Illustrator Beyond the Realms of the Ordinary!
In a conversation with Creative Gaga, Vijay explained how he started his journey as an artist and explored new platforms like NFTs and Figma.
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.
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.