A little something about me!

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Currently a student at London College of Communication, London, UK. Akanksha is a design enthusiast building Brand Strategies, Identities, and trying her hands on everything design. Aligning the goals of the brand to the needs of their customers aka. creating brand experiences with personality. You can often find her illustrating for her Instagram page or binging on Youtube videos in her free time.

 

Graduated from Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune. Design has always been and continues to be a huge influence in just about every area of her life. It’s in what she wear, how she lives, and just about all the little things around her.

EXPERIENCE

Grappus Pvt Ltd

Senior  Brand Strategist

November 2021 - August 2022

The big great project was a branding sprint for Kotak Securities - an old and trustworthy financial trading platform in India. Harnessing Kotak's tradition of trust with technology's next-gen ease for the brand refreshment
and a new website for for it’s product Kotak Securities. Worked on UI for Kotak Securities elaborate website

Unilodgers (San Francisco & Gurgaon)

Senior Graphic Designer

June 2020 - present

Having learned at my previous company how to form brands, identities, and strategies, at Unilodgers it was time to implement these at a much bigger scale and gain brand awareness and growth.

Bakheda.Pvt.Ltd (Singapore & Delhi)

Mid-level Graphic Designer and Art Director

Feb 2019 - January 2020

Joining Bakheda opened a ton of opportunities in design. I was forced to not only think like a designer but also a writer, strategist, comedian and what not? I art directed the assets for Snapchat India (creating filters & stickers). We worked on branding and advertising events, companies, festivals, etc. The merger of two major companies Paytm & Insider and creating a systematic branding system for them was one of the key projects I worked on. 

Inshorts.Pvt.Ltd, Noida

Graphic Designer

May 2017 - January 2019

My task here was to design news in a fun and eye-catching manner for Inpix, a byproduct of Inshorts. From a little typography to discovering my love for collages, there was a lot I worked and learned through these designs. Worked closely with different designers to create the vision, conceive designs, and consistently meet deadlines and requirements.

 

Apart from that, I had an added responsibility as a Team Leader. I had to effectively coordinate all the designers to meet all design requirements and make sure things run smoothly throughout the day. I also had to arrange small fun design activities for team building every week.