Gaurav Sharma is a creative who defines himself as a visual designing, illustrating, ceramic making, storyteller. He has designed brand campaigns, editorials, visual narratives, digital and tactile products. His background in designing digital products lends to his experimental design methodology. His work derives inspiration from Indian mythology, Indian textiles and artefacts, South Asian identity, and sex and gender. He has seven years of experience in the creative industry, and he’s currently pursuing his masters in Illustration and Visual Media from University of the Arts, London. Prior to that, he was working as a Senior Associate Visual Designer with Quicksand Design Studio in Delhi, India.
Quicksand Design Studio. Delhi, India
Sr Associate Designer July 2019- May 2022
Worked as Senior Associate Designer on projects with diverse teams comprising of researchers and product designers. Worked on Visual Design, illustration, and Visual Narratives with clients like British Council, University of Dundee, Pro- helvetcia and more. Some notable projects-
- Designed visual language for Eyemyth, South Asian Media Arts Festival.
- Designed Millipede Website- Scotland theatre, British Council
- Comic on future of food, relationship of Tribals with the nature, and decentralized internet in India. Project
Folo Design Studio. Mumbai, India
Associate Designer Sep 2016- June 2019
Worked as an illustrator and visual designer for digital products. Worked on ruralindiaonline.org web- archive redesign, redesigning Billdesk’s banking app, designing visuals for Nyaaya.org website and more.
Vivax Design Studio. Bengaluru, India
JR Associate Designer Aug 2015- Sep 2016
Worked as a junior visual designer on web and digital products. Team comprised of user experience designers, product designers and Visual designers.
Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro, InDesign)
Digital Design (Figma, Sketch)
Procreate, Davinci Resolve, Blender
Hobbies and interests
Drawing people in cafes and museums
Listening to podcasts
Learning more about fashion history, sneakers, coffee, and skincare
Art directing and leading design teams.
Creating projects with multifaceted teams of experience designers, animators, developers, and researchers.
Communicating between visual and development teams.
Speculating future fiction, building narratives, and creating moonshots.
MA Illustration & Visual Media
London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London. 2022- ongoing
BA Communication Design (Graphic Design)
Symbiosis Institute of design. 2011-2015
Workshops and Residencies
Kochi Biennale July 2018. Kochi, India
Worked on Visual Narrative about native pigeon flyers in Fort Kochi area. The residency was organized by Kochi Biennale Foundation and mentored by Orijit Sen.
Farside Collective June 2018
Created a short comic about migrant workers working in Leh, Ladakh, India. The residency was organized by Farside collective in Leh and mentored by Debojit Saha.
Fisheye Design May-June 2014
Interned at Fisheye Design Studio in Delhi, India
Teach for India 2012- 2013
Volunteer work. Documentation