After having discovered her love for typography while pursuing her graduation in Fashion Communication from NIFT, New Delhi, Pooja Saxena went on to earn a Master's Degree in Typeface Design from the University of Reading (United Kingdom) that was partly funded by the Monotype Imaging Scholarship. She followed this with an internship with the fonts team at Apple Inc.
Since then, she has contributed to typeface projects for GNOME, Google Fonts and the Access to Knowledge programme at the Centre for Internet & Society, along with working on lettering commissions for the Coovum Art Festival, Fanta and ThePrint among others. Her research work has also found its way to global conferences such as the Typography Day 2016, GNOME Users and Developers European Conference (GUADEC) and the World ATypI 2010 at Dublin.
Pooja also has mentored design enthusiasts and students via means of interactive and engaging workshops at design schools including Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, National Institute of Design (Bangalore), Pearl Academy (Noida and New Delhi) and L’Ecole de design Nantes Atlantique. Her work has also been featured in renowned publications like Adobe Create Magazine, AIGA Eye on Design, Conde Nast Traveller’s publication on Make in India, Hindu Business Line and Kyoorius Magazine.
At IIAD, Pooja will be actively interacting with the Communication Design students and offering her expertise on typeface design to help them grasp the concepts with more clarity and work towards becoming aware designers.
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