Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, I work on illustration, licensing, and animation projects in my San Diego-based studio.
Finding harmony between digital and handmade processes is where I find gratification. Understanding that every idea calls for a particular medium is important to me. I love incorporating new media and ways to push this in both personal and client work.
Flora, fauna, and surf culture are themes to which I continue to draw inspiration from. I like to explore them, unafraid to use both dark and light. As an animation director, I create bespoke animated content for brands and agencies. Guiding each project through from initial script, storyboard, post-production, and final animated video.
I am a first-generation American born to immigrant parents. My father was born in Puducherry, South India and my mother was born in Kiev, Ukraine. Growing up geographically in between, in Oregon, I was immersed in both Indian and Ukrainian culture at home. This has given me a unique perspective on culture, language, and outlooks on life. Though differences aren’t always easy for others to understand. I am proud to take inspiration from my roots and pleasure in teaching others about the world I see, know, and love. My world only continues to expand as I travel frequently. Visiting family in both India and across the globe, and exploring places that are unknown or unfamiliar.