Saturday, August 4, 2012

Job Application. Cover Letter. CV


Contact Details:

Miss Soha D. Kulkarni
GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Email: sohakulkarni@gmail.com | Contact No. 0223079322

Portfolio: www.sohafolio.blogspot.com

Address: 56 David Crescent, Karori, 6012, Wellington.
Visa Status- Student Visa (Natcoll Design School) valid till 30th September.

Key Skills: 

  • Can work effortlessly on softwares like Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Lightwave, Pagemaker, Microsoft word, Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe premire (Adobe suite)
  • Good knowledge of Design, Colour and Layout.
  • Good management and cordination skills. (can effectively work under extreme stress and successfully complete a given task)

Introduction:

Greetings,
A request to invest a few minutes of your valuable time to browse through my CV. I'm sure it will not disappoint you.
My CV and 6.5yrs work experience is from the designing side of media. In this journey of handling different mediums (PRINT, FILM, TELEVISION) i have developed a fair amount of management and cordination skills.
I introduce myself as Soha Kulkarni, a Computer Graphics Graduate from India, Mumbai. I recently came to NZ, wellington to pursue a Short Course at Natcoll Design School. The course finishes on 3rd September. It has been a wonderful experience being in this gorgeous, windy city. I also wish to pursue the Digital Media Advanced course in March 2013 at the same Institute, but I require an opportunity to work with you as I continue my journey the digital media. I hold a student visa which is valid till the 30th of september 2012. Afterwhich I will be extending my stay here in Wellington till my next course starts in March.
Now a bit about my work-journey back in India. I graduated from a renowned University in Mumbai, Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art and acquired a BFA (Bachelor in Fine Art-Applied Art) Degree in the year 2005. (Specialized in Typography).
Creativity and Innovation has always kept me on my toes and alive. Hence, right after graduation, I chose the exciting route of Filmmaking. I assisted on a few films in Bollywood and regional Cinema and tread the fast paced, exuberant line of art. I also worked as a costumer designer for a regional film (which won the Indian National Award in 2009.)
Design & Branding was always a part of my existence even through this different journey and medium. I have been freelancing as a Graphic Designer since 2005 and have had the opportunity to handle various clients in the field of art, marketing, garment business, publications etc. I also co-founded a product-line company (www.facebook.com/jaasprofile) with a colleague which encompassed customized gift articles and merchandise.
As I travelled through this path, hungry to innovate and learn, opportunity knocked again and had a different medium of creativity, to explore - Television (Broadcasting).

Having explored all 3 mediums (PRINT, TV, FILM) in the field of art for 6.5 years, I feel fortunate and blessed. My aim is to be inspired and continue progressing in the field of ‘art’! I believe that creativity will always stand out in any medium of expression. I aim at working as a Creative Director someday.

The world is progressing fast, and learning new techniques and applying them correctly will enhance the creative process. I like to achieve goals effectively and can handle pressure independently or/and as a team member. An experience counts, either small or big, I am willing to work/ learn at all times.
It would be great if I get a chance to meet you and discuss the opportunities. Since I am new in this city, I would like to work as an intern or apprentice to gain as much local experience as possible. Please get back to me at the earliest.

Please find attched CV.
I hope you find my experience interesting. I am available to start immediately (part-time and /or weekends) . Please consider my application to see if it fits any profile available.
I am a strong, confident, hardworking girl and can manage/handle any kind of work effectively.
Awaiting a positive response from you.

Regards,

Soha Kulkarni
0223079322


Career Objective:

An Applied Art Graphic Designer by Degree, I have managed to explore most medium of creativity
(Film, TV, Print). My aim is to be inspired and continue progressing in the field of ‘art’! I believe that
creativity will always stand out in any medium of expression.
The world is progressing fast, and learning new techniques and applying them correctly will enhance
the creative process. I like to achieve goals effectively and can handle pressure independently
or as a team member.

About Me:

A am a versatile individual and like to experiment in the creative field. Proven to fulfill responsibilities
in a professional and an efficient manner, self motivated with proven experience when working
within teams. Visualize, Create, Live!

Career Highlights:

           
            •          Graphic Designing (www.sohafolio.blogsot.com)
            •          Conceptualization and direction
            •          Corporate identity development  (Design and Print)
            •          Digital Marketing and Social Media (planning and execution)
            •          Film presentation & promotions (Design and Concept)
            •          Costumes and artist management
            •          Broad cast management (TV)
            •          Programming – television channels (Sony Entertainment Televison, Zee Network)
            •          Publication Design and product packaging
            •          Pre  and Post production creative development (FILM AND TELEVISION)
            •         Creative Writing for TV shows (soap operas in India) (www.soscafe.blogspot.com)



Work Experience:

AS A GRAPHIC DESIGNER:

2001- 2003: Worked as faculty in computer graphics (COREL DRAW, PHOTOSHOP, PAGEMAKER, 3D MAX) at
Abhinav Computer Institute, Mumbai, India. Part-Time. (During my Applied Art Bachelors Degree course)

Freelancing as a Graphic Designer. From 2006. www.sohafolio.blogspot.com

Clients:

Heritage India Magazine: Have been extensively working on Layout, Design and publicity design.
Conceptulized and Directed an 8min presentation film for the Magazine.

Upstage Film Company: Branding and Logo, Publicity Design and Costume design for their production film Shevri (won the National Award in 2010) : www.shevri.blogspot.com

Zeal Garments: Designed layouts for magazine Ads and conceptulized Photoshoot and execution for their range of summer and winter wear for kids.

Asian paints: A renowned paint company. Designed, branding for their new swatches and print ads. Also designed their year book and annual diary.

Branding for various companies like Palm Interiors, Vonco constructions, Promotion Edit Studio, Law Quest etc.



FILM-  A Passion

AS AN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:


Assistant to Chitra Palekar for her Marathi Film Maati Maay in July 2005-Jan 2006
(chosen for the London film festival and Toronto film festival, Miami film Festival)

Worked on pre production as a 3rd Assistant to director Nupur Asthana for her film-
Bombay High produced by UTV motion pictures 2006

Assistant director for the Marathi film ‘Sakhi’ directed by Sanjay Surkar produced by
Lata narvekar & Bharati Achrekar. 2007

Worked on a music video- ‘Kesariya’ composed by Amit kumar Trivedi a Whistling Woods Institute project.

Worked backstage for  Mahatma Vs Gandhi (English play) in 98-99’

Worked as an apprentice for Justin Davis and Cherish Menengis in Art direction on the sets of Kehata hai dil baar barr (Directed by Rahul Dholakia). (2001) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0322936/

 Worked on a music video- ‘Kesariya’ composed by Amit kumar Trivedi a
Whistling Woods Institute project. 2008 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzeCLkd9kRI


PRODUCTION FOR UFCo.:

Costumes and Pre and Post Production work for the Marathi Film ‘Shevri’
(Directed by Gajendra Ahire and Produced by Neena Kulkarni- UFCo.[Upstage Film Company])

Still Photography (For publicity) along with publicity designing concept work for the film ‘Shevri’


TV- BROADCAST MEDIA

AS AN ASSOCIATE CREATIVE HEAD:

Worked as an Associate Creative Head at Balaji Telefilms (on Kasauti Zindagi Kay). 2007

Worked as an Associate Creative Head on ‘Champ’ for bindass channel (UTV) Asmita Chitra Production. 2007-2008

AS A Programmer (TV-BROADCAST MEDIA)

1.5yrs experience as a creative executive Programmer in ZEE MARATHI. 2008-2009
(FICTION AND NON FICTION SHOWS)

Worked as a creative Executive Programmer for a year at Multi screen media- Sony entertainment television. Since 2011- 2012  (FICTION SHOWS)



Other Skills:

Fluent in English, Hindi & Marathi (mother tongue).
Microsoft office, Excel, Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, 3Dmax, Illustator, In Design,
Flash, PageMaker, Dreamweaver.
Aiming at studying- 2D and 3D animation and web design.
Script writing, fiction concepts, stories, Photography, sketching.

Courses and Certificates:
  • Bachelor in Fine Art Applied Art (Computer Graphics) Degree
  • D.T.P.(desktop publishing) from NEAR computer education.(1999-2000)
  • Animation (3D Max, Gif animator, elastic reality, animator pro) from A-PLUS computer
          education.(2002-03) attained 87% with grade (A+) 
  • Basic PHOTOGRAPHY course from SHRIKANT MALUSHTE Institute.(2002-03)
  • Certificate for ADNORMER 2002 advertising campaign (Sydnom College) 2002-03
          representing Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art.
  • Represented School for ART competitions etc.(Holland  school of art- a campaign
          representing Indian festivals in 1998)
  • Certificate of Merit for Camlin art competition in 1997, 98’, 99.
  • Certificate of merit for SYNAPSE and Bombay SPCA art competition (1998)
  • Certificates for state art exhibitions and IBDA through college.
  • STATE AWARDS NOMINATION in the Best Costumes Category for the film Shevri.
  • Icreate Certificate Course at Natcoll Design School Wellington, New Zealand. (Level 3)
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