Hi, I’m a curious, self driven multi-disciplinary product-service-system designer. I’m passionate about solving user and business problems intuitively by crafting beautiful experiences - both physical and digital. 

At the moment, I am building a South-Asian inpspired hot sauce brand in the US, Peepal People.

I have been a creative all my life and have over 12 years of creative experience. I graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design [RISD] with a Master’s in Industrial Design in May 2020. I was awarded the Thesis Excellence Award in recognition of design excellence for my graduate thesis project titled, “Hypernook: The Future of Living Space,” as well as received the Norman Bel Geddes Award awarded for visionary work that stands out with confidence and pushes the boundaries of industrial design and its impact on society.

Prior to RISD, I worked at a media + tech startup, Architizer based in New York on the UX team where I was closely working with architects to navigate the online marketplace. I have a great passion for storytelling and systems thinking. I studied Architecture at the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture [IVS] in Pakistan, where I graduated with honors and two awards for my undergrad thesis work, Karachi Film Academy between 2016 to 2018.

As in any portfolio, my website encapsulates an always difficult selection of projects. It will be always be under construction. Thanks for your visit and feel free to get in touch!



︎ Launched my own hot sauce brand Peepal People in 2021 and now working on it full-time as CEO
︎ Worked with clients like E.J Gallo Winery, Dell, Smoothie King and Coca-Cola during my time at Ansira as a Senior Experience Designer between 2021-2022
︎ Started my own design practice in 2021, BANAO Studio
︎ Built a project management tool at Creative Softwares as a Product Designer between 2020-2021


Master of Industrial Design, Rhode Island School of Design, ‘20
Bachelor of Architecture, Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, ‘14


Norman Bel Geddes Graduate Award for Design Excellence
Thesis Excellence Award, Industrial Design Departmental Award
Collegiate Teaching Certificate, Graduate Studies Department
RISD Merit Award, Industrial Design Department

Fred M. Roddy Memorial Scholarship
RISD Merit Award, Industrial Design Department
RISD Graduate Commons Grant, Leather Manufacturing in Pakistan
RISD Graduate Fellowship Award, MID Departmental Award

IAP Graduate Award Recipient, Institute of Architects Pakistan

Distinction, B.Arch Disseratation, How Does an Individual Find Home Away from Home? 
Liberal Arts Departmental Award
Distinction, B.Arch Thesis, Karachi Film Academy, Architecture Departmental Award 


Co-Instructor, Body 2.0, RISD Wintersession Elective
Speaker, IDEO + IDEATE on Designing Financial Services for Low-Income Women
Speaker, Playground : Transdisciplinary Design & Innovation Lab, Karachi, PK
Speaker, Building Futures, Habib University, Karachi, PK 

Teaching Assistant, Intro to Shoemaking, RISD Fall Elective


RISD Graduate Show, RISD Museum

I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore, RISD Sol Koffler Gallery 
Industrial Design Triennial, RISD Woods Gerry Gallery
Industrial Design Graduate Biennial, RISD Sol Koffler Gallery

MID Graduate Studio Show, RISD ProvWash

ARCASIA Student Show, Bali, ID
IAP Graduate Show, Karachi, PK

56th NASA Convention, Hyderabad, IND
Building & Materials Exhibition, Karachi, PK
IVS Thesis Display, IVS Gallery, Karachi, PK