Wednesday, 7 June 2017

On 02:17 by Vismit Rakhecha   No comments
It is a huge privilege to be granted an interview with Arpit Pandey, a Graphics Designing expert whose contributions are acknowledged by government and private sectors.

What originally made you want to become a graphic designer?

Arpit: The beginning was amusing. It was like let's try how Adobe Photoshop works and try removing marks n scars from people's face or try removing their hair (laughs). Then few months before OWASP | DEFCON Lucknow International InfoSec Conference 2015, a thought came that I should try to create a certificate for the conference and things went really very well for me. Then from there on, I kept on working harder in trying to make things look even better and as India is working really hard in shaping InfoSec sector, my little contribution gives me a joy of happiness.
Droll turned into a hobby and now I've worked for over 40 InfoSec communities in a very short time and earned the name of being a Cyber Graphic Designer.

How would you describe your approach to design?

Arpit: Well nowadays almost everything is on the internet, so a graphical representation becomes very important as people mostly show their interest in things which look good to them. So I always keep it in mind that viewers should like my design and after finishing a design I look at it as a viewer and keeps modifying it until I like my work.

Who or what has been the biggest single influence on your way of thinking?

Arpit: My elder brother Nitin Pandey motivated me to design for Cyber world. We are working day and night in spreading the awareness of cyber security all over India. As seniors and experts are doing a fantastic work, Indian youth is showing their interest in this field and it makes me feel good and I am influenced to work hard.

What would you say is your strongest skill and how have you honed that skill over the years?

Arpit: Strongest skill for a successful designer is always having a great creative mind and I've evolved this skill over these years. With few conversations, we should analyze what the organization/person requires. Google and YouTube have been the best sources in shaping my creative ideas. So we should always follow the latest trend on various Social Media platforms.

What type of brief or project do you enjoy working on the most?

Arpit: 80% of my work goes for the cyber departments and rest for others. I enjoy the most when working for a conference/event as it gives me a great platform to meet the legends of our InfoSec world and some of the remarkable young talents.

How do you think online design resources have influenced the graphic design being produced today?

Arpit: Online resources are the most important part in our designs as our software’s don't always give us what we actually want. So sometimes icons work for us and that really gives us a boost.

What’s the best piece of advice you have heard and repeat to others?

Arpit: “Let me tell you something you already know.
The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows.
It’s a very mean and nasty place.
And I don’t care how tough you are.
It will beat you to your knees and keep you permanently there if you let it”
“You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much you can take and keep moving forward.
That’s how winning is done.”
- Rocky Balboa

So, always give your best, no matter what the outcome is.
If you lose, take a lesson and come back even better.

Thanks to Mr. Vismit Rakhecha for this awesome interview and yes you guys are too good. I mean each and every post is full of latest InfoSec contents and I follow THS on every social media.
This helps people to understand our InfoSec world and we need more security blogs and news in our India.

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