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Summary

Former entrepreneur turned multidisciplinary visual designer specialised in creating visually stunning graphics that present information in an aesthetic yet straight forward manner. Known to approach the client needs with a creative view by bringing fresh new ideas and communicate them to cross functional and cross geographic members

Design Portfolio: https://www.behance.net/harikumarhere

Work experience

Aug 2015Present

Visual Designer II

Amazon.com

Visual designer in the Global product services team of Amazon Inc. which is responsible for all branding related initiatives in North America, EU, India, South East Asia. Currently responsible for Quality assurance of creatives delivered by 8 member team catering to Jewellery category. Was promoted within 14 months of joining in recognition of dedication, hard work and creativity

Achievements

  • Awarded “Star of the Month” for period of March 2016 
  • Created design guidelines, style guides for the launch of Amazon Prime Video which was well appreciated and followed in other markets too
  • Led a team of 7 designers and completed the GOSF graphic design activities 1 week before deadline

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for designing graphics while maintaining the guidelines as well as consistency across creative types
  • Requirement gathering from internal clients and present ideas/ designs effectively to a cross functional audience and get required approvals.
  • Present the user interface visually so information is easy to read, easy to understand and easy to find
  • Compose designs that can promote products listed in Amazon platform detailing all nitty gritty and ensure it gets communicated to the end user properly along with the offer details if any
  • Compiled the entire training module and organised workshop for introducing amazon guidelines for the newly recruited design team in China
  • Part of the mentoring team for fresh recruits in Amazon Chennai Office
Jul 2012Feb 2015

Co-Founder & Design Head

Waltz Media

Waltz Media was a design lab co-founded with my class mate during our second year at College. We had clients based out of Africa, Europe, North America, Middle East as well as India.

Achievements

  • Responsible for UI and creative designing initiatives and successfully completed 30+ web, mobile and print projects
  • Conceptualised congotoday.net, D.R.Congo’s first responsive news and classifieds portal
  • Chief design consultant for clients of congotoday.biz, an innovative and affordable platform where small businesses could maintain a web presence
  • Lead form optimisation of a home delivery client based out of D.R Congo by improving the lead conversion by 65%
  • Worked with companies across domains like FMCG, Media, Hospitality across geographies – NA, Africa, Middle East, Asia

Responsibilities

  • Led a team of 6 designers and developers – delivering internet products that exceeded client expectations
  • Set various design themes and define design approach for projects
  • Conceive and oversee the development of in-house web products – HTML/CSS
  • Create and optimise work-flow with daily scrum calls Initiate team building activities
  • Organise marketing plan for clients – Social media marketing, SEO/SEM

Technical Skills

  • Sketch
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe After effects
  • Adobe Premier
  • Balsamiq
  • Invision

Education

20112014

Bachelor of Science (Multimedia)

Annamalai University