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Profile expectation :: Senior design managerial role
Oct 26, 2006 to date :: Deputy Manager, Corporate Communications at Pantaloon Retail India Ltd.
Joined the corporate communications department in its inception stage, as an Assistant Manager for the
Corporate Communications department. As a middle level manager, took on the onus of developing the
online presence of Future Group while providing design solutions for various national projects for
Pantaloon Retail India Ltd, Future Group’s flagship company. Got promoted after a year to Deputy
Manager after superlative performance in my first year at Future Group.
Micro managed and setup up the Pantaloon Retail India corporate website. Conceptualized,
organized and lead the successful launch of the company intranet, futurebytes which caters to an
audience of around 30,000 users countrywide. Designed, setup and launched the Future Group
corporate website inhouse which serves as the face of the retail revolution in India. Currently manage
these three key online communication resources for the company.
In addition to managing the online presence for Future Group, have also worked on numerous branding
and identity projects for various group formats and companies. Ideation, creation and regular
management of significant e-magazines going out to internal and external audiences such as FutureTalk,
the fortnightly Future Group Media Newsletter, the Home Solutions Retail India Newsletter and
Investor Updates monthly newsletter reaching investors worldwide. Use my communication design skills
for working on new edge creative solutions for various communication initiatives of the company and
planning/strategy of necessary key communication projects.
2006 :: Team Lead, Interactive at Microsoft (Offshore, Mumbai)
Design, co-ordination and project management on turnkey projects for Microsoft and other prestigious
offshore clients. Key Responsibilities included creating proper time-estimates, identifying and allocating
resources for project development, measuring and meeting quality standards for key deliverables.
The Key Result Areas being Product Presentations, Product Flash Demos, Animation Simulation and User
Interface Design for Microsoft's various software products.
2004 - 2006 :: Senior Designer at Hurix Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Visual Design/Animation/GUI Design/Game Design for some of the world’s leading corporate names such
as the McGraw Hill Group, Cathay Pacific, BT Learning, HSBC, Thomson NETg, Agilent Technologies etc.
2003 - 2004 :: Web Designer at HTMT(Hinduja Technology, Media and Telecom)
Print Design mainly entire branding campaigns for various external clients and group companies.
Worked as Lead Designer on the ‘National DJ Spinmasters Campaign 2003’ - Print, Outdoor and Web
Instrumental in designing the branding collateral for the campaign of Miss In Mumbai 2003, a beauty and
2002 :: Senior Graphic Designer - Write Design Ltd.
Design mainly print, for below the line advertising for clients such as Hutchison Max Telecom now
Vodafone, HDFC Bank, ICICI Prudential Insurance Ltd, ICICI Bank, Pidilite Industries, Cipla, ABN Amro
Bank, CNN etc. Designed 2 quarterly issues of the Orange now Vodafone E-Magazine.
2002 :: Graphic Designer - Digikore Design Pvt. Ltd.
Branding/Identity Design covering the entire gamut from Magazine, Leaflet and Poster Design to POP
packaging design for clients such as Fiat India Pvt. Ltd, Ceat India Ltd, Marico Industries, Colgate
(Palmolive) India Ltd, Geologistics, Alkem, RPG Group, Cerebrus, Blue Star, Johnson & Johnson, Tata
Group, Jet Airways, Bharat Petroleum, OTIS etc.
2001 :: Cut my teeth for a year in various creative set-ups as a copywriter, namely NAC Advertising,
Zatang.com and Thinktank Communications before finding my calling in design.
Academic Qualifications :: Majored in Copywriting in my Post Graduate Advertising and Public Relations
Program from K. C. College of Management Studies, Mumbai.
Did my Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Animation and Design from CDAC, Mumbai Education Trust,
Mumbai and went on to complete my Applied Arts from Rachana Sansad College, Mumbai.
Originally graduated with a Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University.
Also did some part time programs to upgrade my skills for taking on design managerial roles for new
and understanding of the backend for interactive projects.
Other Professional Skills :: Ideation, Storyboarding, Scriptwriting and Screenplay Writing for Ad Films.