about Rukmini


Bio: Rukmini Poddar is an artist, designer and illustrator living in NYC. When she’s not working as a designer in the day, she spends her nights drawing other people’s emotions. She wrote a book about her own in 2016 entitled “100 Obscure Emotions” and since then she started a web blog called Dear Ruksi and encourages everyone to anonymously submit their emotions to her so she can draw them. She believes we are all going through one big, similar Human Experience. The sooner we realize how alike we are, the more we can create a culture of empathy and and personalism. She is currently drawing 100 days of the enneagram and posts daily on her instagram: @rockinruksi

My process: I work deliberately; I think analytically and provide purposeful reasoning. I work intuitively; I do what feels most genuine.

Other interests & skills: I am a certified yoga teacher, I am a fan of 100-day-projects (i’ve done three of them already!) I illustrate my emotions and even published a book. I’ve showcased my artwork in 2 different art exhibitions in New York City and i’m a real nerd when it comes to the enneagram.

I also love email. No, it’s actually true. Send me a message at