UniGraphics NX PLM Software.
3. Modified the process and designed a new fixture utilizing old outdated manufacturing machines
4. Documented the complete manufacturing process of a product and developed the detailed process flow chart for the entire journey of the product through various departments.
5. Worked on shop floor for assembly, packing and dispatching as a learning process.
July 2012 - December 2012 Pune, India


Car Design Academy, Japan

Attending an online course in Automobile Design
February 2015 - Present Odawara, Japan

All India Shri Shivaji Memorial Society College Of Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering

2011 - 2014 Pune, India


English (Fluent),
Hindi (Fluent),
Marathi (Native),
German (Beginner),


Microsoft Lumia Conversations

Winner - Microsoft Portable Power


Microsoft Lumia Conversations

Winner - Microsoft Comfort Headset Presentation Video


Microsoft Lumia Conversations

Winner - Nokia BH 121 Bluetooth Headset Presentation Video


Pune Design Festival

Winner - Student Design Competition


BBC World TopGear

Top 15 - Design Awards 2008



Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk AutoCAD, Siemens UniGraphics NX, Trimble SketchUp,