Kimya Gandhi is a type designer from Mumbai with a passionate interest in Indic type design. Kimya interned with Linotype GmbH, Germany, in their font design department in 2010. Over the next several years she worked as a freelance designer for numerous type foundries catering to their multi-script requirements. Since 2015 she’s been a partner at Mota Italic focusing on Indic and Latin designs for retail and custom corporate projects.
She holds a Bachelors degree in Communication Design from National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bombay (NIFT). She further went on to pursue specialization in the form of a post-graduate degree in Visual Communication at the Industrial Design Centre (IDC), IIT Bombay.
Kimya teaches typography and type design at design institutes like Symbiosis Institute of Design and NIFT. Known to raid nondescript book shops, doodle and collect stationery, she is currently exploring several opportunities in designing Indian script typefaces and research.