Friday, June 12, 2015

Artist Spotlight - Jyotsna Warikoo

Tell us a bit about yourself: Did you go to school for art? Are you self taught?
I am a textile/ surface pattern designer based in Seattle, WA. I own a design studio called “Jyotsna Warikoo Designs” that offers unique and contemporary designs for a variety of industries. I grew up in India and graduated in Textile Design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology.

Do you work in just one medium? Several?
I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. I love working with pencils, charcoal, water colors, watercolor pencils and Acrylic paints. I also like to digitally manipulate my drawings and patterns using tools like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

What inspires you / where do you get inspiration from?
I draw a lot of inspiration from the multicultural mix, craftsmanship and textiles of my East Indian roots. I love pop and modern art for its optimism and work to combine my love for modern aesthetics with the beauty of folk design…..modern meets folk, trendy meets beautiful.  I also draw a lot of inspiration from nature and birds have a very special place in my heart.

What are you working on now?
I am currently working on building collections for art licensing especially targeted towards the gift and stationery industry. Besides this, I am also working on creating modern print collections targeted towards the kids/ baby product market. I am planning to exhibit my work at Surtex 2016 and would love to connect with like-minded designers to collaborate and work together as a collective.

Anything else you would like to share with us? 
I have been working in the industry for many years now however I consider myself new to the world of art licensing. As I start to make inroads, I really appreciate the support and feedback from the design community. It is wonderful to be part of such a warm hearted and supportive group of creative souls. A very special thanks to you Ann for including me in your blog as well.

Are you an early riser? or night owl?
I love early mornings…the smell of fresh air, the soft chirping of the birds and the beautiful dim light at dawn. And I equally enjoy the quiet and calmness of working at night. When I am working on something that really excites me, time just flies.

What is your favorite food?
I love to cook and eat. I am a vegetarian and love eating fresh organic fruits and vegetables. If it’s good for me, it will taste good to me too ☺

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  1. Wonderful patterns, designs and artwork. Loves all of my favorite mediums.. :) I really like what Jyotsna does with both color and design... Thank you so much for the interview Jyotsna, and for putting it up on your blog, Annie... Very good! Beautiful designs.

    1. Waving hello back to you Jo! Thank you for all you do to support this blog - I really appreciate it!

    2. Thank you so much for your kind comments and encouragement. It really means a lot !

      Jyotsna Warikoo


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