Shardul Pandey Talks To Corinne Stoppelli Who Owns ExileDesigns.Com

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I welcome you Corinne at SANGKRIT, please tell our netizens about yourself ?

As a bicultural kid, I was born with itchy feet. In 1998, I was already daydreaming about a seemingly impossible life full of travel (back then, I was a broke student).

I used Internet for the first time that year, and it rapidly became my favorite hobby: creating my own open windows on the world.  During that time Internet looked ugly and I made my mission to make it look more pleasant, because one cannot properly escape in a pixelated, squarish world, right?

In 2003, I opened exiledesigns and started making money off online products (mainly illustrations and web templates) and offering my services as a webdesigner.

When I finished my art and communication studies in 2005, I had one certainty: I didn’t want to work for anybody else than myself. My real exile had started: I became a sort of marginal among my friends and family for making such a statement. Yet slowly but surely, mouth to ear doing its job, I was able to build a client base.

In 2008, I realized that travel wasn’t only for the riches, as everybody had told me, and I started envisioning my real exile. I sold all my belongings and left to Asia in 2010, and I’ve been traveling ever since.

And now my itinerant lifestyle is totally integrated with my work.

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