I still remember the joy I felt when I got my first guitar at the age of 11. Ever since then I have been exploring new ways of combining

Art

with

Software

I was born in the western edge of the Himalayan Mountains, a place known as Kashmir. In the village of my birth you can see the mighty snow-capped mountains in the distance. There are lush green forests, vibrant meadows, crystalline glaciers and blue lakes reflecting the sky. The enchanting beauty of the region is a sight to behold.

It would be a paradise on Earth if not for the political instability, which has impoverished the local population and driven many to find peace and opportunities for work elsewhere. But in spite of the turmoil and poverty, I still see smiling and curious faces whenever I visit. By the time I turned two, we moved to the middle east, never to live in Kashmir again.

The relentless desert sun and the dry air of the Arabian peninsula are my first memories. The harsh climate, scarce resources meant that living in cities with air conditioning was the only means of surviving the intense heat. The locals were not fond of foreigners and being unable to speak Arabic, the situation would get tense at times.

I started learning English when I was about 6 at an International British School. I loved to read, play music, and ride my bike and explore the neighbourhood. This was the era when the web browser was quickly changing the way we communicate. All of a sudden it seemed like the world was at your fingertips.

I became a Canadian citizen in 2003 and lived in Ottawa mostly. I attended Algonquin College and Carleton University for Interactive Multimedia and Design. My first job was creating video advertisements. After spending more than five years working as a graphic designer, I decided a change was in order.

I wanted to work on more interactive projects for the web and soon found a UI/UX job in Montreal, a city I adore. More recently, I have been using React, Notion and Mid Journey to create highly customized designs that are visually compelling. AI has changed the tech landscape forever.