Learn more about Mayur Mengle, illustrator, art director and mentor at the Taxi Fabric workshop
A little bit about himself
I started my design career after graduating from L.S Raheja School of Art. In the last five years I have worked at some of the leading advertising agencies in India like CLA, JWT and Ogilvy. Currently, I am a visual artist, working as a Designer/Art Director at Taxi Fabric.
I love kickboxing and drawing people around me in a few lines on my phone during the long train travels in Mumbai. Everything from old houses to historic monuments inspires me to create my work as a designer.
His Taxi Fabric Taxi
I stumbled upon the work of Arvind Gupta, who makes educational toys from trash for underprivileged children. I was greatly inspired by his work and the way it was contributing to the world. A curious mind made me look up for more such small scale innovators and was surprised at their presence in such huge numbers in India. This is what encouraged me to tell their story to the world and Taxi Fabric became my canvas.
Our constitution states that all children have the right to education. But a lot of innovators in our country are taking this idea a step further and creating educational toys for the underprivileged. This inspired me to tell their story and create ‘Homegrown Innovators’ for Taxi Fabric.
What he’s looking forward to at the workshop
Having had the chance to design for Taxi Fabric, I am looking forward to share the experience of going through the process of how it’s done from scratch – conceptualising, designing, printing, stitching, fitting, etc.
What you need to keep in mind while designing a Taxi
I feel apart from it being an aesthetically pleasing design, it’s also very important for a layman to connect to the design and understand the message.