YUKTI V. AGARWAL


Brown /RISD Dual Degree Program

design engineering + art history
psychology + mindfulness studies




constantly striving to  design for impact and
design with purpose




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YUKTI —V—AGARWAL


designing for impact // 
designing with purpose //



As a current honors student in the Brown /RISD Dual Degree Program, I work in interdisciplinary spaces— combining rigorous research with a human-centered approach to reimagine societies, cultures, and futures through a lens of mindful, conscious design.


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HI THERE, I’M YUKTI

pronounced  /jʊktɪ/


As a multidisciplinary designer, I like to create and curate experiences through a focus on empathy, pragmatism and collaboration in my human-centered design practice, to champion more equitable, accessible and sustainable futures for all. 




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001  From Idea to Execution
— Integrated Design for Projects Promoting Sustainability  

   


UNISEX BY RALPH LAUREN

Retail & Experience Services, UX Design, Marketing Strategy  

Developing a unisex capsule for Polo to address issues of sustainability, equity, and diversity

Ralph Lauren Corporation  
2022 (June — Aug)

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Exhibition Design, Course Development, Archival Research


Project ideation + implementation for sustainable museum collection practices 

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design
2021 — 2022

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HEARTLAND

Creative Branding, Marketing Strategy, Visual Merchandizing  


Marketing for a collection of home textiles and wallcoverings (worth $6M)
Asian Paints  +  Sabyasachi — for Pavitra Rajaram Design

2020 — 2021

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INAYA AT ASSAGAO, GOA

Interior Design, Textile & Art Curation, Visual Merchandizing


Art curation + interior design for three concept bunglows (worth $15M)
Inaya Living — for Pavitra Rajaram Design
2020 (June — Dec)

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002    User Experience Design
— Bringing Together Digital + Physical Realities

  


BREAKFREE
 
(launching in 2023)
UX Research, Interaction Design, App Redesign

App redesign based on extensive post-launch user research to optimize user interactions and streamline functionality through reorganizing  information architecture using systems-level design thinking.

BreakFree
2022 (September — November)


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YOG LOVE

UI/UX Design, Campaign Management, Visual Identity


Managing the design teams for the launch of the mindfulness-based start-up (worth $1M)

Yog Love
2020 (April — June)


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D/CODE DESIGN BIENNIALE 2020

Spatial Design, User Experience in the Metaverse  


Virtual space and product design in the Metaverse to create AR experiences for India’s first virtual art and design festival

The Times Group — for Pavitra Rajaram Design
2020 (June — Sept)

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INTERWOVEN

User Research, Information Design, Curatorial Practice


Developing an AI platform for acessibility to museum collections and art education

Microsoft Corp.  +  MAP Academy — for RISD Museum
2021 — 2022

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003   Editorial Layout + Print Design
— Increasing Access to South Asian Educational Resources 


KASHMIRI–CASHMERE

(launching in 2023)

Cultural Preservation, Book Design, Exhibiton Curation

Community-based research and outreach surrounding Kashmiri shawl weaving to reimagine colonial narratives, for increased accessiblity for craftspeople and new audiences

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design — funded by RISD Research
2021 — 2022

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DESI—GNED  
(launching in 2023)

Editorial & Layout Design, Art Direction, Content Writing

Layout design and content writing as the Editor-in-Chief and Art Director of New England’s first publication for the South Asian diaspora (projected readership of 4000+ annually).

South Asian Student’s Association
2021 — 2022
 


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SARMAYA MUSEUM

Typesetting, Photographic Manipulation, Brochure Design

Graphic design for handout packages aimed at increasing access to cultural knowledge and museum collections


Sarmaya India — for Pavitra Rajaram Design
2020 (October)

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AHIMSA PRODUCTS


Graphic & Product Design, Concept Development

Fundraising for women’s education through mindfulness propagation



Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project  +  J.B. Petit Association
2017 — 2018


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004   CMF + Apparel Design 
— Centering Market Research + User Needs in Product Innovation 



NAUVARI ATHLEISURE

User & Market Research, Color Sampling, Pattern Drafting

Championing diversity, inclusion, and sustainability through apparel design focused on serving all type of bodies

2021 (October)

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Fabric Development, Scientific Research,  User Research  

Translating sacred sounds used to cure insomnia into visual graphs and stripe patterns, to develop sustainable, organic, and ‘healing’ sleepwear


2022 (April — May)

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CONTEMPORARY CHANEL

Color Swatching, Market Research, Digital Prototyping


Market research through hands-on construction and experimentation using yarn mixing, color swatching, and digital prototyping

2021 (November)

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005   Textile Engineering 
— Examining How Form Might Follow Function 
Case Study, Experimentation, Application Sketches


Function-specific engineering for knitted fabric structures and forms

2022 (March — April)

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NEW ENGLAND HOME

Pattern Development, Color Swatching, Silkscreen Printing

Sustainable and cost-efficient print design for home and apparel textile production 

2022 (Feb — March)

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PONDICHÉRY

Textile Design, Concept Development, Product Development

Handloom weaving for rug design through sampling and referencing

2021 (March — May)

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006  Handmaking Hope Initiative
— Social Impact Design in the Non-Profit Sector 


RECLAIMING THE STITCH

Concept Development, Product Development, Illustration


Fundraising for women’s education in rural India and empowering them through the female craft of embroidery

IN THE PERMANENT COLLECTIONS OF— The Fleet Library // Prince of Wales Museum
2020 (June — Dec)

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Illustration, Storytelling, Fundraising


Artist books for library permanent collections to raise funds for women’s rehabilitation and sanitation methods

IN THE PERMANENT COLLECTIONS OF— The Fleet Library + John Hay Library + Pembroke Center at Brown University 
2020 (Jan — March)

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Social Impact, Creative Branding, Skill Transfers

Social change and female empowerment through weaving skill transfer


I AM FOR YOU // Handmaking Hope  
2020 (June — Dec)

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Handmaking Hope 
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