Ria Dastidar
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Ria Dastidar

IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Ria Dastidar
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Ria Dastidar

IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I produce commercial digital illustrations for print, textiles, interiors, animation, web and lifestyle products. Selected Client List: BBC, Channel 5, Aluminati Skateboards, Bucketfeet, LOQI, Tigerbear Republik, Schuh, NCVYS, Aerial 7 Headphones, Kids TV, Absolutely Cuckoo, The NHS / Braintree Community Hospital, British Airways, The Big Chill Festival, Acrylicize, Wikia, Boombotix, Milo Creative, Elvetik Boots, Urban Junk Backpacks, Doodle Do, Brickwall Productions.
Projects
  • Channel 5 Milkshake
    Channel 5 Milkshake2D Concept illustrations for clients Absolutely Cuckoo and Channel 5 for the Milkshake website.
  • Aluminati Skateboards Artist Series
    Aluminati Skateboards Artist SeriesVery chuffed to do my first skateboard graphic for Aluminati Skateboards’ Artist Series joining fellow artists Drew Brophy and Jared Wright.
  • Bucketfeet
    BucketfeetDecoupage Abstract Women’s shoe for Bucketfeet Autumn Winter 2016/17 Floral Women’s shoe for Buckefeet Spring Summer 2016.
  • ODB x Boombotix
    ODB x BoombotixBoombotix commissioned an illustration inspired by the late rapper Old Dirty Bastard and his love for American candy. The print has been used for a limited edition REX portable speaker, which comes pre – loaded with an exclusive track “Obey Me”, produced by RZA. Sold via Zumiez.
  • Yubl illustrations
    Yubl illustrationsFrom January - November 2016 I have been employed full time as an illustrator of sticker packs with social media app Yubl. Below is a selection of sticker art in the app, along with other work I have created while at the start up, user research conceptual illustrations.
  • Shaare Zedek Community Hospital Illustrations
    Shaare Zedek Community Hospital IllustrationsAcrylicize asked me to design characters and illustrations to be used across two floors for childrens’ wards in Shaare Zedek Community hospital in Israel. Working with the theme of the sky and hope, the illustrations feature playful birds flying in balloons, trees, and watching from tree houses.
Projects credited in
  • Saffron Jack
    Saffron JackMy second collection, published in the UK by Nine Arches Press.
Work history
    Graphic Illustrator
    Freelance
    Freelance design and illustration for various clients. Character design, illustration , surface pattern design, graphic design.
    Illustrator
     - Full Time
    In house Illustrator of Yubl sticker packs. Conducting trend research of themed artwork aimed towards the 18 - 24 age demographic. Creating illustrations in a range of styles and themes for mobile screens according to art direction. Developing gif animation and motion graphics of stickers used on platform. Working with Visual Design Lead to determine and curate external visual sticker content in app. Commissioning, briefing, and providing art direction of external illustrators for sticker packs. Maintaining budgetary and license databases for external illustrations and stock. Responsible for maintaining archives of internal and external sticker art for the app. Optimization and exporting artwork and animation for mobile. QA Testing of stickers for new update releases.
Skills
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Art Direciton
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • 2D Motion
  • Character Design
  • Surface Pattern
  • Illustration
  • Artist Contracts
  • Project Planning
  • Administraion
Education
    MA Character Animation
     - 
    Studied postgraduate diploma in character animation, specialised in 2D animation and puppetry. Awarded Merit.
    LLB Law
     - 
    Law qualifying degree. 2:1
Awards
    Rectors' Scholarship
    Awarded scholarship of £5000 to use towards tuition fees of MA Character Design course.