About

Introduction
Hi! This is Mandar Apte from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

I am a designer by profession. My core competencies are UX (User Experience Design), UI (User Interface Design), Graphic Design, Logo and Symbol Design, Branding and Identity and 2D Animation Film Design.

Education
I studied BFA – Applied Art from Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art. I specialised in illustration as an elective subject for my BFA Graduation Degree.

Then I pursued CDAC ACTS course called DACA (Diploma in Advanced Computing Arts). There I got introduced to Autodesk 3DS Max, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW. It was pleasure ride in-field design software which simplified my thought process of working with Computers (Mac / PC) and Softwares.

Professional Experience and More Education
By learning all of that I got a good job opportunity to work as a graphic designer in TechMahindra and then as a web designer in IIT Bombay. You can read about my professional expertise on my Linkedin Profile.

While doing a job at IITB, I also pursued ‘2D Classical Animation Film Making’ class at Shardashram Vidyamandir’s School of Animation at Dadar under the guidance of animation guru V. G. Samant. I know this experience will help me in my life and the years to come.

After IITB job I choose to do freelancing for 4 years in the field of design. In that period I also pursued my interest in learning computer programming languages like C, Objective-C, C++ and Swift. My decision to learn programming languages was developed because of a massive shift in how developers and designers will distribute apps using the iPhone App Store introduced by Apple. And today because of that decision I have developed three apps for Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac to help the users learn Devanagari Script and Indic languages like Marathi, Sanskrit and Hindi. You can have a look at my Apple Developer Profile to know more about my apps.

Portfolio and Professional Profile
This website has my Article blog and design portfolio under the page title Design Case Study showcasing my work as a UI, UX, Logo and Symbol Designer, 2D Animation Film Designer.

My professional profile is available via Linkedin. You can view my Linkedin Profile and download My Resume as there link is available to save it as a PDF.

Note: Please write about yourself before adding me as your connection on LinkedIn.

Something About my Website,
The concept behind this website is to have my Articles blog as a medium to express my learnings in digital format and Design Case Study blog to showcase my work. I have listed the Design Services that I offer as a digital freelancer (Yes! We can collaborate in your next big design project…!!!).

Thanks & Regards,
Mandar Apte