Curriculum Vitae

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Freelance Design Projects, 1998 – present

  • Current projects include adult illustrated non-fiction titles for World Book Media LLC (USA), Worth Press Ltd (United Kingdom), a children’s title for Stacey Publishing (United Kingdom) and the Indian Army, and cover design, illustration), book layout and typesetting for a variety of clients including White and MacLean Publishing (Belgium).
  • Also collaborating with DB Pasgon of Kumbh Prints Studios in London on handmade stationery and home-ware products.
  • Designed and typeset over 10 adult illustrated non-fiction titles and over 40 hardback jackets and paperback covers (fiction and non-fiction) for a diverse set of clients, including White & MacLean Publishing (Belgium), the Indian Army, The Divine Life Society at Sivananda Ashram (India), Gyaana Books (India), Natraj Publishers (India), and The Alkazi Foundation for the Arts/Mapin Publishing (India)
  • Created catalogues and other marketing collateral for exhibitions by The Dramatic Art and Design Academy (India) and artists including Sonia Mehra Chawla (Visual Artist, India), and for promotions by restaurants and cafes such as Choko La (India)
  • Designed logos and corporate identity for clients including White & MacLean Publishing (Belgium), Scribbles Bookstore (India), and Eka (India)
  • Conceptualised and designed wedding cards, including the creation of artworks for screen printing
 
Foresight Limited (London, UK), December 2009 – December 2010
Freelance Creative Consultant
  • Design and writing skills used to put consolidate the autobiography of the company’s Chairman; rebranding of corporate literature, and creation of a new website.

 

CyberMedia Services (Gurgaon, India), November 2006 – May 2007

Graphic Designer (Senior Grade)

  • Led a team of four artworkers and illustrators in creating the design and layout of the Encyclopaedia of
  • India for Encyclopaedia Britannica (India)
  • Worked with clients to conceptualise and design proposals for children’s books and other publications

 

Roli Books Pvt. Ltd. (New Delhi, India), June 2003 – November 2006
Graphic Designer (Middleweight Grade)

  • Designed 27 adult illustrated non-fiction trade titles (coffee-table books) and over 60 book jackets on subjects including cuisine, art and culture, travel, yoga, and erotica
  • Developed a wide range book-related marketing collateral such as BLADS, brochures, catalogues, posters, cards and invitations, and exhibition panels
  • Ideation and creation of over 25 ‘dummies’ for the Frankfurt and the London book fairs
  • Organised photo-shoots for special projects and food-styling for cuisine titles
  • Supervised pre-press production including colour correction and proofing

 

Profile Advertising (New Delhi, India), May 2001 – May 2003

Graphic Designer (Junior Grade)

  • Designed 2 magazine and newspaper advertising campaigns for prominent jewellers in New Delhi, India
  • Created concepts for advertising campaigns along with supplementary marketing collateral and organised relevant photo-shoots and liaised with the production department to ensure quality control


 

EDUCATION

 
College of Art, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India, 2001 – 1997
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Applied Art), First division

TECHNICAL SKILLS


Highly proficient in Adobe InDesign and PhotoShop, Quark Xpress, Microsoft Office
Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat CS3, HTML

REFERENCES


Mr Kenneth Webb, UK Sales, Editorial and Production, Worth Press, United Kingdom
Mr Alasdair White, Publisher, White & MacLean Publishing, Belgium
Mr Rahaab Allana, Curator, The Alkazi Foundation for the Arts, New Delhi, India
Ms Renuka Chatterjee, Chief Editor (2004 – 2006), Roli Books Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, India

Permission to work in the UK : YES

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