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Pooja

Pooja Rathi (she/her)

Driven by the belief in the transformative potential of thoughtful design, my guiding principle "Design with Purpose", reflects my commitment to using creativity as a powerful force for positive change. I aspire to collaborate on projects that champion innovation, sustainability, and inclusivity, crafting memorable brand experiences.

Work Experience

Restore Design, Bangalore

Feb 2022 - Jul 2023

Studio Lotus, New Delhi

Aug 2019 - Sep 2021

Display House, Mumbai

Feb 2019 - Apr 2019

Lokusdesign, Pune

May 2018 - June 2018

Senior Designer


I led a small creative team, navigating projects through strategy, concept, and detailing phases to create holistic brand experiences.

Clients: Arrow | Beauty & Beyond | EasyBuy | Fable Street | Flying Machine | Furlenco | Indocount | Kisna | Prolance | Snitch | Spykar

Designer

 

I adopted a hands-on approach to every facet of a project which facilitated substantial growth in my design and technical knowledge.

Clients: DesignCo | Ekaya Benaras | Jaypore | Park Inn | Trilegal

Intern

 

I worked on concepts for several trade fair exhibition booths including stall designing and visualisation, and overseeing fabrication and installation.

Intern

 

I was closely involved in the narrative development, conceptualisation and exhibit design of the Palakkad District Heritage Museum, Kerala.

Education

Jnanapravaha Mumbai, Mumbai

2021 - 2022

MIT Institute of Design, Pune

2015 - 2019

Postgraduate Diploma in Indian Aesthetics

This course offered a comprehensive exploration of Indian art, emphasizing aesthetic and critical methodologies. It focused on uncovering discursive meanings rather than chronology or style.

Bachelor of Design in Retail and Exhibition Design

This multidisciplinary program comprised a year-long foundation course in design, followed by three years covering system design, retail design, events and exhibition design, visual merchandising, design for film, and museum design.

Volunteering

Conservation Optimism

Jan 2022 - Present

Designer at India Hub

As a part of a community of optimists in India, sharing stories to inspire people to make a positive change for nature, I design social media graphics and plan feel-good events fostering interactions and activities centred around conservation.

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