Deepak John Mathew holds a master’s degree in Fine Arts (Graphic Arts) from the M.S. University, Vadodara and has a PhD in Design Education from the Centre for Advanced Studies in Education, M.S. University, and Vadodara.
Currently He is Professor and head of the Design Department and involved in setting up the design Department at IIT Hyderabad.
At NID, Deepak was the head of photography design from 2002 to2013 and taught Analytical Drawing, Composition, Colour and Form, Design Drawing, Illustration, Colour and Composition for Digital Medium, Basic Photography, Advanced Photography, Fashion Photography, Product and Still Life Photography, and Documentary Photography.
He has been instrumental in designing and developing the dual postgraduate programme in Photography Design. He also set up the Photography Design discipline and started an International Postgraduate Certificate Programme in Photography at the institute in collaboration with University for Creative Arts, Farnham, UK. Deepak has curated a number of exhibitions, his photographs have been published in various books, He had five solo shows in UK and India, exhibited his work at many international and national exhibitions and has authored several papers. He has written a book called, Principles of Design through Photography. and a regular contributor and columnist to magazines