Illustration

Rohan Dahotre : Illustrator

My name is Rohan, an illustrator/designer from Pune currently based in Bangalore working for Chumbak.
I am a nature and wildlife enthusiast. A keen observer who loves exploring the wilderness, I love illustrating animals, birds and all things wild.
In the near future, I would like to work towards the cause of wildlife awareness, conservation and welfare through my illustrations and hope to be able make a difference.

Why are you an Illustrator?
Illustrations can be happy, dark, beautiful or cruel. Some of them send a message or ask you questions. I feel illustrations have a beautiful way of communicating our thoughts. It is my way of expressing to the world.

Did you attend school for fine art or design?
I have graduated from Symbiosis Institute of Design as an Animator

You have a distinct style of illustration. How long did it take for you to develop your style?
It took me few years to develop this style. I started by simplifying complex organic forms into simple basic shapes. This helped me in understanding forms and shapes especially of animals. Slowly I started learning and studying more about animal behavior, patterns, color, texture, etc.

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Reshmi Shekhar : Curiosity Kills The Cat

Reshmi Shekhar is an architect and illustrator based out of Bangalore. She runs design store & studio Curiosity Kills The Cat (www.cktcstore.com) and is always up for a chat if you offer coffee.

Why are you an Illustrator?
I’m actually an architect (by profession). I’m an illustrator because I’m a distracted architect that’s always doodling.

Did you attend school for fine art or design?
Yes I did; I studied architecture for 5 years in RV School of Architcture. (Bangalore). I owe all my design sensibilities and interest in the field to my peers and profs at college. Architecture is an extremely demanding course, and looking back at the methodology of our projects and coursework, I realise that it was a very wholesome art oriented- problem solving approach that translates to all fields of design.
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Priyanka Kapoor : Illustrations

Priyanka Kapoor is an graphic designer and illustrator based in Mumbai.
With love for designing small little things around her and peace that she founds while drawing and sketching, she landed into the world of designing and illustrations.

An ambivert who loves to meet new people yet enjoys her own company. Fashion, food and music adds the right amount of happiness in her life.

Why are you an Illustrator?
I am an illustrator because I love to beautify things around me. A blank paper,canvas,wall, books or anything.I believe if a great idea and right amount of creativity is been put, then even the most common and ordinary thing can become most appealing and beautiful. That is what I try to achieve.

Did you attend school for fine art or design?
No. I did a short diploma graphic design to know the basics of different software.

You have a distinct style of illustration. How long did it take you to develop your style?
My love for motifs and Indian art started long ago and its been almost six months that I am trying to develop my own style.

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Smiling Skull : Illustrations

“I am a witty guy, and love adding a little wit and colour to this world. I love hanging out with people. Travelling has always been a passion, and that gives me the reason to set out on long rides often . A sketch and a long ride is all I need to feel alive.”

Why are you an Illustrator?
As a kid I loved sketching portraits of people around me. So much so, that I didn’t spare my own reflection in the mirror. Capturing different expressions is has always attracted my sensibilities.
The appreciation that showered from all ends, gave me a drive to keep perfecting my skill. And it still continues to inspire me.

Did you attend school for fine art or design?
Yeah, I finished my Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bharati vidyapeeth, Pune.

You have a distinct style of illustration. How long did it take you to develop your style?
I was always fond of Realist illustrations. When I show it to people they love it. But they never want to keep it them or save it. So I started making the same illustration concepts in a more light hearted, animation style. I improvised it with every new step. And it took me like a month to develop it and still continuing to do so.
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Tanvee Nabar : Illustrator and Graphic Designer

I wound up studying graphic design. It just happened to me.
But now I’m a graphic designer because I get to draw in my capacity as an illustrator and because I get to interact with spheres of knowledge so different than my own.

Did you attend school for fine art or design?
Yep – I went to Srishti School of Art, Desgin and Technology, Bangalore.

You have a distinct style of Design. How long did it take you to develop your style?
I definitely have an aesthetic I tend to use often. I’m a barely out of the closet maximilist. I love profusion. Thankfully India loves it too. I suppose i’ve been developing this sense as long as I’ve been drawing. But it took me a long time during and after design school to be proud of it. There’s a tendency for scandinavian design aesthetic to be aspired to amongst the design community. Even if it isn’t expressly said – there’s a preference towards less is more. That motto has never quite sit well with me. That said, editing is very important too. Whatever you’re putting out needs to make sense as far as I’m concerned. But (and the designers reading this will know what i mean) I have no qualms about titles that are both italicized and bold.

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Eti Goel : Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Eti Goel is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator based out of Bangalore. She studied Animation and Multimedia from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi. Growing up, watching cartoons and animated movies inspired her to choose a career that stimulates her creative mind.

Apart from graphics, she is an animal and nature lover, fashionista, foodie and loves to travel. Her weakness lies in interesting stationery and good packaging.

Why are you a Graphic Designer?
I am happy being in a profession where I get the chance to make anything visually appealing. I always look into the details of everything around me, like hoardings, packaging of products, or the simplest of ads, and think how I would create it in my own style and make it better.

Did you attend school for fine art or design?
Yes, I graduated in Animation and Multimedia from Birla Institute of technology, Mesra, Ranchi.
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Sarang Bijagare : Illustrations

Coming from a small city of Yavatmal, Sarang Bijagare took to Polytechnic instead of Art College. He graduated as a Civil Engineer, and worked for a while before diving into the world of Art. He admitted himself to Abhinav Art College in Pune, and started his exciting journey in Art.

Why are you an Illustrator?
Because drawing is my first love.

Did you attend school for fine art or design?
Yes, I did my G.D.Art (Applied Arts) from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune.

You have a distinct style of illustration. How long did it take you to develop your style?
I basically focus on realistic drawings & try to simplify them with different forms & styles.
I can adapt any style of illustration, because we all know how advertising illustration is.
Creative directors are always looking for something new.
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Yogesh Bhusare : Illustrations and Graphic Design

Why are you a Graphic Designer?
Just like every other student in 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 an find the space I’m 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 curative’s in advertising works. Through all the ups and downs in my life I have always believed in one thing that is hard work pays off, maybe not immediately, but someday it will.

Did you attend school for fine art or design?
I completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts from D.Y Patil College of Applied Arts and crafts, pune.

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Shirin Kekre : Illustrations

Shirin Kekre is an illustrator from Mumbai. She found her interest in the arts from the time she was little and went on to develop her skills in that field. She took up an Applied Arts course and graduated with a diploma from Sophia Polytechnic, after which she was approached by BBH India where she started her design career. Her first achievement was when her team won a Kyoorius for work done on Infocus phones in 2016. She now looks forward to doing more such good work for clients and for herself.

Why are you a Graphic Designer?
I was always into the creative field and I loved colors, shapes and executing my ideas. According to me, the best option was being a graphic designer.

Did you attend school for fine art or design?
Design

You have a distinct style of Design. How long did it take you to develop your style?
I took a while to develop my style. And, it’s still in process. With every illustration I do, I try to add a different style or an element of design to it.

Were there any particular role models for you when you grew up?
Not while I was growing up but after I got into the field I started following a lot of great designers like Steve Cutts, Henn Kem, Joan Cornella.

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Hari Kumar : Illustrations and Graphic Design

Hari Kumar graduated from Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore. He has a passion for illustration amd graphic design. He enjoys illustrating for children and creating his own characters and environments.He also loves playing competitive video games with his friends and eventually wants to create concept art for the entertainment industry. He is most happy while reading comic books.
Why are you a Illustrator?
My interest in illustration was sparked when I was in school and read a comic book for the first time. Since then I knew I wanted to be in a creative field later in my life. I began drawing characters from comic books and cartoons, and soon began creating characters from my imagination. During my college years, I worked on my own style. I got the chance to illustrate storybooks for children, and really hone my illustration skills.

Did you attend school for fine art or design?
I went to Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology and studied Visual Communication.

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