Category: Creative

Bioinformatics Art

During my undergrad, I did research in Dr. James Pierce’s lab working on the horseshoe crab genome. Below are the logos I created for a website which was to host the cDNA library from BACs.

Shortly after starting the grad school, hopes of progressing ahead were dim. To boost the spirits and aim for the finish line, I created team Bioinformatics t-shirts.

After wheedling science gods we all passed grad school and I landed a job at UPENN in Rick Bushman’s lab. Great majority of my work involved looking at next-gen data produced by 454 sequencer.


The secure website of the lab at the time lacked a bit of color and creativity so I created few things to setup the moods for analysis.



Creating logos is one of my all time favorite activities. Logos with meaning and patterns are especially fun for me. For example, my very first logo below spells out my last name using various shapes. See if you can spot all!



The very first logo which embarked my creative track! The Malani Logo

The symbolic representation of OM or AUM always fascinated me, hence it’s at the crux of my logo above. With this continued obsession, I created a logo dedicated to OM itself and many other like it for various occasions & groups.

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Anoopam Mission


If there was a place where my creations fully blossomed, it would be Anoopam Mission. With the help of Surendra Patel, who registered Anoopam Mission USA in Philadelphia under the guidance of Sahebji, my creative abilities were able to thrive. My design work at Anoopam Mission began in 2003 when Sahebji inaugurated a new Shikhar Bandh Mandir in Allentown, PA. For the celebration, I created an iconic t-shirt which compelled many more designs for the years to follow. Most of the t-shirt designs were created for a yearly summer camp dedicated for the youth growing up in America (Yogi Youth Camp)

During recent years, my involvement with Anoopam Mission increased as my relation with Sahebji and other resident saints strengthened. In 2013, the organization decided to celebrate Sahebji’s 75th birthday & 10 year anniversary of the temple. Below are few designs I made for save the date magnet.

Along with the magnets, I also made the official invitation for the celebration with complementing envelope and an insert. The invitation was a three fold piece design where the front flap with “Mandir Shikhar” exposed the “75 logo” in the last flap!

Here are few other small things which I created for various celebrations at Anoopam Mission.

Brochures & Cover Art

Below are few of my early projects/favors I did for a friend and my uncle. The mosaic of pictures with SPCS logo in the middle was a cover page of a yearly souvenir book published by the SPCS organization.


The dance brochure highlights few classical Indian dances performed by Nilam Mistry during her Nritya Nipuna.