WORK EXPERIENCE
GIBSON IMPORTING CO. AUSTRALIA P/L, Melbourne, Australia
Senior Graphic Designer (Freelance)
August 2016 - August 2016

Creative Fields: Graphic Design, Package Design

Creative Duties: Working alongside the design manager and product manager, this role involved creation of design concepts, packaging and finished art for various gift ranges, predominantly for women.

Brands: Gibson Importing

EXTENSION CO, Melbourne, Australia
Lead Graphic Designer (Freelance)
July 2016 - August 2016

Creative Fields: Brand Identity, Graphic Design

Creative Duties: Working alongside the Design Director to develop concepts for brand identity mainly in the property development market. Design and roll out of marketing collateral for existing projects.

Brands: CBD Development Group, Enshine Group, Edenham

PORTER NOVELLI, Melbourne, Australia
Senior Graphic Designer (Freelance)
May 2016 - June 2016

Creative Fields: Graphic Design

Creative Duties: Assisting the in-house creative team, this role involved developing design concepts for branding, brochures, animations, photography retouching and marketing material for a range of clients.

Brands: Quintessential Equity, Dairy Australia, State Trustees, HVP Plantations, GRDC.

GIBSON IMPORTING CO. AUSTRALIA P/L, Melbourne, Australia
Senior Graphic Designer (Freelance)
February 2016 - March 2016

Creative Fields: Graphic Design, Package Design

Creative Duties: Working alongside the design manager and product manager, this role involved creation of design concepts, packaging and finished art for various gift ranges, predominantly for women.

Brands: Gibson Importing

INTERBRAND, Mumbai, India
Design Director
October 2015 - November 2015

Creative Fields: Brand Identity, Package Design

Creative Duties: Assisted the Creative Director on all team projects, this role involved developing concepts for brand identity and packaging projects, creating presentations, presenting it to the clients and roll out of approved ideas. In addition to this, conducted project research and contributed to branding and strategy meetings.

Brands: Wrigley, Reliance Industries, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.

BBH (BARTLE BOGLE HEGARTY), Mumbai, India
Creative Partner
November 2013 - September 2015

Creative Fields: Brand Identity, Typography, Art Direction, Graphic Design

Creative Duties: Assisted the Creative Director on all team projects, developed concepts for advertising and design campaigns, created detailed design presentations, presented work to clients, guided projects from start to finish. Worked with photographers and art directed photography shoots. Worked with copywriters to conceptualise and deliver on briefs. Briefed junior designers and interns to assist on projects.

Brands: World Gold Council, Redbull, Housing.com, Marico, Skoda, Diageo, Excelity, Studio West, Vespa, etc.

DYNAMITE DESIGN, Mumbai, India
Designer
January 2013 - October 2013

Creative Fields: Broadcast Design, Brand Identity

Creative Duties: Ideation and development of on-air and off-air design for television channels and television shows, Brand identity design, development, concept presentations, creating style guides and finalising finished art.

Brands: Star television Network, Sony Music, JSW Bengaluru FC, Kidzania, etc.

LEO BURNETT, Mumbai, India
Designer
September 2009 - December 2012

Creative Fields: Typography, Package Design, Brand Identity

Creative Duties: Worked closely with the Creative Director to come up with award winning ideas on projects involving type design, type development and its application. Package design and innovation, package design solutions keeping printing methods and costs in mind. Assisted in photography shoots for project presentations. Brand identity design and development from start to finish.

Brands: Bajaj Electricals, McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Tata Capital, Mankind Pharma, Tide(PNG), Leo Burnett, etc.

APRICOT PUBLICATIONS (L’OFFICIEL), Mumbai, India
Art Intern
April 2008 - June 2008

Creative Fields: Editorial Design, Layout Design

Creative Duties: Designed magazine layouts and spreads. Assisted in photography shoots.

Brands: L'Officiel India Magazine
OTHER EXPERIENCE
NADINE WARAPEN, Melbourne, Australia
Independent Design Professional (Freelance)
March 2008 - Present

Creative Fields: Brand Identity, Package Design, Graphic Design

Creative Duties: Specialising in Brand Identity Design and Development, Package Design etc.

Brands: Gibson Importing Co. Australia Pty Ltd, Tachi, Saffron Cup, Chaiwaala, The Calcutta Company, Constellation Media Group, Comedy One, Savaari.com, WHO (World Health Organization), Postman (Android Application) etc.

THEME MUSIC INSTITUTE, Mumbai, India
Piano Teacher (Part Time)
March 2014 - October 2015

To impart piano education to beginner and intermediate adult and child students. This includes regular classes, events preparation, examinations, regular reporting and parent teacher associations.

RACHANA SANSAD COLLEGE OF APPLIED ART AND CRAFT, Mumbai, India
Visiting Lecturer - Package Design
July 2011

Prepared and delivered a presentation on 'Package Design - Concepts and Innovations'. Presented my work along with work of leading brands to students, guiding them through career prospects in package design.
EDUCATION
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (APPLIED ART)
University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
2005 - 2009

HIGHER SECONDARY CERTIFICATE (SCIENCE)
St.Andrews College, Mumbai, India
2003 - 2005

GRADED EXAMINATION IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE (PIANO-GRADE 5)
Trinity College London, Mumbai, India
Jan 2012 – Jan 2014
SKILLS
SOFTWARE SKILLS
Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premier Pro

DESIGN SKILLS
Brand Identity, Package Design, Typography, Art Direction, Paper Craft
ACHIEVEMENTS
2016
Paperlust.co – Rustic Design Challenge Winner

2014
IMPACT Magazine - Top 30 under 30

2013
D&AD In-Book for McDonald's Happy Sparrows (Packaging Design)
The CUP Awards (Intercontinental Advertising Cup): Best of Design Winner for Gandhijifont-Now in Hardcover

2012
Cannes Lion Shortlist for Mcdonalds Happy Sparrow (Media)
The CUP Awards (Intercontinental Advertising Cup): Best of Design Nominee for Fold Aide Box
The CUP Awards (Intercontinental Advertising Cup): Best of Household and Business Appliances Nominee for Fold Aide Box
One Show: Merit for Gandhiji Font-Now in Hardcover (Design)
The Andy Awards: Bronze for Gandhiji Font-Integrated (Integrated)
Adfest: Gold Lotus for Gandhiji Font-Now in Hardcover (Book Design)
Adfest: Finalist for Gandhiji Font-Now in Hardcover (DImensional Mail)
Adfest: Finalist for Gandhiji Font-Now in Hardcover (Self Promotion)
Adfest: Finalist for Gandhiji Font-Now in Hardcover (Direct Mail)
Adfest: Finalist for Gandhiji Font-Integrated (360 Lotus)
Goafest: Gold Abby for Gandhiji Font-Now in Hardcover (Direct Mail)
Goafest: Silver Abby for Gandhiji Font-Now in Hardcover (Design)
Goafest: Silver Abby for Coke Studio Sounds of Happiness (Design)
Goafest: Bronze Abby for Gandhiji Font-Integrated (Integrated)
Creativity International Awards: Platinum Award (Best in Show) for Fold Aide Box
Creativity International Awards: Honourable Award Mention for Gandhiji Font-Now in Hardcover

2011
Advertising Club of Bombay: Designer of the Year
Young Guns International Bronze for Fold Aide Box (Design)
New York Festival: Finalist for Fold Aide Box (Package Design)
New York Festival: Finalist for Gandhiji Font (Typography)
One Show Design: Finalist for Fold Aide Box (Package Design)
Spikes Asia: Silver for Gandhiji Font (Typography)
Adfest: Silver Lotus for Fold Aide Box (Package Design)
Adfest: Bronze Lotus for Gandhiji Font (Print Craft)
Adfest: Bronze Lotus for Gandhiji Font (Self Promotion)
Goafest: Silver Abby for Gandhiji Font (Typography)
Goafest: Silver Abby for Fold Aide Box (Package Design)
Goafest: Silver Abby for Gandhiji Font (Print Craft)
Communication Arts Award of Excellence for for Gandhiji Font-Now in Hardcover (Self Promotion)
Communication Arts Award of Excellence for for Fold Aide Box (Packaging)

2010
Goafest: Bronze Abby for McDonalds Mcdelivery (Package Design)
Young Guns International Finalist for Gandhiji Font (Typography)

2009
University Of Mumbai: Rank 1 Final Year (BFA)
FEATURED
2014
IMPACT

2013
D&AD

2012
One Show
Graphis 100 Best in Design

2011
One Show Design
Communication Arts Design Annual
Creativity International 41
The Work
Kyoorius Design Magazine
INTERESTS
Design, Paper Craft, Piano, Music, Yoga
REFERENCES
AVAILABLE ON REQUEST