An Applied Art graduate from the L. S. Raheja School of Art, Bandra, Prashant is one of the most promising new voices in India’s graphic design scene. Inspired by dreams, failures and nature, Prashant prefers using vectors and watercolours to bring his bold yet minimal designs to life. When not working on his next project, he’s usually found in the neighbourhood park working on his cover drive – just like his icon Rahul Dravid.
Nirali Naik is a photographer based in Mumbai. While majoring in Advertising, she happened to sign up for a short class at the National Institute of Photography. And that’s how an intended hobby turned into a full-time pursuit. Heavy on mood, leading lines and colour, her photographs invariably have movies as a major influence, especially ones by Eric Rohmer, Gaspar Noé and Wes Anderson. Even though her work has covered everything from food to portraits, travel – and by extension stories - is where her heart lies. Favourite prop? Creeping sunlight.
Praveen Yarramilli is an artist and designer based in Mapusa, Goa. He considers his work to be a statement against the information overload that has come to disrupt and dominate every aspect of our lives. Through his minimal style of expression and his love for rich colours, he brings to the fore only what is essential - without compromising its aesthetics or originality. Holder of a Master’s degree in Design Thinking, Praveen’s other interests include history and the evolution of humankind.
A graduate of L. S. Raheja College of Applied Art, Mayur discovered his love for graphic design and illustration during his stint in advertising. Seeking inspiration from old houses, Irani cafes, historical monuments and everyday life, Mayur has been steadily building a body of work that is striking, insightful and irreverent in equal measure. Armed with a sketchbook, Mayur uses his long train rides around Mumbai as an opportunity to explore and refine his ideas. In his current role as Co-Founder of the design establishment BUNxPAV STUDIO, he has been part of breakthrough projects for clients like Google Allo, Snapchat and Electric Daisy Carnival....
A painter and illustrator based in Mumbai, Deelip Khomane’s contribution to Indian advertising has been nothing short of legendary. In a career spanning over three decades, his illustrations have been featured in ads that have won accolades globally including at Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show and the London International Awards. When not busy with commissioned projects, Deelip likes to express the artist within through new forms and media. Deelip’s creations have been showcased at numerous venues over the years including two solo shows at the prestigious Jehangir Art Gallery.
Viraj Mithani is a contemporary artist and educator. His practice floats between painting, print, drawing and sculpture. They are morphed with dichotomies that include abstraction versus representation, traditional versus progressive, organic versus technological and the epic versus the everyday. His work has been exhibited at numerous venues. Selected exhibitions include: Dalarnas Museum (Falun) in Sweden, Hammond Museum in New York, Sullivan Galleries and Gene Siskel Film Centre in Chicago and Clark House Initiative in Mumbai. Mithani graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently lives and practises in Mumbai.