Call me Rad, Radhika or Laughing Popcorn, all works well!
It's me! The Designer/Illustrator in here!
Laughing Popcorn is ambitious, loves life and freedom, wants to live life to the fullest on its own terms and be happy! Laughing Popcorn works hard for its goals and is equally serious about having fun!
And this really is ME!
I am super passionate about creative thinking, design, colors, life. And as a designer, when I am able to bring them all together, Oh!! I simply love it! Being a designer, living the creative life, feeling free and so immersed in my dreams of bringing my designs to life in the real world, brings me joy like nothing else.
Yes. It is not just about creation for me. I love to think about the practical implications of design and love to see them come to life.
Other than what I do, I am a foodie, yet health-conscious, I love exploring places, meeting people and learning about different cultures. I am emotional and family and fun oriented. With also this, I totally also love my me time!
So overall – life, colors, food, nature, happiness, experiences, feelings inspire me.
In terms of qualifications, I am a Communications Designer, Masters of Business Administration in Marketing (where I became a gold medalist). I did my dream job at Redchillies.VFX as a Visual effects Designer. I then freelanced as a designer, worked with multiple brands, explored and gradually found my true calling in what I do now.
THESE ARE SOME MANTRAS THAT I FOLLOW!
Find the emotions
Keep it simple
Embrace creative thinking
Believe in yourself
Live life to the fullest!!!!
WordPress Camp, Mumbai
I love speaking engagements and interacting with a live audience. I gave a talk on How to think about Website beyond the Tools and the Value of Purpose at WordPress Camp, Mumbai.
Google for StartUps
I mentored women entrepreneurs to grow their brands at Google for StartupsProgram.
I am a contributor for the International Branding Platform, Brandingmag as a writer where I share my insights about branding in the business world.
Design partner for Indian Navy
I have closely worked with the Indian Navy as a Design Partner for their Marathon Events for a period of 2+ years.
I started my career 10 years back working with Redchillies.VFX, a prestigious visual effects studio owned by the popular Indian Actor, Shah Rukh Khan.
I have been a part of several other workshops, mentoring designers, entrepreneurs about various aspects of design, branding and entrepreneurship.
I have been a member of The Futur group which is a global group of designers. It really helped me enhance my knowledge as per global standards of working in the field of design.
Noissue Creative Community
I am a member of the Noissue Creative Community, an international company for sustainable printing.