bio


︎︎ is a photographer, filmmaker, communication designer, educator, and researcher based between Asia and Europe. Driven by experience in journalism and design research,︎︎’s process-oriented interdisciplinary practice seamlessly combines traditional visual communication with audio-visual design, spatial thinking, and new media to devise communication strategies that defy easy categorisation. In various capacity,︎︎ has worked for clients based in USA, UK, Sweden, France, Germany, Switzerland, Oman, India, Cambodia, and the Philippines.

Living somewhere at the confluence of research, art, and technology,︎︎’s personal work draws on the practice of critical design and new aesthetics along with post-digital craftsmanship. A co-creation enthusiast, ︎︎’s frequent collaborations with experts such as academics, artisans, journalists, and farmers result in enhanced engagement with content and context.︎︎ uses data, words, audio, photographs, video, graphics, illustrations, codes, spaces, and diverse materials to create artefacts and scenarios that trace entanglements, question assumptions, and reveal the unseen.

education


2019
Master of Arts in Design, Visual Communication
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK)

2012
Diploma in Photojournalism
ACFJ, Ateneo de Manila University

2008
Master of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication
University of Calcutta

2006
Diploma in Database Programming
West Bengal Electronics Industry Development Corporation Limited

2006
Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) in Accounting & Finance
Goenka College of Commerce & Business Administration

work experience


May 2017 - Present
Communication Designer
Freelance

May 2012 - Present
Filmmaker
Freelance

Nov 2009 - Present
Photographer
Freelance

July 2019 - Dec 2019
Wissenschaftlicher Assistent (Research Assistant)
Institut für Designforschung. Zürcher Hochschule der Künst

May 2007 - May 2010
Freelance Reporter and Photographer
The Times of India



teaching


Sept 2020 - Present
Visiting Faculty
Bachelor Design. École Intuit Lab, Kolkata

Sept 2018 - Dec 2018
Teacher
Bachelor Design, Vis. Komm. Zürcher Hochschule der Künste

July 2014 - Feb 2018
Guest Faculty
B. Des., Fashion Communication. National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata



select clients


BBC, Financial Times, Le Monde, Forbes, Marie Claire, British Council, Deutsche Bank, ThyssenKrupp AG, Stop TB (Italy), Save The Children (UK), Rotary International, BBC Good Food, Open Magazine, Femina, Elle Decor, Asian Paints, Without A Trace (Sweden), American Jewish World Service, The Indian Express, The Times of India

expertise


Reportage
Portraits
Cinematography
Offline Editing
Colour Grading
Motion Graphics
Art Direction
Communication Design
Design Thinking
Qualitative Research
Academic Writing & Copy Editing
Translation (Bengali-Hindi-English)
Teaching & Training
Digital & Physical Fabrication


softwares


Photoshop . Illustrator . Procreate . Fresco . Lightroom . Indesign . Sketch . Figma . XD . InVision . Final Cut Pro . DaVinci Resolve . Aftereffects . Audition . HTML . CSS . Processing . Cinema 4D . SketchUp . Fusion 360 . Dimension . Keyshot . Excel . Tableau . ATLAS.ti



language proficiency


Bengali (Native)
English (Professional)
Hindi  (Bilingual)
German (Limited Working)

honours & grants


2019
Zürcher Hochschule der Künst & Avina Stiftung
Projektfonds für Studierende, Dossier Internationales

2012
Sony World Photography Awards
Save The Children Photo Competition (Finalist)

MFI Yes Bank National Press Photo Contest
Art and Culture (Honourable Mention)

World Press Photo
The Joop Swart Masterclass (Nomination)

2011
Ateneo de Manila University
Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism Fellowship

Forward Thinking Museum
JGS Quarterly Photography Contest (Third Quarter Winner)

Media Foundation of India National Press Photo Contest
Daily Life, Singles (Honourable Mention)

2009
Angkor Photo Workshop
Selected Attendee As One of 29 Emerging Asian Photographers





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