Summer Program,  Hoschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Basel, Switzerland. 06/16

MFA Design, School of Visual Arts, NYC. 05/05

BFA Program, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 2002–03

BS Computer Science, University of Washington, Seattle. 06/00

Selected Work Experience

Ishan Khosla Design, LLP, New Delhi, (Founder & Partner) 12/14–Present

Ishan Khosla Design, New Delhi, (Founder & Propreitor) 03/08–06/17

2000–02 and 2005–08: Resonance, Studio Blue, Decker Design, And Partners.

Published Work

Year Book of Type 3. 2018

Tokyo Type Director’s Club Annual. Vol 26. 2015

India: Contemporary  Design (V&A), London. 2014

Typographic Universe by Steve Heller/Gail Anderson. 2014

Found Type, by Steve Heller/Gail Anderson. 2013

New Graphic Design: the 100 best contemporary graphic designers. 04/13

Here, There, Everywhere by Droog, Amsterdam. 2014

One by One, by Hesign, Berlin, Beijing. 10/12

Stop, Think, Go, Do by Steve Heller/Mirko Illic. 2012

Asian Graphics Now! Taschen. 2010

Shapes and Symbols, Rockport Publishers. 2010

Logo Lounge 6, Rockport Publishers. 2010


Awards & Accolades

Winner, D&AD Kyoorius Design Awards, Book Design. 09/16

Winner, Book of the Year, Publishing Next. 09/16

Runner-up, Children’s Book of the Year, Publishing Next. 09/16

Included in Elle Decor’s “Fresh Faces: Top 15 young Indian designers to know right now” 03/16

NYPD Roadblock Bench, shortlisted by the Godrej Design Lab, in collaboration with Elle Decor. 12/14

The Asia-Pacific Design Awards (APD). 2013 and 2014

Finalist, for the D&AD Kyoorius Design Awards: Design for Identity and Design Craft. 08/13

Invited to visit Japan for the Asian Curator’s Program by Japan Foundation. 9/13

Palm leaf scroll for Sangam accepted by The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney as part of permanent collection. 12/11.

Invited to the Netherlands in 10/10 and 05/11, by the Dutch DFA to foster greater design collaboration between the Netherlands and India.

Finalist of British Council’s Young Creative Entrepreneur Award. 2010

New Talent Design Award from Graphis, New York. 2006

::Output Foundation Design Award. 2006

Graphis: The New Talent Award, New York. 2006

Worldstudio Foundation Scholarship, New York. 07/04

Placed 2nd and 3rd in ‘03 and ‘04, Intl’ Photo Awards

Exhibitions, Shows & Workshops

Porosity Kabari, Australian Design Centre, Sydney, Australia. 06/18

Bold, India Design Pavillion, London Design Festival. 09/17

Porosity Kabari, Nishi Gallery, Canberra, Australia. 06/17

Crossing Visions V: The Ecology of Creation, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan. 02/17

Common Ground, Gallery OED, Kochi. 12/16

Satin, Egg Art Studio, Delhi. 09/16

Mumbai Design Trail, India Design Forum (IDF). 02/16

Porosity Kabari, 3 week workshop + exhibition on design and the informal economy, Studio X, Mumbai. 02/16

Created an installation for the Asian Paints Design
Collective at the AP Colour Next show. 02/16

Illumination the Art of Light, Apparao Gallery at
The Lodhi, Delhi. 11–12/15

Fracture: New Directions on Contemporary
Textiles, Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon. 01/15

Godrej Design Lab, India Design ID, Design Pavilion. 02/15

United Art Fair (UAF), New Delhi. 09/13

Kona Design Pop-up. New Delhi. 01/13

Jugalbandi, NID, Ahmedabad. 11/12

Edge Condition, The Spaitalfield’s Gallery, London. 09/12

20 under 35, exhibition on design at the Alliance
Francaise, New Delhi. 01/11

Here There & Everywhere, at Studio X, Mumbai: a workshop, talk and exhibition based on the concept of jugaad in the informal economy and its implications on the future of design. 11/11

Value Meal: Design and (over)Eating at the Intl’ Design Biennial, Saint-Etienne, France and the Storefront for Architecture, New York. 08/04

Solo Photography Exhibitions:
• India International Center, New Delhi. 2004
• NCPA, Piramal Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2001
• India Habitat Center, New Delhi. 2000
• Nehru Gallery, Mumbai. 2000


Kutch: a visual identity for a vibrant people. Garland online magazine. 06/18

Unconscious Design a look at the design of everyday India. Verve Magazine. 05/17

Design Pataka: the Explosion of Design in India, 2010–16. A report commissioned by the Government of the Netherlands and Dutch Culture. 12/16

The Kaavad: from devotion to decoration, Garland online magazine. 12/16

Article for the special design edition of Take on Art. 01/12

A Partnership of Contrasts, Dutch DFA Annual Report, 2010

Talks & Conferences

Typoday, Mumbai, 03/18

Delhi Design Festival. 02/18

Conceived and moderated a panel discussion on Indic Type Design at Kyoorius Design Yatra, Goa. 10/17

Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Commencement. 07/17

The Typecraft Initiative. Typo Berlin 2017. 05/17

Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland. 05/17

Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden. 05/17

The Relevance of Craft in Today’s World, at M.S. University, Baroda as part of the Narrative Design in Craft conference. 02/17

From Skin to Screen: a look at the Godna tattoo Typeface, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan. 10/16

Work in Progress for Better Tomorrow, Gujral Foundation, Delhi. 09/16

Textile & Politics, The Yarn Club, The Lodhi, Delhi. 09/16

The Everyday in Design. CEPT, Ahmedabad. 09/16

Design x Design, Alliance Francaise, New Delhi. Panel Discussion: Global Hulchul: Rebooting Design. 07/16

University of Edinburgh, Scotland. 06/16

Design Akademie Berlin, Germany. 06/16

Work in Progress for Better Tomorrow as part of the Porosity Kabari event, Studio X, Mumbai. 02/16

Methodologies and Strategies in handling design projects. Oracle India, Bangalore. 09/15

10 Manifestos to Succeed as a Designer, Srishti School of Art and Design, Bangalore. 09/15

L’institut Supérieur des Arts Apliqués, Bangalore. 09/15

Understanding Design from Village India. T.A.J. Residency/SKE Projects, Bangalore. 09/15

Between Future and Tradition: Creating a New Design Idiom at Maison Des Sciences De L’Homme, Paris. 06/14

Click Next: Conference on Design Thinking at IIT, New Delhi. 02/14

The Japan Foundation on Connections between Design and Traditional Culture. 12/13

The 7th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, S. Korea. 10/13

Speaker: Roots, Identity, Modernity, on tradition and the contemporary in the Asian context. 07/13

Culture, Craft and Society in the Context of Indian Design, Kona Design Pop-up, New Delhi. 01/13

Semi-Permanent (NZ): Value of Design from Different Cultures, Wellington. 11/12

Participated in a hypothetical at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. 11/12

The Influencer Conference. Panel discussion: Whether India needs a Design Identity, Mumbai. 10/12

Design x Design, Alliance Francaise, New Delhi. 09/12

TypoDay, Industrial Design Centre, IIT, Mumbai, 03/12

COFA, University of New South Wales, Sydney. 10/12

Spoke at Sangam: the Australia India Design Platform, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 10/12

Moderatior/Speaker, Multiple Realities: Creating Fruitful Client-Designer Relationships. 12/11

Pedagogy & Workshops

Branding. Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD), Delhi. 11/17

Workshop on wrapping. Design Akademie Berlin and MIT, Pune. Concept, organization, facilitation and mentorship. 03/2017

Interlinking Cultures (design, history and anthropology). University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Department of Design and Digital Media. 01–05/2017

International Open Elective: The Moment of Inception: A look at the concept of time through the image. NID Gandhinagar. 01/17

Professional Practice. NID, Ahmedabad. 9/16

Website Design (UI/UX). Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID), Gandhinagar. 08/16

Workshop on Experiential Type at Typoday 2016, Srishti School of Art & Design, Bangalore. 02/16

International Open Elective on UI/UX Design for the Indian Railways (IRCTC). NID Bangalore. 01/16

Taught design at The Design Village. 9/14-3/15

Taught design at Adianta School for Leadership and Innovation. 8/13-10/15

Photography for designers at IICD, Jaipur. 08/2012

Assessments/Jury at COFA, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NID Gandhinagar and IICD, Jaipur

Workshop on creating fruitful client-designer relationships. 2011

The Place of Design: An Australian-Indian Dialogue on Encounters between Tradition and Innovation. RMIT University, Design HUB, Melbourne. 10/12

TypeShop: A workshop on typography and type appreciation. New Delhi. 06/2010

Online and offline Press coverage

Harper’s Bazaar 06/18 | Economic Times 05/18 |Architectural Digest 03/18 | Mumbai Mirror 02/18 |Hindustan Times 10/17|Creative Review 09/17 |It’s Nice That| Better Letters 09/17||Verve 05/17 |Indian Tribal Heritage | Architectural Digest. 09/17 | Verve. 05/17 | Architectural Digest. 10/16, 01/14, 2011 | Habitus Magazine. 07/16 | Trends Magazine. 06/16 | Elle Decor. 01/15, 2011, 2010 | Elle Decor Online. 12/15 | Kyoorius. 04/13, 01/13 | Fortune. 01/13 | Casa Viva. 03/13 | Mint, 02/13 | Conde Nast Traveller. 2011 |  Platform Magazine 2010–2013 | Pool Magazine. 2011, 2012 | 01/12 | 2011 | The New York Times online. 2009 | Plazm Magazine. 2008 | Several Indian Dailies (2000–2011): Mail Today, Indian Express , The Hindustan Times and The Times of India | The Singapore Straits Times. 2001 | India Today. 2001 | Vogue. 2001



NDTV, interview on package design. 2017 | NDTV,  Fracture exhibition at Devi Art Foundation. 2015 | interview on the photography exhibition, “Dreams Explored, Dreams Unfulfilled”. 2001 | CNBC Young Turks on the Godrej Design Lab. 2015 | CNN International, Style South Asia. 2001


BBC World Service: The Arts Hour. 08/13 | ABC Radio Australia. 07/13 and 2012 | AIR (All India Radio), 2001.


Kouraku Gama Ceramic Residency, Arita, Japan 10/16
T.A.J. Residency/SKE Projects, Bangalore. 09/15

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