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Meet Designer Rekha Krishnamurthi

Who am I?

Hi there! I’m a visual artist and illustrator who tells compelling stories through the use of color, pattern and texture. 

I believe in constant experimentation and creative play in my work, which is evident in the diverse techniques and styles that I like to use. 

Designing digitally has expanded my artistic skills in new and fun ways.  Being able to give an illustration movement with animation, instantly refresh a pattern in a new colorway or update digital art by adding new motifs has opened a whole new way that I look at design, illustration and storytelling.


A little history...


My artistic journey began with fabric painting and hand-dyeing.  What started as a fun silk painting class that I took as a high-school student has turned into a lifelong passion and interest in art and design!

Today, my art focus includes mixed media collage, printmaking, watercolor art, children’s book illustration, animation and writing.

For my hand-painted artwork, my favorite mediums are watercolor, acrylic paint, color pencil, graphite, gouache, gel pens and paint pens.

My favorite digital tools are my iPad, iPencil, Procreate, Adobe Photoshop, Fresco and After Effects and Premiere Pro.

Meet Rekha Krishnamurthi, illustrator, printmaker and surface pattern designer
Rekha Krishnamurthi - What Inspires Me

My signature style

My artworks are a vivid tableau of texture, bold colors, and intricate patterns inspired by my South Asian heritage, my global wanderings, cherished childhood memories, and the beauty I observe in the ordinary. 

I describe my style as painterly, whimsical, textured and high energy.


 What's Your Next Creative Project?

I collaborate with brands, TV/film productions, and businesses of all sizes to create art, illustrations, animations, and motion graphics. My work is featured in books, educational materials, products, packaging, social media, branding, marketing, and beyond. I’m also available for freelance work, collaborations and commissions.

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