Somesh Kumar
Graphic Designer / Illustrator / Educator
I am a Graphic Designer and Illustrator. I have taught Graphic Design subjects at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, and DJ Academy of Design as a visiting lecturer. I am currently working on my own graphic novel. I also work with my friend, Hazel Karkaria as part of By Two Design.
If you wish to get in touch, then please email me at
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I blog at about stuff I am reading, sketches, work-in-progress shots and other such musings.
As somsesh on Instagram.​​​​​​​
Diploma in Visual Communication 
Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology 

Work Experience
Graphic Designer & Illustrator 
Going to School, New Delhi 

Senior Graphic Designer & Illustrator 
Amar Chitra Katha, Bengaluru

Perch Project 
An online resource for helping people rescue urban wildlife.
Done in partnership with Hazel Karkaria.
Featured on Project Rising by Co Design. 
Caring for the urban wild in an Indian context, The New Indian Express. 

The Cricket Monthly – Designed an e-magazine designed for The ESPN Cricinfo. 

Working together with Hazel Karkaria on graphic design projects as By Two Design. 
Design x Design, Twenty Under Thirty-Five. 
Hazel and Somesh, the founders of By Tow Design about how effective communication is important, Indipool Magazine 

Jal Thal Mal  – Designed and illustrated a book on the subject of Sanitation for Gandhi Peace Foundation. 
We need more truth in our talk about sanitisation, The Hindu 

Simon Carter Illustrated a set of prints that were used in the collection launched with the arrival of Simon Carter brand in India. 

The Printers Mysore – Redesigned the Mark and logo unit for the Parent Company of Deccan Herald and Prajavani, two established news dailies of Karnataka. 
A World without a Roof – Illustrated a graphic book designed by Sarita Sundar on the subject of Pastoralism for the Living Lightly Exhibition.
Blue Elephant winner at Kyoorius Awards. 

Newton – Designed poster for the film produced by Drishyam Films. 
Still art for motion pictures, Mint 

Ek Tha Mohan and Bapu Ki Pati – Designed and illustrated a set of two books on the life of M. K. Gandhi, celebrating 100 years of Satyagraha, commissioned by ITM University, Gwalior. 
Snippets from Gandhi's Life by Sopan Joshi, Prime Time with Ravish Kumar 
Byg Brewski Brewing Company – Worked on identity design and environmental graphics of Micro-Brewery Restaurant with Aditi Dilip and Priyanka Dilip. 
Guest Faculty at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, and DJ Academy of Design. Courses taught – Basics of Graphic Design, Advanced Graphics and Typography, Illustration, Publication Design, and Visual Storytelling.

Chitrakaar Watching Chitrahaar – An exhibition of illustrated film posters at The Courtyard, Bengaluru.
From reel to paper: Spreading joy of filmmaking through posters, The New Indian Express 
Somesh Kumar brings out the meaning of films and shows through his posters, The Hindu