Nvard Yerkanian is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Florence, Italy. She is the co-founder and curator of WHY Graphic Design Festival in Florence and co-founder of AJZ space and curatorial art collective. Her works have been published in such magazines as The Guardian, ArchDaily, Designboom, and many more. She is a member of The Association of Illustrators and a co-founding member of Docomomo Armenia. In 2019, she was shortlisted in the World Illustration Award. Nvard was a 2020 Creative Armenia-AGBU Fellow.