My sister, Surabhi Rathi, is a graphic designer. After much hassling, she relented to making a new digital avatar for me. And then she did a nice thing. She let me have a peek at the process.
Step 1: Some examples
Step 2: John Maeda looks like this…
And Debbie Millman looks like this…
Step 3: So how would Akshat look?
Step 4: Let’s create a skeleton
Step 5: Let’s refine that
Step 6: Adding colour
Step 7: Final touches and beautification
Voila! Thank you, Surabhi!
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Akshat Rathi is a senior reporter for Bloomberg News. He has previously worked at Quartz, The Economist and The Conversation. His writing has appeared in Nature, The Guardian and The Hindu. He has a PhD in chemistry from Oxford University and a BTech in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.
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1 thought on “How I got my pixel avatar”
She’s so talented. I love the book she designed http://www.surabhirathi.com/#/in-the-silence-of-the-night/ and it’s about a dog, which is also what my book is about. WAY off from needing a front cover just yet. 🙂