Popularly known as AJ, he’s been an advertising addict for more than a decade now, and done everything from print media
to dotcoms to marketing communications. Ajay has managed prestigious brands like Microsoft, Apollo Munich Heath Insurance, Uninor, Panasonic, Reuters, Huawei, Domino’s, Best Foods and many more in his previous role as Business Director at Quasar Media (a GroupM Company). Always enthused by everything related to the web and mobile, he is recognized as one of the strongest advertising professionals in the country, and carries very good relationships with advertisers and publishers.
Raghu’s unique background of working both at an agency and as well as client side has given him a distinctive advantage in the advertising industry. A brilliant designer, he brings extensive experience from his previous roles at Origami, Sobha Developers and Puravankara. His strengths include a strong strategic understanding of client requirements, boundless energy and a keen eye for great design. He also knows the importance of generating lots of ideas in order to create one great one. Raghu is also an avid photographer, and his positive attitude, creative thinking and ability to execute make him an asset to any team.
Richa is everything the ideal creative director should be and more, packed into an immensely lively and energetic body. With the wackiest and the most spontaneous creative ideas she not only directs the creative team; but brings an element of fun into work. With over a decade of experience and expertise in the advertising industry, she takes up any challenge thrown her way with confidence and composure. Being an avid reader and an inspiring visualizer, she tremendously contributes to both content and design. Playing the role of a guide, a guardian and the chief motivator, she keeps the Circuit 9 team grounded and cheerful.
Vivek is an incredibly talented and creative web and graphic designer. His strengths lie in the ability to listen to customer requirements and design needs, and to develop the mere idea into appealing visuals. His attention to detail, style and creative art is impeccable and he expresses himself marvelously as an artist. As an authority with graphic design, he is well versed with the technical tools of the trade, and has a knack for adapting to new technology. An integral part of the Circuit 9 team, he eagerly participates with the other members of the team, sharing his ideas and expertise.
With exceptional design ability and the capacity to pull out quick and proficient design work, Karan has won many hearts at Circuit 9. With years of experience as a senior designer he brings to life any idea with his excellent colour sense, conceptualization and artistic talent. He is mostly found sitting in front of his system with his earphones blaring with music; but every now and then turns around to deliver his well-known ‘burns’ and clever comebacks. Being a hard worker, he executes his work with utmost passion and dedication, which reflects very well on his design. Watch out for his beard, it can give any man an inferiority complex.
Constantly bursting with energy, Shalu as she is fondly called, adds that spark of life to any dull Monday morning. Packed with amazing design sense and an eye for detail, her strength lies in her ability to quickly adapt, act and create marvellously as an artist. She is passionate about anything she sets her heart to and does her job wholeheartedly with love. Whether it is work or play, she puts in one hundred percent effort into creating the best of the best for Circuit 9. Being a ‘people person’ she goes that extra mile in getting to know people; at the same time runs away from any animal that crosses her path. Her loquacious nature keeps her indulging in conversations about anything, everything and sometimes nothing.
Nandu or Nandu bhai as he is fondly called is a man of few words; but every now and then he has these witty comebacks that lighten up the mood of the entire office. He is constantly glued to his system while producing incredible design after design. With exceptional skills and a creative bend of mind, he brings life to so many concepts with his wonderful designs. Being a hardcore foodie, he takes his biriyani’s and chicken very seriously. There is no messing with him and his sharp timing, whether it is work, fun or food. Playing the role of a ‘guru’ to many people at Circuit 9, he is the go-to person for any kind of advice.
We lovingly call her Nivi and being the ‘baby’ of our office, she is always compassionate and devoted to checking copies and taglines that leave our studio. Yes, she has an OCD with words, spacing, caps and commas. Do not fall for her dreamy, cheerful and doll -like-personality, as she is an enthu cutlet of the dark side. Well, we like to call it that. She’s also known to be a die-hard WWE fan-girl and is in fact a proud owner of John Cena t-shirts. She’s a no nonsense kind of girl, who really takes the art of copywriting very seriously. With her pleasing personality and inspiring swagger over the English language, she is quite the life of our copy-world.
Faraz is our super creative designer who is silent but does killer work. Being proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects, he is a black belt in bringing mere concepts to life. With a keen sense of colour and the ability to conceptualize, he adds his ray of shine to all our designs. His main domain of expertise being web design and VFX. Being a complete outdoorsy guy, he is very a passionate athlete and takes pleasure in going on adventurous road trips and trekking. He is a die-hard Messi fan and he lives and breathes football. He is also an exceptional football player after having represented India in national level tournaments. All in all, he is the epitome of creativity, which reflects very well on his ability to churn out quick and outstanding design.
Basha Sir, is Circuit 9’s go-to guy every time the team needs to party. Being on the finance side, he looks out for the company by efficiently and resourcefully handling the finance and the flow of funds. He is like a ninja when it comes to work, by swiftly putting together all the requirements of the team with ease. Even with constant pressure from the Circuit 9 team for biriyani, he manages to stay calm during all the grilling. He is a soft-spoken and quiet guy who is always pleasant and cheerful, come what may. There’s no messing with him as he keeps the team punctual and regular with his monthly review of leaves and attendance.
She is an excellent creative and strategic thinker, with a gift for generating ideas. A highly skilled professional communicator, she is passionate about the power of words and has used them in every conceivable medium – both functionally, in generating clarity for business strategies and creatively, in implementing these across print, digital and media. She has worked with financial majors like Birla Sun Life, Barclays India and HDFC Bank, and balances a strong sense of discipline and the chaos of creativity in unique and productive ways. Chaitra’s creative writing and organizational skills position her in a key role of many of the creative efforts at Circuit 9.
Divya’s creativity manifests in numerous mediums, including oil paintings, sculpture, drawing, and design architecture. She believes a picture is worth thousand words. She is best known for her illustration styles, beautiful designs and excellent ability to translate a variety business concepts into captivating images. Her interpretation of communication is VISUAL. Her approach of converting a complex idea into an amazing iconic representation that drives the message so straight is simply astonishing. Divya’s exhaustive work in the field of India art and culture has regularly featured in a number of prominent exhibitions.