An Animator, Illustrator and a graduate from National Institute of Design. Having also attended summer school at Gobelins l’Ecole de l’Image, Paris, she’s worked with Google, Ted X, Cartoon Network and the likes. Currently freelancing, Lavanya Naidu is working on a personal animation short. In her free time Lavanya plays the ukulele, talks to dogs and enjoys picking up new languages.
Recent demonisation and changing Taxes has pushed most of us in planning our finances more seriously. So to answer some of the basic questions for designers, freelancers and creative studios, we interviewed some of the creative legends to guide and share their wisdom. The issue includes interactions with Preeti Vyas from VGC on ‘How to pitch for clients or retain the existing one’ and Ashish Deshpande from Elephant on ‘Challenges of working with a startup’, along with some best freelancers like Archan Nair, Shreya Shetty and Paul Sandip, sharing their knowledge of working with various clients. Also, Sachin Puthran from Thatzit.com gave a 10-point no-nonsense guide for studios to handle their finances. A must read, if you are planning for the financial year ahead or worried about your handling your money matter, this issue can give you much-needed insight and guide you to a better financial health of your business or freelancing.