Jerome Arul

Jerome Arul currently manages engineering and product design at a small social development firm: EcoZoom. It keeps him well traveled, outdoors and engaged in the developing world. His experience is global, and he has dappled in luxury goods, social impact work and the automotive industry. He specializes in lean manufacturing in China, Southeast Asia and East Africa. A proud Singaporean, Arul served as an operations officer in an armored engineer battalion in the Singapore Armed Forces.

Arul teaches the MIT Studio at RISD, an interdisciplinary product development course with students and faculty from the MIT Sloan School of Business and School of Engineering. At MIT, the course goes by the moniker of Product Design and Development, or 15.783.

Fall 2018 Courses

  • ID-20ST-11 Special Topic Design Studio

Spring 2019 Courses

  • ID-24ST-04 Advanced Design: Studio
  • BFA, Rhode Island School of Design


Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles Theory + History of Art + Design