School of Engineering
Brown-RISD Master of Arts in Design Engineering


Krithika Balaraman is an illustrator and designer. She uses illustration to enhance user experiences, and to develop creative campaigns for brands.

Krithika’s experience includes working independently, as well as working for some of India’s fastest growing startups. She has worked in the fields of product design, marketing and advertising.

In 2021, Krithika founded ‘Breathe Happiness’, an arts based mental wellness initiative in Bangalore. She was awarded the Indian 5000 Woman Achiever Award for her work with the project.

Prior to this, Krithika studied Digital Media Arts at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology. She also enjoys writing, running and is an amateur drummer.