PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Work Experience

I'm a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Sir JJ Institute of Applied Art. I got my professional start in 2005 drawing caricatures and cartoons for Jam Magazine in Mumbai. I was with Games2win Pvt. Ltd between 2009-2019, both as an artist and art director. I was responsible for all the art published in the company for both 2d and 3d games. 

My core competencies include:
♦ Art Direction
♦ Game Art Management
♦ User Experience and Interface Design for games and mobile applications
♦ Unity 3D - Technical Art
♦ 2D Illustration
♦ Cartoons
♦ Caricature Art

ART DIRECTOR - GAMES2WIN PVT LTD, MUMBAI

March 2009 - January 2019

  • Leading a team of 5 members; managing creative direction throughout development & lifecycle of the game

  • Liaising with external vendors and freelancers for additional art requirements

  • Recruiting for projects, providing them feedbacks and meeting the deadlines

  • Understanding and facilitating the production requirement and outsourcing the work to freelancers thus, reducing the cost

  • Directing efforts right from idea generation stage, producing sketches and discussing ideas for every aspect of the game, from the storyline and the design to the gameplay and the interface

  • Coordinating with Product Managers, Creative Team and Game Design Team for understanding & meeting the requirements of the client

  • Communicating graphic themes of style and goals of a product to the team

  • Ensuring quality, consistency, and compliance of the graphic production throughout the production process

  • Pitching innovative game features that are designed to improve customer acquisition; working closely with the team to effectively implement new features and systems

  • Controlling budgets, planning resources and managing both the team and the process

  • Collaborating with team members to implement and iterate on overall game vision

TEAM LEAD - ANIMEDIA INTERACTIVE, MUMBAI

April 2008 - March 2009

  • Supervised and supported Art Team of 7 members through the production & pre-production process

  • Worked with Game Designers, Writers, Animators & Programmers

  • Conceptualized and designed interfaces for multimedia games, products, and devices

  • Defined goals, clarified direction and collected and conveyed thoughts on best practices.

HEAD OF ART AND DESIGN - ARYAN MEDIA, MUMBAI

June 2007 - March 2008

  • Successfully designed & developed games for www.kheloyaar.com & www.zapak.com

  • Designed websites such as www.hiranandanihospital.com, mellowtrade.com, kheloyaar.com, www.hakonefun.com and www.hawkersmenace.com

  • Kheloyaar.com: Suggested innovative ideas and played a key role in development of games like Elefunda, Meenakshi, Bechki & Rope-Trick

  • zapak.com: Prepared concept art, layouts and menu art for projects like Love in Vacuum and Ravan

  • Infosys: Created Animated presentations for Infosys products like Know-Your-Client (KYC), New-Account- Opening (NAO), Global-Payment-System (GPS), Integration Business Solution (IBS) and XY to XI

CARTOONIST - JAM MAGAZINE

November 2004 - January 2007

  • Created cover illustrations-caricatures for bi-weekly magazine

  • Cartoons for different articles in magazine