Adobe Capture CC 2016 : Patterns

Adobe Creative Cloud recently launched a new 2016 edition and the first thing that caught my eye was Adobe Capture ( which is available for Android! PHEW! ). And the demo above completely reeled me in – I’ve never imagined that creating seamless patterns would be this easy. I miss my branding days, when I would have found more use…
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Being a Sellout & Making Money

After some ( about a decade plus )  years of being part of the “workforce” as an independent / entrepreneurial / freelancing photographer / graphic designer ( yes, I’ve done lots of things in lots of industries ), I have come to the conclusion that at least in India, making money is still considered “dirty”. I used to believe this…
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Plagiarism by Ocimum Biosolutions

Keeping it factual. I was trawling through various “Happy Diwali” emails in my inbox when I chanced upon one sent by the CEO of Ocimum Biosolutions. The email visual was using a Diwali wallpaper from my blog. No credit was provided and the email footer mentioned, “The information contained in this email and any attachments is confidential and may be…
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New desktop

…and some Diwali lights. If you haven’t yet seen the 2010 Diwali Wallpaper, you can download it here. I finally have a beast of a desktop to help me be even more efficient with my design & photography workflows. Since this is relevant to both of my businesses, I will be doing a detailed cross post over on the photography…
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Personal calling cards

Or business cards. After much heartburn and crumpled sheets of paper – I’ve emailed the following design to @themandatepress for a letterpress print job – basic black on white, gold edges and 600gsm stock from Crane’s Lettra range. It has blown my budget but these have been a long time coming. It will take about 2-3 weeks for the cards…
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Diwali 2010 Wallpaper

What a year 2010 has been! Roller-coaster! Tons of design and photography related work, time spent with family & friends, some amazing clients, copious amounts of professionalism training, a much-wanted mentor, mid-year slowdown and year-end spike in work so much so that there’s hardly any time to introspect. 2010 is about to come to a close and as always, Diwali-time…
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Books, Magazines and Stationery

Going to Landmark, Gurgaon, is like entering a wonderland. Always enough books, magazines and stationery to catch my fancy and be useful at the same time. Some of the posters on their racks are good too. This particular visit was planned and has been pending for over three months. Since after moving to Noida, our only hope has been Om…
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Pentagram’s What Type Are You

This microsite : http://pentagram.com/what-type-are-you/ is by @pentagramdesign and the following is supposed to be my Type : Cooper Black Italic. I picked being emotional, progressive, assertive and relaxed. I’ve never used Cooper Black Italic but maybe I should! Nifty little engagement on the microsite – not much of a time waster either.
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