Shehzil Malik

Designer + Illustrator

Shehzil Malik is a designer and illustrator with a focus on societal issues like women’s rights, feminism and identity constructs. She leads an independent studio collaborating on work ranging from fashion design, publication design, illustration and branding.

Her work has been featured in CNN, DW, BBC and Forbes with clients including Sony Music, Penguin, Oxfam, Google, New York Times, Sterling Publishing as well as local brands like Generation, Patari and the nonprofit Behbud.

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 has previously taught at Beaconhouse National University, and worked as art director at Ogilvy & Mather, been part of the Arcade Creative Group at Sony Music in New York City as well served as the art director of a socially conscious startup, Uth Oye! in Lahore.


  • Featured speaker at the National Digital Design Conference, Islamabad 2017
  • TedX speaker at Habib University, Karachi 2017
  • Speaker at UX Pakistan conference, Lahore 2017
  • Design Faciliator at International Design Development Summit (IDDS) Sisaket, Thailand 2017
  • Australian Awards Fellow for “Human Centred Design: Local Innovation for Development”, Australia 2017
  • Member of the International Development Innovation Network (IDIN), 2016– present
  • Semi-finalist, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, 2014
  • Fulbright scholarship, 2012-14
  • Gold Medalist (highest CGPA) BFA in Visual Communication Design, 2010