with engaged research and purposeful design—
—we can create more mindful societies.




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DESI–GNED MAGAZINE


New England’s First Publication for the South Asian Diaspora

Creative direction and content writing as the Editor-in-Chief of desi-gned (projected readership of 800+ annually).


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2023
  2 Years  
Print and Publishing

︎︎︎ Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design

SKILLS:
Editorial Design, Art Direction, Image Sourcing, Project Management, Fundraising, Creative Branding and Marketing, Printing and Publishing


THE BAR


Developed a new brand identity and strategy for the world’s largest alcohol conglomerate’s customer-facing digital platform.

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2023
4 Weeks
 E-Commerce

︎︎︎ Diageo, The Bar for Code and Theory

SKILLS:
User Research, Data Analytics, Experience Design, Product and Brand Strategy, Visual Identity Design


BLICK NEWS AND SPORT


Strategy for a Swiss-German Newspaper to increase site traffic and drive audience loyalty. 

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2023
4 Weeks
Print and Publishing

︎︎︎ Ringier, Blick for Code and Theory

SKILLS:
User Research, Data Analytics, User Testing, Strategy Consulting


BREAKFREE


Re-design to optimize user interactions for an app that helps people take control of their social media intake and overall quality of life. 


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2022
6 Weeks
Health and Technology

︎︎︎ BreakFree Inc. 

SKILLS:
User Research, User Testing, Experience Design, Product and Brand Strategy, Visual Identity Design


INHERENT VICE

Exhibition
Product
Strategy

Project ideation and implementation for sustainable museum collection practices.

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2022
6 Months
Arts and Culture

︎︎︎ Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

SKILLS:
User Research, Exhibition Design, Academic Course Development, Creative Response, Archival Research


INTERWOVEN

Digital Experiences
Exhibition

Developing an AI platform for accessibility to museum collections and art education across the globe.

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2021
3 Months
Arts and Culture

︎︎︎ Microsoft Corp and Museum of Art and Photography — for RISD Museum

SKILLS:
User Research, Information Design and Cataloguing, Curatorial Practice and Research 


D/CODE DESIGN BIENNIAL

Digital Experiences
Exhibition
Product

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

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2020
6 Weeks
Arts and Culture

︎︎︎ The Times Group for Pavitra Rajaram Design

SKILLS:
Spatial Design, User Experience in the Metaverse


HEARTLAND

Brand
Strategy
Product

Marketing and creative branding for a collection of home textiles and wallcoverings (worth $6M).

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2022
3 Months
Retail— Home Furnishings

︎︎︎ Asian Paints and Sabyasachifor Pavitra Rajaram Design

SKILLS:
Creative Branding, Marketing Strategy, Visual Merchandizing


YOG LOVE

Digital Experiences
Brand 
Strategy

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

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2020
2 Months
Health and Education

︎︎︎ Yog Love

SKILLS:
User Experience Design, User Research, Research Consolidation, User Testing, Campaign Management, Visual Identity Design 


KASHMIR // CASHMEER 

Book / Editorial  
Brand
Exhibition

Research and design for an independent project focused on reclaiming histories of Kashmiri weaving. 

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2022
2 Years

SKILLS:
Editorial Design, Art Direction, Image Sourcing, Project Management, Fundraising, Creative Branding and Marketing, Printing and Publishing, Historial Research 


THE GLOSSARY

Book / Editorial  
Product

Cataloging and documenting various knit structures and color studies for textile content development and archiving.


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2023
6 Weeks 
Print and Publishing— Education

︎︎︎ Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design

SKILLS:
Editorial Design, Art Direction, Product Photography, Project Management, Fundraising, Creative Branding and Marketing, Printing and Publishing

SIPAHI

Product


Carpet design for a larger collection of home furnishings by Pavitra Rajaram, focused on histories of craft and cultural lineages in South Asia.

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2020
2 Months
Retail— Home Furnishings

︎︎︎ Pavitra Rajaram Design for Jaipur Rugs

SKILLS:
Product Design, Motif and Colorway Development


BACK TO SCHOOL

Product

Developing children’s fully-fashioned knitwear and sweaters for the Fall 2023 collection for Polo Ralph Lauren.

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2022
10 Weeks
Retail— Fashion

︎︎︎ Ralph Lauren Corp.

SKILLS:
Textile Design, Sweater Design, Concept Interpretation, Fabric Sampling, Cross Department Communication, Market Research

75 YEARS OF JBL SOUND

Digital Experiences
Strategy

User testing and strategizing systems for navigation and information architecture and design for the JBL site refresh.

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2023
6 Weeks
Retail— Audio-Electronic

︎︎︎ Harman Kardon, JBL for Code and Theory

SKILLS:
User Research, Product Strategy, Data Analytics, User Testing


UNISEX BY POLO RL

Digital Experiences
Brand Identity
Strategy

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

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2022
4 Weeks
Retail— Fashion

︎︎︎ Ralph Lauren Corp.

SKILLS:
Retail & Experience Services, Experience Design, Marketing Strategy, Product Design, Financial Projections


AVANT-GARDE AHIMSA

Product
Brand 

Fundraising for underpriviledged women’s right to education in India by raising mindfulness awareness.

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2017
 2 Months

SKILLS:
Illustration, Graphic Design, Layout, Fundraising, Concept Development


THE WITCHING HOUR

Brand 

Brand identity development for the 15th Annual Brown | RISD Dual Degree Exhibition. 

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2023
4 Weeks
Arts and Culture

︎︎︎ Brown | RISD Dual Degree Program 

SKILLS:
Exhibition Branding, Visual Identity, Poster Design  


SARMAYA MUSEUM 

Brand
Book / Editorial

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

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2020
1 Week 
 Arts and Culture 

︎︎︎ Sarmaya Museum and Arts Foundation for Pavitra Rajaram Design

SKILLS:
Typesetting, Photographic Manipulation, Brochure Design, Visual Identity Design


POWER TO MOVE

Digital Experiences
Strategy

Worked with specialists in the area of software and hardware development to tree-test and strategize efficient, user-friendly systems for navigation.

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2023
4 Weeks
Manufacturing and Technology

︎︎︎ Qualcomm for Code and Theory

SKILLS:
User Research, Data Analytics, User Testing, Tree Testing, Feature Ideation, Audience Define, Strategy Consulting


GALLERI SAVES LIVES. 

Digital Experience
Strategy

Developed a digital platform strategy for the B2C campaign of a first of it’s kind early-detection cancer test. 

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2023
4 Weeks 
Healthcare

︎︎︎ Grail, Gallerifor Code and Theory 

SKILLS:
User Research, Product Strategy, Site Audit, Landscape Audit, Data Analytics, Feature Ideation, Audience Define, Strategy Consulting

(RE)PAINTING HISTORIES

Exhibition
Brand

Experience design through a museum intervention in the Grand Gallery to confront histories of colonization and representation in European art.

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2023
4 Weeks
Arts and Culture

︎︎︎ Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

SKILLS:
Label Design, Museum Intervention, Experience Design




THE JOURNEY OF THE JAMAWAR

Exhibition
Book / Editorial

Curating the RISD Museum’s first show focusing on the histories of Kashmiri shawls before the British colonial era.

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2021
6 Weeks
Arts and Culture


SKILLS:
Exhibition Curation, Museum Label Writing, Catalogue
Layout, Concept Design, Exhibit Design, Historical Research

26/11

Book / Editorial


Artist book collection for the library’s permanent collection to raise funds for women’s rehabilitation.

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2020
4 Months
Education

︎︎︎ Pembroke Center for Study of Women housed in the permanent collection of John Hay Library

SKILLS:
Storytelling, Concept Development, Content Writing, Fundraising
Illustration, Collaging, Embroidery, Bookbinding


PERIOD.  

Book / Editorial

Artist books for the library’s permanent collections to raise funds for women’s sanitation products.

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2020
2 Weeks

SKILLS:
Storytelling, Concept Development, Content Writing, Fundraising
Illustration, Collaging, Embroidery, Bookbinding




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YUKTI V. AGARWAL


As a multidisciplinary thinker, my work aims to reimagine societies and futures through engaged research and purposeful design and innovation. 

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Brown | RISD Dual Degree Program

Majors 3 
    Textile Design  
    Psychology   
    Mindfulness Studies

Minor 1
    Art and Design History





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Current Work:
Brown + RISD Honors Thesis

How can the multisensorial design of public space facilitate moments of implicit mindfulness in momentary experiences—to develop more dispositionally mindful communities?