Hemali Tanna

Architect, Creative Director, Digital Artist

College Station, TX, USA
Love everything to do with design, and love everything that makes me use my creativity and imagination.

Work Experience

Idyllic Software

Lead UI/UX Designer

Idyllic Software is a design-led product development firm based in Vancouver & Mumbai and serving clients globally. Core to Idyllic's ethos is Design Thinking which is employed in all aspects of our work.

Current Projects: An equipment listing and renting platform, and a mobile game app.
November 2017 - Mumbai, India

Panorama Designs

Head of Design

Web Design/ Development and UI/UX Projects:

Zenrooms.com - Designed UI/UX for mobile app and website for the zenrooms hotel detail pages, and the hotel booking and check-out process.
Selectacoach.com - Developed a responsive website for a sports coach search website for a Singapore based client.
Bremelum.com - Designed a wordpress site for an online store that sells handcrafted children's fashion and home decor items.
Zalora.com - Re-imagined the look of Zalora’s women’s fashion page and developed a prototype for the mobile app and website based on the new UI/UX design.
Carpal.me - Proposed a UI/UX design for carpal’s mobile app and web site. Carpal is a same day parcel delivery company, based in Singapore.

Motion Graphics Projects:

Magnomer.com - Created an animated video and designed info-graphics to explain the concept and technology of Magnomer smart labels. Magnomer labels are magnetizable, and can be printed directly on small format plastic items to enable easy recovery with industry grade magnets at material recovery facilities.
Zenrooms.com - Created promotional animated video in 2015 for an investors pitch which resulted in a successful seed round, and helped launch the start up.

Design and Visual Branding Projects:

Designed logos and visual branding for several small businesses and start-ups including Magnomer, Bremelum, DigiHeat, Cakelicious, Selectacoach.com and Heyhotels.com.
December 2014 - November 2017 Mumbai, India

Department Of Mechanical Engineering At Texas A&M University

Communications Manager

As the Communications Manager for the Department of Mechanical Engineering, I set the creative vision for the department’s branding and marketing efforts. I single handedly designed the graphics and wrote the content for all the brochures, flyers, newsletters and annual magazines for the department, and maintained the social media account and the department website. I also directed and edited promotional videos for the department, and mentored student workers who assisted with the video production. Our campaigns were very well received across campus and elevated the department's rankings and recognition.
October 2013 - Present Texas, United States

Turbomachinery Lab At Texas A&M University

Graphic Designer (Program Assistant)

Creating graphic artwork to aid educational learning
December 2012 - September 2013 College Station, Texas, United States

Texas A&M Women's Resource Center

Graduate Assistant - Graphic Designer

Assisting the Women's Resource Center at Texas A&M University with web, publication, communications, graphic design and production.
January 2011 - August 2012 College Station, Texas, United States

Department Of Visualization, Texas A&M University

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Assisting with ARTS 150, a course on history of art from 14th to 19th century. Duties include grading, mentoring students and assisting the professor with class management.
September 2010 - December 2010 College Station, Texas, United States

Jacobs Engineering Grp.

Research Intern - Advanced Visualization Strategy

Responsible for developing best practices for visualization in architecture, engineering and construction practice. During the development of these best practices, test and create software solutions that solve client needs for advanced visualization. Research on immersive visualization systems on completion, present findings and submit research paper.
June 2010 - August 2010 Arlington, Virginia, United States

Department Of Visualization, Texas A&M University

Graduate Research Assistant

Research Assistant to Dr. Fred Parke for his research on development of Immersive Visualization systems. Duties included documenting the construction method of four different immersive systems through Autocad working drawings after taking measurements of the system components, 3d views and animations and a website.
August 2009 - June 2010 College Station, Texas, United States

Department Of Mechanical Engineering At Texas A&M University

Scientific Diagrams Illustrator

Illustration of physics diagrams for a book being authored by Dr. Dara Childs, the director of the Turbomachinery Lab in the department of Mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University.
October 2008 - August 2009 College Station, Texas, United States

Battalion At Texas AM University

Graphic Artist & Illustrator

Artist and Illustrator for the student newspaper of Texas A&M Univversity
August 2008 - August 2009 College Station, Texas, United States

Panorama Designs

Architect, Creative Director, Digital Artist

Changi International Airport - Cover Page and Center Spreads of the Singapore Changi Airport in-flight magazine Changi Class, Feb 2008 Valentine’s Day special issue.

Architectural visualizations for the who’s who in Mumbai’s building and construction industry. Some noted names - Raheja Builders, Ekta Construction group, Reza Kabul & Associates, S.D. Construction, ArchitecturalConsultants, Form Space and Design, Jhaveri & Jhaveri Associates, Parelkar and Dallas Group, Lines Studio and several more.
March 2004 - August 2008 India

Premnath & Associates

Junior Architect

Design, Presentation and Working Drawings of Residential and Commercial Architectural and Interior Design Projects.
June 2003 - March 2004 Mumbai, India

Education

Texas A&M University

Masters in Visualization

Courses

Facial Modeling and Animation
3D Modeling and Animation
Time Based Media I and II
Concepts of Visual Communication I and II
Digital Image
Rendering and Shading
Design Communication I and III
Digital Compositing
Computing for Visualization I and II
Foundations of Research
Research Thesis - Dream Home
August 2008 - December 2012 College Station, Texas, United States

IES College Of Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture

Courses

Architectural Design
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Town Planning
Building Services
Architectural History
Building Technology
Theory of Structures
Buidling Estimation
Humanities
Building Material Specifications
Basic Design
Professional Practice
Research Thesis - Casino Resort
June 1998 - April 2003 Mumbai, India

Languages

English (Fluent),
Hindi (Fluent),
Gujarati (Native),
Marathi (Advanced),

Skills

3D Visualization, 3ds Max, Adobe XD, After Effects, Architecture, Art Direction, Autocad, Creative Direction, CSS, Digital Imaging, Dreamweaver, Graphic Design, HTML, Indesign, Interior Design, InVision, MAYA, Photomanipulation, Photoshop, Premiere, Revit, Traditional Drawing , ZBrush,