Tara Banatwala


@Studio Rodrigo @Landor 

Carnegie Mellon Class of ‘24
School of Design

Selected Projects      

+ explorations

1/Pushkar Camel Fair

A proposed identity for the Worlds Biggest Camel Fair to represent a bilingual audience. 

Projects done during my time working for Brooklyn based design studio. 

A self-started initiative creating CMU’s first thrift store with a mission for reuse, crafts and playful design.

4/Design Hero

A multimedia project to commemmorate the work 
of the 93 year old Japanese Designer Kazumasa Nagai.


5/How To Guide

A book written by me, about my anxious thoughts and worries.  


6/Kew Gardens

Rethinking visitor flows as a way of decolonizing the Royal Botanical Kew Gardens in London.

Born and raised in Mumbai, Tara spent her days catching ‘kali-pilis’ (taxis) to her catholic high school located in the heart of the city, admiring the script typography that covered shop fronts.

Now, she is invested in using design for innovation, for uplifting communities, and to band for social and environmental justice.
She believes in the power of storytelling, design thinking, and research that is grounded in the local.

Past obsessions: rock climbing, crocheting, squash, jamming on the electric guitar, meditating, being a gym bro

Current obsessions: skiing, sweet potatoes, Aretha Franklin

Looking for full-time opportunities!