A freelance graphic designer & illustrator Ameya is based in Mumbai. A lover of line art, iconography, steam-punk, mythology and other fantasy driven themes, his expression for art is militaristic and futuristic.
KS: Give us a brief backstory of you choosing Graphic Design as a career?
Ameya: I have always been fascinated with design, from product to graphic. Possibly didn’t know what terminology to use for it but I absolutely loved figuring how / why something is the way it is. My father had gifted me volumes of a book called ‘How Things Work’ by Roger Jean Segalat and that possibly was the beginning of design thinking for me. That and a natural inclination towards art lead me to graphic design as a career. But nurture trumping over nature, I am a designer first and a illustrator / graphic designer second.
KS: In the last few years of you having being a practicing designer, any key moments or highlights that stood out for you?
Ameya: Each project I have handled till date has been a key moment. I can safely say it’s been a rollercoaster with each project providing a learning experience and paving the way for some new avenues. The best though is yet to come so I will trust my guide with the journey.
KS: Across the various types of design projects you take up, which medium is your favorite and why?
Ameya: Digital any given day. Going against the grain, I think in geometry and shapes rather than free flowing lines. It has allowed me to create pixel perfect icons for brands to creating digital experiences for them. It has also allowed me to be inspired by great artists and artworks I come across and create something thats weird. One such example would be an iOS message sticker set I released recently. It’s inspired by paper art and origami. Taking it as an inspiration, a sticker set was born. I am currently working on more such sets and additions to the current set. I am also dabbling in motion design but that’s just a catharsis :-p
Paper Craft Sticker for iOs, iTunes
KS: It is always exciting to know what an artwork means to the artist, can you talk to us about any one of the works curated by Kulture Shop?
Ameya: Ikusa is one artwork that’s close to my heart. It was just a simple drawing which turned into more. The one machine that no book has ever managed to explain the working of is the human mind (part heart part brain) and intuition and that fascinates me. A computer which feels and make decisions based on complex pros and cons, while being influenced by empathy is just surreal.
Scatterbrain – A3 Framed
Seen Here (L-R): Sun City Sub Terra – Art Print | After After Party – Coaster | Play It – Mug | Play It – Women’s Tee | Scatterbrain – Mug | Play It – Men’s Tee | Ikusa – Cushion Cover | Beyond– A5 Framed
KS: What are you up to now ? Any interesting things your fans should watch out for?
Ameya: Lots! More artworks coming via Kulture Shop. More sticker sets and a whole lot more. Somewhere out there is a space you should watch for more on that “lot more”.
KS: Is there anything else you would like to Add?
Ameya: Always know where your towel is.
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