10 years ago, in the summer of 2010, I decided to venture out on my own, and start my own design consultancy. I still remember that fresh feeling and excitement like it was yesterday. Today, as I find myself at this 10 year milestone, to be completely honest, I feel like I’m somewhere in the messy middle.
While there is a sense of quiet accomplishment for having made it this far, it’s paired with a burning desire to do more, to do better, and to push harder.
I wanted to write this piece for myself, as a way to record…
I want to start by thanking you, for giving me the courage to spend two eye-opening weeks with you, with myself, and completely for myself. Never before have I felt so safe, secure and calm — a feeling I’m trying to hold on to, now that I’m back to my ‘life’ amidst the chaos that is Bangalore.
I’ve wanted to visit, for as long as I can remember. A culture, so unique. Food, so unfamiliar. A design aesthetic that I aspire to make mine. The land of Haruki Murakami, Yayoi Kusama, Issey Miyake, Tadao Ando, Akira Kurosawa and…
The last eight years have taught me many lessons. I’m starting to see things differently now. I can identify the mistakes I’ve made, and it’s frustrating that I can’t go back and fix them. So instead, I’m channeling that here, for myself, and for the five people who may read this.
Being an entrepreneur, an independent design consultant, and a brand creator has been the best decision I’ve ever made. Being a creative spirit, I like to experiment with ideas, and having the freedom to explore the things that interest me. …
I recently spoke to a room full of young designers at the Behance Portfolio Review (Bangalore, India). I was asked to share my experience, and hopefully inspire a few young people! My talk was conversational, peppered with my learnings, failures, observations, triumphs and labours of love.
Here’s what I spoke about.
Sometime in the summer of 2010, a year after I started Studio Sky (my brand design consultancy), I was overcome with a sense of restlessness — What more can I do? What do I want to learn next? Where do I go from here?
I know we ‘creative types’ are known to be restless. It’s how we fulfil our curiosity and desire to keep learning, growing and creating. After all, as my yoga instructor once said, if you aren’t pushing yourself to stretch further, you’re not growing. And if you’re not growing, then are you just stagnant?
This line of…
Founder, Studio Sky