About Kaushal Karkhanis
With varied interests across a spectrum of fields, i'm something of a creative polymath who believes in learning and unlearning, balancing wisdom with a beginner's mind.
Among the things that keep me busy include:
🎨 DESIGN & BRAND CONSULTING
Gusto Design Studio - Design thinking led solutions and user feedback based iterative improvisation.
Services: Branding & marcom, designing websites & apps, managing digital presence.
🗺️ TRAVEL CONTENT
Exotic Gringo is my travel blog and alter-ego, while i also produce visual travel content for brands and write for various other publications.
💡 PRODUCTS & IP SANDBOX
Nebula Network incubates content-based products (physical and digital), ideas and business models.
👨🏫 TRAINING/ KNOWLEDGE SHARING
Working closely with Google & partners on design thinking based 'sprints' to help orgs looking to reinvent their offerings through rapid prototyping & research.
Topics: Solo, slow travel, digital nomadism,
purposeful travel, responsible travel.
📣 ADVOCACY & INFLUENCE
Collaborations with brands in the design / travel space. Recent ones with Nerolac, TATA Pravesh, Jeep, Amazon & Intel, along with various tourism boards.
🤝 PEOPLE & COMMUNITY BUILDING
Fostering diverse, interest based global communities: Foursquare, BETA Mornings, Influencer Conference, Green Drinks, Travel Massive, CoLunching etc.
Other languages i speak:
Portuguese, Spanish, French, German
My Latest Projects
INFLUENCE & CONTENT: NEROLAC COLOUR TRAILS
As a content creator and influencer, i associated with Kansai Nerolac Paints Limited for Nerolac Colour Trails, where we conducted over 50 photowalks across 30+ cities across India - fostering a sense of community among photographers and connecting that passion with colours, eventually giving birth to wall art inspired by photos captured on these walks. The campaign won multiple accolades.
UI / UX: CUSTOM PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOL
Conceptualized and delivered a clickable mockup design of a customized project management tool for the internal use of a global services company, based on their requirements as well as learning and best practices from across the best PM tools used in the market today. The company also has plans to possibly market the product externally.
Gmail ID: kaushal (add @gmail.com)