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Archive for March, 2010

Vijai Singh Katiyar’s book launched

Vijai Singh Katiyar, professional designer and a senior faculty member at the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, India is also a member of the Policy and Planning Committee of NID. He has led and given impetus to a number of activities at the NID including outreach, education and international programmes. He is founder of the ‘International Center for Indian Crafts’ set up at NID. He has helped a number of business enterprises for domestic as well as export sectors, contributing strategic design, product development and diversification, and implementation in the diverse areas of design. Four national seminars and an international conference on design education, DETM 2005 are to his credit. He has authored several papers on design and served on the jury panels of design competitions.

His recent book “Indian Saris: Traditions-Perspectives-Design” was launched at Bangalore and Chennai on the 25th and 26th of March. The chief guests at Bangalore were Vani Ganapathy and Prasad Bidappa & Gowri Ramnarayan & Anita Ratnam at Chennai. The book launch got extensive press coverage in all leading dailies of India.


Photography student’s work published!

Photography student Maniarasan has been nominated by Better photography for his entry . The April issue has published 4 of his works. Kudos!

Alumnus Sajith Ansar’s Idea spice film

The all heart Idea Spice movie. Behind the scenes at Idea Spice. Meet the team and understand their process. A tour of the office and our production facilities. Hear their clients speak and see what makes them tick.

TATA Elxsi, Bangalore is hiring!

TATA Elxsi is amongst the biggest and the fastest growing creative agencies in this part of the world.
They are looking for talented and creative graphic designers for our Bangalore studios.
Write to Narendra Ghate at ghate@tataelxsi. to get further details

Design contest ” Farmtrac new Avatar”

IF you need break from sketching cars and bikes then here is the new challenge for all design souls. How about designing a tractor? A real adrenaline rush.

Escorts group and Design Programme, IIT Kanpur first time in the history came together to launch a worldwide design competition for design students.
Theme: Design a Farmtrac for 2020 retaining its original identity.

A tractor Design contest for Design Students.

http://www.iitk. Events/ADEX% 2010/Competition s/Competition1. html

*For queries contact *

Neel Shah

Think Design, Hyderabad is hiring!

Think Design Collaborative, Hyderabad requires 3 Interns for an ongoing User Interface and Visual Design Projects.

Interested candidates may apply by sending CV and Portfolio (must) to rama@thinkdesign. in with Design Internship as the subject header.

Basic Requirements:

* Working knowledge of the principles of information architecture, usability, and user experience design

* Ability to convert the requirements into wireframes and mock-ups.
* Strong time management, communication, and interpersonal skills

* Excellent creative and problem-solving skills

* Good knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator . The projects duration would be 3 months.

Think Design is a Global Research, Design and Innovation consultancy with focus on User Experience Design and Industrial Design. We work across a broad
spectrum of industries, including Appliances, Telecommunications, Automobiles, Education, Retail, Software Products, Enterprise & Web
Application, Mobile Interfaces and Embedded Applications.

Established in 2004, Think Design operates from New Delhi and Hyderabad, with partners across the globe.

Rama Brahmam Aleti
Think Design Collaborative Pvt. Ltd.,
B-20, Indian Airlines Colony, Begumpet, Hyderabad.
Ph: +91-40-40212421,
http://www.thinkdesign. in

Openings at TESCO, Bangalore

This requirement is for Tesco Hindustan Service Center, Whitefield, Bangalore
There are a couple of requirements for the web designers role. Tesco is looking for WEB DESIGNERs with 1-3 years of experience .

Tesco is one of World’s leading international retailers and a Fortune 500 Company,due to recent market expansion in US they are ramping their operations.
Experience of 1-3 yrs
Relevant experience as web designer
Excellent Adobe Photoshop and HTML Skills
Good communication skills

PREFERENCES: Candidates who can join immediately(may be within 2 weeks) are preferred

Please send your resumes to