After earning his diploma in Communication Design from Karachi School of Art in 1997, Yawar Abbas has established himself as a leading design educator and designer. He is a senior designer and an Associate Professor in Architecture & Design Department at COMSATS University Islamabad. Alongside teaching and inspiring students in studios and lectures he is actively involved in writing research papers and freelance designing. He is also a member of Higher Education Academy UK and International Council of Graphic Design Associations.
Yawar completed his BA Honours in Art & Design from University of Bolton, UK in 2001 and soon after returned to Pakistan. Initially he worked for Corporate & Marketing Communications and JWT as Art Director alongside he started teaching as a visiting faculty at University of Karachi. However in 2005 he discovered his passion for teaching and decided to become a full time educator. He has been into teaching for seventeen years now and during this period he has taught at University of Karachi, Iqra University, SZABIST, College of Media & Arts – KIETS University, Karachi School of Art and COMSATS.
He has served his alma mater for seven years; joining as a Lecturer and leaving as Faculty Head of Design. During his time at KSA he was involved in talking studios with senior classes and also supervised final year thesis. Rabia Zuberi, the Principal of Karachi School of Art has a high regard and respect for Yawar as her student and also as a professional. Karachi School of Art takes pride in his achievements and success. He is indeed one of most shining stars of KSA.