Current: Design Director, CarbonBlack
Advisor: Asian Art Museum - Board Marketing Committee, Prototype Thinking Labs.
Investor: Red Clay Design, Dream, Girl Film, viiv.tv
Recent: Managing Director, Fact0ryX | Founding Creative Director, PixInk | Founder: viiv.tv
Ayesha was raised in Bangalore, India and educated in the cultural nexus of New York, Paris, and San Francisco.
A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Ayesha has over twelve years of experience crafting strategy and creative direction for global companies including Apple, Amazon Lab126, Databricks, Facebook, Sephora, The Insight Labs, Transunion and The Smithsonian.
Ayesha’s approach to design is thoughtful, considered and comes from a place of inquiry. She orchestrates beauty with meaning and purpose, bringing a vibrant curiosity and insatiable appetite for learning (and unlearning).
With a background in brand building, digital design, and marketing, Ayesha has been published in Forbes, Women 2.0, YourStory.in, and Branding Magazine. A passionate advocate for the $20 trillion Female Economy, Ayesha is a speaker, start-up advisor and angel investor who is often invited to judge pitch competitions and interactive/new media award shows.
Ayesha founded PIXINK in 2009, a brand and design firm that was acquired in 2015 by FactoryX (launched by Google X co-founder Tom Chi).
Since then she's consulted with Capital One as a Creative Director, joined Carbon Black as Design Director in November 2016 and got a surprise promotion to Mom in February 2017! Downtime for Ayesha includes being Creative Producer at Playbook TV, serving on the Board Marketing Committee at The Asian Art Museum and planning sumptuous celebrations with her #framily
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GRATITUDE AND GOOD KARMA
For my teachers, managers, clients, colleagues, mentors, team mates and friends — past, present and future. Because nothing of any significance in my life is possible without the kindness, professionalism, dedication and love from the fine folks I've encountered along the way. You know who you are and I thank you for helping me grow. VJ & Thagam Mathews and Vishal Wadhwa — I'm blessed to have you in my corner! Thank you for always cheering me on and being my bedrock.
"Creativity is not a talent. Creativity is a drive" - Hugh MacLeod, Gaping Void