Hello, I'm Markandeya 👋
Said better by Christoph Niemann:
Even in the absence of talent and inspiration, you can —through sheer practice — become so good at art that you reliably deliver very good work.
Now great work — that’s something else.
For great work you also need a lot of skill and craft. But you need something else that you can’t control. [Luck with a cherry on top.]
Once you accept this, your life actually becomes a lot easier.
(If you are a client, please remember: All you can ask from an artist is very good work. Great work is not really plannable.)
I love street art and graphics. I recommend looking up the documentary Beautiful Losers.
I’m enjoying building responsive components in Figma. Auto layout and variants are very powerful.
I am exploring page animation in Webflow. It’s great that there is a visual tool like Webflow that makes code accessible to more people.
Currently, I’m taking Product Design and Roblox Studio classes through Udemy. I also have a year+ streak on Duolingo.
I love connecting with people to talk art or design. Want to chat or looking for some feedback on a project? Feel free to reach out.
The first computer I used was an Apple Lisa II.
I have fond memories of using Kidpix as a kid on the family Performa. Gotta love that fractal tree brush.
I made my first website in 1996. It's still online, but runs on Wordpress. Originally, I learned to code from using the ‘view source’ menu in Netscape Navigator and typing in BBEdit.
Back in the day, I was a pro with actionscript and Flash animation.
I have worked at over two dozen ad agencies, design firms, and tech companies, in freelance and full-time roles. It’s very humbling coming into a place as a freelancer and leaving when a contract ends.