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CoLab

Portfolio for worker-owned digital agency

Based in Ithaca, New York, Colab is probably the most empathetic, socially motivated digital agency I know. I've been freelancing remotely with them since 2013, working on websites and HTML5 apps.
When they asked me to work on the front-end of their website, I was more than pleased to. The site has immersive, fullscreen backgrounds, lucid, visual content, and subtle, yet meaningful animations, including smooth image pixelations on scroll.

Voiro

Understanding the nuances of online video content collaboration

An online marketplace for video professionals, Voiro provides a space for creative content collaboration, allowing users to connect, network, create portfolios and find jobs in the field.
I work with the Bangalore based team on design, UI, UX and its integration with a robust Python/Django backend.
The Voiro team has been incredible to work with, and are a tonne of fun! The focus has been on creating a product that's intuitive and elegant, with a seamless user experience.

Gallery Maskara Redesign

At Gallery Maskara, tucked away in a Colaba bylane, the ceiling is miles high - beautiful for tall, massive installations...

Gallery Maskara's old site in Flash was looking dated. Besides, they had issues with a powerful, but inflexible CMS.

We created very clean, minimal layouts, courtesy Design Concentrate, and built a fluid site with a CMS in Django/Python. A custom image zooming tool was also built to load and view high-resolution images responsively in the browser. The connections between artists, events, exhibitions were complex and handled efficiently, with a very in-depth Content Management System.

TrueNorth Attendance App

Jogesh Motwani, Academic Head, True North Learning Systems, couldn’t handle those darned Excel sheets any more for attendance.

When True North decided to open a second branch for SAT, ACT, GRE and GMAT training courses, they asked us to build a responsive HTML5 web app for in-house use that was optimised for tablets and touch devices. The app had various levels of permission for admin, staff, tutors, students and parents, for attendance to be marked and viewed on smartphones, tablets or desktops.

Each class has a tablet running Android that tutors and staff use to create lengthy profiles, mark and monitor attendance.

Built atop jQuery Mobile, the app is very touch friendly and intuitive, and uses responsive widgets and HTML5 native form fields for easy input of data.

  • Karen M: Graphic Design / HTML / CSS / Javascript
  • Sanjay B: Database and CMS in Python / Javascript
  • Kabir Kukreti: Database and CMS in Python

Shernavaz's Artfolio

Shernavaz sketches and paints charcoals and oils, drawing largely from nature, topography and the human body.

We sat a few times, Shernavaz (she is luminescent), her daughter Zasha (she co-runs Clark House) and envisioned something clean, intelligent and beautiful.

The layout is responsive using pure CSS and media queries. It resizes seamlessly across devices. Fluid layouts are harder to achieve, but the end result is always worth it. We provided swatches on the bottom left for users to choose.

Macgregor Techknowlogy crafted a custom CMS, to easily upload and update images and content.

Chhoti Productions

Nandita Das, veteran actress and social worker, set up a production company with Subodh Maskara.

The company's aim is to bring quality performances via the medium of theatre and film to a large audience. Eisha Maskara from Design Concentrate created the graphics in Photoshop, which we converted into a responsive website, with fairly complex breakpoints to achieve the same.

The fullscreen background images were converted to grayscale, coupled with bold text and headings in deep orange to create an impact. A pert CMS was built to handle the sections for press and individual productions.

Note: The website has been rebranded since.