Shruthi Manjula Balakrishna

SHRUTHI-MANJULABALAKRISHNA

VERMONT COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS (VCFA)

Shruthi is the legitimate love-child of strategy and creativity. With more than 10 years of advertising experience, her background is as varied and diverse as the creative she produces. With a traditional design education, she brings together a variety of creative disciplines and experience — by which she is able to supply not merely design, but rather a crafted product which feels together, connected and harmonized via one creative approach which bleeds the same blood throughout the elements. Her design sensibilities are heavily inspired by traditional print design and a love for diverse cultural history. She currently works as a Designer/Art Director at Cactus, Denver while pursuing her MFA in Graphic Design from Vermont College of Fine arts, with goals of molding minds of future designers.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in Bangalore, India and currently live in Denver CO

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
I write with my right hand, but I do enjoy having basic human rights.

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
A morning person

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Toby Zeigler from The West Wing

FAVORITE MOVIE?
I have two: Requiem for a Dream and Eternal and Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

FAVORITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH?
Too many favorites here: The West Wing, Mad Men, Game of Thrones … to name a few

FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC?
All kinds of Indian music, especially Filmi

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Instagram (read: Venmo Newsfeed)

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Vincent Van Gogh

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?
Reach Out and Read

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
People watching

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER…?
Psychologist

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Remember why you started.
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