Which past experiences would you say have shaped your work, design sensibilities, & aesthetic?
The start of my art and design journey was the beginning of a personal project called Dreamink. A community where people wrote in their dreams and I illustrated them. It was also the beginning of my discovery of the field of Illustration. Quite honestly, it was also a life changing experience as I realized what I am truly passionate about, the power of story-telling and how art and design can help us connect with other people. After which my journey as an illustrator came into being. As for aesthetics - I am drawn towards creating for the digital world, that takes us back to real materials and methods.
What are your personal philosophy and social beliefs in life?
My personal philosophy is “to create is to be in the moment”.My social beliefs center around caring about the environment, consuming consciously, and being kind.
What’s your personal style?
I have always struggled with this question. But as I grow, I realize style can be ever evolving. If I were to describe my current style I would say - bold, abstract, and erratic.
What inspires your work?
I have always been drawn to culture, architecture, nature, humor, and travel.
What is your vision for your craft?
I would like my audience to see everyday things in a different light and charm through my illustrations.
Who are your favorite artists in your field of work?
I feel this is very much like the question of style to me. As I discover more artists over time, I fall in love all the harder. They are from a mix of creative fields. Some of my favorites are Louise dal Wolfe, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Bawden, and Neil Gaiman.
Your favorite travel destination & why?
Hands down Europe and India. I think they have the most interesting spaces in the world.
Your favorite book, film, activity - that motivate & inspire you.
I try to watch films and read books across different genres. It helps me grow as a person and also is a constant reminder to keep creating.
Tell us something about your brand.
Concept: Fun, abstract, unique.
Purpose: Good visual storytelling.
What value are you trying to create through your work?
I like to think that I am a commercial Illustrator. I want my customers to gain a refreshing and vibrant view of their surroundings through my work. But if there is any social value that I would like my work to get across, it would have to be the Environment.