Balraj Bains
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Balraj Bains

AR Designer and Project ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
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Balraj Bains
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Balraj Bains

AR Designer and Project ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Creative Designer with experience in design, 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 on The Dots curated page. 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 • IT and software including Dropbox, Keynote, Adobe CS: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects. SparkAR, Procreate, SketchUp, AutoCAD, VRay, iOS, Windows, Microsoft Office, Google Docs/Sheets • 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
  • 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
  • Neon Tunnel Experiential Design
    Neon Tunnel Experiential DesignA project I could imagine for a Nike launch event using neon contrasting against dark for a futuristic environment.
  • Space Pop Up Booth
    Space Pop Up BoothUsing a techno-space theme as a pop up booth design for an Instagram sharable environment.
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Work history
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    Taraki logo
    Creative Workshop Project ManagerTaraki
    United KingdomFull Time
    Bringing creativity to de-stigmatise and open up the conversation of mental wellness within the Punjabi community. Working on bringing people together in a safe space by organising and designing creative workshops from writing through to visuals.
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    FounderDRMWV
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Creator of an independent zine exploring and sharing creativity and human experience focused think pieces with an aim for us to open up to our feelings and who we truly are as human beings. - Cultural, social, arts, news and personal topics with a youth focus for emerging young creatives and their inspirations. - Creator, editor and writer of an experimental social arts zine. - Collaborating with contributors to make a zine that really matters to people. - Supporting visual artists and encouraging empowering authentic connection. - Developing online to connect intelligent and creative Asian youth.
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Skills
  • Visualilsation
  • Creative Direction
  • Concept Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Augmented Reality
  • Layout Design
  • Copwriting
  • Teamworking
  • Digital Campaigns
  • Creative Technology
Education
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    JavascriptfreeCodeCamp
    London, United Kingdom
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    ScreenwritingUEA
     - United Kingdom
    Introduction to Screenwriting
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