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Born and raised in Kolkata, India, Kushagra studied graphic design at university, graduating just as the pandemic broke out. It was the free time the lockdown provided that finally allowed Kushagra to dabble in 3D design, an area he had always been fascinated with. But the defining moment in Kushagra’s 3D journey was when he took part in the 36 Days of Type challenge, an “extensive ritual” that helped the designer slowly enter a new creative space — something Kushagra identifies can often be “intimidating.” ‘ to be. In addition, the designer acknowledges that “in the past two years 3D programming has become more intuitive and accessible” and is grateful “to be part of a very resourceful and inspiring online community of artists”. After improving his 3D skills, Kushagra works from home as a freelance designer and has clients from all over the world.
Recently, Kushagra tells us that he is trying to stay away from more ‘realistic’ 3D, and instead adapt his work ‘to a more graphic sense, with an overt interplay of form, space and color’. This, he explains, is rooted in his finding inspiration in many vintage print media, such as posters and record covers from the 1970s. But the designer can also find inspiration much closer to home, namely from his partner a fellow artist, Nadhir Nor. . “We’re always talking about art, culture and media and his deeply poetic, nostalgic view of life (as seen in his art) is a constant inspiration to me.”
Concluding with some thoughts on the element of his practice that he enjoys the most, Kushagra lands on the 3D modeling and texturing section, where he can bring his concepts and miniature sketches to life. “This is the part where I get into a ‘flow state’ for lack of a better term, where I can be really spontaneous with my art and just have fun with it,” explains the designer. Enjoying playing with all aspects of the software while breaking and remaking things, Kushagra finds himself completely enamored with the 3D world now. “I get to do so many iterations until I come up with something that clicks and evokes joy,” concludes the designer, “I’m still stunned by the things made possible by 3D technology”.