graphic design

Annushka Hardikar : Visual Communications

Annushka is a Visual Communication graduate from Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore. Her passion lies in concocting fantastical stories and illustrating them. She likes citrusy smells, tin boxes and fat dogs. She does not really like bad breath, too much red and messy rooms.

Why are you an Illustrator?
Since I was a kid I enjoyed reading books which had these gorgeous pictures. Since then I began drawing all the stories I read or made up. Going to college gave introduced me to the world of illustration. What I like most about it is that I can put down the most bizarre, personal or vague thoughts and it would actually make sense to somebody even across the globe!

Did you attend school for fine art or design?
Yes, I attended and graduated from Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore.

Tell us something about your Oh Nari So Sanskari project…
Oh Nari, So Sanskari! is a satirical take on stories of women from the great Indian epic Mahabharata. The zine sheds light on challenges that 21st century Indian women face, by placing Kunti, Gandhari and Draupadi in a modern context. On re-visiting the stories from the epic, I realized, although dynamic and capable, the women in the story were always shown dependent on the men in their lives. Being an Indian woman myself, there was a pressing need for accurate representation of the characters as aware, vocal, and opinionated. Using references from feminist history, pop culture and media, the zine comments upon stereotypes that have surrounded Indian women from time immemorial. I would want the reader to be left questioning the roles and expectations of our culturally rooted society.

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Shreya Gune : Graphic Design

A designer with a strong passion for surrealism, currently working in Designflyover (Mumbai, India.)

She focuses on typography, branding, packaging, and illustration and believes that design is an opportunity to tell a story, communicate an intention and provoke thoughtful action while being creative.

Why are you a Graphic Designer?

I was that artsy creative kid in school, who loved drawing and craft classes.Everything else has grown from there; the only that has been consistent is having an unwavering passion for art. I’m lucky that my parents have always supported my interest in the arts even though they don’t belong to creative career fields. I joined Abhinav an art school in Pune and was then introduced to various fields like painting, sculpture and commercial arts. I was unaware of graphic designing, until my third year in art school. After graduation, I decided to join a design studio to explore graphic design. It was a good experience and I learnt a lot there and my journey as a graphic designer started.
Did you attend school for fine art or design?
Yes. Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune.

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Nikita Mehta Shah : The Designery

The Designery is a ‘Graphic Label’ turned into a fresh new multi-disciplinary design studio based in Mumbai. We specialize in innovative design and visual communication. Out-of-the-box design thinking, Fresh perspective & a killer graphic style that has come to being loved over the years are what make The Designery. We love taking on the role of a ‘story-teller’ while we weave creative brand stories from which stems our highly design-led work belonging to various design verticals, such as branding, editorial, illustration, surface design & our line of exclusive products belonging to the home, lifestyle & fashion space.

What made you start The Designery?
The Designery –the label came into conception in 2012. The Studio with its various verticals was what the label evolved and matured into very recently. Back in 2012 The Designery was primarily a product driven label.

As a freelance Graphic Designer my core expertise was always branding and design for print that were honed and refined while working at various design studios in London and Mumbai, but starting The Designery was what gave me a whole new dimension as an artist.
Design is a wonderful world to tap into if you’re all about ‘looking at things differently’. It gives you the power to make the world see things the way you see them and make them go ‘wow’!

I wanted to explore, experiment and push conventional design standards without being bound to a creative brief that usually comes with studio driven work. I wanted to establish an irreverent graphic style that I would be known for, something that is exclusive to me and what I do and so I took some time off from my job as a Graphic Designer.

We did a whole collection of home décor pieces, which were themed with light and Time that were inspired by glass and typography & exhibited them at various exhibits around the city. And every time someone picked up the piece I created and went ‘that’s amazing!’ gave me an adrenaline rush that I had never experienced before and this is when The Designery was born.

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Deval Maniar : Graphic Designer

Deval Maniar was born in Gujarat. He has a Bachelors of Commerce and Diploma in Visual Communication from Srishti School of Design, Art & Technology. He grew up in a small city called Bhavnagar, and design was an alien word for him and his family. He heard the term design when he first moved to Ahmedabad. Later decided to join Srishti. Now he has worked on diverse projects from Branding, Publication Design, Illustrations, UI Design, & Packaging. He personally likes to experiment with type and wants to explore this area of design.

Why are you a Graphic Designer
For me, Graphic design is not just design for me it is visual art combining both traditional and contemporary styles. I like my work should tell a story of some kind.

Did you attend school for fine art or design?
I attended school to learn visual communication.

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Arushi Sethi a.k.a feed your head : Graphic Designer, Artist

Arushi a.k.a feed your head is a passionate thinker and an artist with a psychedelic adventure in her head. A design professional by practice, she is among the fresh eccentric talent our country is brewing today. An observer of people and the stranger with a muted inquiry, Sethi shares with all the dark side of her imagination through her diverse body of work. Mad is a fair word to describe her “if nothing, what you say would be drawn !”
Why are you a Graphic Designer?
I like to communicate visually and aurally. I craft perception and experiences. It could happen in the form of a brand or a conversation, a sketch or an interface. irrespective of the medium, I am not only a graphic designer but also an illustrator, a user interface designer, a home chef and a trooper. I like to swim in the ocean and eat the fish that comes from it .

Did you attend school for fine art or design?
“A school of art design and technology” we call it! OH SRISHTI! Also i am 2/3 rd major in psychology!
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Priya Jain : Graphic Design

Priya Jain started her career as an engineer but had been always passionate about design. She decided to pursue her passion and finished her design education from Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore. She likes to explore new things which can be seen in the variety of her projects. Her work involves Branding, UI/UX, Book design, DIY crafts, illustration. Her main interest lies in illustration with a deep interest towards children’s book illustration. She is also a nature and animal lover. Most of her inspirations are from nature which give her the space for fresh ideas. Her weakness lies in Stationery, you will find a gamut of stationery in her house and she even uses all of them!!

Why are you a graphic designer:
I still remember the phase when I was unable to decide that I should live my life as an engineer to live upto other’s expectations or stand away from the herd and do what I am passionate about. And I now I know that I made the right decision. I have always looked into the details of a product, like it’s packaging, it’s form, its design. I could see a product or a creative and think in my head about how I could do it in my style and make it look different.
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Aditi Dash : Graphic Designer, Visual Artist

Visual Artist | Wanderer | Womanimal


Aditi Dash completed her design studies & graduated from Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore. She is happiest in the vicinity of mountains, forests & oceans wandering about & exploring new spaces and things. This helps her evolve as an artist. In the past she has worked on a diverse range of projects that include, branding, Publication Design, illustration. She is currently exploring her range as an illustrator & enjoys experimenting with geometric shapes that merge seamlessly into fluid illustrations. She likes finding a balance between the rigid and the flexible.

Why are you a Graphic Designer? Did you attend school for fine art or design?
Although I was always inclined towards the creative aspect of things, I’d say my decision to study art & design was a spontaneous one. When I was younger, my parents encouraged me to draw & paint a lot. Growing older, other activities & interests started overshadowing my love for art a bit, but my creative curiosity never died. 
Only after talking to a few friends who were applying to art school, did I realise that studying art & design was an option available for me. I was out of touch with my skills, but decided to go ahead & apply anyway. I’m glad I made this decision, because studying in Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology not only helped me grow as a visual artist, but also shaped me into a responsible & socially aware person. I learnt that design is not just a visual aid, but is in fact a powerful tool that can help bring about change.
I graduated with a diploma in visual communication.
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Maitreyi Doshi-Joshi : Graphic Design and Branding

Why are you a Graphic Designer?
I believe that communication is one of the most fundamental traits of being human. Unfortunately we as human being just do not communicate well with each other. We unnecessarily make things so complicated, by assuming and misinterpreting each other; there-by completely negating the basics of communication. Communication needs to be simple and concise.

The reason why I am a designer today is to help my clients communicate better with their target audience. Graphic Design is one of the most power forms of communication.

But I try not to identify myself only as a graphic designer, I think one of the most important things we learn early in our design education is that… designers are creative problem solvers, so no matter what kind of design problem the principals are the same… you have to just apply the design thinking and process on different substrates or contexts or problems.

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Sharanya Kunnath : Artist And Graphic Designer

Sharanya Kunnath is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Dubai. Her work centres around spirituality, mysticism, mythology, women, and nature. She is just starting out on her career, and hopes to work in the publishing industry, and with anyone who wants her to draw pictures.

Why are you an Illustrator?
Because I love words and images, and I like to draw.

Did you attend school for fine art or design?
Yes, I did. I went to the American University in Dubai to study Graphic Design, and then did a Masters degree course in Illustration at the Arts University Bournemouth in England.

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Sudeepti Tucker : Graphic Design

Sudeepti Tucker is a Delhi based Graphic Designer and Illustrator, and a recent graduate from the National Institute of Design. Her work is a lively mix of visual styles and themes that jump across music, mythology, nature and the mind. She finds herself happiest while lost in details.

Why are you a Graphic Designer?
When you’re small and parents push you to learn a whole bunch of different things, the only one I found myself eager about was art. It was much later that I was exposed to design as a professional pursuit and things fell into place. Design is largely about problem solving and visual design, while immediately suggests surface level engagement, is a much broader discipline. I suppose to sum it up, I’m a Graphic Designer because I enjoy using artistic tools in a deliberate creative manner to solve problems and communicate.

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