Ankita Shinde is a freelance illustrator, artist, and an educator born and brought up in Mumbai, currently living in Kolkata with her pet dog 'Sketch' and her husband.
Since the start of her career in 2012, Ankita has worked with brands like Adidas, Lenovo, Redbull, ASUS, Facebook, ICICI, Vogue among many other upcoming inspiring ones as well.
Since 2017, she got deeply interested in helping others by sharing whatever she has learnt and benefitted by herself. She has volunteered with public schools, animal and education NGOs, and has conducted online courses on helping people build a creative mindset in everyday life for over 200 people so far.
Ankita absolutely loves pet projects (side/personal projects) and is a staunch advocate of it. She has started many personal and community level pet projects. She has also given a TEDx talk in Bangalore, India in 2018, on the topic of pet projects, it's benefits and applications especially in public schools in India.
What drives Ankita is a passion for life, for learning, discovering, experimenting, and sharing all that has benefited her with as many others as she can, and inspiring others to keep learning and sharing in turn.
Self growth, self love, education, animal welfare, sustainability, mental health are some areas that specifically interest her and are seen in her works often.
Ankita is currently available for illustration and branding projects as well as online mentoring around the field of creativity (not only for professional artists, but humans of all interests and ages).