BFA, MFA from Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art. Mumbai, India. Ph.D. from IDC, IIT, Mumbai- Area of research ‘Handwriting acquisition’

Now work as a DEAN at Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art. Teaching, Experimenting & research in Indian Calligraphy & visual design from past 30 years. Couple of hundred workshops on Devanagari Calligraphy & visual identity. Logo & visual designer. Type Design OTF in Gujrathi & Oriya scripts for window exp and many other. Illustrated talks - Germany, Belgium, London, Japan, Sri Lanka & Lebanon. Key note speaker at Typoday-20 Jordan. Research presented: ICTVC Cyprus, ATYPAI Dublin-Ireland. Papers published - International Graphonomics Society Conference, Japan, ICORD Bangalore & ‘The Learner’ USA. Advisor of Typography Day typoday.in/ since 2009. Educational consultancy to state & government of India. Founder Aksharaya aksharaya.org Exhibitions: Mumbai, Delhi, Belgium, Australia, USA. Retrospective calligraphy exhibition in Japan.