Success Stories:
Her Story Her Way

Disha Gupta Sangal is a sweet toothed bollywood movie lover who loves typography, character design and all kinds of logos. She Graduated from Wigan & Leigh College with a degree in Graphic and takes a grave interest in illustration - People, animals, food, art and pretty much everything around her incites her to illustrate, characterize and personify. She has an eye for finding humor in the mundane and turns the ordinary into something magical. Disha is an Independent Design Consultant at Our little Studio

Where are you basically from and why did you decide to move to Delhi?
I was born and brought up at Junagadh, a small district in Gujarat. After finishing my school, I shifted to Delhi to pursue my graduation in Advertising and Graphic Design from Wigan & Leigh College.

What difficulties did you face while making your dream a reality?
I haven’t made my dream a reality yet, nor I am anxious about it, I am thoroughly enjoying my journey as an Independent Design Consultant for now. And I wish to do a lot more stuff in future.

So tell us what has been your key learning from your previous jobs?
At every stage, at every designation in my previous jobs, the key things I ‘ve learnt is to be a good listener. It takes time, practice and dedication. Secondly, to focus on solutions, not problems. And the most important lesson I have learnt is to accept the responsibility and ownership of our actions.

How did you get the idea of starting your own venture – Our little Studio. How difficult is it for a woman to start a company?
As a Senior Designer my responsibility was limited to understand the design brief, communicate with the clients and finding solutions for their design problems. But this wasn’t suffice for me, I felt my learning process had come to a halt. Thus I decided to start Our little Studio and face the world from the scratch and decided to quit my well-paid job.
Probably, the biggest problem lies with us and not the society. We women don’t trust ourselves. We want approvals from others for our ideas and actions. Thus it gets tough for women to follow their passion. We need to trust our instincts, once we achieve that, there is no stoppingz`

Keeping in mind the social and cultural bondages which generally trim down the freedom, confidence and boldness of women, what steps/programs/policies you would like to suggest for the ladies who want to be successful like you?
Honestly I have not faced much cultural bondages so far. But I have also learnt from my experience that just close your ears and follow your heart. It's the only way to find peace and sanity for women who are struggling between family, career and unwanted bondages set by the society.

Would you like to share your secret success mantra with our readers?
I have nothing much to say about success mantra. But I strongly believe that one should enjoy their journey and if life gets stuck somewhere, than it is time to find a new direction. It is not about winning or losing, it is about growing in our lives.

What are your plans for the future?
Apart from expanding my portfolio with some great works, I would like to start a stationary line, someday ;)

Words for IWIL.
Thank you so much for considering me for the interview. I am highly motivated with this gesture. And kudos, to the team for doing such great work.