Innovation. Design. Impact.
 Creative Director / Consultant
About.


Mark

Pole Burnt


Pole has transformed me in ways I could have never imagined. So creating this logo identity for India's pioneering Pole Fitness Studio, Pole Burnt, was a very special affair.




A peek into Pole Burnt ︎




A reflection of founder, Aarifa Bhinderwala’s personality, passion and purpose, the aim was to create an identity that mirrored a centred determination and burning creative exploration. It is said that ‘The dichotomy of the mind and body is an artificial one.’  And the heartwarming responses to this design echoed just that.

Some said, ‘It’s like the journey from feeling heavy to feeling light and airy on the pole, like the rise of the phoenix.’ And some, that ‘It strikes a beautiful balance between grit and grace.’







What seemed initially like a cool fitness sport to experience, made me over time, open up my body and feel a centred confidence. I remember going to class once feeling really low about something. It was a Sunday and I had already booked the session. Just the act of spinning and making new muscle memory during class somehow released all the stress and I walked out feeling upbeat with a new perspective.





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Talks

TEDx, Mumbai 2016 : Classrooms, Bagpackers and a Revolution
• ISDI Parsons School of Design and Innovation 2020 : There’s a Hack for Cultivating Intuitive Intelligence
• Reliance Foundation Hospitals and Research Centre at SORC, Festival
of Orthopedics, 2019 :
The Anatomy of Intuition
• TEDx Unplugged, Mumbai 2019 :
The Trick to Cultivating Eureka Moments in your Career.
• Symbiosis University, as Chief Guest, Pune 2017
• Startup Chile, Santiago 2015
• Creative Beta Mornings, Mumbai 2013


I work with

Organisations and individuals who seek to create positive change and impact on scale through lateral thinking, innovation and design.
While creating enlightening, engaging and entertaining work.
And with those who believe in revolutionising and in shaping new cultural landscapes of society.



Other things I love

User Experience Design
Installation art
Urban planning
Design for public spaces
Product innovation

Film / cinema / video
XR, VR, AR

Behavioural Design
Circular economy
Oceans / environment
Scuba diving

Swimming with the whales in the wild
Pole Fitness and gymnastics
Bagpacking

World Cinema
The confluence of science and spirituality