LONG-TERM FREELANCE EXPERIENCE
Designer - Indian Foundation For the Arts ( IFA), Bangalore, ( From 2008) Bi-annual magazine design, Annual Report Design and all peripherals including emailers, posters, pamphlets, cards, logos, corporate identity, t-shirts etc. www.indiaifa.org
Designer - ArtIndia Magazine, the Art news magazine of India, by Sangita Jindal and Abhay Sardesai, (From 2006). Quarterly magazine design as well as advertisments, pamphlets, posters etc. www.artindiamag.com
Designer - Baja Breeze Magazine California, ( From 2007) Bi-monthly Lifestyle Magazine published and distributed by Mexpatriate Publishing, by Adam Behar, Baja, California. Complete magazine design, advertisement design, corporate identity and all collateral.
Designer - Leadstart Publishing Bombay, ( From 2007) All book covers for various imprints - Virgin Leaf, Frog Books; Collateral work such as - brochures, logos, order forms etc.
FREELANCE EXPERIENCE (2006 onwards) -
SKODA PRIZE - (2010) Catalogue and trophy design for the Skoda Art Prize in collaboration with 70 EMG Group, Bombay.
ONE SHANTI ROAD - (2010) Coffee table book on Mr. G.H.Krumbiegal - 'Whatever He Touched He Adorned'
RAINTREE MEDIA - ( 2009). Coffee table book for the Governor of Karnataka on the Raj Bhavan, Coffee table book design for Madras Gymkhana's 125th year, Yearbook design for Bishop Cotton's School, Bangalore, Website design for Raintree Media
BANGALORE CLUB - ( 2009). Poster, e-mailer and backdrop designs.
BREAKTHROUGH - ( 2007 onwards). (Human Rights Organization, New York). Logo and Corporate Identity design, Tri-Continental Film Festival brochure, poster,invitation cards and billboard design, Domestic Violence Campaign collateral design and other pamphlets, brochures etc. www.breakthrough.tv
JSW - ( 2007 onwards). (Jindal South West). Corporate Design including calendars, brochures, advertisments, pamphlets, cards etc.
PUKAR - (A Journal on urban knowledge action and research). Pukar Annual, conceptualization and design .
HFI - (Human Factors International). Design for large format book on Conceptual Innovation.
GEORGIA TECH - (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta). Book Design and Cover for 'Last Mile Innovations: Research Reports from Georgia Tech'. Also pamphlet and poster designs. http://mikeb.inta.gatech.edu/LMI.htm
ICICI BANK - (Social Initiatives Group) in association with National Rural Health Mission. Logo, Brochure and design for a set of 18 books.
SPARROW - (Sound and Picture Archives for Research on Women). Cover design and layout for a set of five books on regional women writers and for 'Feminism as Experience, Thoughts and Narratives' by Neera Desai.
FULL-TIME JOB EXPERIENCE
Creative Director -
Soul City Publications Pvt Ltd, Bangalore (March 2004 – March 2005)In charge of design & layout, promotional material, stationary and coordination between US and India offices for -
RAVE Magazine, a monthly Music, Lifestyle and Art magazine distributed across India
RAVE*SQ Magazine, a bi-monthly Lifestyle magazine solely distributed in the USA
RAVE ROCK, a fortnightly music newsletter distributed in Bangalore
Creative Director -
Explocity Pvt Ltd, Bangalore (June 2003 – February 2004)
In charge of Design/Template work for-
CityInfo Magazine (Published fortnightly in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Calcutta, New York and Dubai)
City Reporter (a weekly newspaper for Bangalore)
Investock(Quarterly newspaper for Dubai Investments, a business conglomerate with interests in construction, services, manufacturing)
The Beat (Monthly newspaper designed and printed for the Café Coffee Day chain across India)
Other work include monthly small format guidebooks designed for Grand Central Station (New York), South Street Seaport (New York), Chinatown (New York) and ‘Mallinfo’, a guide to shopping malls in Dubai).
Saatchi and Saatchi, Bangalore (January 2003- June 2003)
Logo design, promotional material, banners, stickers, danglers, print ads, packaging, storyboards for – IFB, Hyundai, TVS Victor, Tata Mr. Bean Coffee, Indigo Nation Clothing, Acer Computers
Art Director -
Team Saatchi Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore (June-November2002)
Accounts worked on include-
BPL Healthcare, BPL Home Entertainment
Design Consultant -
Macmillan Publishing Ltd, Bangalore (Oct 2001- March 2002)
Design and illustration work for children's books.
Tehelka.com/ Buffalo Networks Pvt Ltd, New Delhi (2000-2001)
Jacket design and illustrations for ‘The Life and Times of Altu Faltu’ by Ranjit Lall. Chapter illustrations and cover for ‘The Adventures of Gurudeva’ by Seepersad Naipaul. Cover and inside illustrations for ‘Writers and their Cities” An Anthology (in progress)Illustrations for www.tehelka.com
Freelance Work (2002-03)
Illustrations for ‘Women Achievers’ column for Khaleej Times, Dubai (2003) Book jacket design for Amit Choudhuri’s ‘Real Time’, Picador, London (2002) Mascot developed for Fisheye Creative Solutions for 'Hippocampus' Children's Experience Centre, Bangalore (2002) Illustrations for MSG, (NGO) for Manual on Communication regarding AIDS Education for the Ministry of Bhutan, New Delhi (2002)
Awarded the Aga Khan Foundation Scholarship, Geneva
Awarded the Sunya Foundation Scholarship held by the Sarabhai Family, India
MA, Fine Art degree from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London. 1999-2000 Dissertation ‘Telling Tales: The Re-enchantment of the Narrative Form’
Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA), Painting Degree from the College of Art, New Delhi, India
1995-99. Ranked First Class First in Graduation Examinations. Awarded First Prize, medal for overall excellence in all four years of college.
Participated in the groupshow ‘Cityscapes’ curated by Suresh Jayaram at the Shankara Centre of the Arts and at Sumukha Gallery, Bangalore (March 2002)
Participated in the Online Auction ‘Cosi fan tutte’ May 1-22,2001 on www.sothebys.com
Participated in Online Exhibition organised by firstname.lastname@example.org International Young Art programme. December to January 2000 /1
Participated in the ‘MA Small Works Show’, Central Saint Martins, London 1-3 February2000
Exhibited in the Oxford Bookshop Gallery, Calcutta - 15 September to 20 December1999
Participated in ‘A Group Show’ at the Alternative Gallery, Calcutta - September1999
Participated in an ‘Exhibition of Paintings and Sculptures’, Gallery Freedom, New Delhi - 19 July to 8 August1999
Exhibited with the ‘Women’s Summer Show’, Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi - 1 to 16 May1999.
Selected and exhibited at the ‘Yuva Mahotsav’ organised by the Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi – 1998. Participated and exhibited in a workshop/exhibition at the National Museum, New Delhi in collaboration with the British Council and the British Museum, during the Exhibition ‘The Enduring Image’- 1997. Paintings exhibited at the British High Commission, New Delhi -1997.
Stilettos, a fortnightly column for www.tehelka.com(2001).
‘Losing a Voice: Why has Contemporary Art in India lost its edge?’
Published in www.tehelka.com(2001))
‘The Great Body Syndrome’ Published in www.tehelka.com(2001)
‘The Great Indian Bra’ Published in www.tehelka.com(2001)
Two poems published in ‘Horn Please’, a Delhi University Student Literary Magazine (1996).
Three poems published in ‘The Brown Critique’, a literary quarterly, Bombay (1996).
Presently working on ‘Rudra and the Sutradhar’ a first novel for children.