Ashvini Menon Sketching
Ashvini Menon Taking A Workshop

(Image 1) Exercising observations through field studies (Image 2) Conducting a workshop at Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai.

About Me

I, Ashvini Menon (she/her), am a passionate visual experience designer who looks forward to push the boundaries of all what visual design can do. 

 

I studied my post-graduation in Graphic Design from The National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and my post-graduate diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development from Indira Gandhi National Open University. Previously, I studied my graduation in Applied Art from Rachana Sansad College of Applied Art and Craft, Mumbai. I interned and then worked as a User Experience Designer for Microsoft India, before coming back to my home city, Mumbai, to establish my studio practice 'Ashvini Menon Visual Design Studio' (AMVDS) in 2016.

 

My studio worked with a diverse clientele from across geographies. I have also consulted as an industry-expert to multiple reputed educational institutes and organizations. We function as a small team of full-time designers and collaborators.

I am humbled that my works have received several recognitions and press mentions. Some works have also been exhibited at several venues. When not working I can be found sketching on nature trails or practicing an Indian classical dance called Bharatanatyam.

Direct Clientele
  • Bark N' Lounge, Texas, USA

  • Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India

  • Chettinad, Chennai, India

  • Edelweiss, Mumbai, India

  • Help Us Green (Phool), India

  • Kalpavriksh, Pune, India

  • Microsoft, Hyderabad, India

  • Mangrove Foundation, (Govt. of Maharashtra), India

  • Reader's Digest, India

  • Stories For Change, India

  • Technecon Healthcare, Mumbai

  • The Hindu, India

  • University Of Edinburgh, Scotland

  • University Of Liverpool, Liverpool

  • Visa, Singapore

  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), India

  • Youth Conservation Action Network, India

 
Select Recognitions
  • Olive Crown Awards - Silver - Print Production (International Advertising Association, India Chapter) (2022)

  • Olive Crown Awards - Silver - Print Production (International Advertising Association, India Chapter) (2020)

  • Olive Crown Awards - Silver - Young Green Art Director of the Year (IAA, India Chapter) (2020)

  • Olive Crown Awards - Silver - Out of Home (IAA, India Chapter) (2020)

  • International Women's Cartoonists Award - Finalist (United Sketches, France) (2019)

  • Olive Crown Awards - Gold - Print Production (International Advertising Association, India Chapter) (2018)

  • Olive Crown Awards - Silver - Young Green Art Director of the Year (IAA, India Chapter) (2018)

  • Olive Crown Awards - Silver - Young Green Writer of the Year (IAA, India Chapter) (2018)

  • Maruti Suzuki Autocar India Poster Competition Winner (2014)

  • IndiAfrica International Poster Competition Winner (2013)

  • 4th Rank in State - Maharashtra State in Government Common Entrance Test for Art (2012)

  • Communication Art Guild Award (CAG) Silver- Illustrator of the year (2012)

  • Communication Art Guild Award (CAG) Bronze - Best FMCG Campaign (2012)

  • Young CAG Bronze - Best Overall Performance (2012)

  • Access Award for Inter College Excellence in Design Projects (2012)

  • Overall Gold Trophy - Rachana Sansad College of Applied Art and Craft (2012)

  • Illustrator of the Year - Rachana Sansad College of Applied Art and Craft (2012)

  • Co-Winner - Nokia Radio One College Champions (Radio Jockey Hunt) (2010)

  • 20th State Merit Rank (Overall) - Drawing Grade Examination, Maharashtra State (2004)

  • 1stState Merit Rank (Lettering and Geometry) - Drawing Grade Examination, Maharashtra State (2004)

 
 
Select Jury Duties, Lectures, Talks and Workshops
  • Jury - Final Year, Applied Art - Rachana Sansad College of Applied Art and Craft (2021)

  • Talk - Art, Design & Society - M.Des Visual Communication, IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay (2021)

  • Workshop - Creativity in Minimalism - Microsoft, Bangalore (2021)

  • Workshop - Marine Art - Mangrove Foundation, Mumbai (2021)

  • Talk - Graphic Narratives - B.Des Visual Communication, NID Haryana (2021)

  • Lecture - Colour Psychology for NIFT, Jodhpur - B.Des Fashion Communication (2020)

  • Lecture - Portfolio Design, Interviews & Resume - NIFT, Jodhpur - B.Des Fashion Communication (2020)

  • Lecture - Publication Design using Adobe InDesign - NIFT, Jodhpur - B.Des Fashion Design (2020)

  • Workshop - Finding Beauty in Grey - Google, Singapore (2020)

  • Workshop - Draw a Coral Reef - Mangrove Foundation, Mumbai (2020)

  • Lecture - Portfolio Design, Interviews & Resume - NIFT, Jodhpur - B.Des Fashion Communication (2020)

  • Workshop - Visual Thinking for Faculty of IIT, Roorkee - NID Haryana (2020)

  • Lecture - Infographics Design for NIFT, Jodhpur - B.Des Fashion Communication (2020)

  • Lecture - Publication Design using Adobe InDesign - NIFT, Jodhpur, B.Des Fashion Communication (2020)

  • Lecture - Colour Psychology - NIFT, Jodhpur - B.Des Fashion Communication (2020)

  • Lecture - Portfolio Design, Interviews & Resume - NIFT, Jodhpur, B.Des Fashion Communication (2020)

  • Lecture - Visual Language for Digital Use - NIFT, Jodhpur, B.Des Fashion Communication (2020)

  • Workshop - Drawing Mumbai's Wildlife - Agastya Curiosity Carnival, Nehru Centre, Mumbai (2019)

  • Jury - NIFT, Jodhpur - B.Des Fashion Communication (2019)

  • Jury - GoaFest, Mumbai (2018)

  • Workshop - A Brush with Creativity - General Mills, Mumbai (2017)

  • Talk - Creativity for Change - Free A Billion, Mumbai (2017)

Press Mentions and Interviews
 
Exhibitions
  • Group - House of Humour and Satire - Gabrovo, Bulgaria - Women’s Cartoonist Award Finalist Works (2020)

  • Group - Museum of Work - Norrköping, Sweden - Women’s Cartoonist Award Finalist Work (2020)

  • Group - Jamia Islamia University, New Delhi, India - Exhibition of Cartoon Strips (2020)

  • Duet - National College, Mumbai, India (Sprouts Environmental Trust) - Exhibition of Cartoon Strips ‘Two Sides of the Same Leaf’ with Mr. Gangadharan Menon Sir (2020)

  • Duet - Rachana Sansad College, Mumbai, India - Exhibition of Cartoon Strips ‘Two Sides of the Same Leaf’ with Mr. Gangadharan Menon Sir (2019)

  • Group - Godrej India Culture Lab, Mumbai, India - Exhibition of Cartoon Strips at as a part of the event ‘Whose Land Is It Anyway’ (2019)

  • Solo - Indian Institute of Cartoonists, Bengaluru, India - Exhibition of Cartoon Strips on the Natural Environment (2019)

  • Group - World Economic Forum, Davos - IndiAfrica Poster Competition Winning Work (2014)

 
Alumni of AMVDS
  • Vaijayanti Ajinkya - Former Visual Designer (Employment Years: 2017- 2019)

  • Nitya George - Former Visual Designer (Employment Years: 2017- 2020)

  • Jui Karhadkar - Former Visual Designer, Researcher (Employment Years: 2019 - 2020)

  • Siddhi Jadhav - Visual Design Intern (Employment Years: 2021 - 2022)

 
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