I want to make this website a journal of my personal and professional journey.
I always kept maryamnasim.com, a portfolio website but now I want to convert it in a combination of a blog and a portfolio.
So here is my story,
I am a 2D animator and illustrator and my work is inclined towards the audience of children and women. I love making cute things. I am a proud wife of a thorough gentleman and also a mom. I love to cook, make 2D animations, make illustrations for web and children’s books and recently developed a passion for blogging in Urdu. My blogs have been published on dawnnews.tv and humsub.com.pk .
I’ve had an interest in art and design since I was a kid, and it grew stronger with time. I got a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Punjab University. At that time I participated in many art exhibitions and competitions.
I majored in painting but later developed an interest in the field of computer graphics. At that time online tutorials to learn software were not available like they are these days, so I went through a lot of tutorial books and learned to work in several computer graphic software programs.
I started working for a local greeting card company as an illustrator while I was still studying, and this beginning paved my way to enter the international market. I kept on learning and working till I got my first break to work as a greeting card artist for an American greeting card company, Birthdayalarm, and this opportunity began a whole new chapter in my life. Now I have been a freelancer for more than 16 years as I started working as a student and I now work with various international clients. One of my animations, ‘Long tall Cajun’ was video of the day on the website of Sports Illustrated and was also linked on CNN’s website.
I was one of the first case studies of Google Pakistan and through that platform, I got a chance to share the story of my struggle, hard work, passion and dedication with women in my country. I have given talks and have been a part of panel discussions in LUMS, Kinnaird College, Lahore College Women University, Comsats Lahore, UET Lahore and FAST Lahore.