Sneha is a young passionate communication designer and illustrator and currently works at a branding, design & strategy agency called Please See// in Mumbai, India. She says. “I like to believe I have a weird, wacko, and emotional perspective on things that just tends to reflect in my work. Fittingly enough, those are adjectives I’d use to describe myself too.”
We first noticed Sneha for her quirky illustrations based on her conversations with the people around her.
Featured here is a series titled ‘Pretty Unpretty’. She mentions that ‘Pretty Unpretty; is a catalog of self-portraits — each exploring what it means to be unabashedly yourself, attempting to suggest that feeling at home in your body itself can be a challenging thing to achieve — often unpretty, sometimes uncomfortable but always important.
“Most of my work for the first few years of my career was inspired by observing women — my mum, my friends, myself — and how strong we actually are but how vulnerable we are made to feel. I would draw women looking confident, feeling loved, being hurt, channeling their inner sexy self, feeling great about themselves, feeling healed, and being comfortable no matter how they looked or where they were.
As a woman, I’m not the most graceful — I’m more of a clumsy oaf. And I realized that sometimes, I am more wolf than woman and I don’t see why I should apologize for my wild.
I ease out my entangled bra straps in public, I talk really loudly when I’m at fancy restaurants, I have a ton of stretch marks on my hips that could make lovely patterns and yes, I think I’m pretty.”