About

Hello! Thanks for your interest in Ishan Khosla Design.

We're interested in collaborating on projects that involve research, society, social impact, development, disaster relief, design for museums and cultural institutions, craft, skill development, design thinking, futures, urbanism, intelligent transportation, tech, food, sustainability, disruptive innovation and design education. The best way to get in touch with us is at contact@ishankhosladesign.com

Ishan Khosla Design is a boutique design studio specializing in:

1. CORE GRAPHIC DESIGN: Brand Identity Strategy & Design, Editorial (books, magazines, brochures) & Interactive Design (websites and apps), Information Design & Wayfinding, Print & Advertising (posters, stationery, banners, advertisements, leaflets, flyers, book covers)

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 TodayHabitus, 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.

 

Clients

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:

Ananda Bazaar PatrikaAIACA, AmaryllisApeejay Surendra Group, Arastan, Art1stAsian Development BankAsian Heritage Foundation, The Australian Government (Oz Fest), AvasaraBeendhi (France), Bihar Museum (Government of Bihar), Bloomburg Books, BM Anand FoundationBread & Circuses, The British CouncilDevi Art Foundation, Devi Garh, Dutch Culture (Amsterdam)Dutch DFA (Amsterdam), Droog (Amsterdam), ElaGallery Espace, The German Book Office, Godrej Design LabGovernment of the Netherlands, Grant Thornton Walker ChandiokHachette, Harper CollinsIndian Art Fair, Indian School of Business, Indian Spinal Injury Centre, Indus Biznotel, Invictus OncologyThe Irish Embassy, Irregular BeautyItalian Cultural CentreJapan FoundationKaaruKaren Woodbury Gallery (Melbourne), Le Mill,LG Hausys Refridgerator (Seoul)Mela/Jaipur Virasat Foundation, Myraa Cosmetics (Dubai), National Law University NDTVNike, Nitco TilesNoor JehanOgaan, Ogaan Publishing (India Design ID)Oxford Bookstore, PAN MacmillanPenguin, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Polish Embassy, Polish InstituteRandomHouse, RoutledgeRathi SteelRMIT University (Melbourne), Roli Books, Samsung Group (Samsung Design Delhi), Sancha Tea, Synergy Consulting, Takshila PublishingUNICEF, UNESCAP, UttamsWestland 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)

Oz Fest (Branding) and Chittara Typecraft (Design Craft) were shortlisted for the 2013 Kyoorius Design Awards.

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. 

 

Capability

ADVERTISING & BRANDING
Advertising for print and online
Brand Architecture
Brand Strategy
Brand Communication
Brand Identity & Logo Design
Market Analysis
Visual and Verbal Positioning
Copywriting & Conceptualization

ONLINE
Dynamic and E-commerce Website Design (UI)
Responsive Website Design (UI)
User Experience Design (UX)
Digital Marketing Solutions
Mobile Apps
Website Backend Programming (including CMS, E-Commerce)
Analytics, SEO and SEM
Social Media Planning

PRINT
Packaging
Content Development & Copywriting
Annual Reports & Brochures
Books & Book Covers
Periodicals & Magazines

CRAFT & PRODUCT
Typography & Typecraft
Design from Craft: Installations, Gifts
Furniture Design

OTHER
Way Finding Solutions
Photography & Styling
Illustration 

 

Some projects that make us proud:

The Bihar Museum

Exhibition on Textiles at Devi Art Foundation

The Typecraft Initiative

T2 Online Website Portal

Trade Routes for the Indian School of Business

Eye Spy Indian Art

Oz Fest: branding the largest Australia festival, ever in India

Sangam: the Australia India Design Platform

Cyrk: an Installation for the launch of the Polish Institute in Delhi

"Split Personality" Furniture Inspired by Polish Poster Designers 

Workshop in Dharavi on Improvization and Design with Droog Lab (Netherlands)

Experimental Website for Wrap

An Exhibition on Brooms

The DTP Project

Narratives for Indian Modernity: the Aesthetic of Brij Mohan Anand

Accidental Godman

Packaging for a French Gourmand, Beendhi

The Fading Flower Markets of Delhi for Dutch DFA (Design/Fashion/Architecture)

 

Employment 
We're Hiring!

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.

Please ONLY send applications via email. We will not entertain phone calls for applications. For employment submissions, write to contact@ishankhosladesign.com with the word "Employment @ IKD" in the subject line.

For internships, write to contact@ishankhosladesign.com with the word "Internship @ IKD" in the subject line.

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