ELLE India’s Former Editor and India Design ID’s Former Curator, Kamna Malik is an established name in the Indian media and publication industry. With a career spanning over 15 years, across design, architecture, lifestyle, art, fashion, and luxury, she has been associated with some of India’s best media companies and has been instrumental in shaping and driving creative visions.
With a degree in Law & Journalism along with a Masters in Entrepreneurship & Innovation from The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, Kamna specialises in bringing together engaging piquant ideas, and reportage of lifestyle trends. Her core specialty lies in curating design and architecture IPs, producing design and décor centric tailor-made consumer-oriented content (print, digital and video), brand strategy, providing creative brand solutions, and launching one-of-kind design initiatives that help brand achieve direct ROIs.
Over the last decade, Kamna has been instrumental in changing the face of Indian design and décor industry and has curated one of the India’s largest and oldest design shows, India Design ID (www.indiadesignid.com), for the last 5 consecutive editions. Apart from ID, she has also been the creative brain behind other large-scale initiatives like Kohler Bold Design Awards, ELLE Graduates, ELLE Beauty Awards , Up Close & Personal Video Series, Trends Excellence Awards and many others.
Her diverse experiences are her USP and with a strong knowledge of various subjects, she is regarded as one of the most respected names of the industry. With a very strong Indian and global network of architects, interior designers, fashion designers, product designers, artists and creative minds, in the past she has been associated with reputed brands and media companies like ELLE Decor, TRENDS magazine, Time Out magazine, London Design Festival and others.
Kamna has also been actively involved in philanthropic work and is passionate about children’s education. During her early years, she was involved with Akanksha, an NGO that works towards the educational development and upliftment of young slum children. Currently, she is associated with CITTA Foundation, who have recently launched the Gyaan Centre and Rajkumari Ratnavati Girls School in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. This centre aims to harness the energy of art, education, and culture to help end poverty while increasing gender parity in one of India’s most challenging regions for women and girls.