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Awards + Press

Humble brag! I’ve won a few International design awards. Ahem, ahem. Also, my Artist Books are collected in about 40 Universities in US including Harvard and Wellesley College! Need another reason to work with me? My work is also listed in the Library of Congress. Woop woop! Oh and my work was published in mags, newspapers and books – Times of India, 500 Handmade Books, Oregon Home Magazine and PNCA catalog!

My background as an artist informs my approach to all my design projects and vice-versa – my Artist Books are informed by my design background.  Because I am a storyteller at heart. 



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ART AND Design Awards


  • Second Prize, The German Academic Exchange Service (NY) International Poster Design Competition, April 2007
  • Honorable Mention, OCAC BFA Juried Show, April 2007
  • $3,000 OCAC Merit Scholarship (Spring 2007)
  • William Givler Design Arts Thesis Award, PNCA (May 2005)
  • The Nancy Tonkin Memorial Scholarship, PNCA (2004 – 2005)
  • Rachel Griffin Scholarship, PNCA (2004 – 2005)
  • The Nancy Tonkin Memorial Scholarship, PNCA (2003 – 2004)
  • Silver Medal, Exterior‑Interiors, India (May 1993)


  • The Times of India, 2015
  • Sakshi News Daily, 2015
  • Oregon Home, March – April 2008
  • 500 Handmade Books
  • Pacific Northwest College of Art Catalog, 2005

My Artist Books can be found in the collections of around 40 prestigious Universities in the US, including Harvard and Wellesley College. If you need another reason to collaborate with me, my work is also listed in the Library of Congress.


  • Harvard University, Fine Arts Library
  • Wellesley College, Special Collections
  • The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Washington
  • Baylor University, Libraries, Special Collections
  • Dartmouth College, Sherman Art Library, Special Collections
  • Denison University, Doane Library, Special Collections
  • Florida State University, Strozier Library, Special Collections
  • IUPUI, Herron Art Library, Artist Book Collection
  • Lafayette College, Skillman Library, Special Collections
  • Massachusetts College of Art, Godine Library, Special Collections
  • Oberlin College, Ward Art Library, Artist Book Collection
  • Otis College of Art and Design Library, Artist Book Collection
  • Reed College, Library, Special Collections
  • SCAD Savannah Campus, Jen Library, Artist Book Collections
  • Scripps College, Denison Library, Special Collections
  • Swarthmore College, Library, Special Collections
  • Temple University, Paley Library, Special Collections
  • Trinity College, Watkinson Library, Special Collections
  • University of Iowa, Main Library, Special Collections
  • UC Santa Cruz, McHenry Library, Special Collections
  • University of Colorado, Norlin Library, Special Collections
  • University of Texas at San Antonio, Library, Special Collections
  • Virginia Tech University, Architecture Library, Special Collections
  • Texas Tech University, Southwest Collections
  • Lafayette College, Special Collections
  • University of Washington, Special Collections
  • University of North Carolina, Sloane Art Library
  • UCLA, Clark Library
  • John Wilson Rare Books Room, Central Library, Portland
  • Charles Voorhies Library at Pacific Northwest College of Art
  • Notre Dame University, Hesburg Libraries, Special Collections
  • University of California, Irvine, Special Collections
  • Texas Tech University, Southwest Collections
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Sloane Art Library
  • University of Puget Sound
  • MacEwan University
  • Phoenix Public Library
  • University of Louisville, Fine Art Library
  • Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women, Peace Over Violence, LA


“From Familiar to Unfamiliar” is a compelling exploration of the immigrant journey, focusing on the author’s personal narrative as an international student in a prestigious American art school. The book intricately weaves together Hindi and English letterforms to create captivating patterns that serve as visual representations of the author’s thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Structured to unfold like a blossoming flower, the book’s top view reveals a symbolic homage to the author’s Hindi name, Malini, meaning “a garden of flowers.” 

The book installation consists of six volumes, each representing a semester of the author’s study. Five of these books are bound inwards, symbolizing the author’s attempt to conceal aspects of her experience as an immigrant. In contrast, the final volume features text on the exterior, symbolizing the author’s courageous decision to confront and articulate her challenges openly. This intentional design choice offers a poignant narrative of self-discovery and empowerment amidst the immigrant experience. The book earned the prestigious Best Design Thesis Award.