Roaming Design works across various areas of visual communication. It traverses seamlessly between and often combines animation, video, print and much more. Led by communication designer Pradeep Patil; Roaming Design collaborates with experts from diverse backgrounds like design, animation, history, physics, classical dances, archaeology, music, textiles and crafts. Pradeep actively works in the sphere of design education and has been associated with reputed institutions namely: University of Mumbai; National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad; D J Academy of Design, Coimbatoor; Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune; and St.Xavier’s College, Kolkata.
While meandering through the colourful paths of communication design, we occasionally indulge our wanderlust. On one such journey to a remote village that houses a significant site of the Indus Valley Civilization; an ancient seal came to our notice. The ‘three headed bovine’ as Indologists have dubbed it. In it, we saw not three but ONE head in motion! The very first animation attempts of the people of this sub-continent. This seal and its variants found across many of the Indus sites have inspired our logo. It reminds us that nothing is new; it has all been done before. Humbly recognising this fact and reinventing is the key.
Roaming Design is currently based out of Pune, Maharashtra, India.
Pradeep Patil began his career as the communication design industry in India was on the cusp of change; moving from traditional hand-drawn art into the world of computer generated imagery. He combines the best of both eras and brings experiences from his varied interests into his practice. His training in movement arts has inspired him to develop an animation workshop that educates students with the aid of contact improvisation and yoga. He has been conducting this course every year at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad since 2008. Besides executing commercial projects under the banner of Roaming Design, his communication design practice; Pradeep has also initiated a fully independent inquiry into the incorporation of Indian aesthetics into animation. This culminated into the ‘In Divine Interest Project’ and an award-winning set of short films.