Work About
Hi, I’m Kushal Birari. I grew up in a small town - Nasik, close to the monstrosity that is Mumbai. And I saw, from a very young age, how people from every walk of life would try and make it in the big city. It taught me to always be striving for more. People, who recognise this in me, know why I feverously work towards my dreams and those who don’t, think I’m a workaholic. I brought this “work-ethic” to my calling – Advertising. After finishing three and a half years in the Indian advertising industry with stints in W+K and BBH, I knew it was time for me to move beyond the confines of the country and strive towards the world’s best. I'm now studying in Miami Ad School, Hamburg and I’m already on my way to becoming a world class Art Director with awards and recognition from D&AD, One Show, Clio, ADC and the likes. If you’re interested to know more about me, get in touch and we could talk advertising or simply deliberate over life over a cup of coffee or pint of beer.
Contact
birarikushal@gmail.com
Student Awards
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
Experience
BETC Paris Creative Intern – Art Director Jan 2018 - Present 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
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
professional awards
Kyoorius D&AD 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
Kyoorius D&AD 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
Kyoorius D&AD InBook Winner Client: Master Imperial Whisky | Campaign: Third Drink Philosopher | Category: Direct Mail | Agency: Strawberry Frog Mumbai | 2014
Kyoorius D&AD InBook Winner Client: Master Imperial Whisky | Campaign: Third Drink Philosopher | Category: Poster Advertising Campaign | Agency: Strawberry Frog Mumbai | 2014
Kyoorius D&AD - Blue Elephant Client: Café Cuba | Campaign Name: Café Cuba Newspaper | Agency: Creativeland Asia | Category- Direct | 2014
Kyoorius D&AD 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
PUBLICATIONS
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 it through Jun 2016 • Advertolog
Help a child make the climb by BBH Mumbai for CRY June 2016 • Coloribus
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
CRY BY BBH, INDIA 2016 • Desicreative
Help a child find his way 2016 • welovead.com
CRY America Print Ads 2016 • Communication Art
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