OPEN OPEN

Identity, Design, Development

2021

A flexible identity system for a tennis tournament that, unlike major tennis opens, is truly open to anyone and everyone: amateurs, pros, and people who have never picked up a racquet.

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Sunshield

Identity, Design, Packaging

2021

A package design system that generates itself (with the help of an algorithm, of course).

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Angles: Cross Perspectives in Design

Design, Print, Motion

2021

A poster series for an exposition that highlights the essentiality of decolonizing design and centering diverse perspectives within the global design discipline.

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Whitechapel

Identity, Design, Development

2020

A generative wordmark for an identity refresh of Whitechapel Gallery, a modern and contemporary art gallery based in East London.

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Other Forms

Design, Development

2021

A type tool that explores the generative potential of mold, rot, and decay through typographic form.

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Algorithmic Postcards

Design, Print

2021

A series of similar yet uniquely personalized postcards that are both computationally and manually generated.

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Walk for Me

Design, Typesetting

2020

The Wikipedia article for "Ball culture" translated into a 70-page, purely typographic book.

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About

Nikki (Niktari) Makagiansar is a designer who likes to code based in Brooklyn, New York. She enjoys combining motion, print, code, and typography to create bespoke visual systems and generative identities.

Nikki is a recent graduate of Parsons School of Design, where she was also a research assistant for the Design & Technology director, Justin Bakse.

She is also a co-founder of SPICY, a grassroots arts and publishing organization for and by queer and trans people of color. Prior to pursuing a design practice, she was part of the brand marketing team at Comedy Central.

Currently

Available for Freelance

Colophon

Site Design & Development

Nikki Makagiansar

Typeface

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