Simi Mahtani
Design & Art Direction


Gemini Moon, Rising Cheeto Sun

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With a specialty in creating custom lettering and unique typography to match the voice of a brand or an event, Simi Mahtani loves using design for visual storytelling. Mahtani is a seasoned art director and designer based in Brooklyn, NY focusing on experiential, pop-up, and retail activations for brands. She is currently open to onsite & offsite freelance art direction opportunities in the realm of experiential design and site specific artwork.

When she is not designing you can find her cycling around New York City, burning the pavement beneath her.

Selected clients Include: WeWork, IBM, Expedia, National Football League, Nike, Leica, Gregory’s Coffee, Simon Malls, Jack Daniel’s, Kiehl's, Nespresso, Wrangler, Howard Hughes, Wendy's, Elizabeth Arden, Cycle For Survival, Vice, Jigsaw and more.



12 Female Artists, Tired of Waiting, Are Hosting Their Own Gallery Show of “Night Shift” Creations Working Not Working Magazine, 2019

5 Reasons Why Established Creatives Are Changing Their Disciplines, Working Not Working Magazine, 2019

Murals in the Market participating artist, 2017

Clutch Design Co. Design Fearless feature, 2017

Working Not Working Nasty Women Unite Feature, 2017

Behance Portfolio Reviews NYC Host, 2016

Working Not Working Top Profile Weekly Roundup, 2016

Design featured on the website Design Taxi, 2016

AIGA Member Gallery feature, 2015

Design featured on the website Creative Bloq, 2015

Featured on the website MissBish, 2015

Co-creator of No Fun Film Club, a live monthly film event, in NYC, 2013-2015

AIGA Member Gallery Feature, 2014

Yeah, That's What She Said Art show presenter, 2014

Side Hustle NYC Art Show presenter, 2014

Rvdiovctive 003 Art & Music show live artist, 2013

Co-creator and founder of Deck The Walls digital poster exchange. Published on Good Magazine's blog, 2012

Published on Packaging of the World website, 2011

Work featured on the website Brand New Classroom, 2010

Art Directors Club NYC Portfolio Show Presenter, 2010

Outstanding Communications Designer Award, Syracuse University, 2010

Syracuse University Dean's List 2006-2010

Chancellor's Scholarship Award 2006-2010



PromaxBDA Sports Media Marketing Awards Gold Winner, 2013

PromaxBDA Sports Media Marketing Awards Silver Winner, 2013



Robert Blackburn Printmaking Studio member 2017-Present

Working Not Working member 2015-Present

AIGA member 2007-Present