DESIGN > I have been a graphic designer for over 12 years, worked with various design firms, publishing houses, media companies – Dorling Kindersley, Tehelka.com, Tehelka Magazine, Anant Media, ThinkWorks, TheIdeaWorks, Trium Advertising & Marketing, Great Latitude – and have co-founded independent design studios including Visual Vibe, Knit yarn 3 and Mayek Projects. I have worked extensively in print, news media, branding, web and other interactive platforms as a designer, art director, design lead and creative head. While studying design at The National Institute of Design I was one of the 5 finalists in the International symbol design competition on ‘Women and a culture of peace’ organised by UNESCO in 1998. In 2005, I co-authored and published ‘Oh Damn!’ a collection of daily cartoons.
MUSIC > I am one of the founding members of a Delhi based experimental band ‘Sonic Tree Natives’ and have been exploring the electric guitar to create musical expressions by combining it with different conventional and non-conventional instruments and gadgets. I have collaborated with Eryck Abecassis, a composer, musician and guitar player based in Paris and performed at Khoj International Artists’ Workshop and at the India Art Fair in 2012.
TRAVEL > I travel to explore different ways of life and have travelled extensive in Europe and South-East Asia. Being a PADI certified scuba diver since 2006, I have dived in many countries including Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines.
FOOD > Just like in art and music where different elements are combined and mixed to express a thought, food also is a way of expressing an idea through tastes and smell. I am an avid explorer of this art form.