Founder and Creative Director
Abhisek brings 12+ years of experience in design and managing entrepreneurial ventures. Over this period, he has led branding and web design projects, launched and grown a niche brand of handmade soaps, designed low-cost furniture, shot portraits for a football team, advised founders and CEOs and built a presentation design studio that counts Facebook, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Unilever, L'oreal and Cisco as clients.
He spends 80% of his time answering emails (if you don't hear back from us, you know who to blame!). In the other 20% he looks after Villa P (our studio), directs branding and web projects and meddles in everyone's work. He compulsively draws out ideas to make a point, not sparing any scrap of paper lying around, even cheque books!
Head of Happiness
Snigdha had more than 9 years of experience building organisations and teams. At Beard Design, she wears many hats (or scarves!) She nurtures our studio space, handles our team-building and recruitment processes and makes sure that we don't forget to have fun. She crafts the menu for our game nights, is the match referee at our Pictionary Wars and throws tea parties under the mango tree in our garden. And she introduces new team members to our big fat Studio Guidelines (half of which are about how to take care of Bodoni).
She does all this in only 30% of her time. In the other 70%, she runs one of India's finest gourmet tea brands, where she finds the best teas from different estates, creates signature blends and organizes Chai Walks.
Studio Manager and HR
Amrit manages our studio and handles HR. Born in Nigeria, brought up in Dubai, educated in London and in love with Bombay! His KRA is to do everything required to keep the studio awesome and ensuring that we hire the brightest team.
An Electronics Engineer, Amrit founded a startup that worked in Augmented Reality, 3D Printing and Artificial Intelligence, prior to joining Beard Design. He is deeply interested in IoT for Home and is currently playing around with his Nest system.
Amrit is an avid reader, interested in technology, geopolitics, economy and startups. He spends his free time discovering music on SoundCloud or looking for Vegan Restaurants.
Business Head, Web + UX/UI Team
Aakash leads our Web and UI team. He combines an education in and inclination for engineering with a keen aesthetic sense to build delightful websites and user experiences. While his work is medium agnostic, he focuses on building Websites and App Interface. And he's built the interface for the operating system of a Smartwatch!
When he's not in front of the computer (about 47 mins every day) he loves skating and has morbid fantasies of decapitating famous musicians. In his spare time, he experiments with CSS.
He is also an avid guitarist and is often found talking about playing the guitar, but has never actually been seen playing one.
Lead Front-end developer
Viraj is an Engineer and a front-end development specialist with an eye for aesthetic detail. He loves SVGs and believes that anything that can be animated, should be animated.
He is an amateur Bitcoin investor and is obsessed with the idea of crypto currency, even after losing a small fortune.
His fitness regimen includes talking about running every morning. He loves discovering new restaurants (that serve vegetarian food) and is on an eternal quest to make the perfect Dhokla.
Tanya has spent 10 years pursuing fine arts and 4 years pursuing design. Over this period, she's developed a deep love for illustration and brand design.
Tanya's work is methodical, fresh and bold. She tries to bring art into her design work and food into everything. She is a self-confessed glutton who has an appetite seriously disproportionate to her size.
The other great love of Tanya's life is dogs - she cuddles them against their will and says they smell of cookie batter. Though, she's been known to hallucinate about cookies.
Alija studied graphic design at the graduate level in India and at the Post-graduate level in the US. She's also worked in design teams in both countries. She has a special passion for brand design and a love for vinyls, neon colors, icons and tacos.
She is a closet math geek and has never lost a game of Scotland Yard. Though, Netflix has prevented her from solving the Hodge Conjecture.
From graphs to graphics, from integers to illustration - Sanjana is a self-taught graphic designer and artist. She loves illustration and has a special obsession with portraits. Sanjana has almost three years of experience as a graphic designer.
She loves dogs, but Google Maps is her best friend. And she dances like nobody's watching - except the whole internet!
Devang is a front-end developer by profession, but a poet at heart. It is not surprising that his code is as elegant as a beautiful verse. He has a keen eye for design and translates it well to code.
He is an avid non-fiction reader, a weekend-entrepreneur and a fitness enthusiast.
Graphic Design Intern
Sayali has studied graphic design for 4 years and has now finally set out to pursue it professionally. She is particularly biased towards bold, quirky and colourful designs, which also reflects in her work. Her love for doodling has turned into a passion so strong for illustration that she cannot part with her journal and sharpies.
She can be extremely loud and chirpy for someone so tiny. But put her in the corner of the world with a dog and she will not come back. Apart from her ability to incessantly narrate dialogues of random bollywood movies, she can eat delicious street food everyday of the year (provided you don’ t infiltrate it with raw onions).
UI/UX Design Intern
Mrigank is a an Engineer and a self-taught designer, who moonlights as an illustrator. He grew up in Dubai and believes that his spirit animal is a "Fish out of water" (Magikarp).
Words don't find him the way tweets, memes, art and popculture do. At a party, you'll usually find him quietly observing or occasionally amusing you with random facts and his nerdy sense of humour. He uses this to make up for his inability to socialize.
Kittens, hot chocolate and shawarma are a few things that remind him why he was born as a human and not a fish.
UI/UX Design Intern
Ankit is a Chemical Engineer from IIT and a self-taught UX/UI designer. Prior to joining Beard Design, he co-founded a startup that created 3D walkthroughs and videos.
He loves football and is a die-hard Messi fan, plays the guitar reasonably well and loves Harry Potter books. He is still waiting for his letter from Hogwarts.
Jitesh keeps things together at the studio - from making sure we're well hydrated to maintaining the ambient temperature, from assisting on photo shoots to making print runs, from brewing coffee to making sure there is chilled beer.
He loves bikes, but loves pimping out his ride with vinyls more. And he is a closet designer who photoshops himself into surreal scenes - on his phone!
Bodoni gets half her daily nutrition from Jitesh's tiffin.
Bodoni was born on the streets of Goa about 2 years ago. For a while she enjoyed roughing it out with the other dogs. When she was 3 weeks old, she wandered into the Beard Design office and realized that she enjoyed the finer things in life. Even though the arguments over the perfect shade of turquoise didn't appeal much to her, she decided to stay.
She loves eggs, bean bags, lassi and the occasional chicken. Though, her real passion is chewing on shoes and stealing cupcakes.
Bodoni is named after the famous 16th century Italian typographer Giambattista Bodoni and does him honor by making sure his name is shouted loudly in our studio a dozen times everyday.