feel very delighted and excited in introducing myself… About Me:
To begin with, I have been an enthusiastic and highly ambitious guy since my childhood days. When other boys were busy playing around, I was illustrating my best of imagination and creativity on the paper. Being a "last-bencher" was always my first choice so as to get some extra space for drawing and painting away from my teacher’s eye. Born and brought up in ‘Dilli - hindustan ka dil’, I was very good at observing and imitating at a young age. This hidden talent of mine further helped me in innovating cartoon designs as well as caricatures that later became my biggest strength as I grew up.
After passing the Higher Secondary Examination, I started my fist job as a DTP Operator typing resumes for others. While my boss was constantly asking me to increase my typing speed from 40 to 90 wpm, I was exploring the opportunities to spread my wings of creativity in the competitive professional world of Arts/Illustrations. With the blessings and best wishes of my mentor, Mr. Suresh Digwal, I joined one of the most renowned publication house Thomson Digital as an ‘Illustrator’.
And then began my career as a professional artist, it was a major turning point of my life. During my two years of association with the publication giant, I gained immense knowledge and came across number of experienced professionals who inspired me to take my passion to another level. Sometimes, it was even hard to put across my point as few high headed people were yet not ready to accept the presence of a young soul amongst them. Whenever I was upset with all the political drama in office, a new artwork of mine was born at home…!
While being deeply engaged in brush strokes and color pallets, my commerce graduation was giving me a tough time. Knowing that it is not my cup of tea, balancing myself between the sheets with Debits and Credits was more than a nightmare. Then, I dropped my Graduation degree and continued with my job as an Illustrator. Apart from doing office work, I have also managed to give ample time to my personal work and come up with a vast portfolio of illustrations, caricatures, cartoons, and more. Two years back, I commenced my Graduation again in Multimedia & Animations and doing pretty well in it.
Illustrator & Designer
Contact No - +91 - 8800545614
E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Portfolio Link : http://www.coroflot.com/lovelykukreja
Summary of Qualifications
With a vision to create an indelible identity of my own, I am a diligent digital artist having tremendous expertise in the domain of Graphics, Comics, Concept arts and Allied publications. I am blessed with an innovative thought process coupled with strong determination to set new benchmarks in the industry. Always striving to learn more with every assigned task enables me to enhance my skills and work proficiently.
? Pursuing “B.Sc. in Multimedia and Animation” from Punjab Technical University (Jallandhar)
? “Diploma in Computer Applications” from Steralite Training Institute in 2003
? Intermediate from N.I.O.S  (Delhi).
? High School from C.B.S.E  (Delhi).
? Digital Artist
Nov 2010 - Present
Working as a Digital Artist, I am responsible to provide my services to creative dept. by doing illustrations from Initial sketches to final rendered output for Mobile comics, Wallpapers, and Animations.
? Graphic Designer
AR Softech Pvt. Ltd.
June 2010 – Aug 2010
Held responsibility as Creative Conceptualizer to create Game UI’s, Characters and Props for MMORPG Games. Made significant contributions to an innovative rich content creation.
? Coloring Artist
LDI Graphics Pvt. Ltd.
July 2009 – May 2010
Worked on Children books Illustrations and other Advertising materials and was mainly responsible to create illustrations for Children books and to develop new ideas and characters for Conceptualized ideas given by Creative Director.
Thomson Digital (India Today Group)
Nov 2007 – June 2009
It is very appropriate to consider that Thomson Digital was the turning point for my career. The company gave me complete flexibility to play with my tool to generate several new styles for Creative Illustrations and I was completely responsible to handle a team of Illustrators specifically for Medical Illustrations.
? Illustrator cum Visualizer
DS Publishers (India)
Nov 2005 – Oct 2007
Working with a Publishing company was a great experience for me, where I was completely involved in improving my skill and polishing my traditional arts to give my best output in the format of illustrations and Graphics for Children books.
? Jr. Graphic Designer
March 2005 – Nov 2005
Started my career with a service provider company to publishing Industry, involved in several activities like Graphics Designing, Illustrations etc.
Completely comfortable with both Traditional and Digital medium of Illustrations which includes
any kind of style, Which could be (Realistic, Semi-Realistic, Cartoon and Stylzed).
? Creative Designs
Having good experience in Ideation and Concept creation for Print and E-media.
? Concept Arts
This would be an area of great interest for me, I personally love this job which includes Character Designing, Environmental Designs and Props perfectly suitable to Gaming and Animation Industry.
? Medical Illustrations
Created benchmarks to develop High-end realism in Medical Illustrations while working with Thomson Digital (India today group) and got 1 month specialization training in Medical Illustrations from Professor Gene wright (Asst. Professor, University of Medical Sciences, Georgia)
? Adobe Photoshop CS3
? Adobe Flash CS3
? Adobe Illustrator CS3
? Corel draw 14
? Alias Sketch book pro
? Corel painter 11
Name : Lovely Kukreja
Father's Name : Shri Prem Kukreja
Date of Birth : 26th July 1988
Permanent Address : 79-A, Indra Park, Chander Nagar, Delhi-110051
Contact No : +91 8800545614
Sex : Male
Marital Status : Unmarried
Nationality : Indian
Languages Known : English, Hindi, Punjabi
Hobbies : Sketching, Painting
Punjab Technical University