Hello, my name is Shivani Toshniwal. I am a multidisciplinary designer from India, currently based in New York.  

I am passionate about human interaction, visual storytelling, and brand strategy. My practice combines creative ambition with strategic thinking to create purpose-driven solutions.

Living in various parts of the world built my curiosity about intersectionality and social impact. I want to continue exploring the intrinsic relationship between design and culture through my work.


BFA in Communication Design, minor in Fashion Communication from Parsons School of Design, with Honors

New York City, New York [2020]

Study Abroad at Studio Arts College International

Florence, Italy [2019]

Babson Build Entrepreneurial Program

Wellesley, MA [2019]


Young Jury

Awwwards [2023]

Best UI Design, Best UX Design and Best Innovation

CSS Design Awards [2023]

Special Kudos

CSS Design Awards [2023]

Femme Type Directory

Type01 [2023]

Gold in Digital Design for Social Change, Student

Indigo Awards [2021]

Gold in Interactive Design, Student

Indigo Awards [2021]

Silver in Website Design, Student

Indigo Awards [2021]

Silver in Digital Tools and Utilities, Student

Indigo Awards [2021]

Professional Experience
Visual Country


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“Shivani was an outstanding team player. She was always willing to jump in and work hard on whatever digital project was needed - all with a positive attitude. She also helped with competitive analysis and A | B testing. She is truly a great addition to any team!”

Hannah Coffman,
Director of eCommerce at Amika

“Shivani joined our tiny, remote team and was able to hit the ground running. She's endlessly talented, a quick learner and great collaborator. Being a newcomer to the team, I was excited to see how she interpreted our brand guide and pushed it, creating a look for our creative that we're now able to implement across our channels. She was excited to own the redesign of our social content and came to the table with ideas beyond just her immediate deliverables. It was such a pleasure to have her be a part of our team!”

Anastasia Kuznetsova,
Co-Founder & Creative Director of Made of Millions

Convinced that creativity happens across disciplines, I have the best time collaborating with peers with different skill sets and backgrounds.

It is all about having a holistic approach. Understanding business needs, working with developers for scalability, and applying logical systems thinking while being empathetic to create resonating experiences.