Ahlawat has a Masters Degree in Graphic Design from The Glasgow School of Art, UK. Previous to that he also spent asemester at Indiana-Purdue University, USA focusing on design thinking and leadership. He is a graduate of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

Trained at Lars Mullers Switzerland and Faber & Faber, UK, Ahlawat has a varied and interesting work experience. He has worked closely on different design assigments with Penguin, Faber and Faber, Hachette, Little Brown, Hodder, HarperCollins, Harper Perennial, Random House, Quercus, and Roli.

His overlapping interests in art and literature not only made him pursue a career in publishing but also informs his keen interest in visual authorial interventions and curatorship. This allowed Gunjan to shape the visual personality of the book at every step of its creation. Ahlawat also enjoys the many ways and levels at which a designer can take narrative construction forward through type and image.

He heads Design Department at Penguin Random House, India during the day and spends time painting in the evenings and over the weekends.

Ahlawat lives in New Delhi and can be reached at ahlawatgunjan@gmail.com