My name is Ankit and I am the founder of Charcoallines. I specialise in creating contemporary illustration by combining traditional handcrafted techniques with paper and various digital medium. Having worked in design space for over five years, I have had the pleasure of working with wide array of clients from publishing, editorial, retail and packaging. Few of the reputed brands I have had a pleasure to work for include Toolroom Records, Oxford University Press, Dorling Kindersley, AVON, Lewis, Revlon, Nestlé India and Swarovski.
A graduate from Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton (England), I have had the privilege to be featured in various established publishing platforms nationally and internationally. My work was shortlisted under the category 'New Talent' for the Association of Illustration Award (2014); and has also been showcased and appreciated for a group exhibition in London.
As an image maker, I draw my inspiration from Baroque and Post-impressionist art; and have a strong affinity for geometric shapes, texture and monochromatic colours. By crafting and weaving paper in an ambiguous frame, my personal projects convey a feeling of contemporary solitude. I like listening to electronic-house, eating broccoli, and running around with my beagle, Dunhill. I currently work with Swarovski Professional (India) as a multi-disciplinary graphic artist based in Gurgaon, Haryana.