Aasawari  Kulkarni is a designer, educator, and writer from India. She is  Assistant Professor of Design at  Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University.

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Aasawari Kulkarni is a designer, educator, and writer, from the historic city of Aurangabad, India. Her work explores the intersection of human behaviour and culture with design. She runs an independent studio practice largely focused on typography. Currently based in DC, she is an assistant professor of design at Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at the George Washingon University. She holds an MFA in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

For commisions and/or collaborations, or just to say hi, reach out to <info@aasawarikulkarni.com>.

Complete CV available upon request


Gilbert Baker Foundation, Penguin Random House, Center for Craft, Relish Works, Unlock NYC, Pentagram NYC, Indian Type Foundry, Green Goose Design, Oberland NYC.


Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design


It’s nice that, Type01, Femme Type, AICAD Fellowship, Malee Scholarship Women in Typographic Excellence 2020, First Post, The Box Office Insider Podcast


GDUSA Graphic Design Award 2020, Indigo Design Award 2021, Graphis New Talent Honorable Mention,  Creative Quarterly 59, Creative Quarterly 61, Innovation Center for Design Excellence Silver Medal


– CAA Annual Conference, 2023, NYC
Dichotomizing pluralities: Visual cultures of the Indian Subcontinent, Panel

– Futuress: Educators in Correspondence
Decolonizing Typography, 2022

– Rhode Island School of Design
Typeface Design, 2022

– Maryland Institute College of Art
History of Graphic Design, 2021, 2022, 2023

– CAA Annual Conference, 2022, Chicago
Decolonizing Design Pedagogies, Panel

– DePaul University, School of Design Talks
Resistance and Anti – Oppression in Design, Panel, 2021

– Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
Art History, 2021

– ATYPI All Over 
A Type of Cure for Homesickness, 2021

– Typewknd
What would it mean for a typeface to be feminist, 2020