As a child and into adulthood, Arrthi has been immersed in the art of drawing. Armed with colouring pencils as her creative ally, every artwork begins the old fashioned way - hand drawn on paper! Characters, colourfulness and storytelling is at the heart of all of Arrthi’s work.
Above all else, she is passionate about creating works to entertain, make people feel good and laugh based on her quirky sense of humour.
Trilingual: English | German | Tamil
Education: 2022 HarperCollins Author and Design Academy | 2010 BA Hons Animation, UCA Farnham - 2.1 | 2008 Graphic novel short course, Central St. Martins | 2007 Art Foundation, UCCA Epsom - Distinction
Southampton City Art Gallery | Exhibited at Summer Open Exhibition 2022 'Flavours of the World'.
Frisk Online Limited | 100+ Character designs for FinTech compliance training, clients include Wise, VISA, SumUp, Treatwell, Secret Escapes and many more. Work includes creating diverse characters, expressions and poses.
The Juice | Cinders the Firefighter - Designed the lead character to be used across a wide range of products. Work included style guides, props and mock ups.
HandE | Wizbit - Redesigned the entire range of characters for the hit 80's TV series. The work included over 100 style variations.
Ashtead Common | Russel the Time Travelling Dog - Character and branding for promotional materials.
Victor Animation Studio | Starbugs, Keepy Uppies, Mr. Randolph, The Child & the Sleeping Lions, Being Lotte - Character design and storyboarding for a range of animated productions.
Mifa | The Huestons - TV pitch, characters and stories. Presented at Annecy as part of the UK trade and investment group.
UCA | Macho Ballerino - Animation, characters and story for graduation film - screened at the Sarasota film festival in 2011 & nominated ‘Best Character Designer’ at UCA.
Skills: Professional character designer, illustration, comic books, storyboarding, writing, branding, logo design, picture books, greeting cards, pattern design and animation.