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Vinay Jason Haridas’s Story

Hi, my name is Vinay Jason Haridas and I am a Graphic and Web designer. I specialize in logo design / brand identity/web template designing etc. From a young age I have been fascinated by art and design and by my teen years started following Japanese style of ate i.e Anime / Manga.

After passing my class 12, I enrolled myself in Academy of Fine Arts and followed that up by learning designing software’s like Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Draw & Flash from Arena Animation Park Street. A year later in 2010 I was living my dream when I got my first job as a designer in Dream Infotech Gangtok, Sikkim. This is where I improved my skills as a designer for Web & Graphics

In 2012 I got my big break by landing a job in Dubai U.A.E as a lead designer for Graphic International Centre where I gained knowledge about print media, it was a completely new experience for me here with the change in life, people, culture and so on. The biggest challenge here was to learn what happens next once we design that poster or brochure, the different printing technologies, media, inks etc.

Graphic/Web design has broadened its reach dramatically over the past decade, expanding from a specialized profession to a widely deployed skill. More designers are becoming producers, authors, publishers, and entrepreneurs actively employing their creative skills as makers of content and shapers of experiences.

Today, graphic design has become second nature. In fact, most people do not
even realize that every day they are viewing thousands of visuals from the
label on their tea in the morning, to the hoarding on the way to work, to when we open our phones or computers, to watching TV, or the advertisement on public transport, to the toothpaste packaging before they go to sleep.

Being a web or graphic designer is always about being at par with the latest trends and software’s, to improve yourself in all aspects and give yourself that edge from others and not just another face in this world of designs. That is why I have come back to where it all started here in Arena Park Street to improve myself once again and start a new chapter in my life.

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The Idea Of Waiting For Something Makes it More Fascinating

Munmun Manna, our Ex Students shares the surprise that she received at the workplace today!

Hello everyone. I, Munmun Manna want to share the surprise, which I received today, with all of you.

Last year, on 18th June, I joined the best institute of India i.e. Arena Animation Park Street for the GWDD (Graphics, Web Designing & Development) course. There I have got the BEST guru of my life i.e. our Respected Somnath Sir. My family, Sir and my friends have always inspired me a lot. Earlier, I had a very negative kind of approach, but today I am totally a different person.

On 10th June, 2015 (a little less than a year after I joined APS), I was appointed as a Web Designer & Front-end Developer at Innovitas IT Services.

For students, having a job is a way of making money, just a way of having extra cash for movies or clothes.  It makes one feel independent. Personally, it made me feel sort of like an adult. It taught me how to be responsible and to handle my finances. I had to learn how to interact with my co-workers, work with different types of people, how to handle the clients, and also learn punctuality. In a way, it was almost like I had learned real life skills in under 6 months. It will always be a big part of me maturing and becoming a young adult.

Today I was very tensed since morning. I remember walking in nervously and taking a seat. I glanced around and saw my expression was mirrored in my co-workers’ faces. Our supervisor welcomed me warmly and even gave out snacks. Then I got the biggest surprise when Sir told me that from now onwards I will be the team-leader of our company. Sir clearly explained what they expected and walked us through the steps. I remember leaving with a smile on a face, happy that I landed my dream job.

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Munmun in her office at Innovitas IT Services

All in all, my job has taught me many beneficial things. To always have an open mind and be willing to work in any type of work environment. To be willing to adapt to fit in a new work place; and to always be respectful and kind to not only my future supervisors, but my co-workers as well. What I have learned in the span of less than six months will always be a big part of me growing up. I’m looking forward to taking what I’ve learned and applying it. I really don’t know where I would be if I didn’t take this job opportunity because without it, I would have never learned what I have.

-Munmun Manna