This is Apaarjeet Chopra’s Resume. I live on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, like what you see, get in touch…
I have 19 years of real world experience, I’ve done web, print and illustration since I graduated in 1993, I was first published in 1994, by the Times of India and did my first website in 1995 for The Economic Times of India, the second newspaper online out of India. I’ve done websites since the web appeared and print even longer, and I still work in both mediums having lost none of my love for either. Notable clients other than the above have included, The Smithsonian Institute, The Nobel Museum, MacWorldExpo sites NY 2000 & SF 2001, My Jewish Learning, Harper Collins Publishers and Business Today Magazine.
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, WordPress, Drupal, HTML/CSS, CMS custom themes & development, User Experience and Interface design, Logo’s & Corporate Identity, Interactive Marketing & Web Banners.
Fully conversant with a variety of traditional mediums as well:
Acrylics, Watercolors, Pen & Ink, Oils, Charcoal, Batik & Woodcarving.
Managing Partner at Sirculr LLC
Sept 2011 – current
Apr 2009 – current
Bittennails Design & Illustration
Art Director & Project Manager at Cape.com
Aug 2003 – Apr 2009
Responsible for all front end design, html/css markup, cms themeing, project management, corporate identity, logo’s and interactive marketing for cape.com client websites. Continued maintenance of over a hundred & fifty hosted client sites. Additionally responsible for Capecom’s internal web requirements, web application user interface development, and voip application user interfaces, as well as all marketing, print and multimedia advertising.
Senior Designer at MMI Inc.
Sept 1999 – Nov 2002
Responsible for all front end design from conception through execution. Original mockups through to production graphics. All related print materials, and/or corporate identity creation based on clients needs. Continued front end maintenance of a large number of client sites. Coordination of all front end design requirements for all projects between programmers, project managers and clients to provide cohesive targeted solutions. The projects varied over the three years from complete website solutions to targeted interactive applications.
First solo exhibition of paintings
April 1998, at The Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, New Delhi
Set up Bitten Nails Illustration Pvt. Ltd., my own design firm.
May 1996 – August 1999
I had a staff of two, a designer and an illustrator, both ex-colleagues from the Times of India. Clients included :
Harper Collins Publishers – original Illustrations and designed layouts for their Book covers.
United Services Institute Residency, New Delhi, corporate identity and all print marketing materials for their launch of the new hotel.
Design Consultant, Business Today.
Aug. 1995 – May 1996
The leading national business magazine in India. Creation of original illustration for covers and articles within. Interacting closely with the art director to facilitate the look and feel of every issue.
Lead Designer, The Economic Times Internet Project.
Dec. 1995 – May 1996
Creation of India’s first Business Newspaper on the Internet. www.economictimes.com
Coordination and implementation of all design elements and aspects pertaining to a daily business newspaper on the Internet. Creation of template layouts for all sections to facilitate informational changes on a daily basis. Creation of multiple templated graphics so additional pages could be added as desired.
Staff Illustrator, The Economic Times.
Aug 1994 – Dec 1995
The leading national business daily in India. Creation of original illustrations for the cover page and the middle section of the Investor’s Guide since it’s relaunch on the 15th of Aug. ’94. This was continued on a weekly basis till the 4th of Dec.’95.
• When dates overlap, I was working on the projects or held the positions simultaneously.
BFA, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1990 – 1993
Major in Illustration with integrated Computer Graphics.
Academy of Art College, San Francisco
BCom, Bachelor of Commerce, 1986 – 1989
Major in Business Management and Marketing.
Sydenham College, Bombay
Graduated High School, St. Paul’s School, Darjeeling
References Available upon request