A brief story about my work experiences in #AgencyLife and #ProductLife


In my first design gig at a brand management agency, I worked with multinational brands like Shell, Saab Group, McDonalds, and Domino’s Pizza. Under an experienced ad agency designer, I gained deep insights about major ad agencies. Working as a graphic and interaction designer for these brands, I followed their extensive brand guidelines and even worked as a Picture Researcher for a few days each month.

Although working for ad agencies is fun and educational, the depth in product development can be limited, and growth can be linear. I recommend it for people in early design careers, especially those interested in illustration, motion graphics, video editing, sound design, and interaction design.

However, I prefer building and designing products and believe the transition from ad service agency to a product company is crucial to understanding the difference.


  • Shell
  • Shell Foundation
  • SAAB Group Defence
  • Areva France
  • Abraaj Group Dubai
  • Havas Ad agency
  • McDonalds India
  • Dominoes Pizza


Product company a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, stuck on one projects for years, till its shipped, till someone buys you out or till you cannot go any further. If there are right circumstances you actually make a product that thousands of people use and you have essentially created a 24×7 job(I bet in some cases its helluva lot fun).

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