anoushka khandwala


I’m Anoushka, a designer, writer and educator based in London. 

My practice sits at the intersection of words and image, imagining how they can work together to shape culture. While my work is pretty multidisciplinary, covering everything from writing op-eds to designing websites, the thread that runs through my practice is its ethos, which is concerned with identity, sociopolitics and culture.

I currently teach at Central Saint Martins, and have written for Elephant, AIGA Eye on Design, Creative Review, Creative Lives in Progress and Eye.

If you’d like to hire me for freelance work, please email me at
Note: Because I wear a lot of hats through my teaching, writing and design work, I receive a lot of emails. This means that sometimes things get missed, so if I don’t respond, feel free to send a follow-up to remind me!

talks + panels

Don’t Mention Brxxxt, University of the Arts Berlin

Questioning, Dismantling and Rebuilding the Institution, Royal College of Art

Decolonising Design, Maryland Institute College of Arts 

The Boundary Breakers, Grand Matter at Airbnb

Beyond the Binary, University of Brighton

Design, Diversity, Decolonisation, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar

What Does It Mean To Decolonise Design?,

Coffee, Cocoa and Sugar, with Kelly Walters, Central Saint Martins

Everything I Know About Diversity, Chelsea College of Art

Ecology + Design panel, AIGA Design Conference 


As part of the ‘Corrective’, Window Galleries, Central Saint Martins

‘Normal to Dissent’, Window Galleries, Central Saint Martins

‘Nice Tee’, Star of Kings

‘50 Years of Choice’, Protein Studios

‘I Don’t Know Her Name, But I Know Her Work’, Window Galleries, Central Saint Martins

SVA Spring Showcase, School of Visual Arts, NY


Instagram’s @design

The Culturista
Creative Review
TypeOne Magazine
Melanated Magazine
It’s Nice That
YCN New Now
Ladies Wine Design’s Girl Crush