Beaconhouse National University (BNU)

Mr. Aarish Sardar

Associate Professor

Head of Department

Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts & Design


Aarish Sardar is a design educator and interdisciplinary creative practitioner. He holds a BFA in Fine Arts (2000) and an MA in Multimedia Arts (2003) from the National College of Arts, Lahore. Aarish pursued his MA in Communication Design from Kingston University London (2006) after gaining several years of experience as an Associate Producer at GEO TV Lahore. Currently, he teaches at the Dept. of Visual Communication Design in the Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts & Design at Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Lahore. Aarish has completed limited modules of the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ – Level 3) UK, namely Children Safeguarding, and National Open College Networks (NOCN) UK in Communication & Conflict Management.Aarish has worked as a communication designer and multimedia consultant internationally, serving clients from the USA, UK, Pakistan, and beyond, including Sophia Learning, Autograph ABP, Hulton Archives (Getty Images), DFID UK, Linge Roset, Eugene Dodd Typographics (EDT), Woolpack Inn, Hamptons of London, Aconflag Group Europe, and Salt’n’Pepper Restaurants (PAK/UK), among others. One of his notable projects is the design and art direction of the monograph “& She Wandered,” focusing on the acclaimed academic and visual artist Farida Batool’s art practices, published in March 2020.Aarish has exhibited his interdisciplinary works in various group shows at Kunj Art Gallery (Karachi), Rohtas Gallery (Islamabad), Corydon Clock Tower Gallery (London), Bermondsey Gallery (London), the School of Tomorrow exhibition held at the Royal Palm Club (Lahore), and at Alhmara Art Gallery (Lahore) as part of the group show


BFA (Fine Arts), National College of Arts, LahoreMA (Multimedia Arts), National College of Arts LahoreMA (Communication Design), Kingston University London, U.K.

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