I am an interaction designer by profession and have professional experience as a Usability Specialist and Sound Designer. I am passionate about the possibilities within the convergence of digital media. I am currently a Masters student in Sound in New Media at the Media Lab, Taik, Helsinki.

Work Samples

  • Music

  • Animation

Work History

Experience Overview • I have experience in delivering entertainment content from pre to post production as sound designer, animator and storyteller. • I have worked as musician, playing in professional circuit as vocalist/guitarist/bassist • I have worked with several film-makers and creative personnel for independent sound and graphic design projects. • I am an interaction designer specialized professionally in Usability. I am a Certified Usability Analyst (HFI). • I have worked on freelance basis as graphic designer. • I have worked as Voice Over artist for the Disney Channel. ____________________ Education • Bachelor's degree in engineering (computer technology): Nagpur University. • Diploma in Advanced Computer Arts at C-DAC: MET-Bandra. • Masters Diploma in New Media Design : National Institute of Design. In my previous design school, my major thesis works included an art installation that explored archetypal Indian sound scores and western film languages and a strategic Social Influence Marketing based website redesign for an Indian music retail e-store. • MA in Sound in New Media 2009 at University of Art and Design, Helsinki. ____________________ Computer Skills • Programming basics and basic Flash Scripting • Interactive programming using Pure Data, Gem, Chuck(C++ for music) • Sound design softwares like Soundforge, AcidPro, Fruity Loops, Garageband, Logic and Ableton Live • Proficiency in Animation softwares like Flash and 3D max. • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Premiere and Illustrator. • Experienced in Macromedia Dreamweaver, Director. ____________________ Detailed Professional Experience • Human Factors/Usability specialist at Human Factors International • Sound designer/editor at Futurethought Productions, Mumbai. • Freelance graphic designer • Professional part-time musician as guitarist/vocalist/synth player; credits include short films, competition wins, numerous live performances. ____________________ Special Interests • Interaction Design • Music • Psychology • Spirituality Studies • Self-actualization • Creative thinking • Storytelling • Poems and creative writing • Always trying to find the bigger picture

Education

National Institute of Design, India

Specialties

Awards

Winner of Campus Rock Idols, Western Zone, MTV India. _____ Featured artist on Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing's website. >> http://kkdowning.net/Interviews/tribute_drystate.html _____ Sound Designer on Al-Jazeera critics award winning film "Chances are"

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