I was born and raised in Bangalore, India. Ever since I can remember I've been either drawing or messing around in coreldraw & photoshop. After graduating high school I decided to study Fine Arts as my passion to design.
I had a life changing experience working for a Retail Manufacturing company as a creative designer. The constant thrill of problem solving and the mechanics around design, being either product, graphic or visual merchandising immediately converted my hobby into a real passion and I decided to make Design my profession.
I've learned about the whole spectrum of design and design management. From print to motion to prototyping and combined it with the design knowledge I gained at the various portfolios held by me across verticals at the jobs I've held. It's been the best decision I've made and I can't wait to start helping other people with the knowledge I acquired.
I have worked extensively with Dalziel and Pow who are an integrated design consultancy firm in London to develop an entire look and feel of a Brand and its sub-brands and bespoke it to suit the Indian Retail conditions. It was a broad based exercise which included the look and feel of (corporate, brand, and retail structuring) this took several months to put in place this was jointly executed with Technopak Consultants.
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I would like to think of myself as a highly creative individual, original, intuitive and perceptive. I would like to find myself designing, packaging, presenting, marketing and selling my own ideas and products to any company which does hire me in the future. In a nut-shell. "A highly skilled, talented designer, outstanding communicator and knowledgeable, intelligent, business-savvy professional”.
Besides my main Job Description I also contribute and bring my design skills and ideas to certain segments of society that have worthy causes attached to it, some which are:
Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA/ Save the Childhood Movement) / Save the Tiger Initiative (NDTV - Aircel) / CUPA / World Tobacco day / World Environment Day / Abortion and save the girl-child movements / Chetna Drug Addiction and Counseling Services / de-addictions / Bangalore Traffic Police / adoption services / Alcoholic Anonymous (Communication for the General Service Office (G.S.O.) of A.A. in New York City) World Blood Donor Day, / Sparsh Hospitals / Apollo Hospitals / IFAD (enabling the rural poor to overcome poverty in Africa) Save the children / Quit Smoking - all creatives and ideas are provided without a fee for these Causes to which I am an active member.
One of my belief's is that I will always find a way to achieve what I want to achieve even if it takes a bit of time....
CAREER OBJECTIVE Seek challenging assignments on a Senior Top Management role to utilize proven skills as Head of Visual Communication and Design Management.
Date of Birth : 08-10-1974
Sex: Male Nationality- Indian Specialization- Communication Design (Graphic-Design / Retail Development) Educational qualification- Four year specialization in Graphic Design / Fine Art from The KEN School of Art, Bangalore, India. Subjects covered : LifeArt / Mediums in Oil / Charcol / Perspective / Clay Modelling etc. CorelDraw. - Intense Knowledge Platforms worked on : MAC / IBM Languages known : Adobe Photoshop / CS / CorelDraw (Intense-Knowledge) Adobe Illustrator / XP-Pro / HTML / FreeHand. CORE COMPETENCIES Retail Design Development/Graphic Design Solutions/Merchandise Concepts/Talent Retention/Business Modules for Mass Production of Retail Fixtures Training/Leadership/Excellent Communication Skills/Visual Merchandising Operations/Team building
EXPERIENCE July2010-till date - Chief Principal Designer at Mark Rogers Design (global traveler on design trends), blogger, mentor, advisor on design management.
March 2007- Sept2009 - Head- VM & Retail Design Departments for Mahindra Retail. Key Areas of Responsibility: Oversee all Visual Retail Design on this specialized lifestyle retail format / Concept Design / Branding / Sourcing (National & International Vendors on all In-Store Retail Requirements) / Operations & Retail- Development. Other Areas of Activity and Management are : Advertising /Visual culture /Graphic Design / Art Direction / Illustration Communication /Typography. Show excellent Time Management skills through projects. Adherence to Design briefs and time schedules. Lead, guide and develop the team to create and innovate on visual perspective / substrates and technologies. Excellent communication, Leadership qualities with inter-personal relationship management, and problem solving skills. An unwavering commitment to produce high performing retail concepts with the ability to ensure high quality and timely expedition of design briefs. Demonstrated decision-making techniques that provide timely, appropriate and ethical resolution to problems. Capable of effective training and development, and team management.
May 2006 - September 2007. Head of the Visual Communication / Retail Development Cell & Retail Operations for Madura Garments. Aditya Birla Group. Bangalore - INDIA. Responsibilities at Madura Garments involved Job involved creation of Brand ID and visible individual look and feel across communications. Concept Shoots and Retail Design. Label Design. Interaction with teams from Marketing, Fashion Design, Manufacturing, Retailing, Ad Agencies and Event Management services. Development of Vendors across the Middle East and the Far East with an approach to design capabilities of prototyping to Mass Production of In store Retail Merchandise. Overseen all Graphic-Communication (Outdoor and Indoor) / Retail Identity / Soft Visual Merchandising / Product and Mood Shoots for Press / Television and Websites/ Outdoor Medias and exhibitions in India & overseas markets. Conceptualized Signage and store fronts for MG's brand of outlets across regions and overseas Establishments. Designed products for Retail design / Storefronts and Product Packaging / Swing tags & labels. Designed graphic modules / product material / Packaging for launches / promos for MG and its SBU brands respectively. Have developed a vendor based cell which is based in Dubai / Hong Kong and China respectively for the purpose of rapid prototyping and sampling of various designs / in store fixtures for each brand. Identified vendors overseas and locally with a knowledge sharing database within MG to optimize designs within given budgets and time frames. Conceptualized new designs and work with new materials on trendy formats for events. Liaison with vendors in India and overseas markets to create seamless business modules for mass production and ensuring proper implementation of the project from end to end. Showed excellent Time Management skills through projects. Adherence to Design briefs and time schedules Lead, guide and develop the team to create and innovate on Visual perspective / substrates and technologies
March 2001 - March 2006 TITAN INDUSTRIES LIMITED. Bangalore, INDIA Creative Designer-Asia Pacific / TITAN INDUSTRIES LIMITED Titan Design Studio. Overseen the Communication Design Cell for Titans' Accessories and Licenses Brands i.e Tommy Hilfiger / Fastrack-Eye gear-Sunglasses / Cal track Pedometers. Responsibilities at Titan Industries involved Interaction with teams from Marketing, Product Design, Manufacturing, Retailing, Ad Agencies and Event Management services. Was in charge of all Graphic-Communication (Outdoor and Indoor) / Retail Identity / Soft Visual Merchandising / Product and Mood Shoots for Press / Television /Websites and exhibitions in India & Far East markets. Designed Signage and store fronts for Titans brand of outlets for the Far-East showrooms. Designed products for Retail design / Storefronts and Product Packaging. Designed required graphic modules / product material / Packaging for launches / promos for Titan and Tanishq products respectively. Was In-Charge of all stationary design and annual reports for Titan and Tanishq products respectively - Created a Rulebook for the company Visual ID. Involved in designing Cases and Accessory watch holders and jewelry cases & trophies. Was involved in all production feasibility studies, cost viability, merchandising, packaging and pilots. Interact on a close level with the product design team on development of product/s. Conceptualized designs for graphic related work towards conferences between CII and NID, India. Design all Certificates for the TAJ Group of Hotels and at times for other Affiliated TATA companies too.
2000 - Transworld Shipping Corporation. Bombay, INDIA Creative head of Dept Was Responsible for all types of Indoor / Outdoor advertisements and presentations. 1997 United Arab Shipping Company s.a.g. KUWAIT Creative In-Charge In charge of the In House literature and direct response mailers etc. Developed the Awareness Presentation for the year 2000 and Euro with a slide presentation for the company. Free lanced for DDB KUWAIT AND DDB LONDON & was involved in strategy planning of their existing clientele on various major pitches.
1995 - 1997 Iwise Mediascape (P) Limited, Bangalore, INDIA Senior Creative Visualizer Designing of Promotional materials. Final Artworks in Color and Black and White Illustration of display advertisements Designing of brochures In-house newsletters Cover designs and logos Developing Storyboards, creating campaigns. 1994 - 1995 Creative Eye Advertising, Bangalore, INDIA Assistant Creative Visualizer Designing of Promotional materials. Final Artworks in Color and Black and White (Camera ready) Illustration of display advertisements Was involved in the 3M Gulf campaign in Dubai
OTHER DETAILS Computer Skills/CorelDraw (Intense Knowledge) / Photo Shop /XP Pro / Microsoft Office Languages English Date of Birth 08th October, 1974 Hobbies Music, Reading Marital Status Married References Available on request Knowledge on a wide canvas of Substrates and technologies towards Prototyping and Mass Production of Retail Fixtures and Pilot Kits. Knowledge of Print /Pre Press - Color Separation-2-Dimensional Design. Self-starter with efficient time management skills. Strong interpersonal skills having dealt with a diversity of professional clients within the sub-continent and Europe. Co-operative and flexible team player. Documented competence, dedicated and honest. Highly motivated, teachable and willing to learn. Have traveled extensively around the Middle East, Far East, Australia, United Kingdom and Western Europe
DESIGN AWARDS: Won the 1st Place for TITAN INDUSTRIES LIMITED at TBEM (A showcase of all TATA forefront companies at their Summit in Goa 2004.) Won 1st Place on two occasions for the Watch and Jewelry Review Fairs in India. (Exhibition-design) Most innovative design for the development of Van Heusen Flagship store at New Delhi by VMRD
Australia- Design Trends, market survey, holidays, freelancer.
Amsterdam (Market Visit),
Paris(Visual-Communication Design Expo)
Singapore- Retail visit
Hongkong- vendor development for new products towards prototyping leading into Mass Production
Hong Kong / Dongguan-China - Sourcing and developing Vendors for In-Store Retail Fixtures and materials
France, Paris- Market visit and fashion/design awareness/window display and sourcing of mannequins and visual props.
Thailand, Bangkok-market visit / trade show
Dubai - Jebel Ali -Vendor Development Program and Sourcing
Colombo - Retail meet and market visit Australia-fun and pleasure
Ireland-fun and pleasure
Krabi / Chiang Mai -fun and pleasure
Malaysia - Market Visit / Design Trends / Mall Culture
Langkawi - Fun and Pleasure
Dubai / Abu Dhabi - Market Visit / Invitee for the Dubai World Cup
Kuwait - Was Employed
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