About me

Have 13 years of experience in Print, Web, Digital Design & Art Direction. Worked on defining design strategy for many start ups and handled teams and projects for Media companies.

Portfolio
http://jaganramalingam.com/portfolio/

Resume

Digitide, Pune
Digital Art Director
January 2012 – Till date
Role: My role is to create design/ communication guidelines for new and existing brands. Handle the design team, Create concepts and set Art Direction, Prepare presentations for client meetings. To name a few brands GQ, Vogue and Eatsome.

Lonely Planet Magazine India, Mumbai
Art Director
December 2009 – December 2011
Reference: Jennifer Machado (HR Manager) jennifer.machado@wwm.co.in
Role: Maintain the editorial design quality of the publication and ensure timely delivery for print. Manage the design team to ensure smooth workflow. Commission photographers and illustrators; write briefs for them for the stories planned by the editorial team.

Content Syndicate, Dubai
Senior Graphic Designer
November 2008-December 2009
Role: Create design solutions along with the content created by the company for newsletters, magazines and websites. Suggest and innovate ideas and design solutions especially for websites to support the company’s revenue. Assist marketing team’s design requirements for presentations. Understanding both languages English and Arabic from the design context and set up a seamless design workflow.

Mid Atlantic Design Corporation (MADCO) Maryland, USA
Senior Designer Print/Web (Offshore – Pune)
June 2007-October 2008
Reference: Kimberly Bean (Director) kimberlybean.com@gmail.com
Role: Design a quarterly publication called “Southern Maryland Wedding guide” by the company and supported websites. Coordinate with programmers to create content management system implemented on the company’s and clients websites.

RAVE India, Bangalore
Senior Graphic Designer
October 2006-May 2007
Reference: Naveen Aysola (Creative Director) naveenaysola@gmail.com
Role: Responsible for magazine layouts and create designs for magazine’s promotional activities. Also to design posters and invites for the event department.

Mindworks Global Media, New Delhi
Senior Visualiser
April 2005 – September 2006
Reference: Nitin Dhawan (HR and Project Manager) +91 9811846223
Role: Create designs for tabloids and newspaper supplements

Akshay Advertising, Pune
Visualiser
July 2004 – March 2005
Reference: Akshay Rao (Director) +91 9822061055
Role: Create designs for Advertisement campaigns and marketing collaterals. Mostly for real estate clients

Apparao Galleries, Chennai
Graphic Designer
May 2003 – June 2004
Reference: Sharan Apparao (Director) – +919841022477
Role: To create campaign for Art Exhibitions and design promotional materials like Catalogue, Brochure, Invites, Newsletters and Press release

Education
Government College of Fine Arts, Chennai
B.F.A. (Visual Communication Design)
1999 April – 2003 April

Applied Skills
Conceptual & Strategic design, Branding Development, Illustration, Typography & Typesetting, Web design (Responsive), Photography, Motion Graphics, Digital Design

Computer Skills
Bohemian Sketch, Adobe XD, InDesign, DPS, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flex Builder, Flash, After Effects, HTML5 & CSS