Team: A multi-disciplinary team of industry professionals
Rakesh Khanna (Copy):
A graduate in Sociology (Honours) from Hindu College, Delhi University, Rakesh also has a post-graduate degree in Social Work from Delhi University. He has over 20 years experience in advertising. He has worked as a copywriter with The Edge, Contract and Lintas.
He has been a Production Manager with OBEETEE and Research Associate with Gandhi Peace Foundation. He is a volunteer with Children of the World, an NGO. Besides, he is a guest faculty at the National Institute of Advertising.
Vishwesh Sant (Art Direction):
A graduate of National Institute of Design, Vishwesh specialises in graphic design and painting. He has over 20 years experience in the field. He has worked with agencies such as Sistas and Grey. He has won the CAG Award for the Modi Xerox Calendar. He doubles up as Guest Faculty at National Institute of Advertising.
Ramesh Jude Thomas (Advisor - Marketing and Strategic Brand Valuation):
He set up India’s first brand consultancy entitled SABRE in 1995; and led the first strategy brand valuation in India, for Titan Industries. He is a registered faculty at the University of Copenhagen and an invited lecturer to INSEAD, Paris.
Currently, he is the Principal Executive Officer, Equitor Consultancy.
Seema Bakshi (Copy):
Graduate in Journalism and English Literature. She has over 25 years advertising experience in agencies such as JWT and Frank Simoes. Her specialisation is copywriting and content development for the Internet.
Dipankar Bhattacharya (Illustration):
Graduate in English (Honours) from St. Xaviers, Kolkata. He has over 20 years advertising experience in copywriting, client servicing and art direction. He has worked with Godrej Boyce and agencies such as GKE, JWT and Mcann Erickson. He now specialises in graphic design and illustration.
Bappa Ray (Documentary Films):
Award wining documentary film maker, with 25 years experience - having explored subjects such as agriculture, women’s empowerment and education, and tribal development. His latest film ‘The Morung – A silent witness of the brave Wancho’ – has won a Government of India National Award.
Shailan Parker (Photography):
A graduate of National Institute of Design, Shailan specialises in tabletop, fashion and industrial photography. He has over 20 years experience in the field. He has done special projects for OXFAM; and has a ITC sponsored cook book to his credit.
He teaches photography at the National Institute of Fashion Technology and is a guest faculty at National Institute of Advertising.