Illustrator Beyond the Realms of the Ordinary!

Illustrator Beyond the Realms of the Ordinary!

Vijay Verma is a Delhi- based illustrator who has a distinct sense of style in his illustrations and calls himself the 'Design Wizard'. He is best known for Zomato's Sushi Design System.

In a conversation with Creative Gaga, Vijay explained how he started his journey as an artist and explored new platforms like NFTs and Figma.

Q

Please tell us all about yourself as an artist. How did it all start? What have been your related education, informal learnings, significant influences, projects, achievements, etc.

A

Hi! My name is Vijay Verma, but I usually go by the handle "Realvjy". I grew up in a small town in North India but moved to Delhi NCR five years ago. I am an illustrator and designer who also loves to code. I do not have a traditional art education but I do have a master's degree in computer science which is why I know how to code. I taught myself by watching a lot of YouTube videos and trying out everything until I succeeded. For years, I worked full-time for brands, but this year I quit my so-called 9-5 job to become an independent designer. Currently, I work from my studio as an independent contractor helping brands develop effective visuals and design systems. Other than that, I spend most of my time at the studio, experimenting and building what I love. 

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