Goyal is an engineer by training and received his Master's in development economics from Princeton University, working in the US and Hong Kong before returning to India in 2000. His collaborative work is represented by galleries including Todd Merrill (New York) and partnerships with a wide-ranging network of international architects and interior designers. He currently lives and works in New Delhi, India.
His interest in the power of design to raise awareness and effectuate change on urgent global issues includes wildlife conservation and the craft economy—he is a patron of the Elephant Family, working to conserve wildlife habitats in Asia. He is also often featured by leading global publications in their lists of most influential designers.