Photo Credit: Broti Bhattacharya

Pooja Saxena is a typeface designer and typographer interested in multi-script design. She recently completed a stint with the font team at Apple, Inc., and now works independently from Bangalore and New Delhi. A graduate of the National Institute of Fashion Technology, she worked as a graphic designer at Ishan Khosla Design before pursuing her interest in type. She studied Typeface Design at the MA in Typeface Design, and was awarded the Monotype Imaging Studentship in 2011.

Recognition
Monotype Imaging Ltd. Studentship
Awarded the Monotype Imaging Ltd. Studentship for the year 2011 to partially fund her MA in Typeface Design at University of Reading.

Fontstruct “Illustration” Competition
Her entry, Rise of the Cellphone, was adjudged the winner of Fontstruct's modular typeface design competition on the theme “illustration”.

Presentations and Workshops
Living in a Multi-lingual Landscape
Selected for presentation at ATypI Dublin 2010. Unfortunately, was unable to travel to Ireland and present.

You wouldn't do it to your face, why would you do it to a typeface?
Workshop facilitator at Typeshop, organized by Ishan Khosla Design.

An Inquiry into the role of Typography in Multi-lingual Identity Systems
Presented at Typography Day 2010, organized by Industrial Design Centre, IIT and held at Sir J. J. School of Applied Art, Mumbai.

Selected Press
Designerly Desi
Featured on Meena Kadri's design and anthropolgy blog Random Specific.

Lettering for Stitchers
Project featured in a section titled Typography Diary in the August 2011 issue of Art & Deal, a magazine on contemporary Indian art.

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Profile featured on Cannot be Found.

Exhibitions
Mastering Type 12
Mastering Type 12 is a sneak peek of new typefaces from the 2012 graduating master classes at the University of Reading (UK) and the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (NL).

Aksharaya - Sona Commercial Collaborative Calendar 2011
An exhibition of letterform explorations of Indian scripts in 3D using paper.