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Kumkum Nadig

Area of Practice

Visual communication Designer and Educator


B Arch., Rachna Sansad, Mumbai, India

M Des, IDC, IIT Bombay, India

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, MI, USA

Work Experience


  • Independent Designer, MI, USA
  • Philips India, Mumbai, India as a Graphic Designer
  • Philip International, Eindhoven, The Netherlands as a Graphic Designer
  • Independent Designer, Mumbai, India
  • Co-founder and Design Director, Leubin Design, Bangalore, India
  • Guest Faculty, Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore, India
  • Faculty in Graphic Design Program at Durham College, Oshawa, ON, Canada
  • Senior Faculty & Course Coordinator, Visual Communication, Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore, India
  • Dean, School of Design Business and Technology, Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore, India
  • Founder and Design Director, Kena Design, Bangalore, India


Interest Areas

exploring and documenting vernacular Indian typographic communication forms and history of visual communication design in India; mixed media prints; experiments in combining and integrating digital as well as traditional printmaking practices

Current Practice at Srishti

Symbolism in Visual Culture and its impact on Visual Communication, Historical milestones of Visual Communication in India across various mediums

Creative Practice and Outreach


  • Member of Guerilla Studios, co-conducting workshops in collaborative mixed-media art at SIGGRAPH, USA
  • Conducted Design Thinking workshop at Design Yatra for participating students
  • Conducted a short course in Information Visualisation at Wellingkar’s Business School
  • Conducted workshop in Visual Symbolism and Semiotics to students of Graphic Design and Film at Merz Academie, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Invited to be the Jury Member to evaluate Typoday Poster competition entries from India and abroad
  • Won an International Award (A’Design Awards) for the book design for IIM Calcutta
  • Conducted “Typographic Selfies” Workshop. Typoday 2015 Conference. IDC, IIT Bombay
  • Conducted “Type Collages” Workshop. Typoday 2013 Conference. IIT Guwahati
  • Acted as Conference Chair, and planned Typoday 2016 Conference. Bangalore
  • Conducted “DiversiType” Workshop. Typoday2017 Conference. Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Presented a Talk: “Future of Education”. Adobe Education Leaders Seminar 2017. Hua Hin, Thailand
  • Conducted “Typographic Abstraction” Workshop. Typoday 2018 at JJ School of Art, Mumbai
  • Conducted “Planar Typography” Workshop. Typoday 2019 Conference. IIT Bombay
  • Invited to be ASPaC 2019 Jury Member, Tokyo, Japan

Projects showcase:

Art Against Spectacle – 8th semester project mentoring 30 students to design and create personal expressions in response to the brief based on Guy Debord’s book Society of the Spectacle.

Shifting Perspectives: Decolonising Design – 8th semester project mentoring 41 students to understand the idea of Colonisation and respond to it through personal expression.