Founder & Design Partner
Core Area of Expertise: Editorial (Book/Print), Interactive Design and Branding. Interest in cultural projects, craft-based projects and projects related to ancient to contemporary art.
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. He has been published in India: Contemporary Design — Graphics, Fashion and Interiors (V&A London), Bi-Scriptual: Typography and Graphic Design with Multiple Script Systems, Tokyo Type Director’s Club Annual, Asian Graphics Now!and several other international books and publications. Ishan teaches design at various Indian and international universities and colleges. He also conducts workshops on typography. He also is very interested in international collaborations and exchanges 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.