Name: P J Samkutty
Languages known: English, Tamil, Malayalam
Marital Status: Married
Currently settled in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, and pursuing my creative instincts as an Artist. Am now attached to Hybrid Imaginations, leading the Graphic Design department.
Senior Graphic Designer (Since 2004- 2010)
Worked for Marrakesh Media an accredited British management Advertising & Publishing house in Dubai, designing and printing:
• Annual Report
• Point of purchase graphics
• Fleet graphic
• Exhibition stall/stands
Brochures and Advertisements: ADSB (Abu Dhabi Ship Building, Dubai World (Dubai Dry Docks), AST (Overseas) etc..
Magazines – British Business Group
Directories: (British Business Group’s Directory, Middle East Council of Shopping Centres Directory, Dubai International Air Port, Iranian Business Directory
Newsletters: Abu Dhabi Ship Building, Money Maker (UK Based), St. George Society, etc..
Senior Graphic Designer (Since 2002-2003)
Worked for Vantage Point LLC (Dubai Media City), designing Brochures (for Danway, Space Videos, JennyGio Linen, Prima TV, etc..) Leaflets, Newspaper Advertisements (monthly Children’s Newspaper), Cookery Books, etc.. Streamlining the job from conceptualizing, to designing, to artwork, to processing, to electronic pre-press and to give to printing. Also responsible to plan and get the processing and printing of jobs from repro houses and printing press.
Senior Graphic Designer (Since 1994 - 2002)
Worked for Marrakesh Media, Dubai, designing: Brochures, Catalogs, Exhibition stall/stands, Calenders and having accounts of publication like major Magazines, Newsletters, Directories ( Dubai Quality Group’s Directory and Magazine and Middle East Council of Shopping Centers Directory, French Business Group’s Newsletter, Dubai Drydocks Newsletter, Advertisements etc…
Create Newsletters at a very negligible time everyday at the Dubai Air Show for Middle East Aviation Journal (MEAJ)
Senior Graphic Designer (Since 1993 - 94)
Worked for Al Nafeda Adverting , Bahrain, handling the Art Department.
Graphic Artist (Since 1989 - 93)
Worked as a Graphic Artist for Crown Process, Thrissur, Kerala. Work included creating Artworks for Offset Printing and Reproduction Camera Operation.
Artist/Designer (Since 1987 – 89)
Worked as an Artist/Designer for Fortune Promo Two, Thrissur, Kerala, an Advertising Agency dealing Pre-Press Services and Screen-Printing.
PLATFORMS & SYSTEMS
Apple Macintosh and PC
PAGINATION & PUBLICATION
Quark Xperss, Adobe InDesign
Diploma in Graphic Designing form St.Thomas Institute (Computer Division), Thrissur, Kerala, India.
Diploma in Pencil Drawing & Painting through Ravivarma Fine Arts Study Centre, Thrissur, Kerala, India
Certificate Course in Entrepreneurship Development through the Center for Management Development (Kerala Government, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
Certificate Course in Offset Machine Printing from the HMT Printing Centre, Bangalore, India.
Passed Higher Secondary
Hobbies & Interests
Painting, Drawing, Clay Modeling, Interior Designing & Decoration, Music, etc…
Playing the Guitar & Drum for music programmes.
Organizing and conducting musical programmes