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Gaurav Vikalp is a creative who works as a visual designer, illustrator, and a storyteller. He has designed brand campaigns, editorials, visual narratives, and digital products. His background in designing digital products in service sector and illustration lends to his experimental design methodology. His work derives inspiration from Indian mythology, sex and gender, and South-Asian Identity. He has seven years of experience in the creative industry, and he’s a recently graduated from  MA Illustration and Visual Media programme from University of the Arts, London. Prior to which, he worked as a Senior Associate Visual Designer with Quicksand Design Studio in Delhi, India.

Work Experience

Quicksand Design Studio. Delhi, India

Sr Associate Designer July 2019- May 2022

Worked as Senior Associate Designer on projects with diverse teams comprising of researchers and product designers. Worked on Visual Design, illustration, and Visual Narratives with clients like British Council, University of Dundee, Pro- helvetcia and more. Some notable projects-

- Designed visual language for Eyemyth, South Asian Media Arts Festival.
- Designed Millipede Website- Scotland theatre, British Council
- Comic on future of food, relationship of Tribals with the nature, and decentralized internet in India. Project

Folo Design Studio. Mumbai, India

Associate Designer Sep 2016- June 2019

Worked as an illustrator and visual designer for digital products. Worked on web- archive redesign, redesigning Billdesk’s banking app, designing visuals for website and more.

Vivax Design Studio. Bengaluru, India

JR Associate Designer Aug 2015- Sep 2016

Worked as a junior visual designer on web and digital products. Team comprised of user experience designers, product designers and Visual designers.


  • Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro, InDesign)

  • Digital Design (Figma, Sketch)

  • Procreate, Davinci Resolve, Blender

Hobbies and interests

  • Drawing people in cafes and museums

  • Making ceramics

  • Listening to podcasts

  • Learning more about fashion history, sneakers, coffee, and skincare


  • Art directing and leading design teams.

  • Creating projects with multifaceted teams of experience designers, animators, developers, and researchers.

  • Communicating between visual and development teams.

  • Speculating future fiction, building narratives, and creating moonshots. 


MA Illustration & Visual Media

London College oCommunication, University of the Arts, London. October 2022- Dec 2023

BA Communication Design (Graphic Design)

Symbiosis Institute of design. 2011-2015

Workshops and Residencies

Kochi Biennale July 2018. Kochi, India

Worked on Visual Narrative about native pigeon flyers in Fort Kochi area. The residency was organized by Kochi Biennale Foundation and mentored by Orijit Sen.

Farside Collective June 2018

Created a short comic about migrant workers working in Leh, Ladakh, India. The residency was organized by Farside collective in Leh and mentored by Debojit Saha.

Fisheye Design May-June 2014

Interned at Fisheye Design Studio in Delhi, India

Teach for India 2012- 2013

Volunteer work. Documentation

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