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My name is Kanhika. I’m a design researcher and artist from Mumbai and California, currently spreading my creative roots in Wellington, New Zealand.

For my day job — by listening to the stories people tell and observing them in their everyday, I identify and help them solve their problems. I design digital experiences, services, and products by keeping the people we're design for at the centre of the process.

My night passion is my art and craft work. Through my artwork, I urge people to slow down and pay attention to the little things in their lives — especially since so much of contemporary life focuses on spectacle. I mainly work with ethnography, performance art, and videography as my medium. I have recently gotten back to making jewellery and working with ceramics.

This website is a curation of the different work I enjoy doing.


EXPERIENCE DESIGN & RESEARCH

Te Papa - coming soon

Te Papa - coming soon

ACC Voice Assistant

ACC Voice Assistant

Airbus

Airbus

Geneo

Geneo

VirtuoUS

VirtuoUS

Chemist

Chemist

Blue Bottle Coffee

Blue Bottle Coffee

I Did

I Did

Starling

Starling

Lectures & Workshops

Lectures & Workshops

Rhombus Rumbles

Rhombus Rumbles

Airbnb

Airbnb


STRATEGY & VISUAL DESIGN

Zariya

Zariya

Asha for Education | Stanford India Association

Asha for Education | Stanford India Association

Safety on Streets

Safety on Streets

Stanford Design Impact

Stanford Design Impact


CERAMICS & PRODUCT DESIGN

Pottery

Pottery

Jewellery

Jewellery

Silversmithing

Silversmithing

Ikebana Vase

Ikebana Vase

Educational Toy

Educational Toy

Crystal Clouds

Crystal Clouds

This & That

This & That

Just Mehfil

Just Mehfil

Our Box

Our Box


PERFORMANCE ART

Five Minutes

Five Minutes

Meet in the Middle

Meet in the Middle

Dictionary of Everyday Interactions

Dictionary of Everyday Interactions

Collaboration

Collaboration

Musing the Mundane

Musing the Mundane

New Medium Explorations

New Medium Explorations