Meet Bhaskar, a level 4 cert Digital Creative. He also offers a full-fledged photo editing and retouching services alongside design and web development work. Bhaskar is also an authorized channel partner to Amazon, Ebay, Jabong, Snapdeal, Flipkart, Voonik, Limeroad, controlling the entire photo improvement function for these companies.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I come from a creative agency background. I have 16+ years of experience in the hardcore creative field. I have worked for many International brands handling end-to-end creative executions, be it creating a brand identity or launching a new product. I am the husband of a University Professor and a father of a 2 years old naughty son. I am a Guitarist, Cricket player, Chess champion and a Yoga Trainer.
I am a novice philanthropist contributing 10-15% of my earning in feeding poor people.
Being an avid traveler I always wanted to work as per my own convenience but my job was not allowing me to do so that’s why I chose Freelancing as a career option.
What was your previous job before deciding to go freelance?
Before coming into Freelance I was heading the creative function at ‘The Times of India’ It is the largest media house in India. There I was taking care of digital brands like TimesJobs, Magicbricks, Simplymarry, ads2book to name a few. I enjoyed working with them and today it adds great value to my profile. Being a creative head I managed Website design, web development, app screen designs, brand promotional activities and all print graphics.
How did you come across PPH?
I came to know about PPH from a friend way back in 2016.
What was your first job like on PPH?
It was making a poster for a French brand.
What is a typical day like for you?
I work 24×7 :). Passionate about helping businesses. My mom says “whenever I see you on your computer you are on the Peopleperhour website. Do you work for this company? I say YES :).
How does freelancing compare to a 9-5?
The best part about freelancing is that you get a chance to work on different projects, not like you do in your 9-5 job. Working on various projects gives you lot of new perspective. You become more dynamic day by day
What benefits have you found by using PPH?
PPH has diversified my skill set. I witnessed when people are at college level they study everything related to design but once they get into a corporate job they hardly get a chance to do a different kind of work, but here on PPH I am now equipped with almost all design related work.
What does your future hold? Where would you like to take this?
As a thorough professional, I want to help businesses as much as I can. I do not work for money per se, I believe money is a by-product of your good work it will definitely come to you once you start delivering happiness to your clients.
What are your top 5 tips for freelancers who are new to PPH?
- Be genuine in terms of pricing and deliverables
- Deliver more, expect less
- Have a positive intention to help someone who is hiring you
- Deliver before due time
- Do not chase money
- Be flexible, think you are helping someone
What are your top 5 tips for the job you do.
Being a designer my 5 tips are:
- Deliver logical creatives
- Study your client’s competition
- Think 360, have a symmetric approach for all channels
- Educate your client, make him/her understand that your idea will work
- Do not force-fit your ideas
- Try to convince your client to adapt new design methodology.
What web browser do you use?
I work on all but largely Mozilla
If you were an animal, which one would you be and why?
A dolphin, because it is considered as intelligent, and actually considered one of the smartest animals.
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