CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS (CCA)
Pranavi Chopra has been drawing and painting ever since she learned how to hold a pencil. She enjoyed the sense of joy and pride because her hands had created art. Gradually she became adept in the field of graphic design and has retained a strong preference for handcrafted elements. Her design reflects cultural influences and experiences from living in India, Italy, and San Francisco. At present, Pranavi is exploring the concept of “making by not knowing” which is the conscious effort to put yourself in an instance of not knowing and allowing yourself to create. Pranavi enjoys traveling, yoga, telling stories, and inspiring others with her work. She also loves chocolate and wants someday to change the world.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born in Delhi in India and currently live in San Francisco.
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
A morning person with good coffee, but otherwise a night owl
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
As a kid, I always wanted to be like Jo from Little Women
ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
I used to play the drums. Now I love almost all kinds of music!
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
Powerpuff Girls and Tom & Jerry
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Lady Sings the Blues by William Dufty
Yes, a dog named Coffee
WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
English and Hindi
I recently added Interstellar to my very long list of favorite movies.
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Claude Monet, Alphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt
My mom believes “charity begins at home.” I usually give necessities to everyone who helps take care of our house and family back in India.
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Reading, watching movies, exploring nature, and traveling
LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
You’re the best!
DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
I love to buy letterpress and screen printed cards
COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
Greatest strength and weakness is that I strive to reach perfection.
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. ‑ Albus Dumbledore