YUKTI       V.           AGARWAL


designing for impact //
designing with purpose //



︎ I am 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.



︎ MORE ABOUT ME HERE
YUKTI       V.           AGARWAL

designing for impact //
designing with purpose //



︎ I am 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.

︎ READ MORE ABOUT ME HERE


︎︎︎Resumé︎︎︎Contact ︎︎︎ LinkedIN︎︎︎ Instagram︎︎︎ Handmaking Hope︎︎︎ Fine Arts Portfolio︎︎︎Academic Research



︎︎︎     mindful design    ︎︎︎     (  D E S I G N       b y      Y  U  K  T  I  )      ︎︎︎     for impact    ︎︎︎



HI! I’M YUKTI

/jʊktɪ/



As a life-long learner and student of design engineering and human psychology, I see myself as a catalyst for change— 

︎︎︎ create more equitable futures 
︎︎︎ act on increasing access 
︎︎︎ empower through a practice of craft 
︎︎︎ innovate using human-centered design 
︎︎︎ commit to sustainable practices 
︎︎︎ give back to our communities 

︎︎︎ reimagine our shared global culture through a lens of mindful, conscious design 






SELECTED WORKS︎︎︎




Retail & Experience Services, UX Design, Marketing Strategy  

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


CLIENT: Ralph Lauren Corp.
TIMELINE: 2022 (June — Aug) 

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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)


CLIENT: Yog love — for Pavitra Rajaram Design
TIMELINE: 2020 (April — June)

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// INTERWOVEN //


User Research, Information Design, Curatorial Practice

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


CLIENT: Microsoft Corp.  // MAP Academy — for RISDMuseum
TIMELINE: 2021 — 2022

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( COLOR, MATERIAL, STRUCTURE STUDIES )






// NAUVARI ATHLEISURE //


User & Market Research, Color Sampling, Pattern Drafting 


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


TIMELINE: 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


TIMELINE: 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

TIMELINE: 2021 (November) 

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Case Study, Experimentation, Application Sketches

︎︎︎Function-specific engineering for knitted fabric structures and forms



TIMELINE: 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


TIMELINE: 2022 (Feb — March)

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// PONDICHÉRY //


Textile Design, Concept Development, Product Development


︎︎︎Handloom weaving for rug design through sampling and referencing



TIMELINE: 2021 (March — May)

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( TOWARDS A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE )



Exhibition Design, Course Development, Archival Research

︎︎︎Project ideation + implementation for sustainable museum collection practices  


CLIENT: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design
TIMELINE: 2021 — 2022

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// HEARTLAND //


Creative Branding, Marketing Strategy, Visual Merchandizing  

︎︎︎Marketing for a collection of home textiles and wallcoverings (worth $6M)


CLIENT: Asian Paints  // Sabyasachi — for Pavitra Rajaram Design
TIMELINE: 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)


CLIENT: Inaya Living — for Pavitra Rajaram Design
TIMELINE: 2020 (June — Dec)


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( DIGITAL DESIGN )





// KASHMIRI–CASHMERE //

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

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

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// D/CODE DESIGN BIENNIALE 2020 //

Experiential 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


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

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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


CLIENT: Sarmaya India — for Pavitra Rajaram Design
TIMELINE: 2020 (October)

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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)


CLIENT: Yog love — for Pavitra Rajaram Design
TIMELINE: 2020 (April — June)


Read More ︎︎︎



// INTERWOVEN //


User Research, Information Design, Curatorial Practice

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


CLIENT: Microsoft Corp.  // MAP Academy — for RISDMuseum
TIMELINE: 2021 — 2022

Read More ︎︎︎


// AHIMSA PRODUCTS //


Graphic & Product Design, Concept Development

︎︎︎Fundraising for women’s education through mindfulness propagation


CLIENT: Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project // J.B. Petit Association 
TIMELINE: 2017 — 2018

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( MARKETING STRATEGIES )






// 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


CLIENT: Ralph Lauren Corp.
TIMELINE: 2022 (June — Aug)

Read More︎︎︎



// HEARTLAND //


Creative Branding, Marketing Strategy, Visual Merchandizing  

︎︎︎Marketing for a collection of home textiles and wallcoverings (worth $6M)


CLIENT: Asian Paints  // Sabyasachi — for Pavitra Rajaram Design
TIMELINE: 2020 — 2021

Read More ︎︎︎


Social Impact, Creative Branding, Skill Transfers

︎︎︎Social change and female empowerment through weaving skill transfer


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

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( MUSEUM PURCHASES )






// 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

TIMELINE: 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 

TIMELINE: 2020 (Jan — March)

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// INHERENT VICE //


Exhibition Design, Course Development, Archival Research

︎︎︎Project ideation + implementation for sustainable museum collection practices, and development of a custom garment


IN THE PERMANENT COLLECTIONS OF—  
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

TIMELINE: 2021 — 2022

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︎︎︎ Resumé


︎︎︎ Contact 
︎︎︎ LinkedIN
︎︎︎ Instagram

︎︎︎ Handmaking Hope
︎︎︎ Fine Arts Portfolio
︎︎︎ Academic Research



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