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Siddhesh Surve, created this advertising campaign for Strepsils as his final year project, which is an effective and impactful campaign.

Advertising Campaign

The Brief/ Challenge

As his final year project, Siddhesh was required to create an advertising campaign. He decided to create communication for Strepsils.

Advertising Campaign
Advertising Campaign

Strepsils is a line of lozenges used to relieve discomfort caused by mouth and throat ulcers. The ad campaign needed to create awareness and talk about the effectiveness of the product in an impactful manner.

Advertising Campaign

The Solution

Strong visuals are a terrific way to make an impact. Siddhesh made the strong visuals the centre piece of the campaign with the headline “Unfurl the Real You”, multiple characters have been created to depict people from different walks of life. The exaggerated caricatures and their over the top expressions capture the viewers’ attention. The detailing of the style and expression cannot be missed allowing viewers to truly connect with the discomfort of a sore throat.

Advertising Campaign

Siddhesh has used his colour palette very thoughtfully where tones like orange and yellow are used for the background and character, while the discomfort is depicted in the cool tone of blue. This presents a contrast directing one’s attention to the cause of the trouble, the throat.

The campaign created is a nice balance of visual and text, both conveying the message well.

Published in Issue 48

A Freelancer’s Life in India! Every day, with a dream of ‘Being Your Boss,’ many creative professionals jump into the pool of freelancing. But many are not well prepared for the life of the freelancer, which brings many challenges along with benefits. So to explore further, we interviewed many freelance illustrators and designers to get answers to the question you should ask before taking the final call of becoming your boss!


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Sri Priyatham takes us through his beautiful journey of establishing himself as a freelance illustrator in the digitalised world of today. Here, he also highlights the merits and demerits of being a freelancer.

Earning his very first commission from his bedroom turned studio, Priyatham took to freelancing by metamorphosing his passion into profession, without having to leave the comfort of his home. An ardent believer of a conventional lifestyle without weekends, he feels not working under someone allows a free-flowing lifestyle and an individuals’ diversified growth.

Starting is Important

Facebook as a medium has worked wonders for Priyatham since his very start as an art student and a budding freelancer, for his communications, promotions and commissions. The outburst of other social platforms like Instagram, Reddit and Imgur helped him extend his reach to the continents of America, Europe and Australia to earn his clientele.

It is up to you!

Preferring freelancing over a day-job, Priyatham feels that freelancing is an individuals’ choice to make. An efficiently flexible working method, freelancing lets a professional explore and expand his horizon, to develop and revamp his personal skill-set, much-needed for survival.

Having its own positives and negatives, freelancing can be quite challenging. Time flexibility and absence of a pressure factor, unlike day-jobs, calls for a lot of self-motivation and commitment to deliver within the self-created deadline. Freelancing gets one working throughout the week, devoid of weekends and a social-life, unlike the conventional lifestyle. Inconsistent income and unrealistic price negotiations are some short-comings of this profession.

Also, a lot of fake freelancer-artist profiles in the market lead to a generalization of genuine and false artists in the same category, leading to a region-specific freelance deficiency.

The Freelancer Way!

To enter into the freelance market, one needs to befriend and fellow freelancers through collaborations and social media. Acquainting to existing standards, price charts and market likes and dislikes. To be in the limelight and attract future-potential clients, a freelancer needs to promote himself and his work by nominalising prices and offering discounts, creating promotional content and upgrading the portfolio with new-refreshing content, besides delivering ongoing projects in time!

Illustrating by blending creativity with trends and expressing it by #hash-tagging and wordplay is a smart tool to grow the followers list. But to translate the ‘following’ into ‘buying’, (or convert the followers into clients,) a freelancer needs to maintain high-quality standards.

Apart from being an illustrator, Priyatham is a movie-buff and a trendy reader. The variety of reads on Reddit and Quora serve as an inspiration for him to illustrate and sketching his favorite actors and film-makers motivates him. He is happy that his passion for art is an obsession!

Reaching out to the budding freelancers, Priyatham says that this is a slow process and requires consistency to be successful. One should be inspired and draw every day, just how you breathe, in-order to be better than yesterday. Making social profiles public and communicating and presenting yourself in the best way to mark your presence in the digital world is most needed in todays’ era.

Published in Issue 34

This is a rebranding special issue focused on finding the answers to some of the basic questions like what is the right time for re-branding? or what all needs changing and how exactly? We interviewed some of the best branding studios like Landor Mumbai, Elephant, VGC, Inchwork, and many more. If you are considering rebranding or want to learn more about the art of doing it then this issue is a must read. So, go ahead


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A trend of glowing lines video animation is catching everyone’s attention these days. Specially on social media they are being liked and shared alot. So if you want to try your hands then here we have the collection of tutorials using Adobe After Effects.



Blotter Media owned by Ofir Shoham creates the kind of glowing animation of dancers, celebrities and skaters which remind us of the 80s wave art. He has got the attention of over one million followers on Instagram with his style.


Shoham uses the ‘Adobe After Effects’ to apply the neon illustrations to the moving frames of dancers and celebrities. He changed the look and feel of the original video clips to make an eye-catching animations with the addition of light trails, neon limbs and props which doesn’t exist.


If you want to try the glowing lines animation effect to your videos, here are a few useful tutorials.


After Effects Tutorials: Create Glowing Lines Video Animation

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We go through many interesting design projects each day and find them inspiring enough to be shared further. Projects which have the potential to inspire and spark multiple ideas. So, here are few selected one for this week’s design inspiration, enjoy!

Illustrations by SAM JI

Illustration for The Creative House by Kouzou Sakai

Illustration for The Creative House by Lena Vargas

Design exploration for Heartbeat Agnecy by

Budapest Central European Fashion Week identity in 2018 by kissmiklos .

McDonald’s M5K by Shun Izumi and Casa Locomotiva Estúdio

If you have any of your design project or someone else’s, which is equaliy inspiring for fellow creatives, then share it with us on contribute@creativegaga.com



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Elephant Design has completed 31 years in the design industry with being the number one many times. But celebration during the #lockdown and #workfromhome period was a challenge. And how they celebrated despite this challenge is inspiring for many.

They made an origami elephant in 28 steps and each step was choreographed in a manner that a person just shows one step and passes it to another for her/ him to fold the next one. It was shot by 67 team members with their phone cameras only.

Ashwini Deshpande co-founder of Elephant Design told us that they have always been asked ‘how you manage to work as a team?’ and this video is a perfect example of the harmony and collaboration within the team and of course with fun.

So we congratulate the whole team for the success and harmony they bring to the design industry. All the best and keep creating the great brands!



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With the vision of his masterpiece shining bright in his mind, illustrator Yogesh Bhusare has been working towards his design and product brand since the day he graduated. Expanding his knowledge and skills regularly, he has worked with well-known clients and is close to achieve his dream. Here are the highlights of the conversation with him.

Tribal India. Fusing tribal art with the new tincture of modern vibrant colours.

Urging himself to experiment with styles and daily referencing has broadened illustrator, Yogesh Bhusare’s portfolio and helped in his transition from an event agency to Taproot India to an art director at Leo Burnett. Picking up positives from his work place combined with sheer hard work has led him to display his thoughts that are close to materialising into his masterpiece.

Arty truck. Inspired by Indian Trucks.

CG. From minimal illustration to multiple image collage to freehand doodling, you seem to be trying all the different styles. How does it help you and which one of these styles you enjoy most?

Yogesh. I love experimenting with styles. I usually do a lot of referencing and that’s like a daily habit for me. When I come across something that is new and inspiring, I try to experiment with it, adding my sense of art. My personal style involves much of doodling, but I am inclined more towards experimenting rather than sticking to one style. An awesome concept in mind will just be useless without the proper skill, discipline and style to make them.

This was a small art tribute given by the artist for our loved president and the rocket man of India Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam.

CG. How do colours, detailing and typography make themselves heard on your canvas?

Yogesh. Colours represent the mood that an artist is in while typography is like the feelings. Every artist uses them to display the thoughts he has in his head. Detailing is the factor of patience and the satisfaction of the artist.

As day turns into night in this illustration, the rapt human is frozen into inaction much like the city he lives in.

CG. You have worked with many big bands, so how do you manage to engage them with your illustrations?

Yogesh. I see them through my perception as a common man and what would bring that sense of attachment and engagement to me when I see the brand. I then try to incorporate the same in my work

Modern Sanyaasi. A theme that exists across the religions, is taking Sanyaas i.e. abandoning the settled life and walking one’s way to godliness.

CG. How do you develop a client-designer relationship? How does that help or hinder the design process?

Yogesh. Communication and transparency between designer and client lead to trust, flexibility, diplomacy, collaboration and creativity. Designers are not the mind readers, so it is important for designers and clients to develop a partnership by working together, collaborating ideas and asking questions that explore and specify all key factors, details, and goals of a project. This helps the designer to develop his art and makes the whole process easy

Holy Men of India. This piece is an abstract portrait of the symbol of everything holy in India viz a Hindu sadhu.

CG. What is your dream project? How close are you to achieving the same?

Yogesh. My Dream project is to own a design and product brand, and I am close to it I believe! In fact, I have just started my own brand on a small level. My brand name is AWWSOME and eventually will see it growing with time.

Space Age Ganesha.
Doodling has no bounds; this theme is most clear in the technological avatar of Lord Ganesha.

CG. Your advice for the young illustrator on achieving the early success in career?

Yogesh. Many people just dream about what you have and wish they had a career like yours to carve the thoughts on a paper. If you have the passion and you are lucky enough to be in the profession of your choice, make the best out of it.

Published in Issue 34

This is a rebranding special issue focused on finding the answers to some of the basic questions like what is the right time for re-branding? or what all needs changing and how exactly? We interviewed some of the best branding studios like Landor Mumbai, Elephant, VGC, Inchwork, and many more. If you are considering rebranding or want to learn more about the art of doing it then this issue is a must read. So, go ahead!


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