Born in a small town in central India, Kshiraj Telang had a passion for drawing from an early age, drawing from magazines and the world around him. Participating in art competitions during school gave him the confidence that he could turn his passion into a career, and Kshiraj made the decision to forgo a future in medicine or engineering, instead following his passion for art.
After working in his native India as a cartoonist, animator, illustrator, and game artist, as well as co-founding a game studio, Kshiraj began to explore what opportunities there were outside his home country. He made the move to Barcelona in 2015 where he joined King as a Senior Game Artist. Now with over 16 years of experience as an artist, Kshiraj is an Art Director in Rovio’s Finland headquarters. Together with a team of artists and designers, Kshiraj works in Rovio’s Battle studio, who create accessible and social strategy and action games.
Rovio has a very special place in my heart.
Coming to work at Rovio was a special moment for Kshiraj, who points to Angry Birds being a game that changed his career. Now working in the Rovio Espoo office surrounded by the familiar Angry Birds characters that he has known for so long, entering the office each day creates a “totally out of this world experience” – one that Kshiraj works to give back to the players everyday through his work.
Get the firsthand account of Kshiraj’s experience at Rovio in the full video, Meet the Rovians: Kshiraj Telang.