About Athira Dev
I'M ATHIRA DEV
Visual Artist & Designer
At 29 years old, I have been pursuing my passion for art since 2 years. I work from my cozy home studio based out of Manipal, India. I use my creativity to explore themes of beauty, freedom, and self-love. My art is inspired by nature and emotions, and I aim to spread these through each piece I create. Whether using digital or traditional techniques, I put my heart into designing, painting, and crafting every product with love and care, a reflection of my passion and dedication to my craft.
I have been passionate about art since a young age and use it as a means to express myself and my emotions. In 2011, I joined National Institute of Fashion Technology in Bangalore to study Fashion Knitwear Design. I graduated as the Best Performing Student in 2015 and was awarded for the Best Design Collection. After a year of work, I pursued my MA in Design Futures from Nottingham Trent University in the UK, and then worked as a Graphic and Apparel Designer in India. The pandemic in 2020 brought about a change in my career path.
Why I Do, What I Do
In 2020, as the world locked down, I rediscovered my love for art. I found solace in painting and creating, and it slowly became a way of life for me. Through this, I realized that a corporate job wasn't fulfilling my desire for a creative life filled with joy and self-expression. So, in December 2020, I left my job and became a freelance artist.
I've always wanted to start my own venture, and finally found my way with my art. My love for art has turned into products I'd love to use and thus my website was launched on 29th May 2021. I've taken my first step towards realizing my dream and have not looked back since. I'm eager to see where it leads and during this journey would love to share a part of me with everyone i meet along the way.