“I lived my entire life in Bangalore but I loved shifting my life to Chennai. Dad was a Tamilian wherein mom is from Karnataka. I had two elder sisters – unfortunately lost one of them during the first COVID wave. My dad passed away during the second wave. Life was very difficult and fear was chasing me during the days when I was burdened to take care of the family.
I am an Engineering dropout. I did not like to study and that created hatred towards education and thus discontinued during my 3rd semester. It was very challenging for me to convince my parents that engineering wasn’t my lane. I was inclined towards editing and photoshop-ing. I joined a photo studio as an editor. I was exposed to a lot of editing tools and so made use of the opportunity to learn from them. I started my professional career as a poster designer and then discovered other types of designs, ideas, and creativity.
Facebook helped me connect to a lot of individuals who were in need of editors. I learned to retouch images of models and helped a fashion photographer with editing their pictures.
In 2018, I moved to Chennai to work with Mr.Ganesh, my Godfather who shared his experiences and helped me grow in my career. But unfortunately, the COVID crisis made me shift back to Bangalore to take care of my family.
Since I always urged myself to try something unique and creative, I came up with surrealism and started researching the same. Surrealism medium did not have restrictions on creativity and that pulled me to understand more about originality. I slowly started focusing on artworks and all types of techniques that a designer can accomplish.
Communication had been my biggest downfall but now that I’m capable of running my own family, working on my own terms with what I like, and being passionate about my profession, I have gained confidence in speaking up for myself. In the fullness of time, I realized that experience plays the biggest role in one’s life.”