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.
Were there any particular role models for you when you grew up?
My paternal aunt. She has taught me the true value of hard work, patience and honesty.
Who was the most influential personality on your career in Illustrations?
I make sure I learn some or the other thing from everyone I meet or get to know about. So, there will be a long list.
What made you decide to become a freelance illustrator? When did you start freelancing? Do you illustrate for advertising?
Freelancing provides a mix of freedom and responsibility. Is challenging and equally rewarding, that is what I like about it.
I started freelancing early after I completed my diploma.
Are many advertising agencies getting illustrations made these days? Do you work more with agencies or publishers?
Yes there are a lot of agencies who are looking for fresh and new ideas. I am working with agencies and would love to work for publishers some day.
Was there any time when you wanted to quit Illustrations?
Not really,this is something I love doing. It just make me feel more confident and happy with every passing day.
Have you considered turning your illustrations into toys?
No. I feel they will look good as prints or embroidery on fabrics.
Any other Indian Illustrators who you admire?
Do you have any favorite fellow illustrators or resources relating to your fields?
Yes, Meni Chatzipanagiotou, Visothkakvei, Maggie Sitcher.
You have such a wide experience as a top working professional. What advice do you have for aspiring creative professionals? Would you advise them to take on Illustration as a career option? Is it paying well enough?
Yes, I believe each and every field is worth taking up as a career if a person is truly passionate about it.
Practicing regularly, developing new and creative ideas and not being scared of putting it up in front of people are a few things I would advice.
Whats your dream project?
To publish a book, full of my illustrations.
Mac or PC?
Who would you like to take out for dinner?
Sabyasachi Mukherjee. He works magic on fabrics; the motifs,colors and details are true inspiration.
What’s on your iPod?
Vidya Vox’s mashups.
Whats your Twitter Handle?
You can find me on instagram as Priyetive.