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About

My name is Medha Agarwal and I am a writer, researcher, designer and story teller.
With a degree in Information Design, I am trained in collecting, processing and portraying information through appropriate media. My interests include, environmental science, sociology, anthropology, ethnography, history and human behaviour.
Using my skills in creative writing, contextual inquiry, visual design, content creation, user research and community engagement, I have gained experience as script writer, assistant director, and a design researcher in social, commercial and academic environments.

If you are interested in collaborating and creating intentionally with me, please email me on medhapost@gmail.com.

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Education

 

2018-2022: Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore
Degree in Bachelors of Design (Information Art and Information Design Practices)


2017-2018: Sophia College for Women, Mumbai
Studied one year of BA in Psychology


2014-2018: Bal Bharati Public School, Navi Mumbai
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Skill Enhancement

2023: (Currently attending) Nature Based Solution s for Disaster and Climate Resilience

 

2023: (Currently attending) Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design

2023: Script Writing Workshop with Screen Writers Association and Whistling Woods
 

2020 : The Art of Cinema Certificate Course
 

Work Experience

2022 to 2023: Lifafa Studios

Writer and Assistant Director

Developed scripts, pitch decks and assisted on multiple ad films with clients like CEAT and Apple

2021: Yellow Lifafa
Intern
Researcher and writer of a feature length fictional film.

2021: Homi Bhaba Centre for Science Education- Design and Technology Education Group
Intern
Creator of an environmental science course on mangroves in Sundarban forests using remote location technology for high school students.

2021: CoviHelp NGO
Volunteer
Designer of social media posts for awareness about healthcare during second wave of COVID.



 

2020: Futuring Design, Pimpri Pune

Intern

UX research for increased kitchen use during COVID Pandemic.

 

2019: T-Hub, Hyderabad

Intern

Program manager and UI/UX consultant

 

2019:  Futuring Design; Pimpri Pune

Intern

UX researcher for a blue sky project on security systems in hospitality services.

Publication
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Bauji

UnBound Journal Issue 4

Essay on my great-grandfather Rishabh Charan Jain and some of his work as a Hindi writer and his relationship with his family.

Gods of Aarey

Bloom

Men have entered the beautiful Aarey forest to cut down the trees. Not just the trees, but all the residents of the forest are afraid and turn to their old Gods to save them.

Museum of my Daadi's Things

A blog where I celebrate my grandmother's life and reflect on my own as I go through her things and record her stories around them.

International Collaborations

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March to April 2021: Transnational Collaboration 21
Collaborated with the Central Saint Martins College UK on a video art piece that will be displayed on the Srishti Institute of Art Design and Technology and Central Saint Martins Transnational Exchange website.

December 2020 to January 2021: Colonial Diarrhea
Collaboration with University of Nebraska, USA, where we made three art pieces based on weekly prompts, with our groups, over a period of four weeks.

 

 

November to December 2020: University of Ohio

Collaborated with students from Ohio on a virtual cultural exchange program.

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