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

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Aasawari Kulkarni is a designer, educator, and writer, originally from the historic city of Aurangabad, India. She runs an independent studio practice largely focused on typography, and takes great joy in collaborating with cultural and educational institutions. 

She is an assistant professor of design at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at the George Washingon University. Her work explores the intersection of human behaviour and culture with design. She hold 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


– 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


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


Rhode Island School of Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design


– 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


– 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

– 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


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