About Freelance Creative Consultant Qamaal Mustafa Sikander

Your search for a creative professional who can help you brand / rebrand  your business or services ends here. 

graphikamaal is the virtual identity of freelance graphic, web and signage designer Mustafa Khargonewala alias Camaal Mustafa Sikander from Bombay (now Mumbai) with wide experience in graphic design, printing, web solutions & signage services.

Brief Resume :

1988-till date : Freelance Creative Consultant / Owner

graphikamaal is the virtual identity as well as essence of  Camaal Mustafa Sikander’s 28 years of experience out of which 23 years have been  in the field of graphic design, printing & signage whereas 15 years in the field of web solutions.

Having adopted a new branding in 2008 viz. graphikamaal, I have been providing various creative graphic design, web design and signage design services on freelance basis from 2008 till date to clients personally in Mumbai and virtually all over the world.

2008-2011 : Editor & Publisher

PRO BOLLYWOOD NEWS BLOG is one of the fastest growing blog of Hindi film industry. We provide coverage to the events & happenings in the Hindi film world for PRO BOLLYWOOD NEWS BLOG.

2007- 2008 : Creative Director

Rebranded Paralegal Services as Dubai Business Help, thereby enabling the company to re-position itself amongst the top tier in the service sector providing business establishment services in UAE. Besides branding, also designed and maintained the company website.

2006-2007 : Graphic & Web Designer

Worked with Spectra Maxima Publishing as Graphic Designer, creating layouts for all pages including cover for Loud Music Magazine, the first music magazine of the Middle East. Also maintained the website for the company with daily update of the website with interesting content from the current issues of Loud magazine.

2001-2006 : Owner / Partner
DESIGNAGE WORKS (Mumbai & Dubai) / DESIGN SPOT (Mumbai)

Provided creative graphic design services in print, signage and web on freelance basis to clients in Mumbai and Dubai as well as online to clients all over the world. Was also associated as a partner with Design Spot during this period.

2000-2001 : Graphic Designer

Worked with ADVOC as Graphic Designer for designing of labels, cartons & other packaging material, publicity material like leaflets, POP danglers etc. The job also involved co-ordination with ad agencies, printers, research for competitors and their activities on their official websites.

1998-2000 : Supervisor
International Development Company
ADNOC Back File Conversion – EDMS Project
Abu Dhabi

Worked with IDC for ADNOC BFC project in preparation of the prestigious EDMS project of the company. Initially joined as an Indexer, was soon promoted as QC and finally as the Supervisor for Abu Dhabi office of the project within first month. The project was under British management where I got to learn many new skills including designing reports & forms in Database management.

1992-1998 : Partner & DTP Operator

Irla, Vile Parle & Andheri West, Mumbai.

Worked with ARIHANT XEROX, Irla and later started ARIHANT PLUS as working partner. Along with Ramesh Palan (now with Hindustan Times) and Pravin Gala (of Star Prepress Andheri) was instrumental in starting first Desk Top Publishing (DTP) services in the suburbs of Mumbai. A few other services that we provided included photocopying, spiral & comb binding, book binding, screen printing, lamination etc. This was one of the best period in my career coz. I got best of the three educational streams since I typed hundreds of projects reports / thesis / dissertations for management institute (NMIMS) engineering college (Bhagubhai Polytechnic) and homoeopathic college at Irla, Vile Parle West.

1990-1991 : Electronic Typist

Khar West, Mumbai.

Worked with Mr. Mohd. Riyaz of M.R.Productions & M.R.Films for his service bureau FRIENDLY XEROX and also for the production during the making of Akayla, starring Amitabh bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Amrita Singh & Meenakshi Sheshadri. Besides service bureau, my responsibilities also included doing documentation for the company including agreements with artistes and technicians.

1989-1990 : Typist & Computer Operator

Khar West, Mumbai

Worked with the reputed banner of Ramdayalji & Mr. Dimppy Sabharwal’s, during the making of their feature film Numbri Aadmi starring Mithun Chakraborty & Kimi Katkar. Job included doing documentation for the company including agreements with artistes and technicians. Besides also handled document typing work for clients of Dimppy Business Communication at Khar West, Mumbai.

1988-1989 : Manual Typist

YUNUS LAXMIDHAR (Advocate, High Court)
Kandivli West, Mumbai.

Started my career as a typist with Advocate Yunus Laxmidhar for one year, thereby gaining excellent knowledge about real estate / property documentation, besides basic legal knowledge.

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