HI! MY NAME IS ANIKA KHAN AND I’M A GRAPHIC DESIGNER IN ORLANDO, FL.
I was born in Bangladesh, raised in South Florida, and graduated from University of Florida with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2010. I’m currently the Senior Collateral Designer at HTV Design, for Hearst Television. This is a very important, fancy job.
When I’m not making cool things for your viewing pleasure, I’m reading, cooking, plotting sinister vendettas against my long lost twin, and doodling. I recommend all of these things.
LOOK IN MY BAG OF TRICKS
Flat icons, storyboarding, character design, hand-drawn typography, informational graphics, etc. You name it, and I’ll draw it.
Design is incomplete until it’s being used. My design goal is always to focus on accessibility, clarity, and ease of use for the end user.
Form follows function. I’m a fan of beautiful, straightforward forms that educate users and take them exactly where they need to go.
Is your normal copywriter slightly indisposed, and/or locked in the trunk of a car somewhere? Then I’ll be happy to step in and help!
PRINT & PREFLIGHT
Print is viscerally satisfying… and also expensive. That’s why preflight is worth doing lovingly, painstakingly, and correctly the first time.
My philosophy: Go in prepared. Ask the right questions. Explain your work well. Figure out the true endgame. When in doubt, bring donuts.
AGENCY/ FREELANCE EXPERIENCE
Ft Lauderdale, FL (12/12 – Present)
Mad Studios is a mid-sized marketing firm with a philosophy of direct relationships between the creative team and clients, allowing us to develop a sense of diplomacy and tact. (In other words, to whine less.) Our team of art directors, developers, and copywriters tackle apps, web design, packaging design, branding, and more.
Maitland, FL (6/10 – 12/12)
Great Big Circle is a small creative agency near Orlando that specializes in branding and strategic marketing for a variety of clients such as the Orlando Magic, HTCdev, Mini Cooper, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and Harley Davidson. Under their direction, I’ve been involved in a number of unique, high profile projects that have included web design, illustration, brand campaigns, environmental graphics, app design and packaging.
Gainesville, FL (01/09 – 12/09)
The Harn Museum of Art is located near the University of Florida. I worked in the PR/marketing department, creating promotional materials for upcoming exhibitions and fundraising content for donors and museum members.
(2008 – present)
My clients include the University of Central Florida, and the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts in Orlando. I also run a small Etsy shop for downloadable Indian wedding invitation templates. I love freelance work because I get to be picky and learn new things.