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aahana miller portfolio


about Aahana recently completed her Master of Architecture at The University of Pennsylvania with a Minor in Historic Preservation. This complemented her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture from The Rhode Island School of Design, which focused on adaptive re-use. At PennDesign she was the Director for Penn Student Design, liaising with graphic designers to produce creative materials for various marketing projects. She was also the Chair of PennDesign’s Women in Architecture group, an organization that aims to increase the incidence and visibility of women in the architectural profession. She strives to incorporate a unique amalgam of her Indian roots as well as her contemporary education into her design style, aiming to synergize an eastern cultural ethos with modern living. Currently, she works as an Architect at ABM Architects in Mumbai. In her spare time she is a Graphic Designer, designing logos, layouts, templates and websites.


curriculum vitae education University of Pennsylvania Master of Architecture Certificate in Historic Preservation

2018 Philadelphia, PA

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Bachelor of Fine Arts Interior Architecture

2013 Providence, RI

software skills

design skills

languages

Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Premier Pro

Experience with prototyping, 3D printing, laser cutting, model making and basic wood shop tools

English, Hindi Familiar with Marathi, Gujarati and Japanese

Web Design & Coding (CSS & HTML) AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino

experience

design and volunteer activities

Freelance Graphic Designer Designing a wide range of graphics such as layouts, presentations, logos, and websites.

2013 - Present

Architect | ABM Architects Designing and executing small to large scale architectural projects as well as creating presentation graphics for the firm.

2018 - Present Mumbai, India

Penn Student Design Director Creative Operations Manager Liaised with designers to produce creative materials and marketing projects such as flyers, posters and design campaigns.

Trained in mixed media: acrylic, watercolor, gouache, pencil, charcoal, pen and photography

2017 - 2018 2016 - 2017 Philadelphia PA

PennDesign Women in Architecture Graphics and PR Chair

2017 Sept - 2018 May Philadelphia PA

PennDesign Women in Architecture Subcommittee Member

2016 Sept - 2017 Sept Philadelphia PA

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival Volunteer

2013 Oct - 2015 Feb Mumbai, India


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LAYOUTS

LOGOS & BRANDING

PRESENTATIONS

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CARTOGRAPHY

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ARCHITECTURAL ILLUSTRATION


Layouts


2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

ReAction As the Graphic Design Chair of PennDesign Women in Architecture I designed the graphics for their workshop “ReAction’. The word ReAction is designed as 3D extruded text which bleeds into the page creating an angular divide between the top and bottom. Red and white is used to make the graphics stand out.

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

ReForm As part of the PennDesign Women in Architecture Graphic Design committee I assisted in creating graphics for the group, like this Save the Date invite for a Symposium ‘ReForm’ held in 2017 .

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Women in Architecture Posters and graphics designed for PennDesign Women in Architecture, to be vibrant and eye catching..

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

New Museum Store Various product graphic design for the GVK New Museum Store at the Mumbai International Airport. The idea was to use the artwork at the Airport Museum and adapt it to various products to sell at the Store. Lamp Shades Concept A: Taking a piece of art and manipulating its look so that it looks indistinguishable from the original, yet retains some of the elements from the original piece.

Original work

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Concept B: Breaking up an artwork and graphically reassembling it.

Concept C: Creating a set from an artwork by dividing and combining.

Frame Box

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Coasters


2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Food For Thought Banners designed to promote food workshops are the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival. Each one is simple, yet colourful to attract audiences on Facebook and other social media platforms.

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Vittorio Banner options designed for Vittorio Olive Oil, keeping the color palette olive greens paired with oranges and yellows.

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Logos & Branding


2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Monogram Design for two monograms of my initials ‘AM’. Being an Architect, I designed the first so that the initials form a house. The second consists of two optical illusions- a penrose triangle followed by the column illusion. A combination of these two give an architectural and monumental feel.

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

We Khoj

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Logo design for a company called ‘We Khoj’ (translates to We Search), which explores ideas of searching. After several iterations the final logo represented the idea is that after searching when you find something you circle it.

Text in the center of a circle resembling the “universe” signifying that the “khoj” is infinite

WeKhoj.com

Simple circle with silhouettes of objects

WeKhoj.com

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Objects hidden behind the text creates an interesting graphic

WEKH

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WeKhoj

WeKhoj

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WE KHOJ .COM the ‘O’ has been replaced with a globe

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WeKhoj

WeKhoj.com

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WeKhoj.com


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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

South Seas Distillery Design for a logo for South Seas Distillery. The client wanted the logo to look like a crest. The logo options play with elements found in a distillery like a pot still or a barrel paired with crest-like elements like a crown, shield and wings.

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Dipper This logo was for a freight company, using algorithms to pair trucks and shipping companies. The client asked me to design a logo based on the concept “Use Dipper at Night”, a slogan used the back of delivery trucks. The logo went through numerous iterations and was a challenging but fun project.

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dipper

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dipper Playing on the word “Dipper” as the big dipper constellation

Using the word dipper with tire track underlays

Using the word dipper as truck headlights

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Olivia's Lake

Olivia’s Lake Logo design options for a Spa named Olivia’s Lake. The design takes inspiration from nature and uses colors that are bright but soothing. Options vary from using text to graphic icons, paired with font options.

Olivia's Lake Olivia’sLake

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Olivia’s Lake

Olivia’s Lake

Olivia’s Lake

Olivia’s Lake

Olivia’s Lake

Olivia’s Lake


2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Secret Sanctuary Logo design options for Secret Sanctuary, a Resort and Spa. The client wanted two options- One where the logo was the name of the resort and the second with a tree with the name of the resort in a smaller font. The following options were presented using colors that were pink and green.

Secret Sanctuary

Secret Sanctuary RESORT AND SPA

Secret Sanctuary RESORT AND SPA

Secret Sanctuary

Secret Sanctuary RESORT AND SPA

Secret Sanctuary

Secret Sanctuary RESORT AND SPA

RESORT AND SPA

RESORT AND SPA

Secret Sanctuary RESORT AND SPA

Secret Sanctuary RESORT AND SPA

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Logos Logo concept designs, some of which are experimental.

ZEKO

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

ABM Architects Branding Letterheads, envelopes, business cards and CD stickers designed for ABM Architects. The square logo is placed on the top right of the letter head and business cards. For the envelopes a red band runs on the edge and folds over to the flap of the envelope. The CD case envelope is red with white text and the CD sticker designed with a red block grid pattern.

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

NM Business Cards Design of business cards for Dr. Nishita Mehta. The layout is simple and text aligned to read clearly. The use of a sea green adds a hint of color to the card without distracting from the design. The image on the right is the final design, however alternate designs were explored.

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Enijimondo Design for packaging for artwork developed for Enijimondo. After trying various options for the box, the client chose two options which were then developed for printing and production. This Eniji figurine is a ‘one of a kind’. It was made with love and kindness. It is a gift to ___________from __________ Whenever you feel like the magic in life is disappearing, take a look at Johnny and let him remind you that the magic in your heart is real. It only disappears when you stop believing! Here’s to your beauty! Welcome to the Eniji family

OPTION 1: Box with handle which fits into slot

Designed and packaged in New York City, NY USA. Silbospark, LLC TM ©

FRONT

BACK

OPTION 2: Magnetic Flap

Silbospark, LLC TM ©

Silbospark, LLC TM ©

Designed and packaged in New York City, NY USA.

Designed and packaged in New York City, NY USA.

remind you that the magic in your heart is real. It only disappears when you stop believing! Here’s to your beauty! Welcome to the Eniji family This Eniji figurine is a ‘one of a kind’. It was made with love and kindness. It is a gift to ___________from __________ Whenever you feel like the magic in life is disappearing, take a look at Johnny and let him

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Presentations


2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

David’s Dangerously Delicious Char Siu Design presentation for a food kiosk for Chef David is a simple clean template using the brand colorsblack, white and pink. Axonometric drawings were used to represent the design elements

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Baroda Crossway Brochure design for Baroda Crossway an upcoming high street shopping center in Baroda, India. The brochure combines text, images and axonometric drawings.

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Penthouse Interior Concept Presentation Presentation layout for a penthouse apartment design. The left side shows the material palette chamfered at an angle with design concept note. The right side shows the inspiration images arranged in a simple grid.

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Banking Manual Design of a banking manual using furniture detail drawings laid out with titles and headers highlighted with a red band.

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Conference Center Presentation Layout for a concept presentation for a hotel conference center / meeting space. The design of the space being simple but elegant, the layout reflects that using a charcoal grey background with gold border highlights.

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Cartography


2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

The City Story A collaboration with Aashti Miller, this was an exercise in mapping two major cities - Mumbai and London for The City Story. After tracing out both cities we experimented with various graphical representations.

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London

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London

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Kala Ghoda Map This map was hand drawn by Aashti Miller and composed by me especially for the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2015.

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Fleur De Lis Map A newly opened Salon in Mumbai ‘Fleur De Lis’ asked me to design a map so that customers were able to locate them. The map is a simple and clear monotone line drawing of Mumbai emphasizing the Salon at Worli. The map was designed in such a way that it could be folded; on one side are the services they offer and on the other is the map.

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Web


2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Projecture Infra Website design for Projecture Infra a contracting firm in Mumbai. This one page responsive website is designed using the turquoise logo colors with a simple white and grey color scheme. www.projecture.in

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Penn Band Website redesign for Penn Band at the University of Pennsylvania using the red and blue colors of the university. Link

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Brinda Miller Website design for Brinda Miller to showcase her artwork. The background is black so that the artwork stands out. www.brindamiller.com

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

ABM Architects Website design for ABM Architects using the logo colors which are red and white and complementing those with a black background. www.abmarchitects.com

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

A ABM Architects Social Media Managing social media pages for ABM Architects. www.instagram.com/abmarchitects www.facebook.com/abmarchitectsmumbai

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Jaldi ‘Jaldi’, meaning quick, was the design of a logo and app interface. The final logo depicts a lightning bolt reflecting the meaning of the word Jaldi. From that the app interface was designed for an Android phone along with instructions on how to download and install the app.

Hindi Logo Options Font face used: Kruti Dev

Font face used: Devangari

Font face used: Arvind Font face used: Lato Regular and Lato Light

Search Apps...

Lock screen and security

Download history .APK

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Install this application? It will have access to:

Install this application? It will have access to:

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Unknown sources Allow installation of apps from sources other than the Play Store.

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Almirah

Logos and icons for www.almirah.co. The website is a secure file storage website. The logo design plays with the image of the ‘almirah’ (old cupboard).

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Architectural Illustration


2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Chaos Theory The concept for this drawing is “chaos theory”, which examines and redefines the existing function of interstitial spaces. The grasshopper script that generated the digital diagram was first used on puppets. This script was then applied to interstitial spaces to follow the puppet’s trajectory.

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Mon Oncle

Mapping movement on the site

From the film Mon Oncle I extracted the protagonist Uncle Hulot’s movement through his home, moving upwards. I then displaced and mapped his movement through designer Russel Wright’s home. I found the Uncle Hulot enjoys multiple level of spacial organization and subjective to his interaction with the home. This is diagrammed as colourful illustrations.

Mapping movement in Wright’s home

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Served and Service Creating a manual to define ‘Served’ and ‘Service’ spaces through diagrams.

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Symphonious In its constantly (d)evolving meanings, Building Ruins aims to generate an archive of objects and ideas by RISD practitioners that demonstrates the inherently interrogative nature of artistic endeavours. Through the archive, the curatorial ambition of the show is to present enquiries embedded within the practices of RISD alumni in India. It takes a closer look at their investment in the range of materials, techniques and processes that they constantly engage within their everyday. Building ruins manifests itself in an architectural section perspective drawing. The drawing depicts the mashup of two buildings – An old English building that is now demolished creeping over a contemporary multi-storey home. Overlaid with images generated by a neural network AI software, the images bridge the new and the old, and builds into the ruin. The drawings are a digital representation that uses 3 dimensional models, 2 dimensional line work and collage.

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