Rukmini Poddar is an artist, designer, and illustrator living in NYC. Her creative passion lies at the intersection of emotional wellness and creative storytelling. She works as a designer during the day, and spends her nights drawing other people’s (and her own) emotions.

She is also a self-proclaimed #100dayproject artist and author of the book, 100 Obscure Emotions. She started a web blog, Dear Ruksi, and encourages everyone to anonymously submit their emotions to her so she can draw them.

She believes what is most personal is most universal. The sooner we realize how alike we are, the more we can create a culture of empathy and personalism. She draws regularly and posts on her Instagram: @rockinruksi.


The Women Making Art from Mementos of Heartbreak
I Used to Love Us Pop-Up Exhibit
Book on Emotions Connects Powerfully
Journey of Obscure Emotions - Art Exhibit
Guest Doodlewash: Visual Diary
Graphic Design graduates


Interested in collaborating? Or just want to connect and say Hi? Drop me a line below!