Ravi Vasavan is an artist and designer. Creating beautiful, unique and impactful brand and digital experiences for the new era.

Currently, he works at Koto, an “optimistic group of designers, strategists, and writers helping the world's best brands become even better.” They have offices in Berlin, London, and Los Angeles. (Ravi works in the London one.) During his time there, he's had the pleasure of working with a mix of startups, established brands and artificial intelligence.

Born Deaf to Deaf parents, Ravi grew up in Australia immersed in Deaf community, which has influenced his perspective and worldview. He knew two sign languages before English. You could say that Auslan (Australian Sign Language) is his ‘mother tongue’ — or perhaps ‘fingers’? (Semantics.)

Being visually oriented by nature, he was attracted to art and design early on, which led to his current career and practice. In his work, he is able to bring a Deaf perspective, particularly when it comes to (often hearing-oriented) accessibility, inclusivity and strategic thinking in art and design.

Recently he was part of the first cohort for the Rare Leadership Accelerator, a program for underrepresented future creative leaders who wish to fundamentally change the creative industries for the better. He gives talks on the intersection between deafness and design, and the importance of preserving your own unique perspective.

When not doing any of that, he spends his time making perfectly leoparded pizza dough, biking across the British countryside, or camping with his partner, Emma. Ravi collaborates with Deaf creatives on various Deaf-led initiatives and he is actively involved in many IRL and online communities, and serves as an admin for 100s Under 100, a group of 100s of creative people under 100 years of age.
Speaking (Past & Upcoming)

WeTransfer, November 2021

Mozilla Festival, March 2021

Australian International Documentary Conference, February 2021

Unmasking Accessibility's Future with Ava.me, December 2020

World Congress of Science and Factual Producers, December 2020

Farewill, August 2020

IDFA, November 2021

Mozilla Festival, March 2021

Australian International Documentary Conference, February 2021

Indeed Design, May 2021

Dense Discovery 127, Mar 2021

Give both ways, Dec 2020

Creative Review, June 2020

Text Radio, May 2020

Earshot, March 2019
Ravi is not currently looking for full-time opportunities, but is always open to collaborations and engagements. If you’re interested in discussing either or simply to get in touch please send an email ︎︎︎ hello@ravivasavan.com

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