Monthly Archives: October 2008

Gulzar Junaid: DesiCreative in Mumbai

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Well, I belong to a family of artists. Dad was an actor; a stage actor, he is still a poet and a photographer. As for mom, she was a poet too. As for my brothers Shandar and Tajdar, one is an animator, and the other one is a musician respectively, that too one of the top five guitarists in India… So I guess I didn’t have to go out to get inspired…but yes teachers in school really influenced me a lot. They always pushed me into art…I went to a school called St.James School in Calcutta, which was not an art school, sadly.I started working when I was in class nine, got into a much reputed advertising studio, “WYSIWYG” What You Seek Is What You Get” in Calcutta. Worked after school hours, While doing illustrations on paper there, I realized that animation was something I wanted to do . Moved up to Bombay…worked around in some major studios…Animation Dimension, Hungama, Webchutney and the journey is still on….

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Eduate the Girl Child

“Girl education ad” which won the young Lotus at ADFEST 2008.

The copy reads: “An educated girl can educate a nation”

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