I'm Nikhil Sethi, a writer and designer based in SF hailing from Georgia. I've been making stuff online for a few years and I wanted to gather it all in one place for easy access. I'm on Twitter, Instagram, and Are.na. But mainly the last two.
|Splash||Newsletter||July 2017 - Present||Archive ↗||
A weekly personal newsletter exploring ideas and perspective related to my personal life as a product designer and writer from San Francisco. I started writing this in order to give shape to my writing practice and it has been an important part of my life for many years.
|Reflecting Pool||Newsletter||January 2023 - Present||Substack ↗||
A monthly personal newsletter where I reflect on the past through the experiences I've had and the content I've consumed
|Lens||Publication||January 2023 - June 2023||Writer's Page ↗||
I'm a contributing writer for Lens, a publication focused on inspiring, informing, and entertaining creators.
|"there was a part of me"||Poem||June 2023||Site ↗||
I wrote a poem about a tower and made a website to animate it.
|Twentysomethings Collab Poems||Website||June 2023||Site ↗||
In 2021, some friends and I collaborated on some poems in a style similar to the exquisite corpse method and I made a website to house them.
|Two Poems||Published Poems||April 2022||PDF ↗||
Two poems published in a lit mag called "Anatomy Lesson" and "the future sounded more promising when we were younger." These poems encompass feelings of identity and alienation. I wrote them in periods of growth, as I learned to accept myself and the nature of life itself.
|Dirt: Just chatting||Published Essay||April 2022||Substack ↗||
A piece I wrote for the daily newsletter Dirt about the ambient nature of Twitch streams and how they relate to my childhood experience of watching my brother play video games.
|Dirt: For you and you and you||Published Essay||November 2021||Substack ↗||
A piece I wrote for Dirt about how I attempt to find agency in the algorithmic world of TikTok by creating multiple accounts.
|"73 degrees in San Francisco"||Published Poem||July 2021||Twitter ↗||
A poem I wrote about changing times and changing relationships.
|A Website as a Conversation||Website / Net Art||February 2021||Link ↗|
|Reboot: Everything Is Entertainment||Published Essay||December 2020||Substack ↗||
An essay I wrote for Reboot digging into Neil Postman's incredible work Amusing Ourselves to Death and applying its thesis to the social media era.
|100 Days of Illustration||Illustrations||July 2017||Link ↗||
The year after my 100 day photo challenge, I realized that photography was never going to be my passion. So, I made 100 illustrations over the course of 100 days to see if illustration was my medium. Although I enjoyed the experience, I didn't end up sticking with the practice.
|100 Days of Photography||Photography||July 2016||Link ↗||
I took 100 photos over the course of 100 days to see if photography was the medium of art for me to focus on. I still take photos frequently, but it's more of a hobby than an earnest creative practice meant to lead somewhere.