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Anush Babayan

Anush Babayan

Meet graphic designer and illustrator from Yerevan, Anush Babayan.

 

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am Anush. I consider my self as a graphic designer, sometimes even illustrator. I’m doing this job for over 6 years and it really became a part of my life. There are 3 constant things in my life that I always in love with: my job, chocolates, and nature. Overall I am a very enthusiastic person and always up to do something new and interesting. I love to watch movies about galaxies, the future, and aliens.

 

Describe the city you’re living in and what it’s like to live there.

Yerevan is a very small city. You may even miss it on the map, but I swear it is worth to come and see Yerevan. It is one of the oldest cities in the world. It was founded on 782 BC. Can you imagine? Now when you walk through the streets of Yerevan it is a very modern and well-developed city, though you can feel the spirit of oldness ))

 

The best thing is that it is a very small city and the navigation is very easy. Everything is close to each other.

What is the best and worst thing about living in your city?

The best thing is that it is a very small city and the navigation is very easy. Everything is close to each other. You can even not use transport if you are a lover of healthy lifestyle.

The worst thing about this little city is the mindset of people, which I guess came from the Soviet Union. I wish one day everyone will be tolerant and kind in here.

 

Give us 3 words that describe what it’s like to be a creative in your city.

Distinctive

Weird

Colorful

 

How did you start your career in art?

I’m going to be honest with you 🙂 The main reason for me becoming a designer is my jealousy. We used to have a neighbor and she was a designer.  I was obsessed with her job and always staring at her drawings and designs and eventually when it came to deciding what profession I want I chose the ultimate fancy and interesting profession, which is the rightest decision that I’ve ever made.

 

We used to have a neighbor and she was a designer.

 

Were the people around you supportive of your decision on working as a creative?

Fortunately, my family was very much supportive, because they wanted me to love my profession. Other than my family I had great mentors and teachers, who always motivated me and gave me the right advice.

 

What are some goals and ambitions you have for your future work?

This is a very tough question because I do have many goals and ambitions for my future work, so I’m gonna mention some of them. To become an in-demand designer in my industry and work in different cities. To be more specific I want to be a next Paula Scher 🙈

 

To become an in-demand designer in my industry and work in different cities.

If you could collaborate with any person in the world who would it be?

If I had a chance to collaborate with Michael Bierut or Stefan Sagmeister I think the next day you will find me died from happiness ))

 

How would you describe the women around you?

I’m really happy and proud to say that the women around me are strong and motivated. I work in the IT industry and most of my women colleagues are smart, independent and diligent.

 

I’m really happy and proud to say that the women around me are strong and motivated.

Were there any local female creatives that you looked up to when you were growing up?

As I mentioned above one of those creative women was our neighbor Mariam and thanks to her I chose the most interesting job in the world.

 

Are there any challenging aspects of being a female in your industry?

I think no. I have never ever been challenged because of my gender. I am very blessed to say this.

 

Aim high, dream big, work hard and if will pay off.

Do you have any advice to young women who are aspiring to work in your field?

Aim high, dream big, work hard and if will pay off. And of course believe in yourself, because you can.

 

 

Photos courtesy of Anoosh Babayan

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