Erfaring

Shaivalini kommer med en baggrund som designer fra både Indien, Los Angeles og Danmark. I 2016 blev hun ansat som designer hos Designit, og i 2018 rykkede hun videre til Hello Monday, hvor hun året efter blev forfremmet til Art Director – en stilling hun stadig sidder i. Derudover har Shaivalini sit eget designstudio – Supernova Design.

Motivation

Lige siden Shaivalini Kumar trådte ind over dørtærsklen til Hello Monday, har hun ikke kun beriget bureau og kunder med en unik og illustrerende Art Director, men også været med til at løse problemer og sætte vigtige visuelle retningslinjer for både Google, Adobe, Airbnb, Amazon og Facebook. For Shaivalini er det store omdrejningspunkt design og visuel udfoldelse, og hun har gennem årerne kombineret personlige projekter med strategisk, visuelt arbejde for nogle af verdens største brands. Ud over flere succesfulde kunde-projekter for Hello Monday har Shaivalini været designer i afdelingen der står bag prisvindende film som LEGO Movie 2 og Passage. Shaivalinis visuelle designflair har de seneste år høstet flere internationale priser, og nu har hendes evne til at finde magi i selv det mest ordinære landet hende på The M Talents 2021.

Hvad har været din største professionelle succes i 2020?

On the professional front, my biggest success has been in taking a lead role in the ‘Google Kids Space’ experience. From defining the overarching personality and visual language, I have contributed to creating a product with a massive public outreach. On the personal front, I have Art Directed the international award winning film ‘Passage’.

Hvad er dit mål for 2021?

My goal for 2021 is to work on more projects that are at the intersection of new media and storytelling. I also want to continue developing authentic and personal stories that I can share with the world.

Hvilken rolle ser du dig selv i om fem år?

Five years from now I see myself working as a mentor for young designers and giving back to the design industry. I would like to take the learnings and experiences that I have had by working with leading companies across the world & the personal projects that I have done, and create a system of learning and empowerment for others.

Hvad er dit bedste råd til branchens seniorprofiler?

It is critical for those in a senior role to not only focus on their own learning and growth, but to also pave a path for those that are around them. Having a collectivist mindset and empathy are necessary. Challenging yourself and stepping out of your comfort zone are necessary for a more holistic growth.

Hvilke tre egenskaber karakteriserer dig bedst?

I would say I am empathetic, determined and optimistic. These qualities have been key in helping me get to where I stand today.

Hvor henter du inspiration fra?

The culture, dialect and surroundings of my childhood in New Delhi, India, strongly influenced my aesthetic style and ideas. Growing up and moving countries has also brought the ideas of ‘identity’ and ‘belonging’ to the forefront of a lot of the work I create, and this has been a huge inspiration for me as well.