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The SneakyArt Post shares secretly drawn art of my world, and the best ideas from conversations on the SneakyArt Podcast. All the good words and all the best lines every week.

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SneakyArt is drawn with a fountain pen inside a sketchbook.

The last warm day of 2021, Vancouver Canada.

In 2015, I left a glamorous career as a PhD researcher to pursue the even more glamorous life of a full-time creative.

After an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Biomechanical Design, I was halfway through a Ph.D program (in Neuroscience) before quitting the academic ladder for my true passion - writing and telling stories.

SneakyArt began as a way to learn to draw better … so that I could draw better comics. I am an accidental artist. During the early days of the pandemic, I became a podcaster.

One purpose of this newsletter is to establish a consensual, positive relationship with the art we like. It is better to connect with art outside of social media algorithms.

Here are three ways to know me better:

🎙 [LISTEN] My epic conversation (5+ hours) with Amit Varma on his podcast, The Seen and the Unseen.

🎙 [LISTEN] A more reasonably paced 25-min conversation - about jumping from scientific academia to the creative life - with Natasha Mitchell on ABC’s Science Friction in Australia.

📝 [READ/LISTEN] A recent post I wrote re-introducing myself and my work.

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Nishant Jain 

Making secret drawings of my world with a fountain pen and sketchbook. Former research engineer turned writer/artist/podcaster living in Vancouver, Canada.