Biography

Based in NYC, Visakh Menon is a creative director, art director, and graphic designer with over 17 years of experience creating integrated communication, branding, and interactive experiences for leading global brands.

Having received his MFA in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art ( MICA) in 2007, Visakh applies his expertise in branding, data visualization, interactive design to help his private clients succeed. He designed and developed the webby nominated and World Press Photo awarded Unknown Spring, an immersive digital doc that focused on Fukushima residents in the aftermath of Japan’s nuclear disaster. He has been deeply involved in tech-based interactive design and is comfortable working with code, building prototypes & managing tech teams.

When he’s not busy working for his clients, Visakh freelances for ad agencies across the country, is an Adjunct Lecturer at CUNY New York City College of Technology, and creates art work spanning video, drawing, and media arts at his studio in Queens.

Born 1980, Cochin, India


Education

Artwork : Portfolio


Linkedin

Instagram: @tapeglitch

Twitter


Employment

Freelance Creative director / interactive designer
(July 2008 - Present)

    Brands
  • Target, Nikon USA, Verizon FIOS, Walmart, UPS, Microsoft, Old Nav, Coca Cola, General Electric, Advil, NFL, Aveeno, Applegate Farms, Exxon Mobil, AXE, Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, Charles Schwab
  • Agencies
  • Martin Agency, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Edelman, MRM Worldwide, Tribal DDB, Atmosphere BBDO, Ogilvy Interactive, Publicis Modem, Razorfish, Euro RSCG, Rapp worldwide, CXO Communications
  • Clients
  • Amanyara villas, Brooklyn Historical Society, New Republic Magazine, DFlash NYC, Agora Fund, Thompson Chocolates

Adjunct faculty: NY City College of Technology - CUNY (2017- present)

Senior Designer at Agency.com (2007 - 2008)

Art Director, Lowe Lintas India (2001-2005)

Freelance Designer (1999 - 2001)

Interviews & Press


Speaking & Teaching Engagements

  • Adjunct faculty: NY City college of technology - CUNY (fall 2017 - Present)
  • Guest Lecture: Visual Storytelling class, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (2019)
  • Visiting Artist: St.Johns University, Art department (2018)
  • Guest Critic: Pratt Institute, communication design program (2017)
  • M.I.T media labs: Presentation to the Interactive documentary group (2016)
  • NY Film Festival, Lincoln Center, NY (2015)
  • Visiting Artist: NY Hall of Science, animation bootcamp, NY (2014)
  • Filmgate interactive festival, Miami(2014, 2015)
  • Faculty, animation, Young People Studio, Maryland Institute College of Art (Spring 2007)
  • Faculty, animation, Young People Studio, Maryland Institute College of Art (Summer 2006)