Q. How would you best describe your style of artwork?
I take inspiration from my surroundings – Movies, TV shows, POP culture, Gaming excite me the most. Mixing these with little dosage of humor and satire is what I do. I am still very young to design but the few years I have spent making posters and other design, I made both minimal and full illustrated designs.
Q. What tools do you use for you artwork?
I use sketch book, diary, graphite pencils, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
Q. Personal view and market trends sometimes differ from each other. DO you use personal interpretation like the art that satisfy your senses or you like to do work according to market trends?
I run a little Facebook page called Paneer Pixel Masala with two of my friends from Jaipur (Padmanabh and Meghna) where we post our artworks and other random things on the page. So while most of the time it is what we like and follow but sometimes trends do play a role in what is to be made next.
Q. What is your design process like; from where do you start your work?
I usually get ideas in unusual places so for initial ideation and making rough sketches I use my sketch book. Then I play around with the concept on paper and soon I find myself watching a YouTube video. After I am done procrastinating I take a picture of the final design import it in illustrator and then use the software to create the artwork or the design from scratch.
Q. How did you get into graphic design/illustration?
My parents and elder brother were good at drawing so I had exposure to it at a very young age and Drawing was almost a daily habit in classroom like every child I drew everywhere in class- The table , chair , book cover, behind notebooks. But the actual journey in design started with me searching “How to create your own cricket team” in class 8th and discovering a cricket forum online which had these banner design competitions. The entries made me curious as to how people did that. How there was a trophy from another image on some random background and that is How I met your mot…*clears throat* Photoshop. Later came all the other software from adobe creative suite. Then I started reading and watching blogs, videos etc related to design. Also I am glad I never stopped sketching on paper, the paper and pen/pencil still plays a major part in the creation of any artwork I make.
Q. What do you do when not working?
I am in first year at MIT institute of design and for me Work means College assignments, so when I am not working I make artworks or do freelance work. But if I want to completely relax I turn on my dubstep playlist and dance.
Q. What keeps you inspired?
My surrounding, as I said earlier and also the fact that there are people doing way better work than me
Q. Do you remember the moment when the idea of becoming an artist struck you?
My career choices in chronological order is Pilot>painter>artist>Masters in computer science>Animator>Graphic Design. That is all I remember
Q. Do you have any advice for young designers?
I just turned 20 this January so technically even I fall into the category of young designers, but for people even younger than me just have fun, do not copy
Q. 1 aspect of design you value the most?
I love that it requires very less math
Q. 1 font you use the most
I am not ashamed to say this but Arial and my recent love corbel
Q. 1 design-related book you would recommend every budding designer?
I have not read any, yet
Q. 1 Design magazine you can’t do without?
I usually check abduzeedo.
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