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EXPERIENCE

Design Strategy Consultant | Todd Bracher Studio
New York City, United States
September 2017 - Present

Ambassador + Freelance Designer | The 5 Gyres Institute
New York City, United States
December 2016 - Present

Pro bono Design Consultant | Taproot Foundation
New York City, United States
June 2017 - Present

Packaging Designer | Urban Leaf
New York City, United States
July - August 2017

Lead Designer, Parsons - The New School Chapter | Net Impact
New York City, United States
February - May 2017

Design + Research Intern | Parley for the Oceans
New York City, United States
September - December 2016

Jr. Creative Designer | Please See Advertising
Mumbai, India
January - August 2015

Summer Intern | 17000 ft. Foundation
Ladakh, India
May - August 2014

Graphic Designer | Beyondesign
Mumbai, India
November 2013 - April 2014

Jr. Designer | Brandmovers India
Mumbai, India
August - October 2013

Freelance Illustrator | Ah zi Design
Singapore, Singapore
January - June 2013

Graphic Design Intern | Prevention, India Today
New Delhi, India
June - July 2011

 

 
 

ABOUT ME

Suma Balaram is a designer who enjoys exploring different mediums of craft and illustration. Suma's professional expertise focuses in branding, art direction, end-to-end experience design and design research. Her goal is to create innovative and sustainable design solutions for the brands she works with by forming a connection with audiences in a more meaningful way. 

After graduating from LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts in Design Communication, Suma moved back to India where she was a part of a wide range of projects. From UI/UX to packaging and print design, her interest in visual communication grew immensely while she worked in Mumbai. Curious to learn more about the integration between business and design, Suma moved to New York City in 2015 to pursue her Masters in Strategic Design and Management from Parsons School of Design. 

Largely focussing her work on creating awareness around social and environmental problems, she has worked closely with non profits and other organizations in India, Mexico, Africa and the United States. Her passion for the ocean and wildlife have a strong influence on her work.


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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
— Mark Twain