Sumangla Bishnoi


Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
Moulded by eight-years training of Bharatnatyam - an Indian classical dance, my dreams of pursuing graphic design became a reality. My passion for studying cultures made me transcend into a unique project ‘Unight’, where I unified performative and fine arts to bring unique Indian ethnicity language in the colour palette and the intricacy in the series of illustration.

How was the illustration used:
I love to be called as a multidisciplinary designer and I thought I need to learn illustration design as well for it. 'Unight' is one of my college design projects that I created to add an illustration design piece in my portfolio.

How did you make this work:
India has different classical dances known as Shastriya Nritya. A classical dance form characterized by grace and precision of movement and by elaborate formal gestures, steps, and poses. I projected different bhav-bhangimayen (gestures/steps/poses) through vector style technique of graphic design using Adobe Illustrator

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Maryland Institute College of Art
MFA Graphic Design
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Currently Based:
San Francisco, United States

Originally from India Sumangla is a visual designer with a keen interest in design technology and strategic design. She approaches design as a multidisciplinary practice, orchestrating her knowledge of design in print, graphic motion, branding, identity, typography, strategy, interface design and packaging. After completing her summer internship at Landor San Francisco in 2018, she joined them as a full-time graphic designer in 2019. Earlier, she completed her MFA in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of Arts, Baltimore. In 2012 she joined the National Institute of Fashion Technology, India to study Fashion Communication after which she worked at VGC, Mumbai for a year. Her current position has given her the opportunity to work on several successful projects with clients in Teck, Comcast, Office Depot, Accenture, Riot Games, and Ingersoll Rand.