Astha Thakkar
Chicago-based graphic designer and educator

Developing methods of investigation and vocabularies of evaluation through design.









South Side Speculations

Exhibition design, visual identity and advertising for an exhibition featuring the work of Chicago youth investigating their neighbourhood’s history of structural violence.

Oxfam India

Monthly newsletters designed for Oxfam, a non profit organization working to support child education, empowering women & fighting against inequality in India.



Exhibition curation and promotional material | 2017 — 2018
Newsletter design, infographics | 2015
Graduate Thesis

My thesis is a collection of smaller projects which look at graphic design as a platform for coding and decoding core arguments in post-colonial studies.

Redesigning Chicago’s Transit Information

An ongoing collaborative project which aims to create a user-friendly commuter experience for new visitors to the city of Chicago.

Thesis book and exhibition design | 2018 — 2019
User Interface Design | 2017 — 2019


Brand Identity

Brand concept & strategy development, system, guidelines, execution and implementation.
Print

Books, magazines, exhibition catalogues, posters, other promotional collaterals, flyers.
Environmental

Exhibition / event identity, retail graphics, mural, signage systems & billboards.
Digital

Website design, mobile applications, UI, social media,social posts, Facebook ads, banner ads, emails.

Feel free to get in touch for interesting work, collaborations, investigations and questions
asthathakkar28@gmail.com