Prof. Ranjana Dani is a Senior Faculty in the Graphic Design Department of MITID. She has been with the institute as HOD Graphic Design for a stint of more than seven years. As an experienced teacher, teaching Graphic Design, Visualization, Advertising and Marketing Theory and Branding and Innovative Strategy she is committed to the core and ever-striving for continuous development of relevant skills in the students; through innovative concepts and methods regarding content and application. She also has had a vast experience as a Freelancing Designer working in areas form brand design to textile design. She has enjoyed the status of a Professional Artist by developing a distinctive styleand has also held numerous exhibitions in India and abroad. A continuous interaction with Design Institutes and Design and Advertising Firms has empowered her to stay abreast with contemporary trends.
EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVEMENTS
She was a faculty at Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune, since 1983, teaching Graphic Design, Visualization, Media Planning and Theory of Advertising and Marketing and also Co-ordinating and Supervising and Assessing Govt. level exams conducted by Directorate of Art, Mumbai. As a consulting faculty for the Degree course at Bharati Vidyapeeth and D.Y. Patil College of Applied Art. (Both affiliated to University of Pune), she was empanelled as an Expert Member of the Board of Studies and appointed by University of Pune (CAP) as Chairperson of examinations for all Advertising theory subjects.
Her extensive association and intervention in various academic seminars, conferences and assessment programmes at Pune University, IIT Powai and Symbiosis institute of Design Invited by Rachana Sansad Mumbai, Symbiosis Institute of International Studies at Hinjewadi, IIPM Pune, PICT’s Management Institute, Rosary Institute of Mass Communication and ISB & M, Pune to conduct modules on ‘Strategizing and Designing of Creative Communication for Effective Advertising and Social Welfare campaigns’ and as mentor, consultant and jury member and reviewer of graduation thesis, has provided her a vast exposure to teaching systems and provided scope for developing varied programs. She has participated in Seminar to conceptualize a Design Programme for a Collateral Course in collaboration with The Coventry University of UK. She has provided career counselling at College Level Educational Fairs and Indian Express Youth Forum. She was invited to be a jury member/reviewer for Typoday,IDC, IIT Powai; ‘A’Design Awards, Milan; and Cummulus, Hongkong, amongst others.
She has been regularly mentoring students for various live projects to substantiate course learning processes as also to develop an extended learning experience.
With a keen focus on research her extensive travels have provided scope to study varied cultural contexts and engage in innovative projects.
She is at present doing her PhD under the Visual Arts Department of the Pune University in the area of Colour in Brand Design.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD OF ADVERTISING DESIGN
She has worked as a freelance visualizer with renowned advertising agencies and corporates; designing all forms of Communication Design Projects, Hotel Blue Diamond, Kirloskar Consultants, The Pune International Film Festival and Artline,Pune to name some.
ACHIEVEMENTS AS A PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
She has been involved in painting as a professional artist endeavouring to develop artistic skills and a distinctive style. Has had various Solo and Group painting exhibition shows in India and abroad, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and 50Years of Independence Show at Mumbai and US, to name a few. Has organized and participated in various Art shows to promote art, Art for Kargil, Save the Children, CRY. She has participated in Lecture series on Art at seminars in India and abroad (Hynes Convention Centre, Boston). Her works are in the collection of Collectors and Galleries in India and abroad.