Monami is an animator and illustrator from Darjeeling. She studied fashion design at NIFT Bangalore and animation film design at NID Ahmedabad.
She worked with Levi Strauss & Co., Urvashi Kaur and Bodice Studio as a fashion and visual designer. At Doodlage and Sesame Workshop, she worked as an illustrator. When asked why she decided to work as an illustrator, here’s what she had to say:
Monami is inspired by three people:
- Gabrielle Coco Chanel, because she was brave and very prompt on taking chances
- Elsa Majimbo, because anything overwhelming can be humorous with the way you react to it
- David Suh, because he eats his client’s self-doubts for breakfast and that confidence is amplifying
For Monami, a good day at work ends with closing a project successfully. She likes to revisit what has been created and reflect on the work done.
#BeyondtheObvious, Monami makes comics and 2D animated films. She enjoys reading graphic novels, upcycling old clothes and gardening. Her ideal day relaxing involves cleaning her space and watering her plants.