A green circle with a brown triangle right below, looking like a portrait of a person and a tree

The Graphics

Graphic Reflections is a portfolio of self-motivated conceptual graphics, illustrations and photographs by India based graphic and UX designer Mayank Bhatnagar. He started creating them in 2001, inspired by expressive, simple and meaningful works of some notable graphic designers — including Alan Fletcher, Neville Brody and Paul Rand. The book Design for Society by Nigel Whiteley also provided motivation to work on issues that Mayank believed in. After dabbling with ways to present the graphics to an audience, they were published online in 2006, thanks to the blogging software WordPress. This version (updated in 2023) is the fourth avatar of the blog.

The graphics, at a deeper level, are reflections of an imperfect individual trying to grapple with the complexities of the world around. When Mayank started creating the artworks, he had no idea of how they would be received. However, over the years, many people got in touch for permissions to use them — for varied and some wonderful reasons — which helped him see them in a better light (details on the Usage page). If you would like to use any of the works, please contact Mayank for permission.

The Creator / Designer

Mayank Bhatnagar was born and brought up in the historic city of Jaipur (Rajasthan), India, where he is currently based. Childhood flair for art led him to pursue a degree in graphic design from the prestigious Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda (Gujarat, India). After graduation, he spent five demanding years as an Art Director with Mudra Communications (now DDB Mudra), New Delhi — one of India’s leading advertising agencies — and a year with an Information Technology company. Subsequently, he started his freelance graphic and UX design career. Mayank has designed for some of the world’s leading brands and working for a cause has always been close to his heart.

Passionate about conceptual illustration, Mayank often admires and seeks inspiration from works of other illustrators. Besides studying illustration in college, he has a certificate in editorial illustration from Domestika. He is also a fine art photographer.

Mayank’s Other Websites, Instagram and Flickr

Linkedin Profile

You are most welcome to connect with Mayank on Linkedin