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HI! I'm Ketaki.

I’m a designer + art director dabbling in motion, with a side of illustration. Currently working with Havas Play and exploring the San Francisco Bay Area :)

List of top things I might be doing right at this second:

  1. Hitting cmd + Z to undo something
  2. Aligning something in the project I’m working on down to the pixel
  3. Sipping on my iced caramel coffee (or non-iced, microwaved-multiple-times warm caramel coffee on chilly days)
  4. Thinking about aligning something in the project I’m working on down to the pixel
  5. Looking at cute animal videos, pictures of books, and travel bucket list items on my Instagram feed
Collabs, commissions, or book recs? Let's chat!
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Havas Media

Intern, Design — Havas Play
Jul 2023 – Present

F Newsmagazine

Designer and Illustrator
Sep 2021 – May 2023

August Jackson

Design Intern
Feb 2022 – May 2022 + Sep 2022 – Dec 2022

Sharpener Inc.

Design Intern
Jun 2022 – Aug 2022


Digital Content Creator
Sep 2021 – Dec 2021


Freelance Designer
Dec 2019 – Present


School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

Bachelor of Fine Arts, class of 2023
Visual Communication Design


Design / Art

Brand identity design, print and editorial design, art direction, illustration, motion design and animation, storyboarding, typography, advertising and concept design, social media design, interface design, photography, writing

Adobe Creative Suite

Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro, XD, Aero, Audition


Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace Suite, Apple Office Suite, Slack, Notion, Trello, Procreate, Storyboard Pro

World Languages

English, Marathi, Hindi, Spanish (for the most part), and French (newbie)



ICPA Award for Front Page Layout — First Place (2024)
ICPA Award for Best Digital Ad — Honorable Mention (2024)
Pinnacle Award for Best Newspaper Photo Page/Spread — First Place (2023)
Pinnacle Award for Best Magazine Contents Page/Spread — Honorable Mention (2023)
Adobe College + Sonos Creative Jam — Fourth Place (2022)


Mind the Grid (2023), Open Waters (2023), Show Don’t Tell (2022), Typo* RHE (2020), Artbash (2020)