My name is Manoj Kurian Kallupurackal and I consider myself as an independent creative with an entrepreneurial spirit placing particular emphasis on diversity, equity and social justice.
My areas of expertise range from brand consultancy and media design to the development of strategic communication concepts for company and community building.
After working for numerous multi-national organisations and clients in Germany, India, Malaysia, Egypt and Switzerland, today I’m based back in my hometown Köln running Masala Movement – an online and offline platform for transcultural creativity, empowering underrepresented creatives at the intersection of art, culture and technology.
|2014 – today||Creative Director at Masala Movement, Köln|
|2013 – 2015||Creative Director at 1ofa100, Zurich|
|2012 – today||Independent Art Director for various clients|
|2011 – 2012||Art Director at Interbrand, Köln/Zurich|
|2009 – 2010||Lecturer for Interaction Design, Germany University Cairo|
|2008 – 2011||Design Director and Co-Founder, 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 Applied 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, Bangalore
Before even knowing what design meant, it was an important part of myself. Expressing things visually always helped me to deal with different identities and to reach out to other people. Finally, I chose to study design and even developed the belief that it can make the world a little better.
Since my studies 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.
Was it the right decision to become a designer? How important is design? Am I designing for society, my clients or my ego? What does success mean to me and when do I feel satisfied in life? These are only a few questions that I keep asking myself. Feeling unsure about a challenge isn’t a problem, it is the beginning of a solution. Because as a designer it is my role to focus on finding answers.
So if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out! I’m always happy to meet new challenges .. and new people 🙂
Manoj Kurian Kallupurackal
+49 174 155 12 44