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Kimya Gandhi

Kimya Gandhi from Mumbai, India, 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 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. She graduated from the TDi program at the University of Reading in 2012. Since 2015 she is a partner at Mota Italic in Berlin focusing on Indic and Latin designs for retail and custom corporate projects. Kimya teaches typography and type design at design institutes like Symbiosis Institute of Design and NIFT, and is currently designing and researching Indian script typefaces.

In 2014, Kimya Gandhi and Rob Keller published the free Latin / Devanagari font family Vesper Devanagari Libre. An extension of Rob Keller's Vesper (2006), the Vesper Devanagari character set was completed in 2014. Vesper Devanagari Libre is a special web version that has been optimized for online use. Tiny details have been simplified and the character set is reduced for the perfect balance of beautiful web typography with fast page loading.is a special web version that has been optimized for online use. Tiny details have been simplified and the character set is reduced for the perfect balance of beautiful web typography with fast page loading.

In 2015, she designed the Devanagari handwriting font Sharad 75, which was subsequently published in 2016 by Mota Italic. She writes: Rugwed Deshpande, of Setu Advertising wanted to commission the design of a typeface based on the handwriting of his father, Mr. Sharad Deshpande who has been a prolific copywriter for 50 years years and has been an intrinsic part of Setu. Rugwed explained how handwriting has been an important aspect of his copy-writing career. Her own handwriting was turned into a font in 2017, Maku.

In 2019, she released the Devanagari / Gurmukhi / Latin stone-cut variable typeface Chikki at Mota Italic.

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