Ishan Khosla is a design thinker, visual artist and an educator with over 15 years of extensive experience in the field of book design, interactive graphic design and branding. After completing his Master's of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York, Ishan moved to India and started a design consultancy, Ishan Khosla Design (IKD), that essentially focuses on Brand Identity Design, Interactive Design, Installations, Corporate Communications, Packaging Design and Print Collateral Design amongst others.
Internationally renowned authorities on the history, theory and criticism of design, Charlotte and Peter Fiell, have listed Ishan Khosla Design in their book titled 100 Best Contemporary Graphic Designers in the World. Other notable publications that have written about IKD are India: Contemporary Design - Fashion, Graphics, Interiors (Victoria & Albert Museum), Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual and Asian Graphics Now to name a few.
Ishan Khosla’s studio has initiated a self-funded project, Typecraft Initiative, that aims to create 29 display typefaces from as many languishing crafts and tribal arts across the country, ideally one from each State of India. Each typeface will be designed taking inspiration from the native craft of a specific region. The idea is to create awareness and generate interest in the lives of people who are torch bearers of India’s rich cultural heritage.
Ishan enjoys speaking at forums across borders on his core interest areas of design and innovation. He has enthralled listeners at events held in places such as Australia, France, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and India as well. In addition to this, he is actively engaged in conducting typography workshops and takes a keen interest in international design and culture collaborations. In his quest to advocate design and its purpose, Ishan would be interacting with the Communication Design students at IIAD in the capacity of a Visiting Faculty.
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