Balraj Bains

Balraj Bains

Techical Artist @ MetaLondon, United Kingdom
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Balraj Bains

Balraj Bains

Techical Artist @ MetaLondon, United Kingdom
About me
AR designer and developer with experience in design, programming, research and writing in the social innovation space. Specialities include creative technology, social change and project management. Results-oriented, highly organised and proactive, having worked on projects such as Taraki, to destigmatise Punjabi mental health and build a safe community, by harnessing visual and written arts. Experience in creative innovation and production design through working with brands such as Adidas Originals and Puma. Projects include creative visual design, social AR effects, illustrations, copywriting, journalism, photography and video. The result is an enriched ability to advance meaningful and engaging socio-cultural content, from concept to completion. Explored themes look into social equality and deciding where we want to take humanity next. A team player with an enormous capacity for work. Thriving on tight deadlines to inspire, build collaboration and rise to challenges. Work and profile have been selected and featured at AWE and VidCon, on TikTok's newsroom, Creative Lives in Progress, Tech Crunch, The Dots curated page, Ricebox, Lenslist, Trashy Muse and official Meta Spark AR Group Expert. KEY SKILLS • Brainstorming, creative thinking, research including image-based, idea development and presentation • 2D and 3D design • Concept creation, visual design, sketching and illustration (digital and hand drawing) • Writing including articles, interviews and copywriting with excellent verbal communication •Programmes: Photoshop, Illustrator,. SparkAR, Lens Studio, TikTok AR, Blender • Photography (digital and film), film-making and self-shooting, working independently and part of a team for engaging content • Ethical, cultural and human understanding • Production, project management with research, budgets and appropriate communication using initiative • Social media
Projects
  • British Flowers Week
    British Flowers WeekAn AR sculpture commissioned by The Garden Museum, London for British Flowers Week.
  • This Machine is Black Instagram Effect
    This Machine is Black Instagram EffectAn AR effect for Identity 2.0's exhibition on technology and race.
  • Taraki x EBE Creative Workshop: Photography with Hark1karan
    Taraki x EBE Creative Workshop: Photography with Hark1karanThe making of PIND - A photographic journey and well-being There are a handful of tickets left. This workshop is open to all who identify as South Asian: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/taraki-x-ebe-creative-workshop-photography-with-hark1karan-tickets-126611439223?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch Join an interactive session with photographer Hark1karan as he shares his journey creating PIND and visually capturing Punjab. Learn how the project came about and how it was captured. There will be an opportun
  • We're Still Here
    We're Still HereA typographical voice for all those forgotten or tokenised by mainstream culture. We have far to go for real inclusivity of race, gender, ableism, culture, class and sexuality. These things should not be barriers to financial and personal success and freedom. All people deserve human rights.
  • Etheral Space Artwork
    Etheral Space ArtworkTaking icons who have pushed social themes from femininity and masculinity to human vulnerability and using the theme of space to encapsulate the human experience as a part of an expansive limitless universe.
  • Bricks Magazine Illustration
    Bricks Magazine IllustrationIllustration for online article 'My Personal Battle with Identity' https://www.bricksmagazine.co.uk/single-post/My-Personal-Battle-with-Identity
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Work history
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    Technical ArtistMeta
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    AR (Augmented Reality) at Reality Labs
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    Nexus Studios logo
    AR Designer and DeveloperNexus Studios
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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Skills
  • Creative Direction
  • Concept Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Augmented Reality
  • Layout Design
  • Copwriting
  • Digital Campaigns
  • Creative Technology
  • Design
  • Creative Coding
Education
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    JavascriptfreeCodeCamp
    London, United Kingdom
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    ScreenwritingUEA
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    Introduction to Screenwriting
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Awards
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    Those Long Nights WinnerLenslist
    Leading AR competition win for our project 'Midnight Tarot'
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    Spark AR Group ExpertFacebook