[DESIGN] Resume – From sketch to a high-fidelity prototype to final design

Idea – Low fidelity Wireframe – good ol’ pen and paper by me
High fidelity Prototype – PowerPoint by me
Final Design (Adobe Illustrator CC – by an Art Director)













[GRAPHIC DESIGN] Ideating, writing and creating posters for Dubai Music School events

Took the opportunity to do some pro-bono work for the Dubai Music School’s events.

Used Adobe Ilustrator for these designs:

1. Sunshine Festival

Used a clipart of the sun and the microphone but created the illustrations of the headset and balloons.  The illustrations at the bottom of the characters, found them in an old children’s book, scanned them and inserted them into the layout.


2. Friendship Concert

Created this in Illustrator. Used clipart for the electric guitar and viola (or is it a cello?) – a melding of  genres to symbolize the Friendship Concert.

3. Music Fest Concert

Created in Illustrator. Manually drew the man and woman figurines, the microphone and globe were clipart but I added the colour and eyes to the globe for the smiley.





[GRAPHIC DESIGN] – Poster for World Peace concert in Dubai – 1


In 2003, between January to October, I worked with Glenn Perry in creating posters, ads and press releases for his concerts in Dubai. Though I’m only an amateur designer, I suited Glenn’s purpose well. Reproduced here is the first of the posters that I had designed.


Dubai Music School – Glenn Perry


Concert – Music for World Peace


To create a flyer/poster for Music for World Peace concert that conveys the theme ‘Music for World Peace’ and which will be also adapted for a 10×2 print ad (Gulf News)


1. A4 sized colour Poster / flyer to be laser printed and distributed

2. Print Ad – Gulf News – Tabloid




Umesh Ponnusamy


Umesh Ponnusamy


The time was around when the 2nd Gulf War was about to start. War drums were sounding. Glenn Perry had to do a Peace concert. In my discussions with Glenn, he mentioned ‘World Peace’ a lot. When I was trying to visualize a solution….I remembered the Smiley icon that was famous in the 60’s antiwar protests. I found the vector “World” icon.I added eyes to it and made Glenn’s slogan “make peace not war” as the smile!

Then I also remembered another Unity symbol of people holding hands. I created the man and woman icons in AI9 and had them circling the globe. So this illustration took care of the “World Peace” part of the communication. Now what about music?

I browsed through all the available vector clips in the AI9 library. I found the cool looking mic and stand with a cowboy climbing up the wire…looked like George Bush! And there…that completed the imagery.

I also worked a bit trying to select the right fonts and colours that potrayed the mood of the communication. I found a heart vector and added it at a lower opacity in the background blue to symbolise spiritual love. The same poster was adapted for the press ad. Glenn loved it. A few text corrections were made and it went into print.

Here is a clickable thumbnail in case you are not able to view the image above:



[ILLUSTRATION] – The Ideator – 2002

Created this in Adobe Illustrator 9. The idea for this sprang up in 1997 in the meeting room of my ad agency in Chennai where a boring meeting had me creating paper toys. I crafted it into the present form finally in 2002.

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