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kalyani puranik

graphic designer

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About me

• A versatile Graphic Designer with strong conceptual thinking and delivers highly creative designs based on a methodologic approach of problem-solving • A broad-minded thinker, able to experiment and offer a variety of design solutions which adhere to the given brief • Intimate knowledge of design tools with a healthy design background • Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams as an individual contributor from the initial creative process, conceptions, designing to completion • Excellent organizational skills to plan and prioritize tasks under tight deadlines • Determination to grow professionally and personally for a positive self-development • Confident and has a positive attitude with excellent communication skills • Updated with design-related conferences and festivals to stay on par with trends of the industry • International award-winning projects in communication and packaging design A strong desire to make a difference through designs which reflect on real-world scenarios. Proactive, vibrant, energetic and friendly towards co-workers. Open to feedback from mentors to enhance skills. Work approach involves an understanding of requirements and project briefs, research, analysis, concepts, ideation, designing, execution and support.

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Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop/indesign/illustrator
  • Photography
  • Sketch

Work history

2017

Graphic Designer

kingston university

Dec 2016 - Aug 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Have been working with Student’s Union at Kingston University as a part-time Freelance Graphic Designer since December 2016. Worked on diverse projects which includes designing posters, pull-up banners, web banners, logo, leaflets, brochures, TV screen displays and flyers. Roles and Responsibilities: • Balance studies, work and time according to the requirements • Closely work with the student’s union team to understand their event and conceptualize the design language for it • Pro-actively participate in entire project life cycle from requirement understanding, conceptualizing, designing and support • Worked as a sole designer and also in a team depending upon a project’s need

2016

visual designer

cognizant

Jul 2014 - Feb 2016
  • India
  • Full Time
  • worked with Cognizant (India) as a Visual Designer from July 2014 to February 2016, on digital projects which included healthcare mobile app, internal websites, web banners and icon designs. Roles and Responsibilities: • Worked directly with the client and stakeholders starting from project understanding, research, concept development, visual design and support to the development team • Study and work as per client’s branding guidelines to deliver designs solutions within strict deadlines • Constantly interact with the design leads and learn from mentors to enhance professional and personal skills • Attend seminars and workshops to learn and upgrade to new design tools

Education

2017

MA Communication design- graphic design

kingston university

Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom

Awards

2017

Core77 Design awards- student runner up

Core77 Design Awards

  • Runner Up for student project 'All Asians are not Chinese'

2017

Core77 Design awards- student notable

Core77 Design Awards

  • Core77 Design awards student winner for 'City Project'.