1. How did you get into graphic design / illustration?
I always enjoyed sketching since I was young. And I did take up art as a subject while I was in school but it was more like a hobby than a serious career choice. But in my final year of school, I dropped out of my entrance coaching class without the permission of my parents and decided that I wanted to become a designer. It was a risky thing to do but I had made up my mind by then and I must say that it has turned out pretty good.
2. How would you best describe your style of artwork?
My works are very much into figuration and realism.
3. What is your design process, from where do you start your artwork?
When I work on self-initiated projects, I choose subjects that would let me explore and experiment. The project should be something that helps me learn something new. After I choose a subject, I do research – conceptualization – compositions – design – and then finally refinement.
4. What tools do you use for your artwork?
5. What do you do when not working?
6. How do you stay inspired?
7. Do you have any advice for young designers?
8. What is the most fun part of being a designer?
The most fun part of being a designer is that you are having fun while you are working and that you make money doing it!
1 aspect of design you value the most?
In design, you are always learning something new.
1 font you use the most often?
I don’t work on a lot of typographic projects, so I don’t use a particular font a lot of times.
1 design-related book you would recommend every budding designer?
I did my specialization in image-making so the books I refer to are mostly illustration related. I think any student who wants to become an illustrator should check out the book series “Illustration Now”.
1 design magazine you can’t do without? online or offline
I think ‘Its Nice That’ is a brilliant blog filled with inspiring works.