Ayush Kasliwal, an alumnus of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, is one of India's leading design thinkers, practitioners and advocates for artisans. Ayush with his architect wife Geetanjali, is Creative Director and Co founder of AKFD & AnanTaya, interdisciplinary design companies based in Jaipur, India. All aspects of the business practices of AKFD and AnanTaya reflect social consciousness, sustainability. Ayush's work is informed by traditional crafts and artisans and it reflects a deep understanding of mythology, architecture and culture through a contemporary aesthetic. He believes that "Objects are messages in physical form".
Winner of multiple National and International awards, like UNESCO, EDIDA, Ayush has been a panelist, speaker, faculty, jury member, at prestigious national and international forums including ICFF at New York.