About Me

Since my studies in communication design I have been working for several multi-national agencies, clients and institutions in Germany, India, Malaysia, Egypt and Switzerland.

Today I am based back in my hometown Köln, working as a cultural manager, brand consultant and designer for clients and projects valuing diversity, sustainability and social justice.

My areas of responsibility range from media design, to strategic consultancy, developing communication concepts and creative campaigns building brands and communities.

Besides my commercial work I run Masala Movement e.V. a non-profit organisation, creating more visibility for underrepresented creatives and their projects and offering a transcultural platform for inspiration, professional collaboration and cultural education.

2014 – today Director and Curator at Masala Movement – Intercultural Art Initiatives, Köln
2013 – 2015 Design Director at 1ofa100, Zurich
2012 – today Independent Designer for various clients
2011 – 2012 Designer at Interbrand, Köln/Zurich
2009 – 2010 Lecturer for Interaction Design, Germany University Cairo
2008 – 2011 Creative Director and Founding Partner, Kurian Ghoting LLC Cairo
2007 – 2008 Designer at Silverkey Technologies, Cairo
2005 – 2006 Designer at Tequila Myalo / TBWA, Kuala Lumpur
2004 – 2007 Studies in Communication Design, University of Appied Sciences Bielefeld
2003 – 2004 Studies in Media Design, University of Bielefeld
2002 – 2003 Designer at Banten & Humann GmbH, Köln
2001 – 2003 Studies in Design, Köln International School of Design
2001 Design Internship at Brandrelation, Köln

Design Internship at Lowe Lintas & Partners, Bangalore


Design Internship at Times of India

Manoj Kurian Kallupurackal

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