Soumya Basnet

Interior Designer + Illustrator

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

I have been working as a Spatial Experience Designer focused on storytelling through immersive physical experiences for retail industry, exhibitions, and museums. I have completed my masters in Narrative Environments in Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, UAL London. I worked as a Spatial Experience Designer with Foley Design, Spatial Designer with Idiom Design Pvt. Ltd. and Rajeev Sethi Scenographers on Jaya He GVK New Museum, Mumbai. I specialise in the visitor/user experience journey of sequential narration, sketching, storyboards, modelmaking, 3d visualisation using SketchUp, Adobe Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop and construction drawings in AutoCAD. She also has a keen interest in illustrations.

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Skills

  • Interior
  • Events
  • Design
  • Temporary Displays
  • Environment
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Autocad 2-D
  • Sketchup 3D
  • Microsoft Excel Word Publisher Powerpoint
  • Storyboarding
  • Storytelling
  • Model Making
  • Sketching
  • Sketching Ideation
  • Watercolour Illustration
  • Presentations
  • Museum Design
  • Retail Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Narrative Design
  • Digital Artwork
  • Vendor Management
  • Prototyping
  • Basic Woodwork

Companies I’ve worked with

  • KERB

    KERB

    • Non Creative Industries
  • I

    Idiom Design and Consulting Ltd.

    • F

      Foley Design Pvt. Ltd.

      • J

        JD Architects

        Work history

        2019

        Spatial Experience Designer

        Foley Design Pvt. Ltd.

        Sep 2017 - Aug 2019
        • Bengaluru, India
        • Full Time
        • I had the opportunity to engage myself in a variety of projects including brand experience for retail stores, design fixtures, large scale retail formats, redesigning corporate offices and furniture to maximize collaboration and work efficiency, service design, installations, and navigation design. My role required me to manage projects from concept to on-site supervision of execution. This included research, brainstorming, conceptualization, 2d + 3d visualization, design development, client presentations, vendor management, detailing, CAD drawings, material selection, BOQs, prototypes, and onsite supervision.

        2017

        Mar 2016 - Aug 2017
        • Bengaluru, India
        • Full Time
        • I had the opportunity to engage myself in a variety of projects including brand experience for retail stores, design fixtures, large scale retail formats, redesigning corporate offices and furniture to maximize collaboration. My role required me to manage projects from concept to on-site supervision of execution. This included research, brainstorming, conceptualization, 2d + 3d visualization, design development, client presentations, vendor management, detailing, CAD drawings, material selection, BOQs, prototypes, and onsite supervision.

        2014

        Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
        • Daejeon, South Korea
        • Freelance
        • I was involved in designing a conceptual proposal for the year 2100 through a collaboration between Design and Medicine. We a team of five designers from all over the world worked with a group of scientists from the reputed KAIST University in Daejeon. The outcome, a product with four other products were exhibited in Daejeon, South Korea and Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design in London.

        2015

        Spatial Designer & Assistant Scenographer

        rajeev Sethi Scenographers Pvt. Ltd.

        Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
        • New Delhi, India
        • Full Time
        • I was focused on creating highly immersive environments for Bombay international Airport, Hyatt Andaz in New Delhi, Hyatt Regency in Gujarat and GIIS School in Abu Dhabi. I was in direct contact with the clients, vendors, fabricators, carpenter, designers, artists and the head of our company. My role led me to be involved in a project from the conceptualization till the final execution on site.

        2013

        Spatial Design

        KERB

        May 2013 - Jun 2013
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • I had the opportunity to be a part of the design team to create and execute the first street food festival held in Granary Square, Kings Cross, London.

        2011

        Dec 2010 - Dec 2011
        • Ahmedabad, India
        • Full Time
        • I did research on Traditional Art and Craft of India, coordinated workshops, got involved in Design Innovation of products, Illustrated to books that got published later, I was a part of book Design and finally, designed exhibitions to display the products made in the workshops.

        2010

        Exhibition Designer & Thesis

        Rajeev Sethi Scenographers Pvt

        May 2010 - Dec 2010
        • New Delhi, India
        • Full Time
        • I did my bachelor's thesis on Understanding Scenography through the works of Rajeev Sethi. I also designed an exhibition named Motion, Myth, and Magic under him.

        2010

        Interior Designer

        Abhikram Architects

        Dec 2009 - Jan 2010
        • Ahmedabad, India
        • Freelance
        • I was recommended to work on TATA CONSULTANCY PTE LTD for Gandhinagar, India I was involved in the conceptualization of the interior design, circulation and furniture design of the space. I also worked on the color palette of the space to be.

        2009

        Jan 2009 - Mar 2009
        • Stuttgart, Germany
        • Internship
        • I worked on Interior Design and Architectural projects which involved working on confidential projects in the following format: 1. conceptualization and working on presentation drawings 2. Site visits for building construction 3. Model making and prototyping for a housing unit.

        2008

        Interior Design Intern

        JD Architects

        Apr 2008 - Aug 2008
        • Mumbai, India
        • Internship
        • As a Design Intern I had the opportunity to work on four different type of projects namely Residential, Commercial, Hospitality and Corporate spaces. I also had the opportunity to go for site visits and coordinate work to contractors and the rest of the experts.

        Education

        2014

        Creative Practice for Narrative Environments

        Central Saint Martin School Of Art and Design

        Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
        • London, United Kingdom
        • I was exposed to designing visitor experiences for museums, brand, urban and community environments. I worked in multidisciplinary teams to tell stories by combining text, image, sound and physical space to create original engaging and immersive experiences.

        2011

        May 2005 - Feb 2011
        • Ahmedabad, India
        • I was engaged in a 5 years intensive course wherein I trained in space planning, technical drawing, furniture design, graphic design, sketching, 2d + 3d Softwares, photography, structure and Material study. I also got involved in block printing, carpentry, metal fabrication, weaving, and pottery. During my study period, I also had a chance to go for an exchange to Hochschule fuer Technik, Stuttgart Germany for a semester.

        Awards

        2015

        Best graduating student from CEPT University in Art

        CEPT University

        2015

        J. N. Tata Endowment Scholarship/ Loan for Higher studies abroad

        J. N. Tata Endowment

        • Scholarship to study abroad. http://www.dorabjitatatrust.org/id/72/J.N.TataEndowmentfortheHigherEducationofIndians/

        2015

        Best graduating student from CEPT University in Interior Design.

        CEPT University

        2015

        Best student graduating student in all 5 years performance

        CEPT University

        2015

        Best Thesis Award of GICEA Gold Medal

        GICEA Gujarat

        • http://www.cept.ac.in/

        2014

        Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships for Higher Studies abroad

        Charles Wallace India trust

        • Scholarship to study abroad http://www.wallace-trusts.org.uk/