• Thirst-day Exhibit 12: Jamini Roy I recently learned about an important feature that distinguishes us human beings, right on top with our opposable thumbs and standing upright – the prefrontal cortex. The prefrontal cortex, among many things it does, enables us to simulate experiences. Or in other words, it helps us create narratives or tell stories. And we human beings […]
  • Thirst-day Exhibit 09: The Coup Connection A friend and a teacher once told me that creativity is about finding connections between things that are not seemingly related. The rational part of my mind dismissed this as superficial and vaguely self-indulgent. But I present you a case where I found a movie, a book and a song inspired by one event – […]
  • SrishtiTV: 4 lessons for young design professionals The students of Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology have launched a YouTube Channel called SrishtiTV. In their words, it is ‘a premier attempt to humanise the growing art and design student community in India over its 9 playlists’. I was one of the ‘experts’ interviewed by them for the playlist ‘Excerpts from Experts’. […]
  • NASSCOM Talk: Elements of Digital Marketing Addressing a group of 200+ technologists, I realize, is not as easy as talking to design professionals. The tech pros are way more left-brained and need a connected narrative that offers a rational process. This talk at GIC NASSCOM in Hyderabad is my attempt at offering a framework that they can use as a common […]
  • Thirst-day Exhibit 07: Ferran Adrià We need to put the thirst back in design professionals to be aware, appreciative and understand art. So my Thursday posts are going to be about the artists who inspired me. I have stepped out of my comfort zone to the culinary arts here. Could you imagine people eating a painting — if they could […]
  • 4 more Graphic Design Tools that are forgotten #DesignNostalgia Dear millennial designer (Now you know who you are): If you have not read the prequel, you should. Apparently, I woke the geriatric ward up when I published the previous post and my fellow designers were swept in a tsunami of nostalgia. All the design tools in this post are their suggestions and I thank […]
  • 4 Graphic Design tools that are forgotten: #DesignNostalgia Dear millennial designer (If you know what one-hour photos are you do not qualify, and no, it is not the maximum number of selfies taken in 60 minutes): I am going to wake you up to some reality of yore that you probably will not enjoy. You need to sit down for this one. Right […]
  • Brand New Belief New businesses and tech startups are slowly waking up to the idea of their internal and external brand helping their businesses grow. They now know it is the sticky glue that makes employees and customers belong to this unsaid faith called brand. But most of you founders and entrepreneurs still think a brand is ‘touchy […]
  • Thirst-Day Exhibit 02: Javier Mariscal I work with visual art professionals every day. Most often I use art references to suggest a style, a palette or a tonality that is appropriate to the brand that we are working on. I always get blank faces. We need to put the thirst back in design professionals to be aware, appreciative and understand […]
  • Thirst-day Exhibit 01: Paul Klée I work with visual art professionals every day. Most often I use art references to suggest a style, a palette or a tonality that is appropriate to the brand that we are working on. I always get blank faces. We need to put the thirst back in design professionals to be aware, appreciative and understand […]