“You go one step closer to a dream every time you work on it”
Give us an insight into your journey from being a student of art to being a successful designer today.
Just like every other student of Arts I too dreamt of creating masterpieces in art. My journey began with joining an event agency. Though it was not a design firm, it gave me that creative freedom to experiment and find the space I was looking forward to fit in. I experimented with styles, elements and did much work on a personal level to improve myself. After some time Taproot happened! I got to learn number of things in Taproot where I thought I was a nobody in the industry. It enhanced my creativity and helped me understand how curatives in advertising work. Through all the ups and downs in my life, I have always believed in one thing that hard work pays off, maybe not immediately, but someday it will.
How would you define your personal style? Where do you draw inspiration from?
My personal style involves much of doodling, but I am inclined more towards experimenting rather than sticking to one style. My inspiration is KERBY ROSANES, the man behind the blog named “Sketchy Stories”.
I also do a lot of referencing, it helps you understand which style will work the best for a certain project.
Which has been your most memorable piece of work that you have created? Can you give us a brief description about it?
Tribal Art is one of my memorable piece of work. India is a land of rich cultural heritage and a home to many art forms. Amongst these, the indigenous styles of tribal paintings are not only exotic, but each of them has a rich historical perspective. Inspired from the beauty of this art, my illustration depicts the fusion of tribal art with the new tincture of modern vibrant colors.
What are the challenges that you face while working on such projects?
Its never a challenge for me when I work on such projects. Its just the excitement to create something unique for my audience. Challenge for me is to create at least one art work every day which will somehow enhance my skills.
What is your usual workflow pattern for any assignment?
Workflow includes visualization of idea or any thought which I then try to bring on paper in the form of sketch. Then in the process of final output I prefer various mediums , it might be digital or practical . Its not important what you do, what’s important is how you do.
What are the tools/software that you use regularly as a part of your work?
Illustrator and Photoshop these are the only two softwares that I use.
Which technical skills or otherwise does the industry look for the most in a fresher?
I have always believed and will always believe that every person who can dream of something can achieve it. It is never too late to start working on something, and this will give you that mental satisfaction which just dreaming about it cannot. You go one step closer to a dream every time you work on it !