Deanne Fernandes is a Delhi based Design Enthusiast who has worked as a Communication Designer for almost 9 years now. The love for art and design in any form has excited her all her life. Participating in art activities at school and college level and winning accolades for the same, not to forget including a few national and international competitions, motivated her to take up new challenges in this field.
After completing her post-grad in advertising and PR, she worked at an ad agency, a design studio and freelanced for a year as well. She is presently the head of a creative group at a design studio for the last five years. She thoroughly enjoys creating corporate identities, packaging, campaigns, websites and much more at the studio!
As a communication designer, illustrator, hand letterer and dreamer, Deanne loves to experiment with new styles and finds inspiration everywhere. A long list of artists inspire her, she admires anyone from a well-known international artist to a street painter or a colleague at work to a 5-year-old. Every time she tries to master a style, she gets introduced to something new. It is amazing and challenging at the same time, a reason good enough to pick design for her career!
Deanne does not believe in sitting idle. Whenever she reaches home, she spends time with her family and gets right back to designing but this time, it is for herself!
Devoting time to do more personal artwork made her realize that she was getting better at her craft at work as well as receiving a great deal of satisfaction and happiness.
Fernandes’s personal projects range from themed typography series, illustrations and hand lettering which also includes the 36 days of type project.
Type Series by ©Deanne Fernandes
The 36 days of type is a popular worldwide challenge that invites designers across nations to create 26 alphabet and numbers from 0-9, one for each of the 36 days.
She picked superheroes and super-villains of the Marvel and DC universe as her theme for this year. Extremely exciting at first glance, it turned out to be quite challenging to complete one every day. But the acknowledgements, on and off Instagram, support from family, colleagues and friends made up for all the amazing artwork. It also brought greater motivation and strength.
Deanne hopes life keeps surprising her with new opportunities so that she can surprise herself by becoming better every passing day.
Words by Harpreet
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