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Ishan Khosla Design is a boutique design studio specializing in:
1. CORE GRAPHIC DESIGN: Brand Identity Creation, Interactive Design (for websites and apps), Online and Offline Advertising Campaigns, Books and Editorial Design, Print
2. SOCIO-CULTURAL PROJECTS: Installations, Typecraft (typefaces and lettering with craft), Objects; Furniture Design, Textiles and Ceramics
Ishan Khosla Design has been called the 100 Best Contemporary Graphic Designers in the world by Charlotte and Peter Fiell in their book, New Graphic Design. We have been published in India: Contemporary Design — Graphics, Fashion and Interiors [The Victoria & Albert Museum], Typographica, Go Stop Think Do [both, Thames & Hudson], Tokyo Type Director’s Club Annual, Asian Graphics Now! [Taschen]. Magazines such as India Today, Habitus, Trends, Take on Art and several other international books and publications.
We are a cutting-edge, creatively driven, full-service design consultancy — we set the trends for others to follow. We create strong relationships between clients and their customers. We believe that it doesn’t matter where, how or in what medium, an idea is expressed, one still has to start with a great idea.
To us, design is not just the visual or aesthetic, but the meaning behind it — the story of who you are and what you and your company aspires to become. We help you add clarity to your communication. We can do this because, are not just designers but content creators — we help shape your brand by creating content which is supported by great design — that is truthful, direct and appropriate to your company and the audience you want to build.
We bring to the table a strong, committed and passionate team of experts with disparate experiences and interests. We are process oriented and work hard to understand your organization, the competition, the current and long-term target audiences. We work very collaboratively with all our clients through various processes such as brain-storming sessions and mind-mapping.
We bring personalized attention to your work that is uncommon in today’s fast-paced commercial design world. We help translate your vision into a brand identity, website, app or print collateral that is bold, makes an impact, and creates enthusiasm and excitement in your target audience. We help uncover the hidden needs of your audiences and turn those insights into compelling communications.
Overall, the depth and breadth of the work is epitomized by Ishan’s work experience in the United States and India which spans over 15 years. This experience helps us combine the best of global and Indian design sensibilities — for instance for PriceWaterhouse Coopers we have created a corporate report that combines the minimalism of the west, with chapter separators that are rooted in Indian craft traditions.
This reflects our conviction that great design cannot happen without passion, intelligence, and personal commitment, which is demonstrated by a portfolio of work that spans over 15 years.
We provide our clients with
- Ideas that are original, compelling and inspiring
- Design that is well-executed
- Work that is relevant to its context of the subject, the user etc.
We have clients of all scales from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies — and we treat them all with the same attention — making sure we distill your brief to a winning solution.
Some of our clientele include:
ABP Pvt. Ltd (Ananda Bazaar Patrika), AIACA, Amaryllis, Apeejay Surendra Group, Arastan, Art1st, Asian Development Bank, Asian Heritage Foundation, The Australian Government (Oz Fest), Avasara, Beendhi (France), Bihar Museum (Government of Bihar), Bloomburg Books, BM Anand Foundation, Bread & Circuses, The British Council, Centre on the Death Penalty, Devi Art Foundation, Devi Garh, Dutch Culture, Dutch DFA (Amsterdam), Droog (Amsterdam), Ela, Gallery Espace, The German Book Office, Godrej, Government of the Netherlands, Grant Thornton Walker Chandiok, Hachette, Harper Collins, Indian Art Fair, Indian School of Business, Indian Spinal Injury Centre, Indus Biznotel, Invictus Oncology, The Irish Embassy, Irregular Beauty, Italian Cultural Centre, Japan Foundation, Kaaru, Karen Woodbury Gallery (Melbourne), Le Mill,LG Hausys Refridgerator (Seoul), Mela/Jaipur Virasat Foundation, Myraa Cosmetics (Dubai), National Law University NDTV, Nike, Nitco Tiles, Noor Jehan, Ogaan, Ogaan Publishing (India Design ID), Oxford Bookstore, PAN Macmillan, Penguin, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Polish Embassy, Polish Institute, RandomHouse, Routledge, Rathi Steel, RMIT University (Melbourne), Roli Books, Samsung Group (Samsung Design Delhi), Sancha Tea, Synergy Consulting, Takshila Publishing, UNICEF, UNESCAP, Uttams, Westland Books, Wrap (Gunjan Gupta).
Awards & Published Work
Our work has been published in New Graphic Design featuring the 100 leading contemporary graphic designers in the world; India: Contemporary Design — Graphics, Fashion and Interiors (The Victoria & Albert Museum ) on contemporary Indian design which is part of the V&A show on Indian design in 2015. Our typographic work including Typecraft has been published in Found Type and Typographic Universe both (Thames & Hudson) by Steven Heller and Gail Anderson. Fifteen of our projects featured in Asian Graphics Now! (Taschen). Other publications include Logo Lounge 6, Master Library Series and The New Talent Award (Graphis, New York). Hesign Publishing (China and Germany) published our work in One By One.
Eye Spy Indian Art (Book Design), winner of the 2016 Kyoorius Design Awards (Blue Elephant)
Our work has been shown at the Venice Biennale (video for artist Tarshito) and the Alliance Francaise (20 Under 35), New Delhi.
Lectures & Talks
Ishan Khosla has given talks to students at University of Edinburgh (Scotland), Design Akademie Berlin (Germany), College of Fine Arts/COFA Sydney (Australia), CEPT Ahmedabad, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology (Bangalore), DJ Academy (Coimbatore), UID Gandhinagar, Sushant School of Design (Delhi) and LISAA (Bangalore). He was invited to give a lecture at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Paris in June 2014 on Between Future and Tradition: Creating a New Design Idiom; he was invited to visit Japan, by the Japan Foundation for the Asian Curator’s Program in September 2013. This program aims to promote the better understanding of Japanese modern and contemporary art, institutions and system of art scene in Japan through lectures and site visits. Three curators from China, India and South Korea have been chosen to be a part of this program.
Ishan also spoke about Understanding Design Through Village India where he looked at how one can take inspiration from both urban and rural villages and convert that to a unique design language for India, at the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale in South Korea in 2013.
He was invited to a panel discussion at the Semi-Permanent 2012 (Wellington, New Zealand) on the Value of Design from Different Cultures. He has participated in a panel discussion: Through Indian Eyes: A hypothetical about craft, design, heritage and globalisation at the the Powerhouse Museum and The College of Fine Arts (COFA) both in Sydney. He was part of a panel discussion on "Is there such a thing as an Indian Design Langauage?" at the Influencer Conference 2012 in Mumbai and spoke about his design philosophy and work at Design x Design exposé and the Design X Design panel discussion at Alliance Francaise, Delhi.
The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney holds one of Ishan Khosla Design' s work in their permanent collection.
ADVERTISING & BRANDING
Advertising for print and online
Brand Identity & Logo Design
Visual and Verbal Positioning
Copywriting & Conceptualization
Dynamic and E-commerce Website Design (UI)
Responsive Website Design (UI)
User Experience Design (UX)
Digital Marketing Solutions
Website Backend Programming (including CMS, E-Commerce)
Analytics, SEO and SEM
Social Media Planning
Content Development & Copywriting
Annual Reports & Brochures
Books & Book Covers
Periodicals & Magazines
CRAFT & PRODUCT
Typography & Typecraft
Design from Craft: Installations, Gifts
Way Finding Solutions
Photography & Styling
Some projects that make us proud:
1. You should be a mid to senior level creative, passionate, committed, insightful graphic designer with about 8 to 10 years of active work experience. You are excited to work on a diverse range of projects in a sometimes fast-paced environment. You are a strategic thinker and someone who can lead projects on your own. While we do work on many fields, our core strength and starting point for most projects remains graphic design.
2. You must have a graphic design degree (we will not look at architecture, accessory, fashion, product or industrial designer portfolios) from a reputed Indian* or international college. *(NID, MIT, Srishti, ISDI)
We love people from all backgrounds and cultures from around the world and we welcome you to apply to us. It's been great to have people from France, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, South Korea, UK, USA work with us. We look forward to more cultural exchanges.
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