Aasawari  Kulkarni

Design / Writing / Research



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Aasawari Kulkarni is a Graphic Designer, Writer, and a Design Educator, currently serving as an AICAD teaching fellow at RISD. Her work explores the intersection of human behaviour with culture and design. She hold an MFA in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art and works as a freelance designer. Former and current clients include Penguin Random House, Center for Craft, the Visible Voices podcast.

For commisions and/or collaborations, or just to say hi, reach out to <aasawari.196@gmail.com>.


Complete CV available upon request

EDUCATION

– MFA in Graphic Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, (MICA) Baltimore  – 2020

– B.Des in Communication Design,
National Institute of Fashion Technology, (NIFT) New Delhi – 2017


PROFESSIONAL EXPEREINCE

Penguin Random House, Center for Craft, The Visible Voices Podcast, Pentagram Design, Indian Type Foundry, Green Goose Design, Ammarrass Records

TEACHING EXPEREINCE

Maryland Institute College of Art, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

PRESS AND RECOGNITION

– 30 Independent Type Designers to Watch out for – Type01 blog, 2021

– Malee Scholarship: Women in Typographic Excellence 2020,

– AICAD Fellowship, RISD 2021, MIAD 2020

– The box Office Insider Podcast, 2021


– Media’s use of imagery in reporting Gender Based Violence, First Post, 2020




SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

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

– 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



AWARDS

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