︎ABOUT

I am a Graphic Designer, (a self proclaimed poet), and a Graphic Design MFA graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Currently, I’m faculty in communication Design as an AICAD fellow at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.  

My work explores the intersection of human behaviour, and culture, with design, whether cultural conditioning, culture shock, or a cultural conversation, I like to think of design as central to it all. 

I’m open to commisions and collaboration!
For inquiries write to aasawari.196@gmail.com


WORK

AUG 2020—PRESENT
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
Faculty in Communication Design 

AUG 2020—PRESENT
Gingko Bioworks, Boston
Freelance Graphic Designer

SUMMER 2019
Pentagram, New York
Team—Emily Oberman
Design Intern

2018—2019
Indian Type Foundry
Ahmedabad
Type Design Intern

2016—2017
Amarrass Records
New Delhi
Freelance Designer

SUMMER 2016
Green Goose Design
New Delhi
Design Intern

SUMMER 2015

IIT Bombay
Industrial Design Center
Research/Design Intern




EDUCATION

MFA GRAPHIC DESIGN 2020
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore


B.DES COMMUNICATION DESIGN 2017

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi


RECOGNITION

2020

GDUSA Graphic Design Award for “A Conversation between the East and the West“

2020

GDUSA Graphic Design Award for The Visible Voices

2020

Speaker, ATYPI All over 

2020

Speaker, TypeWknd 2020

2020

Creative Quarterly 61 
Runner Up

2020

AICAD Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship, MIAD

2020

Women of Typographic Excellence by Sharp Type for the Malee Scholarship

2020

Women in Typography
Featured Type Designer for Thesis Typeface, Nari

2020

Feminism in India
Featured Artist for the Feminist Art Project on Media Imagery on Gender Based Violence

2019

Innovation Center for Design Excellence (ICDE)
Silver Medal, Branding

2018
MICA merit scholarship




EXHIBITIONS

Guiness Storehouse 2020
Soon is Now, Creatives Against Covid Global Poster exhibition, Ireland

MICA 2020
Claiming Design, Juried Show, Bronze Gallery, MICA

Willem De Kooning, 2019
Unstable Energy. Unbound Potential, Willem De Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, Netherlands 

MICA 2019
100 Years of Bauhaus, Brick Gallery, MICA

MICA 2019
Hand Lettering Juried Show, Bronze Gallery, MICA

NIFT 2017
Unsettle, Graduation Show