I'm a Goan woman, working in Mumbai as the founder of a studio called Totem Creative. I try to make the world happier, safer and more meaningful. I believe education, knowledge and awareness, art, writing and creating Social Impact are my means to achieve that end.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Why Design

Since when i was young, I've loved to draw and paint pictures. Most people would say I carried the genes, and some just appreciated. I've always loved art since I was a child, and come to think of it, always will. And that's why I want to be a designer.

Design is not just a hobby for me. It's my passion, my fuel. It was in std.10 that I'd finally made up my mind. I wanted to make it my career because its something I'll never be bored of. I've had a mind that never sleeps. I'm always thinking about something or the other, and most of the time, I'm unrealistic. That's where design comes in. Design and art is an outlet for my thoughts. It is easy to draw when you know whar to, not how to. I've always observed the smallest of things, and appreciated the beauty of it. There are not only black and whites in design, but also the greys.

When I was young I'd often get discouraged by seeing an adult's version of the image I drew. It would be so perfect and flawless. And mine - shabby, smudgy and ugly. But you know what they say.. Beauty lies even in imperfections. When i draw now, and I see a child's drawing, I figure more expressions and imaginations into it than mine. I'm always imagining things though. My thoughts are mostly influenced by the books I read, or the TV shows I watch. I have always been a major walt disney fan, and it seemed almost abnormal to be one when all your classmates think its childish. I've always been fascinated by animation, and the characters in animated films. How such a realistic touch is given to portray emotions and actions. I got myself to learn a little of it by learning Flash MX, and it was a lot of fun! :)

Sometimes in college, I'd start scribbling on my books instead of paying attention to the teacher. Once, I actually drew my psychology teacher's face as she was lecturing us, and some of my friends who noticed my drawing were pretty amused.

[drawing link]

Thats when they started asking for small favours and made me do the odd jobs. I've designed tattoos for a friend's bike, painted a design on another friends guitar, glass painted a window panel for my friend's new house, etc. It's been a lot of fun. However, I'm still SO confused whether I'd like to do animation or graphic design. it's beena fun ride, and that's why I don't want it to end! I gather from this, that I am truly fit to learn design, and make it my profession.

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