bio


︎︎ is an interdisciplinary designer, researcher, and educator based between Europe and Asia. Driven by experience in journalism and design research, ︎︎’s process-oriented 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 UK, Sweden, France, Germany, Switzerland, Oman, India, Cambodia, and Philippines.

Living somewhere at the confluence of design, research, art, and education,︎︎’s personal work draws on the critical practice of design, post-digital craftsmanship, new aesthetics, and generative art. A co-creation enthusiast, ︎︎’s frequent collaborations with academics, artisans, coders, and other experts result in enhanced engagement with content and context.︎︎ uses data, words, audio, photographs, video, graphics, illustrations, electronics, algorithms, 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

2012
Diploma in Photojournalism
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
Freelance
Interdisciplinary Designer

May 2012 - Present
Freelance
Audio-Visual Designer

Nov 2009 - Present
Freelance
Photographer

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

May 2007 - May 2010
The Times of India
Reporter and Photographer (Intern & Freelancer)


teaching


Sept - Dec 2018
Bachelor Design, Vis. Komm. Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Teacher (Designtheorie I: Wahrnehmung und Ästhetik)

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


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


Journalism
Still & Motion Picture Photography
Audio-Visual Design
Communication Design
Digital & Physical Fabrication
Qualitative Research
Curriculum Development
Knowledge Visualisation
Teaching & Training
Writing & Copy Editing
Translation (Bengali-Hindi-English)
Cost & Financial Accounting


softwares


Lightroom
Photoshop
Sketchbook
Procreate
Illustrator
Glyphs
Indesign
Sketch
XD
InVision
Final Cut Pro
DaVinci Resolve Aftereffects
Audition
Processing
HTML
CSS
Fusion 360
SketchUp
Cinema 4D
Dimension
Keyshot 
Scrivener
Excel
Tableau


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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