Phalgunn Maharishi

is out learning. 🎓

Bis 2022, Communication Specialist, Biocon Academy

Student, Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary Practices, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Münster, Germany

About me

I am a creative professional with experience in an array of verticals. I have worked in India for 4 years as a journalist in both print and digital media. As a journalist, I wrote more than 3000 stories, produced 300+ videos, and covered international events in India and China. I have also worked on the corporate side for 4 years in Marketing, Communication, Graphic Designing, Brand Building, PR, and Social Media. I joined IndiQube as a Sr. Content Writer but handled various roles including that of Graphic Designer and Digital Marketing Specialist. At Biocon Academy, I handled the end-to-end communications to build Biocon's CSR activity's brand presence. Currently, I am in Germany pursuing my master's degree in Visual Anthropology, Media, and Documentary Practices. Previously, I studied MBA in Media & Entertainment from Bharathidasan University and PG Diploma in Mass Communication & Journalism from Karnataka State Open University. Visit phalgunnmaharishi.com for more information.

Skills

Graphic Design
Adobe Creative Suite
Creative Advertising
Digital Communication
Editing
Social Media
Media Production
Marketing
Content management
Journalism
Documentary
Online Marketing
New Media
Reporting
Creativity
Communication skills
Video Editing
Branding
Social Media Marketing
Corporate Design
Media Design
Creative Writing
Video Production
Content Strategy
Content

Timeline

Professional experience for Phalgunn Maharishi

  • 2 years and 2 months, Aug 2020 - Sep 2022

    Communication Specialist

    Biocon Academy

    I was solely responsible for building Biocon Academy's brand presence and for handling its end-to-end communication. I revamped the website with a built-in dedicated alumni portal, created a quarterly newsletter 'BioZesta' and digital initiatives like BioMinute, BioBrainer, and Bio Tips & Tricks. Also, I produced various videos for social media handles and was responsible for content creation on various digital spaces. I designed brand collaterals and also created various reports for the management.

  • 3 years, Sep 2017 - Aug 2020

    Assistant Manager, Marketing

    Innovent Spaces Pvt Ltd

    Though I joined IndiQube as a Senior Content Writer in the marketing team, I was quickly promoted to Assistant Manager. During my tenure, I have worked on overall content strategy and directed photoshoots and video shoots for branding initiatives. I worked with various stakeholders and agencies to ensure all creatives were in line with the company’s communication and created content for blogs, social media, and webpages while I also took upon the role of a graphic designer to design various collaterals.

  • 2 years and 8 months, Feb 2015 - Sep 2017

    Content Specialist

    Trivone Media Network

    Fresh out of college, I started my full-time work as a Content Specialist covering news and writing stories for TechTree.com. Very soon, I was given editorial duties as well, so I could decide the stories along with the Editor and Chief Content Officer. During my tenure, I wrote 3000+ stories on the website and produced more than 300 videos for TechTree's YouTube channel including tech reviews. I also covered international events in China and India and interview technology gurus like Guy Kawasaki.

  • 1 year and 1 month, Jan 2014 - Jan 2015

    Intern (Special Correspondent)

    Star of Mysore

    I worked with Star of Mysore, a local English Evening Daily, for a year as an Intern (Special Correspondent) writing human interest stories. During this period, I wrote thoroughly researched full-page stories that covered different angles of the story and even interviews sometimes. During this internship, I also worked on the master's thesis 'The Impact of Digital Media on Current Newspaper Scenario' under the guidance of Star of Mysore's Managing Editor Vikram Muthanna.

Educational background for Phalgunn Maharishi

  • Current 1 year and 8 months, since Oct 2022

    Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary Practices

    Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

    I am currently in the first module and working on the term paper for Module 1 on how vlogs can be seen as autobiographic works that facilitate self-reflexivity.

  • 1 year and 1 month, Jul 2013 - Jul 2014

    Mass Communication and Journalism

    Karnataka State Open University

    During this one-year program I pursued through distance learning, I got an opportunity to learn a lot about Print Media, Media in India, Communication Theory and Research, Media Policy, and Applied Communication.

  • 2 years, Feb 2013 - Jan 2015

    Media and Entertainment

    Bharathidasan University

    During this MBA, I was able to gain knowledge on how a media business entity is managed along with practical aspects including copywriting, journalism, public relations, and film & TV production and program management. Media Management, Sound Production and Music Industry Management, and Media Planning were also a few of my elective courses. For the master's thesis, I interned with Star of Mysore and did my research on the impact of digital media on the current newspaper scenario.

Languages

  • English

    Fluent

  • German

    Basic

  • Hindi

    Fluent

  • Kannada

    Fluent

Interests

Photography
Travel
Music
Vlogging

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