Ria Dastidar


Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
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Projects credited in

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.

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  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Art Direciton
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • 2D Motion
  • Character Design
  • Surface Pattern
  • Illustration
  • Artist Contracts
  • Project Planning
  • Administraion

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Nine Arches Press

    Work history


    Graphic Illustrator

    Uberpup Ltd

    Jun 2005
    • Freelance
    • Freelance design and illustration for various clients. Character design, illustration , surface pattern design, graphic design.




    Apr 2016 - Nov 2016
    • 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.



    MA Character Animation

    Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

    Oct 2012 - Jun 2014
    • Studied postgraduate diploma in character animation, specialised in 2D animation and puppetry. Awarded Merit.


    LLB Law

    London School of Economics

    Oct 2002 - Jun 2005
    • Law qualifying degree. 2:1



    Rectors' Scholarship

    Central Saint Martins

    • Awarded scholarship of £5000 to use towards tuition fees of MA Character Design course.