Anupriya Kashyap has been a regular reader of this blog and made it to IDC this year. We thank her for sharing her success story with us along with pages of her portfolio.
I am Anupriya. I got selected for IDC-VC this year.
I am really happy I made it and I would like to share my success story with you all :)
I am a computer science engineering graduate but somehow I was always inclined towards design field. I feel design is my passion, it is something which I love doing and I don’t get tired of.
My thoughts explained to IDC interview committee: " For me design is like reading a novel, my curiosity just raises with time, of what will I get in the end..." It was a spontaneous answer that came from my heart
About CEED prepration:
My sketching isn't that great, I feel my idea generation and writing skills helped me a lot to get through. CEED is all about presenting effectively and impressively the skills you are good at and working on the weaknesses. I didn't sketch for 3 hours daily or anything like that; I sketched whenever I felt like sketching. That's how I am.
I was never confidant of my sketching or anything ... Tips in TeaCupBlog and all those exercises that Prasanna sir gave me helped me a lot. I didn't know what field I was more interested to, and I thank Prasanna Sir and TeaCupBlog helped me a lot in exploring my own interest.
DAT consisted of three questions. Two were to test our writing skills and knowledge. One was of sketching related to visual communication.
In my interview I showed my portfolio which had both the digital work and hand drawn. My portfolio had an essence of literature too which I explained to them, like I had a book cover design of William Wordsworth poems collection. And I designed the cover in a way that it was visually expressing my favourite lines from one of the poem. I explained what concept I had applied in each of my design. Prasanna Sir guided me throughout my portfolio preparation and because I am not from a design background it helped me prepare a good presentable portfolio.
I told them about my hobbies which were mainly related to reading literature and poetry. I told about a few art galleries in Delhi the city I belong (which luckily I knew). I also told why I had attempted a product design question in CEED entrance when my inclination is towards VC. I was praised for my writing skills which made me a little confidant. I honestly told them that I think my work isn't that great and I need to improve and learn a lot which IDC can provide me :)
Overall it was a great experience living in hostel for 4 days meeting new people. I was not expecting I will make it to IDC. And now that I've made it I feel I am so lucky :)
Anupriya compiled together a huge portfolio comprising of logos, envelope designs, brochures, t-shirt designs, posters, water color works and even some product ideas, which are seen fit for a visual communication design. Here are some selected works from her portfolio.
|Product Sketch - Bag|
|Hand rendered frame from an animated movie based on the song "Yellow"|
|Anupriya's monogram - CorelDRAW|
|Vector poster made in CorelDRAW|
|T-shirt design for Violet Images - CorelDRAW|
|Brochure for Violet Images made in CorelDRAW|
|Logo of Violet Images made in CorelDRAW|
|Envelope design (handmade)|
|Festival trifold brochure made in CorelDRAW|
|Envelope design (handmade)|
|'Lucy' Book cover (handmade)|
She dwelt among the untrodden ways
Beside the springs of Dove,
A Maid whom there were none to praise
And very few to love:
A violet by a mossy stone
Half hidden from the eye!
—Fair as a star, when only one
Is shining in the sky.
She lived unknown, and few could know
When Lucy ceased to be;
But she is in her grave, and, oh,
The difference to me!