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Visually’s Marketplace connects thousands of designers with clients seeking to commission infographics and data visualizations. Every week, we feature a member of our designer community here, on the blog. If you are interested in participating, please contact us at blog[at]visual.ly.
Name: Mohit Lakhmani
On Visually: mohitlakhmani
In design: 4 years
1. Tell us a bit about yourself: how did you get into design, and how long have you been doing it?
My passion for art and working on new ideas made me fall in love with art direction.
I started my career in the CG industry and gained experience with international studio, GEON, Sahara India Pariwar, Mumbai. During my time at GEON, I worked on various Hollywood projects. After spending several successful years in Mumbai, I moved to New Delhi and got an opportunity to work in Picasso Animation College as an Examination Manager and Educational Speaker.
As a CG trainer, I have trained more than 500 graduates and post-graduate students and helped build their creative and technical skillset.
I got selected for National round of Red Bull Paper Wing Competition 2012. I also choreographed a fashion show for Picasso animation college festival.
2. In 7 words or less, describe your style.
Passion to design anything
3. If you could take a seminar with one designer or artist, dead or living, who would that be? Why?
Pattern Matters. He was the person who inspired me to work on some 3d infographic projects. I think he is the first person to do an infographic in 3d and show this innovative way to visualize the data. Now I want every presentation to start with this type of 3d paper-crafted data. So I also made my full resume and 2013 Calendar, crafted in paper as 3d dimensional information
4. What’s your favorite color? Why?
I like black, as I love to mix black with every color and make every color a bit dull to neutralize my graphics.
5. What is the biggest mistake you’ve made in your work and what did you learn from it?
There was one client who asked me to make five infographics and gave me data in one word file. I thought it was just one infographic, so I charged him for one.
Now I realize that whenever you get many projects from one client you should ask that the data be in separate files.
6. What about your biggest achievement? Tell us about the project you are most proud of in your career so far.
I got $10,000 worth of projects a month after Forbes published my 3d infographic resume and got selected as an artist to showcase my work of ABSOLUT Vodka in India’s biggest art fair in United Art Work, organized by the Indian Ministry of Culture.
7. Who should we feature in this space next?
Artefact’s director of industrial design, Fernd Van Engelen, who wanted to quantify the impact of using a reusable water bottle: How much money did he save?
Making an innovative infographic product.