... a colour-addict. An addiction that touches on all aspects of my life.
I took up Commerce and Accounting in High School, and soon realized I loved dabbling with design and colours more than playing with numbers, although I was quite good at it. Thus began the journey of becoming an Interior Designer at Sophia Polytechnic to be concluded at L.S. Raheja School of Architecture. By the age of 21, I had launched a successful business in Interior Design in Mumbai, India.
After that no matter what vehicle my design skills boarded, they all headed straight down the exhilarating highway of colours. An eight-year stint as an Interior Designer triggered a desire to see what lies beyond the Arabian Sea, and the quest to learn more brought me to The United States. A new journey full of incredible experiences began — the starting point was the Northern Virginia Community College where I received a Double Associates in Communication Design — on to the prestigious Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida to get a Bachelors in Fine Arts — and very recently a Masters from Pratt Institute in New York City. And no, this certainly isn’t the end of my educational pursuit in the ever evolving world of design.
Work and education has taken me from the diversity of Washington, D.C. to the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Florida on to the cornfields of the Mid-West of USA, to the sparkling skyline of New York City and back to the multi-coloured magic of my homeland India, that bestowed me with the title of ‘An Art Director for a Billion Indian’s’ during my term at Philips Design.
However, the irresistible, energetic and mesmerizing magic of New York City drew me back into its fold. The passion for design and the aspiration to touch lives, to make a positive difference and leave behind a powerful imprint with my talent is what has always driven me and continues to do so still. The curiosity to learn, explore and get accustomed with new and varied cultures gives me the spring in my step.
When I’m not playing with colours or designs, the next best place to find me is swaying to the beats of Indian, Spanish or Arabic music, or meditating or deep in conversations over coffee and wine with friends.
Design, music, art, conversations, love and smiles are all that make me, me.