Anant Kulkarni Illustrator

Anant Kulkarni is an Illustrator and graphic designer from Mumbai, India with an over 25 years of experience in the field of visual arts, design and illustration.

Anant was interested in art at a very early age and with the guidance of his teacher and with a lot of practice, he was able to work on improving his illustration and drawing skills.
His work took him to various locations and observing different housing structures and streets got him interested in the subject of architecture. However, unable to secure admission to study architecture, he finally chose to join the prestigious ‘Sir J.J. Institute Of Applied Arts, Mumbai’. Over four years of studying art, his gradual interest in creation of visual and pictorial forms and designs, developed. Anant chose to work on his illustration skills as he was keen on the subject of Visual Communications.

A short stint in Advertising agencies, after his graduation made him realise that it was not his calling and started working as a Freelance Illustrator and Designer for many publishers and publications.

Eventually, Anant was offered a role of Professor at J. J. Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai. There, he had the opportunity to work with graduates as well as the post-graduate students of Fine Art, to guide them and share his views on art. An examiner, paper setter, and several seminars to his name, he contributed to the best of the students making it through.

It was also during his tenure as a professor that he had a chance to work on a myriad of designing projects and assignments, and to set a new system of visual forms. An unending project, but with the help of visual forms, Anant aims to introduce their application in the proper media.

As an artist I feel it’s a responsibility to reach out to the audience through art, to convey an idea or a message. The challenge is to be creative and engaging. This has been my journey – inspiring, involving, selecting, teaching, working, designing, challenging!

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Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (