I'm Sunil Garud. I like to do stuff on paper. Be it drawing, doodling, painting or even scribbling. Anything that helps my imagination find a voice of its own. The world's found a 'job title' for odd sorts like me: illustrator, Graphic designer etc.
But i'd really prefer if you thought of me as a dreamer.
I was born and brought up in Mumbai, India, stones throw away from the reputed J.J Institute of Applied Art. A typical Bombay boy, I loved cricket, football and the occasional prank once every other day.
After Highschool, when I was ready for some real education, I just walked straight into J.J. 4 years and about a million multi-coloured strokes later, I acquired a First Class First Honours degree in Illustration. If I wasn't doing what I love doing, I would've pursued my other passion: cycling.
It's always been my dream to take off on my cycle and travel around the world. Just like that.
I work alone in my studio-cum-home, but I have A.R. Rehman, folk songs, Sufi music and Greenday for company. I take inspiration from my own work. Though, I love to watch Roberto Benigni or Majid Majidi making the most out of reel. I enjoy cooking in my free time. If you're ever in the mood for some authentic 'Cucumber Idlis' or some good old Dosas, do drop in.
New York Festival/Silver/Tide campaign/Leo Burnett/2007
22nd Annual London International Awards/Finalist/Leo Burnett/2007
Indian Outdoor Award/Silver/Leo Burnett/2007
Goafest/Bronze//Leo Burnett/2007
Cag-Silver Cub Illustrator of The Year/2006
Best Designer of The Year /Link Advertising / 2006
Best Project in Illustrations/Leo Burnett /2006
Excellence in Execution//Leo Burnett+TBWA India+Kyoorius
Exchange /2006
Best Illustration In Communication Design/Camlin/2006
Finalist for the(Graphic Design)-IBDA Media Awards/(IAA)-International Advertising Association/Dubai Media City/2006
Red Bull-The Art of Can/Red Bull Energy Drink/2003
The Shri Dinanath Dalal Memorial Award, The Shri Rangasamrat Raghuvir Mulgaonkar Award ,The Dada and Tai Adarkar Award The Late Laxmanrao Narshingrao Tekhalli Award,The Late Dr.Dattatraya Bhaurao Pardeshi Award, The Ramchandra Govind Kane Memorial Award,The Salim Shroff Grades Award for the highest number of marks at the final yr BFA 2006 Applied Art degree examination, Mumbai University,India+For the highest number of marks in the subject of ‘Illustration’ at the final yr BFA 2006 Applied Art degree examination,Mumbai University,India.