Having close to 24 years experience across various facets of design and design management on a global platform I have developed specific cognitive skills. Cognition has to do with the ways in which I think and acquire knowledge. I am by and large artistic and logical.
I would like to think of myself as a highly creative individual, original, intuitive and perceptive. I am able to think visually; to envision a project from beginning to end. At the same time, I am able to solve complex problems, make judgments and decisions, and think logically and critically.
Time management and organizational skills are also important, as I have worked on multiple projects simultaneously across different verticals of Retail, needless to say I have and still work strict deadlines within budgetary constraints!!
Much of my work in design is done to help businesses improve their profit margins and work within budgetary and time constraints.
I utilize branding concepts to create a visual identity in the form of Graphic Design or Visual Merchandising for a client or product. I have realized Sales and Marketing rely heavily on graphic design to influence customers to buy the products advertised.
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.
Having good interpersonal skills, able to work with fellow designers, other professionals, vendors, managers and clients. Very good at delegating and managing designers / vendors and assistants and work as part of a team.
I can boldly state that I have outstanding communication skills, able to communicate visually, verbally and in writing.
I fully believe the mechanics of oral and written communication—grammar, punctuation and spelling—are as important as color, line and composition.
In a nut-shell
"A highly skilled, talented designer, outstanding communicator and knowledgeable, intelligent, business-savvy professional”.
Besides my mainstream JD, I also use my talent in design to be a voice to various organizations on a Global Level, such as the United Nations, UNDP, WHO, Save the Tiger, Save the Girl Child, Bal Bachao Andolan, CUPA, Alcoholic Anonymous -New York, Global Causes, Bangalore Traffic Police, CNN (The Freedom Project) United Nations (Climate Change) A Helping Hand Adoption, Reach Out World Wide, HOPE - INDIA, TOUCH-INDIA, International Road Federation (IRF) (IFAD-AFRICA), World Environment Day, Project Meridian, Shishu Mandir, MED -India, Chetna - India, The Lion Whisperer - Kevin Richardson in South Africa, The Bangalore Traffic Police, Magic Bus - India, Save the Child - India | UK. Voice for Choice | Save a Dog | The Indian Army | Global Poverty Project | Anti Smoking Org | CNN - Inside Africa | Give India Org
Internal Training for HAL Designers (Hindustan Aeronautical Limited) on 2D design and simulation on CorelDraw
TBEM AWARD - TATA-Best Stall Design
Watch & Jewellery Fair-Best Stall Design
VMRD -Innovative design - Delhi
Merit Award - Store Design -VMRD ‘09
Internal recognition award for certificate designs for Titan Industries.
Internal recognition award at Mahindra Retail.
Jury Member for NIFT, Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai