Kalyani Ganapathy

Kalyani Ganapathy"Your career is not a ladder. It is a jungle gym," says Kalyani Ganapathy, a gifted illustrator who lives and works in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris District. "There may be times when you have to take a step down to move three steps up."

Kalyani studied graphic design and advertising in Bangalore, and worked at a number of agencies before she decided to switch from design to illustration, and from full-time work to freelancing. In her own words, she is someone who just "woke up one morning, got out of my graphic designer avatar, walked into an art shop, bought a bag full of material, and started drawing." She describes herself as a visual storyteller, and currently illustrates and designs books for adults and children. Her website showcases a stunning range of projects that she has worked on, including work done for The Gulabi Gang Art Project and Poetry in Public India.

Work Experience

Education Details

Wigan and Leigh School of Design
Undergraduate, Advertising and Graphic Design | 2001 - 2004
Lawrence School Lovedale
Schooling | 1992 - 2001

Personal Details

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Kalyani Ganapathy
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