Posted in Alumni Success Story, Arena Park Street, Graphic Design, Kolkata, Student Success Stories, Training, Web Designing

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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Posted in Activities, Animation, Arena Park Street, Kolkata, Special, Student Success Stories, Students, Training

See beyond and find the real you

Swarnali Mondal had a dream. Did it come true? Read this blog post to find out.

My dream was clear for me – an Astronaut. Well you must be surprised.

Now here comes a U-turn. Curious!!?

Here, who is writing the article is not an astronaut rather she is a learner, few steps away to be an Animator.

My life is not going to be a nerdy one anymore.

Whatever is meant for you, is yours and it comes to your way by hook or crook. Animation came to me as a new hope, it’s a life changing decision I’ve made in my life. I joined Arena Animation Park Street branch since, it has been producing one of the best Animators around the world. I stepped inside a whole new world, whose few particles was already within me; but didn’t realized before.

My interactions with teachers and pupils made me realize the bond between them. The principle goes like – Be YOURSELF, WE are just making you learn the tools, it’s YOU who will choose the path through.

  • I made many new friends here.
  • I got one of the best teachers to guide me.

 

After few months of joining I got to know about an event called ORBIT LIVE. A wonderful experience so far. All kind of exclusive stars of animation are here to welcome your talent. They are ready to gift you the spotlight. The caption is cool – Hear The Stars, Meet The Stars, Be The Stars. This event really raised my confidence up.

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Swarnali receiving a Certificate from Mr. Gurtaj Mangat at Orbit Live, Mumbai
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Swarnali receiving an award at Orbit Live from Mr. Easo Matthews

 

This (APS) is such an institute that will hold up your creativity rise up high. We are always having one or the other event throughoit the whole year. I got so much appreciations and even got inspired from few of my friends’ work.

At the end, it’s like whatever you deserve you will get, may be the better one; so at present it’s a bit tough but in future you may have a blast if you give your 100% to your work (audience).

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A wall painting on our APS classroom wall done by me

 

I MAY NOT HAVE GONE WHERE I INTENDED TO GO,

BUT I THINK I HAVE ENDED UP WHERE I NEEDED TO BE.

– Douglas Adams.

Life doesn’t go the way sometimes you thought it might, you need to go on to see beyond.

-SWARNALI MONDAL

 

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Unforgettable Achievement

From my childhood I have been interested in painting. The love for paintings grew and gradually my parents started noticing it. They encouraged me to participate in different painting competitions. I did well everywhere.

There are two painting competitions in my life, I cannot ever forget. These two competitions welled up my confidence to such a level that I even started contemplating my career in such kind of creative fields.

The first competition was held for children by Shankar’s international in Delhi when I was nine years old. That day was unforgettable when I received a silver medal in this competition from The Vice president of India.

The second unforgettable competition was held when I was 15. This time I won the silver medal for the competition on painting held by Shankar’s international Children competition in Delhi.

17th January 2003, was a memorable day in my life. On that day I received the silver medal in painting from The President of India, none other than the missile man Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam.

I cannot forget that day, throughout my life. I attended the prize distribution ceremony in Delhi with my parents. When I entered this place I noticed that many participants of various countries were present in that ceremony. I felt little bit nervous to see all these people along with media and press personalities. When I was requested to take a seat beside an Australian woman, I was overwhelmed at that moment. At the very moment the President of India entered the hall, The National Anthem started, we all stood up and I felt every bit of that moment.

After that the prize distribution started. Suddenly my name was called to receive the prize and my heart filled with joy and pride. When I went to the Dias to receive the prize from President of India Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, I was speechless. I cannot forget that moment when president of India told me ‘Hello Sumana best of luck’ and shook my hand. My eyes were full of tears. While returning from the Dias after receiving the prize, I was very glad to see that the audiences were clapping for me. It seems like whole world is applauding my creativity.

-By Sumana Chattopadhyay