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I am currently buiding a Mixed Reality shopping platform with a small team, dabbling in Virtual Reality and Unity3d, integrating shopping platforms like Shopify and Magento.
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Hello, I am Pushkar. An award-winning creative with 17+ years of design, advertising and Project management experience.


I was born in one of the craziest and most inspiration cities of Bombay, India. I studied applied arts at one of the prestigious art schools in Asia: JJ Institute of Applied Arts, where I received my BFA degree, with a few awards in the annual exhibition.

I worked in Bombay for a few years with some of the leading Advertising and design agencies such as Grey, Saatchi & Saatchi and Publicis.

A few years later I moved to Dubai UAE and created award-winning work with a few of the most talented people in the world, working for multinational agencies like DDB, Bates, BBDO, Leo Burnett in Dubai. I managed to win many international awards for my work, including the prestigious Epica, One Show, Crystal and Dubai Lynx awards.

I enjoy creative challenges in Digital media at large including UX Design, UI design, Advertiaing & Game Design. I am a problem solver at heart who specializes in conceptualizing, managing and creating multi-media creative content in Digital, Video, photography, Games, Mixed Reaity. I have been a Digital project manager for a number of years managing efficiant teams while mentoring designers, photographers, developers for projects of varying magnitudes.

I am currently living and studying at Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver, Canada for my Master's Degree in Digital Media (MDM).


Work Experince:

Associate Creative Director-BPG BATES Dubai(Part of WPP group)Jul 2011 – July2017(6 yrs 2 mos)

I managed a team of Creatives, Art Directors & Copywriter. I was responsible for developing Integrated, through the line Creative for several accounts including:

HMD Nokia - Nokia mobile phones creative responsibilities for MENA region
Babyshop - A Kids Apparel brand from Landmark Group
Mashreq Bank - 3rd largest Bank in the UAE
Homebox - A furniture brand from Landmark Group
360 Mall  - 2nd biggest mall in Kuwait
Rivoli Eyezone & Hourchoice - Official Omega and Swatch group representative stores

My Responsibilities
• Working with client servicing teams to develop briefs on various client requirements.
• Presenting creative work and strategy to clients.
• Conceptualising, Planning, supervising and executing local/international Photo/video shoots a producer. Leading a team of Line producers, Model coordinators, Casting Directors, Makeup artists, Models & photographers. Supervising Retouching for the photo shoots.
• Leading several high- profile pitches with my team. We won 9 pitched for the agency in 2017.
• Reporting directly to the Executive Creative Director.


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Senior Art Director - DDB Dubai
| Mar 2009-Jul 2011

My stint at DDB Dubai gave me the experience to add strategic insights to my creative skills. I handkled createive responsibilities for an International brand like Lipton - unilever group of companies for Middle-east North-Africa and Turkey region. I Also worked here on a lot of films and Multimedia campaigns.

Accounts:
• Lipton Tea (Unilever) for Turkey, MENA and Central Africa.
• Sharjah MegaMall
• HSBC Bank



Art director - Leo Burnett Dubai
| Sep 2004 – Mar 2007
My First Experience working in Dubai UAE. It gave a me a great insight into the region & its cultural influences. I worked on a number of accounts including:

• General Motors (Envoy, Yukon, Suburban)
• Chevrolet (Optra, Epica)
• Showtime (CableTV network)
• Grohe
• Dubai TV
• Dubai Properties & Business Bay
• I won a Mena Crystal Grandprix for General motors Poster
• I won a poster competition for Mena Crystal awards, as a result I was chosen to represent the MENA region at the Crystal festival at Meribel, France.
Sr. Art Director - Impact BBDO
| Mar 2007 – Feb 2009

Ths was my exposure to Maga brands like PepsicCo and Masterfoods. I worked on some big productions on Snickers and Mountain Dew at BBDO.

Accounts:
• Pepsi Co (Pepsi, Miranda, 7up & Mountain Dew)
• Masterfoods (Snickers)
• Citizen Watches
• DME





Bombay, INDIA

Art Director -
Saatchi & Saatchi Mumbai -2004


Art Director - Ambience Publicis
| 2004

Art Director - Alok Nanda Company | 2002-2003

Art Director - Grey World Wide | 2000 - 2002

Creative Department Intern -JWT | 1998 -2000


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Specialties:

User eXperience Design
UI - User Interface Design
360 ̊  Advertising Campaigns
Photography


Other Intrests
Mixed Reality
Game Design
Augemented Reality
Inline skating



Social Media

Email: pushkar.web(at)gmail.com
linkedin: linkedin.com/in/pushkar30

References

Contacts available on request:
Manoj Ammanath 
Creative Director, DDB Dubai


Yayati Godbole 
Creative Director, Leo Burnett Dubai

Micky Kalita 
Associate Creative Director, Bates Dubai


Nishant Shah 
Creative Director. Lowe Tokyo.





Client list


FMCG
Lipton - Yellow Label
Lipton - Clear Green
Lipton - Chai latte
Pepsico - Pepsi
Pepsico - Mountain Dew
Pepsico - Mirinda
Pepsico - 7up
Al Rawabi - Juices
Al Rawabi - Milk
Tetley Tea
Masterfoods - Snickers
Himani
Dabur
ITC Foods
Saffola Sunflower Oil

MUSIC
Easy Buy Music



AUTOMOTIVE
General Motors - Envoy
General Motors - Yukon
General Motors - Suburban
Chevrolet - Optra
Chevrolet - Epica
Chrysler

SERVICES
Showtime - CableTV network
RTA - Road Transport Authority Dubai
RTA - Dubai - Metro
RTA - Dubai - Tram
RTA - Dubai - Bus
FNC - Federal National Council
BPCL - Bharat Petroleum

FINANCE
HSBC Bank
HDFC Bank
FGB - First Gulf Bank
Kotak Mahindra Bank
Sharekhan.com
Dubai Mercantile Exchange



RETAIL
Grohe
Citizen Watches
Sharjah Megamall
360 mall
Global Village

FASHION
Arrow Shirts
Wrangler
Babyshop
Park Avenue

TELCOM
BPL Mobile

REAL ESTATE
Dubai Properties
Business Bay

HOSPITALITY
Barista Coffee Company
Taj Group of Hotels
Travelport



Skills & tools

Sketch
Adobe XD
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Indesign
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Premiere
Invision
Invision Studio
Cinema 4d
Unreal Engine
Unity 3d
Persona
Prototyping
Wireframing
Sketching
Doodling
Agile
Scrum
Photography
Video Editing




Bombay

INDIA

Dubai

UAE


Vancouver

CANADA