About Deepthi Horagoda...
I am an illustrator and graphic designer based in Sri Lanka—home of Ceylon Tea, Cinnamon and Sapphires. My entry into graphic design was truly providential.
In 1997 I was offered an apprenticeship by Gareth Jayawardene who was a trail-blazer in Advertising in Sri Lanka. His career spanned 47 years out of which 10 were spent at 3 advertising agencies in London. Having studied at St.Martin’s School of Art and Design, my mentor passed on to me a keen appreciation of typography. His dedication to work and strict attention to details were exemplary. Working closely with my mentor for 10 ½ years has left a lasting influence on my work ethic.
My graphic design work paved the way for translating and designing several important books on Sri Lanka’s history. Among them is a cookery book in English, containing the special recipes of our last royal dynasty. Although time-consuming, designing books gives me a lasting sense of professional satisfaction. Being an ardent book-worm, books hold a special place in my heart.
Illustrating as well as translating books for children is my latest ‘adventure’. A few years ago I completed the London Art College's Art in Graphic Design Diploma with Honours. The course provided me with the opportunity to draw and paint by hand whilst also experimenting with different media. As a result I developed a greater appreciation of traditional techniques—especially in the subject of illustration.
Apart from designing, illustrating and translating I also do copywriting. All the English copy for my clients’ advertising work is written by me.
The saying, ‘Happy is he whose avocation is also his vocation’ describes me well. I feel truly blessed to be able to do what I love as my profession.
Books and CD Cover Design
Business Card Design
Logo Design and Branding
Point of Sale (POS) Design
Graphite | Pen | Charcoal Illustrations
Mixed Media Illustrations
Pen and Wash Illustrations
Watercolour | Poster Colour Illustrations
“As a collection all of your packaging work submitted provides a stunning example of excellence and has been an absolute delight to view”.
– Vanessa Weaver
Art in Graphic Design
London Art College
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