Hi, I’m Kushal Birari. Growing up near Mumbai, I watched other people make it in the big city. The key to success? I’d say: find a calling and fully commit to it. Mine is creativity. What’s yours?
Student Awards
Applied ARts Awards Client: Sonnet Insurance | Campaign Name: Insurance Made Easy | Category: Television Advertising - Series | 2018
The One Show - Merit Client: Sonnet Insurance | Campaign Name: Insurance Made Easy | Category: FILM | 2018
The One Show - Merit Client: Opioid Awareness & Prevention | Campaign Name: #RIPRAPPERS | Category: Outdoor | 2018
ADC Global - Merit Client: Opioid Awareness & Prevention | Campaign Name: #RIPRAPPERS | Category: Design for Good / Integrated - Campaign | 2018
ADC GERMANY - BRONZE NAIL Client: BMW CONNECTED | Campaign Name: SEAMLESS | Category: FILM | 2018
ADC GERMANY - MERIT Client: Penguin Audiobooks - Sound waves | Campaign Name: SEAMLESS | Category: Print | 2018
The One Show - Gold Pencil Client: BMW CONNECTED | Campaign Name: SEAMLESS | Category: FILM | 2017
D&AD Wood Pencil Client: FUR FOR ANIMALS | Campaign Name: TAP2CHANGE | 2017
Clio Awards - Bronze Client: BMW Connected | Campaign Name: Seamless | Category: Film Technique | 2017
ADC Global - Bronze Client: Penguin Audio Books | Campaign Name: GET THE STORY RIGHT | Category: Press / Magazine - Campaign | 2017
ADC Global - Merit Client: Faber Castell | Campaign Name: LONG STORY SHORT | Category: Design / Illustration / Press - Series | 2017
ADC Global - Merit Client: Red Cross | Campaign Name: SOCIAL DONORS | Category: Press / Public Service / Non-Profit | 2017
ADC Switzerland Client: Faber Castell | Campaign Name: LONG STORY SHORT | Category: Visual Communication & Design | 2017
Golden Award Montreux - Gold Client: Faber Castell | Campaign Name: LONG STORY SHORT | Category: Print / Poster | 2017
Golden Award Montreux - Merit Client: Edding | Campaign Name: Blacking out since 1960 | Category: Print / Poster | 2017
LUrzer's Archive Student of the Year Award 2016-17 – Nominee Client: Faber Castell | Campaign Name: LONG STORY SHORT | Category: Print / Poster | 2017
LUrzer's Archive - In Book Winner Client: Korio Tours | Campaign Name: NK Tourism | Issue 5 | Category: Print / Poster | 2017
LUrzer's Archive - In Book Winner Client: Faber Castell | Campaign Name: Long Story Short | Issue 2 | Category: Print / Poster | 2017
WIA (World Illustration Award) Client: Faber Castell | Campaign Name: LONG STORY SHORT | Category: Print / Poster | 2017
Neptun Talents Award – Gold Client: BMW CONNECTED | Campaign Name: SEAMLESS | Category: FILM | 2017
Applied Arts Awards Client: BMW CONNECTED | Campaign Name: SEAMLESS | Category: FILM | 2017
Graphis New Talent Award – Silver Client: Penguin Audio Books | Campaign Name: Get the Story Right | Category: Advertising Ent. | 2018
Graphis New Talent Award – Silver Client: BMW CONNECTED | Campaign Name: SEAMLESS | Category: Film TV/Web Commercials | 2018
Graphis New Talent Award – Merit Client: Faber Castell | Campaign Name: LONG STORY SHORT | Category: Advertising Communications | 2018
The Fudge Award - MASE Client: Faber Castell | Campaign Name: LONG STORY SHORT | Category: Print / Poster | 2017
Top Dog - Best Student - MASE December 2016
International Typography day Winner 2011
Portfolio Night All star - New York The One Show - Silver Pencil 2018 Client: Sonnet Insurance | Campaign Name: Insurance Made Easy | Category: FILM | 2018
Experience
R/GA New York Creative Intern – Art Director April 2018 - June 2018 BETC Paris Creative Intern – Art Director Jan 2018 - March 2018 Droga5 New York Creative Intern – Art Director Oct 2017 - Dec 2017 BBH Mumbai Creative Partner – Art Sept 2015 - Sept 2016 Wieden + Kennedy New Delhi Jr. Art Director Feb 2015 - Sept 2015 StrawberryFrog Mumbai Art Director Oct 2013 - Feb 2015 CreativeLand Asia Mumbai Young Creative Partner – Art March 2013 - Oct 2013
professional awards
D&AD Kyoorius Awards - Blue Elephant Client: Coverfox Insurance Broking | Campaign Name: Videobomber |Category: Digital / Direct Response | 2017
Adobe FoxgloveAwards - Gold Client: CoverFox.com | Agency: BBH Mumbai | Category: Online integrated campaign | 2017
Adobe FoxgloveAwards - Gold Client: CoverFox.com | Agency: BBH Mumbai | Category: Creative Use of Social Media | 2017
Adobe foxgloveawards - Silver Client: CRY (Child Rights and You) | Agency: BBH Mumbai | Category: Poster | 2017
APAC Work of the Week Client: CRY (Child Rights and You) | Agency: BBH Mumbai | 2016
The Drum Dream Award –
Creative Works International Client: CRY (Child Rights and You) | Agency: BBH Mumbai | 2016
D&AD Kyoorius INBOOK WINNER Client: CRY (Child Rights and You) | Agency: BBH Mumbai | Category: Design Craft | 2016
Creative ABBY Awards - Gold Client: Master Imperial Whisky | Campaign: Third Drink Philosopher | Category: Ambient Media | Agency: Strawberry Frog Mumbai | 2015
Creative ABBY Awards - Gold Client: Master Imperial Whisky | Campaign: Third Drink Philosopher | Category: Out of Home | Agency: Strawberry Frog Mumbai | 2015
D&AD Kyoorius InBook Winner Client: Master Imperial Whisky | Campaign: Third Drink Philosopher | Category: Direct Mail | Agency: Strawberry Frog Mumbai | 2014
D&AD Kyoorius InBook Winner Client: Master Imperial Whisky | Campaign: Third Drink Philosopher | Category: Poster Advertising Campaign | Agency: Strawberry Frog Mumbai | 2014
D&AD Kyoorius - Blue Elephant Client: Café Cuba | Campaign Name: Café Cuba Newspaper | Agency: Creativeland Asia | Category- Direct | 2014
D&AD Kyoorius Awards - Shortlist Client: Café Cuba | Campaign Name: Café Cuba Newspaper | Agency: Creativeland Asia | Category- Activation Campaign | 2014
Spikes Asia - Finalist Client: Café Cube | Agency: Creativeland Asia | Campaign Name: Café Cuba Newspaper | Category: Direct | 2013
Education Miami Ad School Europe – Hamburg Art Direction – 2016 - 2018 Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art – Mumbai Bachelor of Fine Arts - BFA (Applied Arts)
2009 - 2013
Contact
birarikushal@gmail.com
PUBLICATIONS
19 young creatives from around the world selected as The One Club’s Portfolio Night 14 All-Stars June, 13, 2018 • Adobo Magazine
The One Club's Portfolio Night 14 selects young creative All-Stars June, 12, 2018 • Bizcommunity
19 Young Creatives from 13 Countries Selected as The One Club’s Portfolio Night 14 All-Stars June, 12, 2018 • Little Black Book
Portfolio Night 14 All-Stars June, 12, 2018 • Campaign Brief Asia
Microsoft Surface – Dogma June, 12, 2018 • Ads of the World
THE ONE CLUB FOR CREATIVITY: MEET THE 19 NEW PORTFOLIO NIGHT ALL-STARS June, 11, 2018 • The Stable
Portfolio Night All-Stars returns as 19 creatives from around the world join forces this summer June, 11, 2018 • The One Club for Creativity
Young Ones 2018: German junior 
gets six gold medals May, 9, 2018 • New Business Germany
Lufthansa - First Class Travel April, 17, 2018 • Ads of the World
Penguin Audio Books April, 16, 2018 • Ads of the World
BMW Print Campaign April, 11, 2018 • Ads of the World
Koryo Tours March, 31, 2018 • Ads of the World
Long Story Short March, 31, 2018 • Ads of the World
Red Cross Social DonOrs March, 28, 2018 • Ads of the World
BMW Connected March, 22, 2018 • Ads of the World
Fur for Animals #Tap2Change March, 20, 2018 • Ads of the World
Neptune Talents Award – Gold Nov, 17, 2017 • Horizont
Koryo Tours- Lurzers Archive Nov 2017 • Lurzers Archive
Fischer’s Archiv Germany Sept, 2017 • Fischer's Archive • One to One
Germany's young generation of creative talent is celebrating success at OneShow and ADC New York May 11, 2017 • Red Box Germany
OneShow 2017: Germany's young generation of creators gets three pencils and three merits May 11, 2017 • New Business Germany
World Illustration Awards 2017 Annual 2017 • Association of Illustrators in partnership with Directory of Illustration Annual 2017
Long Story Short- Lurzers Archive May 2017 • Lurzers Archive
96th ADC Annual Awards: 28 ADC Cubes for Germany Apr 2017 • New-Business.de
Golden Awards of Montreux: 24 gold medals for Germany Jan 2017 • Red Box Germany
Clio Awards 2017: another 35 German works nominated Jan 2017 • Red Box Germany
Faber-Castell Adverts 
Long Story Short Nov 2016 • Advertolog
APAC Work of the Week: CRY and BBH India 'Right to Write' Jun 14, 2016 • The Drum
Child Rights and You (CRY): Right to Write by BBH India Jun 2016 • The Drum
Help a child find his way Jun 3, 2016 • Ads of the World
BBH India’s ‘Right to write’ campaign for CRY June 01, 2016 • Best Media Info
Help a child make the climb by BBH Mumbai for CRY June 2016 • Coloribus
Help a child make it through Jun 2016 • Advertolog
BBH India launches ‘Right to write’ campaign for children’s charity CRY America May 26, 2016 • Mumbrella Asia
Intricate Paper Art Illustrates the Trap of Illiteracy in Indian Campaign May 24, 2016 • Ad Age
BBH India 's campaign for CRY America aims to catalyze the movement for child education May 26, 2016 • Campaign Brief Asia
Help a child find his way 2016 • welovead.com
CRY America Print Ads 2016 • Communication Art
CRY BY BBH, INDIA 2016 • Desicreative
CRY-"Help a child make the climb" 2016 • Adforum
Cannes Contenders 2016: BBH India 2016 • Campaign India
Wildcraft 'Come alive' – Ad of the Day Jan 30, 2015 • Indian Television Ad Linx
Wildcraft wants you to 'come alive' by experiencing the outdoor Jan 14, 2015 • Campaign India
Raymond reconnects with natural fiber, launches new line of linen shirts May 7, 2015 • Campaign India
'Nanhi Kalis' wish their teachers a heartfelt 'Happy Teachers' Day' Sept 5, 2014 • First Post
Project Nanhi Kali celebrates teachers with a heartfelt 'Thank You' Sept 10, 2014 • Campaign India
Third Drink Philosophy May 2014 • welovead.com
Master's Imperial Whisky Third Drink Philosophy May 14, 2014 • Ads of the word
Volkswagen Up: Careless Beauty Dec 28, 2013 • Adeevee
Volkswagen Careless Beauty Feb 1, 2013 • Ads of the World
Volkswagen Up! Careless Beauty Dec 20, 2012 • welovead.com
Volkswagen Newspaper App Jan 20, 2013 • Ads of the World