I'm an artist, animator, author and a sci-fi nerd from the central hills of Sri Lanka. Su Vida is a short form of my name.
I'm a multimedia graduate, and I worked in animation/advertising for several years. During the pandemic, I worked for both local and international clients while developing my own IPs. My universe is made of quirky art, animation and speculative fiction stories.
When I'm not drawing, animating, volunteering or crafting stories, I usually geek out over anime, video games and funky science.
I graduated from Multimedia University (MMU) Malaysia in 2016. While developing my final year project, I worked as a 2D & 3D art intern at Sunrisez Entertainment (formerly Frogtale Studio) in Sunway City. This is an animation/game art studio, where I did storyboarding as well as 3D modeling and texturing for Sam McHamm & the Kingdom of Foodoo.
After returning to Sri Lanka, I worked as a Digital Art Director at Wunderman Thompson in Colombo, where I produced digital art, 2D animation, character design and content for prominent clients such as Sri Lanka Telecom, Pepsi, Sri Lankan Airlines, Hatton National Bank and Sri Lanka Tourist Board.
In November 2018, I started working as the Creative Director (remote) of an environmental organization called The Food You Choose (TFYC), an offshoot of Food Frontier, both of which are based in Melbourne. TFYC worked with global companies like the Compass Group and supplied sustainable food to Australian universities, schools and other public institutions. I was in charge of branding, design and content creation, with original artwork and motion graphics animation.
Art & Animation
I like nonsense.
It wakes up the brain cells.
My imagination is powered by rock/epic music, dark chocolate and amazing science. As a lifelong otaku, I have devoured a massive range of stories and creative content. Some of my biggest influences:
・Disney, Studio Ghibli, Tim Burton
・Anime—mostly Naruto, Bleach and One Piece
・Indie games—Don't Starve Ori, Hollow Knight, Oxygen Not Included, Daedalic Games, Gris & Alice Madness Returns
Showcased below is a collection of my art, design and animation work. View the full portfolio on Behance.