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  • Narendra singh

    Creative Head for Visual Design (Art Director)

    Nairobi, Kenya

Over 18+ years of experience in the area of Art Direction - Graphics Design, Animation & Illustration, Leverage vast experience across Branding, information design and visual communications to enable top line growth for the organization while working in tandem with the sales/ marketing teams. • Versatile Communication professional with vast experience in helping teams develop effective content strategies by working on both a visual and a narrative level • Vast experience in applying design concepts and thinking ideas into sales enablement deliverables that have the ability to articulate compelling messages to customers • Consults with Brand SMEs in order to translate ideas and interpret complex information into clear and compelling visual stories that sell the organization’s proposition • Vast experience in interpreting and improving written information and recognizes opportunity to explain visually • Experience as a SME that keeps organization at the forefront of client communications. Suggests and leads improvements to current graphics design processes, techniques, hardware & software tools and offers strategies on deployment, execution and implementation • Experience in driving the application and continuous improvement of organizational Best Practice Process and Procedures within the graphics design concepts • Experience in regularly applying animation, web-based, video, motion graphics, and audio techniques and applies knowledge to perform multimedia production • Experience in working tandem with a Proposal Writer or Copywriter and together use high-end information design techniques to produce innovative graphics and narrative with powerful messages, easy visual scanning, intuitive & consistent layout, useful context and reference • Experience in supporting, mentoring and pro-actively leading teams through the stages of high-end graphics design

Work Samples

Work History

  • Creative Head for Visual Design (Art Director)

    • Sales Transaction Support - IBM East Africa Pvt. Ltd.
    • Nairobi, Kenya
    • Jun 2015 - Present (2 years 4 months)

    Visual Design - Central, East, West Africa Region Nairobi - Kenya * * Manage and lead a team of information designers (2 local and 3 global resources) ensuring that they are aligned to deliver the business mandate of supporting the seller community * Generate and create a pipeline of graphics support requests within the region by actively collaborating with the IBM Business divisions (brands and service lines) * Manage the incoming requests and allocation of work load to the team * Participate in WIN theme sessions for high-value complex deals and advise the deal teams to create compelling narrative and visual artifacts that have the capability to create 'moments of impact' with end customers Manage and prioritize the delivery activities (work load) from an information design perspective

  • Sr. Information Designer

    • Sales Transaction Support - IBM India
    • New Delhi, India
    • Aug 2009 - May 2015 (5 years 9 months)

    Delhi - NCR - INDIA Major responsibilities in this stint at STS organization at IBM were leading the Development of Creative Designs, which included the Visualization, Illustrations, and Creation of the Design work, team building and development, and mentoring support for junior members.

  • Senior Graphic Design Specialist

    • Employer Branding HR - IBM India
    • Gurgaon, India
    • Jun 2007 - Aug 2009 (2 years 2 months)

    My Work profile is mainly for Development of Creative Designs, which includes the Visualization, Illustrations and Creation of the Design work, The work is mainly to develop the Communication material for the IBM Internal and external clients, which includes Presentations, Web banners, Mailers, Posters, Leaflets, Standees, Brochures and Animations.

  • Associate Manager Graphics & MM

    • HERO Mindmine (Hero Corporate Service Ltd.)
    • Gurgaon, India
    • Jul 2001 - May 2007 (5 years 10 months)

    Major responsibilities in this stint at HERO were leading the Development of Creative Designs. The job profile included Creation of Multimedia Computer Based Training (CBT), Web Based Training (WBT) projects and illustrations for the Course books, and also ILT for various courses. My primary responsibility is to visualize and create globally accepted quality graphics. Profile: * Presentation Design Scheduling * Monitoring Team Training * Technical Guidance * Maintaining Quality Standards * Quality Assurance of the projects * Updating Graphics Forum * Conducting Graphics Meeting * Reviewing and fixing Graphics * Communicating with clients * Project Management * Resource Management *

  • Media Executive

    • NIIT Ltd.
    • New Delhi, India
    • Aug 1997 - Jun 2001 (3 years 10 months)

    The job profile included visualization, creation and multimedia for ILT, TBTs (Technology Based Trainings) on IT/Non IT/ Defense related subjects. Graphics are mainly Web based and are meant for imparting instruction to a varied range of professionals. We create graphics keeping in mind the current trends prevailing in and around us. Clients that I have worked for are based in USA, Malaysia and Singapore. I have developed projects for the Skill Builder courses of HP - the leaders in Multimedia CBT in USA, Course Technologies, and Smart School ( K-12 ) projects for Malaysian clients

Education

  • NIIT New Delhi

    • Honours Diploma Software Technology & System Management
  • Hi-Tech Computers New Delhi

    • Diploma
  • Hi-Tech Computers New Delhi

    • Diploma Audio
  • S.N. Sinha College Magadh University Bodh Gaya

    • Bachelor of Arts Degree History
    • 1989 - 1994

Specialties

Awards

2015 - 2016- Best Mentor Award - for Training & Development , 2014 - Quarter’s Best - for Valuable Team Player, 2013 - Quarter’s Best - for Best Info Designer, 2012 - Long Service Award - for IBM, 2012 - Quarter’s Best - for Seller Satisfaction, 2011 - Year’s Best...
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