Founder & Design Partner
Core Area of Expertise: Branding, Editorial (Book/Print) and Interactive Design (Graphic Design)
Ishan is an artist and designer who works on a range of projects that combine design, technology and craft in different ways. He has an MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York and moved to India in 2008 to start Ishan Khosla Design. Ishan has spoken at various forums in places such as Australia, France, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and in India. 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 ), Tokyo Type Director’s Club Annual, Asian Graphics Now! and several other international books and publications. Ishan is a part-time faculty at the Adianta School for Leadership and Innovation. He also conducts workshops on typography. He also is very interested in international collaborations in design and culture.
3D and Product Design Partner
Core Area of Expertise: Product & Installation Design
Shirley is a sculptor and designer who graduated from the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad . She leads projects at IKD related to installation, ceramics and 3D. Through her label, Irregular Beauty, Shirley creates quirky and humorous ceramics that have a strong element of storytelling. Shirley started the Fired Material Application department at Indian Institute of Craft and Design (IICD), Jaipur in 2010, and was also the department chair from 2010-2013. She continues to be a visiting faculty at IICD. She strongly believes in being a master of ones material and thinks technique informs the work as much concepts can, her approach to her own work therefore is on similar lines, respect towards ones materials, using them appropriately and imaginatively, for the right reasons and with minimum waste or damage to ones environment. She is open to interesting commissions for private and public spaces.
Technology & Development Partner
Core Area of Expertise: Senior Software Engineer, Website Developer and E-Marketing Expert
Arjun specializes in E-Commerce platform development and integrations, with over 12 years of experience in the industry and many more years of core programming experience. His area of expertise extends from software backend development, enterprise systems architecture to user experience, user interface programming. Arjun has been working on several interactive design projects including e-commerce, mobile, apps, widgets etc.
Abhishek is a 28 year old Architect and Retail Designer from NID Bangalore, who like to work across domains of Design. He loves everything that has to do with Graphic design, Space design & development, Branding and Packaging. He has a strong interest indesign For Digital Medium. In his spare time, he likes to watch movies and play Fifa.
Mithila Artist and Illustrator
Pradyumna is an award-winning senior artist, and the first Indian to ever win the prestigious UNESCO Noma Concours in 2006. For most of his professional life, he was a land surveyor till a surgery cost him his job. He then took to art, creating paintings influenced by Madhubani stylistic traditions but with themes and topics of his own imagination and interest. His works are part of the permanent collection at National Museums, Liverpool, UK as well as the Mingei International Folk Art Museum, San Diego, USA. Pradyumna is represented in USA by Cavin-Morris Gallery New York.
Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Shonal is a 24 year old graphic design graduate from the Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune. She has a passion for simplistic and clear design and a flare for an artistic use of colours across a versatile spectrum. Shonal interned at notable firms like Ogilvy & Mather, Microsoft (MGSI) and GGD prior to working as a freelancer for two years specialising in branding, illustration and vector art. She is an avid photographer and loves to travel.