Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Creative Talent Profile: Priya Kuriyan

Priya Kuriyan, illustrator and animation film designer extraordinaire is a graduate from India's prestigious National Institute of Design(NID). She chose to specialise in animation film making at NID, and while developing characters and interesting scenarios for her films, she experimented widely artistically and developed a love for illustrations. This lead to her accomplishing the feat of illustrating her first book. for Tulika books, while still a student.

After a few years of working at an animation studio and later on the 2nd season of the Sesame Street Show, Priya decided to pursue a career as an independent film maker and illustrator. I know striking out on one's own requires courage, but when combined with a talent like Priya's, look at the phenomenal output that it has resulted in!

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Music CD Covers

Books for Unicef- The image below is a from a set of conversation charts for children in Indian villages. 

 Cards for Sandpiper Cards

Book Covers

And of course, her forte- Children book illustrations

Loved Priya's eye for detail, sense of colour and the depth of her work? Do check out more at her blog etcetra etcetra and more of her 'Drawings: Lost and Found' at her other blog, Notabene.

Before I go- Make your day and check out Priya's quirky video on the romance between Devdas and Paro here

{ Credit for illustrations and artistic output to Priya Kuriyan.  Please DO NOT copy }

14 comments:

GB said...

{LOVE}!! oh that diwali scene SO captures the joy of diwali!!! again, LOVE it! going to check out the video now!

Designwali said...

so cute!

Tanvi@SinfullySpicy said...

Hi Divya..Happy New Year to you too.I loooove thise nusrat ali khan's cd covers..very colorful and expressive!

Sudha said...

each illustration is so cool...she is very very talented!!

Patricia Torres said...

oh I love love the diwali scene... so much of detail.. Well done!! This is talent indeed!!

totstylist said...

Divya... Thank you for writing this post! Priya Kuriyan is spoken about everyday in our house here. My little boy(and me)is obsessed with Kamini, Hutoxi, Bahadur, Malipoo, Amma, Anna, Shanmugam... all thanks to Priya! We LOVE her illustrations and these characters that she has brought to life for us. You have no idea how much of an influence these colorful characters from Priya have on my little fellows creativity! They are almost come alive in our home. Can't wait to see more from her!

Bedazzled said...

really adorable illustrations!

Sans! said...

Divya, your feature never fails. You always pick a winner :). Love her work and that video is a riot even though I don't know what they are singing about :).

Arch at Rang said...

Lovely work. I love collecting vintage childrens books just for their illustrations-)

Rekha said...

Oh my, loved the illustrations, they are sooo lively and cheerful. Great feature, D!

TheKeyBunch said...

Coincidence! We were at each other's blogs at the same time:) I absolutely love Priya's work, her attention to detail and her choice of colors. The diwali scene and the multicolored rooster are my fav's! great post, D!
- Sharon

Geeta said...

Love the details and colors. Love the cd covers and the book covers.

priya kuriyan said...

Thank you so much, Divya!..and THANK YOU EVERYONE for writing such nice things ! You all are very very kind :).

PreeOccupied said...

I cant make my mind up which I like the best!