Partner & Chief Something Officer
Arshdeep tends to spend his time experimenting with coffee and ideating. With over 7 years of experience having worked in the fields of public policy, education technology, development sector, hospitality and design, he hopes to bring a wide spectrum of knowledge and insight to the branding process. Perfecting the formula to effective Brand Architecture and perceiving the same through the lens of Business, Behaviour & Brand are his goals for Kwa:zi.
Lead - Design
Shubhendu has mostly been the odd duck in the crowd with a flair of looking at things from the point of view which people usually overlook. His interests lie in minimalism, travelling and music. Having worked in the fields of Custom Motorcycles, Education Technology & Talent Management, he hopes to bring colours to your brand that will foster its growth and progress.
Art Director & Design Researcher
On a typical day Paavani thinks in photographic frames and sees in visual patterns. Having done a degree in Literature, Performing arts and Visual Art she now strives to think through the amalgamation of these arts to convey a design language. Her interests include exploring trails, translating poetry, curating cozy corners and hugging trees.
Dhruv is a graduate of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a degree in Computer Science and specializes in building websites and web-apps of all kinds, especially enterprise systems. He has previously worked with DHFL as a developer. He has since taken on Full-Stack capabilities and works closely with Kwa:zi in building technological ecosystems. He has a good understanding of UI/UX which allows for greater and more creative output for any client.
Varun Behani is Director of Strategy and Chief of Staff at NGO Jan Sahas. At Jan Sahas, he leads strategy for the Migrants Resilience Collaborative – a grassroots-led collaborative focused on supporting migrant workers and their families across India. Prior to his current role, Varun worked as a strategy consultant serving nonprofits and philanthropic foundations independently and with The Bridgespan Group. He is an alum of the Young India Fellowship, Ashoka University and St. Xavier's College, Kolkata.
Charanpreet is an educator and a firm believer in education as a route to personal and career success, and to our nation’s progress. He cofounded Praxis Business School in 2007, with the objective of creating an eco-system that supports fearless and continual learning. Praxis has evolved into a leading institute for tech and data-focused management education and its Data Science program is consistently ranked among the top 2-3 programs in the country. Charanpreet’s current areas of interest are critical thinking, data-based decision making and ethical AI. Charanpreet worked in the industry for close to 2 decades in areas as varied as Cryogenics, Steel, Consulting and IT in companies like British Oxygen, Tata Steel, PwC and HP before founding Praxis. By education, he is a Mechanical Engineer from IIT Kanpur and an MBA from the University of Iowa, USA. He is a recipient of the prestigious Chevening Scholarship awarded by the British Government and the British Council.
A marketer by education, Anupriya has 5+ years of experience in digital advertising, project management, consumer research, and operations strategy. Currently, she leads customer support operations for a key digital payments platform and also acts as a project manager driving strategy for key customer experiences. Equipped with a Master’s in Marketing from the University of Manchester, Anupriya has been working with Social Entrepreneurs, MSMEs and NGOs as a Brand and Operations consultant since 2016. She has also volunteered with various children’s rights organizations such as CRY, Children In Progress (CHIP) and Make A Difference. She is a passionate advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, Education, and women’s rights and hopes to combine it with her love for communications and stellar brand identities to help organizations working in these spaces be more effective and expand their reach.