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Meet our talented creator of the month Akshay!

By mirayafi on March 06, 2018 07:00 Featured Authors 0

Hello creators!

Brené Brown once said “Without failure, there’s no innovation & creativity”, that’s why you should never give up and when you fail, always get back up and try again!

This month we would like to introduce to you our talented creator of the month akshaykoranne

 

Tell us a bit more about yourself 

Hello All,

My Name is Akshay Koranne. I have Lived in Different cities of India and experienced different cultures throughout the early age of 10th Grade, I got my inclination towards Creative side. Drawing plans, model making and fascination towards automobile/product sketching were my first steps towards Design world. It was more than a decade ago when I realized that this creativity can bring a huge change and will be my future.

Being from a very small town from India I was never exposed to any Good design school. The urge to study design, brought me to metro city and I further did my Masters in National institute of Design (NID) India.

I Had chosen Retail Design as my career further.
And here I am working as a Retail/product designer today. Now, it’s Been more than a decade since I've indulged in Design field and this has evolved me much more than I had thought of..Today I feel good about the fact that I'm living the part of dream which I saw long back and associated with design profession which always teaches you something different.

Apart from the Design life, I love to sing and Cooking is also another interest of mine. I always feel that life shouldn't be monotonous as because learning and doing new things always makes you a Dynamic person. "Being learned is always better then studied"

 

How did you find out about eYeka?

I got this Exposure from my Friend who is already on Eyeka as a Creator. Today It’s Been just a year since I knew about Eyeka, and I am very Pleased to know about such platforms which allows Global talents to show the potential and make Design Fraternity to Grow More and explore more.

 

Do you have a creative process? If so, can you share a bit of your secret with our community? Where do you look for inspiration?

Design process has various approaches according to me, sometimes it clicks in seconds sometimes it needs a deep routed analysis to reach to a sensible Design. I still follow a traditional method of reaching to a concept that involves brainstorming sessions, instant doodling, then comes the stage where I search on the net to find whether there are similar solutions or not, trust me this exercise always aware me to not copy anybody's design and stay original. 

When submitting an entry, how do you keep positive if it is rejected or not selected as a winning entry? When submitting an entry, how do you keep positive if it is rejected or not selected as a winning entry?

I guess you should always keep your Mind free whenever you start the design process, winning or losing should be secondary and you should never think of rejection. Moreover, for me Rejection of anything gives me a more stronger urge to make a better Design and refine it further. On the parallel one should be confident about his/her creation which definitely Leads to a hope to win it.

 

What would you like to achieve (or have already achieved) with the prizes you will win/have won?

I have spent my Rewards on Holidays as I feel one always requires a Break!! From your regular Routine, the moment you go for an outing it makes your mind Relieved and it works like a F5 key for you to start on a Fresh note.

 

If you had to describe eYeka in 3 words, what would they be?

Global Opportunity / Creative Platform / Encouragement

 

Finally, is there anything you would like to share with our creators (secret, tip…)?

Folks...Just try to be Original and focus to what an End user will Need.

If you are stuck just take a Reliever and start New…I am sure you can reach the Threshold where you find a Sense in Your Design.

 

A Big Thanks to Eyeka for Covering me!  

To find out more about Akshay’s work, click below:

  https://www.behance.net/koranne

  http://www.coroflot.com/akshaykoranne

  http://akshay62.wixsite.com/designworks

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Upcycling 1.1 billion Vehicles

By Pauline Gaudillat on February 28, 2018 13:13 Call for entries 0

Re-imagining the value of end of life vehicle materials for a better world.

Did you know that in 2010 the global number of cars exceeded 1.015 billion, OECD's International Transport Forum forecast that the number of cars worldwide would reach 2.5 billion by 2050.

Average life of a car is around 11 years now, this means that during the next 11 years over a billion of cars will reach the end of their life.

Upcycling is the idea of reusing (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original. For example, taking an entire driver’s seat from a car and upcycling it as an office chair extending its life, or using the engine block as a base for a table increasing its value beyond scrap. At the same time consumers are more and more conscious about where their products come from, what materials they are made of and how they are made.

Our sponsor, a research and innovation company, wants to support the growing number of consumers seeking environmentally friendly products and invites you to explore how to create a world with little or no waste by reimagining the value of landfill material. It is not just a nice idea for the distant future, it is a means of improving the environment, public health and even profit margins today.

Imagine new innovative ways to upcycle automotive waste and create a better world.

Format: PDF with visuals and text, 4 pages maximum. 

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Jury's Prize

  1. 3,500€
  2. 1,500€
  3. 500€

 

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Games of Chance for Millennials

By Pauline Gaudillat on February 26, 2018 14:01 Call for entries 0

We as human beings all love to play games. It is in our DNA. We play to relax, have fun, interact with others, learn something new and sometimes to simply try our luck. There are many games of chance that exist from ancient times and that give an opportunity to win money or other prizes.  Games of chance like lotteries, scratch tickets and bingo remain very popular worldwide.

Chance-based games are connected to our emotions and that is how they engage people.

However, this is not the case for some young people between 20 and 35 who do not share the interest in the existing games of chance.

It is time to bring some fresh air into the games of chance and make them exciting for Millennials.

Invent a brand new exciting game of chance that Millennials will enjoy playing!

Format: Presentation with text and a key visual. 2 pages max. See Easy Submission Form.

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Jury's Prizes
1. €1.500
2. €600
3. €400

Participate before March 11, 2018 23:59 UTC!

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Activia Innovation: Excitement and Exploration

By Pauline Gaudillat on February 26, 2018 13:41 Call for entries 0

With modern fast paced lifestyles and busy schedules, we are more and more looking for authentic and functional products that can help us maintain our health and wellbeing while getting maximum out of the day.

One of the big areas of people’s focus recently has become the gut health. Indeed, our gastrointestinal tracts work hard to keep us healthy and happy. And when gut health is compromised, we can face major health consequences.

We have all heard of probiotics – a live friendly bacteria – which has proven to deliver lots of benefits for digestion and as a result – to the body, mind and mood. The go-to product when it comes to probiotics is yoghurt, however not everyone knows that the world of probiotics is much more diverse and exciting.

Our sponsor, Activia – a world-famous brand – is launching a series of four contests to create new innovative products to help people take care of their bellies.

In the fourth contest we invite you to discover the playful side of probiotic wellness and health and create new joyful and exciting products.  

Are you up for the challenge?

Create new exciting products that will unleash the playful side of probiotic wellness.

Format: Visual and text description. See Easy Submission Form. 

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Jury's Prize
1. €750
2. €500
3. €250

Participate before March 04, 2018 23:59 UTC!

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Activia Innovation: Power of Nature

By Pauline Gaudillat on February 26, 2018 13:32 Call for entries 0

With modern fast paced lifestyles and busy schedules, we are more and more looking for authentic and functional products that can help us maintain our health and wellbeing while getting maximum out of the day.

One of the big areas of people’s focus recently has become the gut health.  Indeed, our gastrointestinal tracts work hard to keep us healthy and happy. And when gut health is compromised, we can face major health consequences.

We have all heard of probiotics – a live friendly bacteria – which has proven to deliver lots of benefits for digestion and as a result – to the body, mind and mood. The go-to product when it comes to probiotics is yoghurt, however not everyone knows that the world of probiotics is much more diverse and exciting.

Our sponsor, Activia – a world-famous brand – is launching a series of four contests to create new innovative products to help people take care of their bellies.

This third contest is all about the power of nature and fermentation that gives us the rich choice of organic probiotic solutions for people with different diets and lifestyles. 

Are you up for the challenge?

Invent a next generation of fermented food and drink products that will go beyond the existing dairy and plant-based probiotic solutions.

Format: Visual and text description. See Easy Submission Form. 

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Jury's Prize
1. €750
2. €500
3. €250

Participate before March 04, 2018 23:59 UTC!

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