I am Piyali Barua. I live in the most multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary and vivid country, India. By profession, I am an Animator, Graphic Designer and Illustrator, currently working with the Branding and Professional Communication Team of a multinational in Bangalore Karnataka.

In 2010 I completed my Post Graduation in Animation Film Design from the National Institute of design, Gujarat. NID is one of the pioneering and prestigious institutes of design in India. In 2005 I graduated with a degree in Visual Arts from the Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata.

Animation and illustration is my core competency and interest and they also happen to be the hidden poppies that are spread across my everyday life. I enjoy creating graphic novels and children's book illustrations as well, in my pastime. Some of my work has been appreciated and nominated for national and international festivals too.

Inspite of having a full-time job as a Graphic Designer, I take up Children book illustration, Graphic novels and Animation extensively as my part time freelance work. They work beautifully to ignite my creative instinct and so I came up with the idea of Iceland poppies. This is also the domain which I wish to take up as my full time engagement, later on.

So anybody who needs help in illustrations to support their creative writing; telling stories through sketches; are welcome to check out my work in the work section and can contact me at iceland poppies for freelancing assignments.