Shehzil Malik

Designer + Illustrator

Shehzil Malik is a designer and illustrator with a focus on human rights, feminism and South Asian identity. She is an internationally published book illustrator and leads a studio that works on social impact projects and collaborations in fashion design, publication design and branding. Her work has been featured in CNN, DW, BBC and Forbes with clients including Sony Music, Penguin USA, Oxfam, New York Times, Sterling Publishing and GIZ.

She is a Fulbright scholar with an MFA in Visual Communication Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology and is also part of the International Development Innovation Network (IDIN). She was a contributing artist and panelist at the Oslo Freedom Forum 2019 and has previously worked as an art director at Ogilvy & Mather, Lahore.

Exhibitions + Talks

Exhibitor, Sharjah Art Foundation’s Event, FOCAL POINT2019
UAE 2019

Panelist and exhibitor at Oslo Freedom Forum by The Human Rights Foundation
Norway 2019

Exhibitor and Facilitator at the Frauenkultur Centre in Leipzig
Germany 2019

Workshop facilitator at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig
Germany 2019

Collaborator, “Creating Heroines” international feminist comics project by British Council
Nepal 2019

Featured speaker, National Digital Design Conference
Pakistan 2017

Speaker, TedX Habib University
Pakistan 2017

Faciliator at International Design Development Summit (IDDS) Sisaket
Thailand 2017

Recipient, Australian Awards Fellow for Human Centred Design: Local Innovation for Development
Australia 2017


“Women in Tech” book by BMZ, Germany
Book illustrations as part of the ESkills4Girls initiative by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation

“Bystander Anthology” book by Kadak Collective, India
Artwork on the theme of migration for the comic anthology featuring 55 selected South Asian artists

“A Girl Called Genghis Khan” book by Sterling Publishing, USA
Children’s book illustrations for the true story of Pakistani sportswoman, Maria Toorpakai Wazir

“Amal Unbound” book by Penguin Random House, USA
Cover artwork for the NYT bestseller by Aisha Saeed