Academy of Art University
(MFA- Visual Development for Animation)
Stella Maris College
(BA Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting)
Mesa Community College
(Certificate in Media Arts)
Freelance artist/ illustrator
1/2010 – Present
Portraits and artwork done for :
-Calaveras Montessori schools, Milpitas, CA
-South Asian Heart Center, Mountain View, CA -Visweta Dance Group, Milpitas, CA
-Children’s book illustrations for the book “Old Hill” by author Pavi K. Mehta to be published by the end of this year.
Drawn2Art, Los Altos, CA
5/2009 – 12/2009
Taught fine-art classes to children and introduced them to the principles of academic drawing/ painting while encouraging creativity/ experimentation.
Shorepoint Systems, Inc.
4/2009 – 7/2009
Conceptualized and designed icons for an I-phone app developed by Shorepointsys Inc.
The Arizona Republic
8/2005 – 1/2008
Created full color illustrations, graphs, maps, and charts for articles in the newspaper, using Illustrator, Freehand and Photoshop. Worked with a team of designers in page design using Indesign.
7/2005 – 5/2006
Drafted landscape design plans using AutoCAD. Designed brochures, sample books and postcards using Indesign and Photoshop; which were used for marketing purposes in the studio. Made concept drawings based on the chief architect’s sketches for better visualisation for clients.
9/2000 – 12/2002
Designed characters and backgrounds in Flash for games and puzzles meant for children. Illustrated worksheets and handouts for various grade levels.
solo, Maker Faire, San Mateo fairgrounds - San Mateo, CA