Abhishek Jain is an artist, writer, experiential educator and a creative consultant to various individuals, start-ups & corporates in India, UK and Canada. His works span a variety of traditional and contemporary media and across diverse range of streams, including branding, graphic design, print, coding, web design, user-experience (UX) driven interfaces for screen and touch based devices, smart television applications, photography and movie making.
He started his career as a programmer, however, a strong affinity towards art and design inspired him to switch fields. He pursued Higher National Diploma (HND) in graphic design & advertisement from University of Huddersfield and later completed bachelors in graphic design with honours from the Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London.
He was an associate lecturer for movie-making at Camberwell, tutored senior citizens, including the Irish author and therapist of Princess Diana, Oonagh Shanley Toffolo, his oldest student at 80. He also independently teaches subjects of art and design, coding and computers to aspiring students, individuals and professionals.
Jain has mentored over a hundred workshops across several disciplines, impacting and transforming perspectives of over thousands of students, individuals and professionals, through empathetic, hands-on practical approach, which induces experiential realisation, opposed to mere theoretical delivery of lectures and presentations, which numb the recipients over the period.
Imbuing psychology with design and tech, Abhishek provides consultation and web services for
user experience, web design/development, branding and radical innovation.
View some of his previous and present associations.
He specialises in activities-based experiential life-centric workshops for adolescents and adults, across a multitude of brain stimulating topics and heart reinvigorating subjects, including, but not limited to:
- Body awareness
- Sensory awareness
- Emotions, Empathy & Feelings
- Courage, Confidence & Corruption
- Intellectualisation & Actualisation
- Society & Seclusion
- Presentation skills
- Interviewing skills
- Non-verbal communication
- Body language
- Mannerism & Etiquette
- Continual conversations
- Spontaneity & Extempore
- Art therapy
- Creativity & Expressionism
- Creative problem solving & Improvisation
- Learning to unlearn
- Association & Disassociation
- Mind mapping
- Decision tree
- Thinking techniques
- Absurd thinking
- Lateral thinking
- Design thinking
- Sound & Creativity
- Visualising music
- Muted expressionism
- Vocalising thoughts
- Writing & Visualisation
- Creative writing
- Story telling
- Expressions of dreams
- Photographic / Video exploration
- Anarchy & Symmetry
- Corporate Creativity
- Team building & synchronisation
- Graphic Design
- Web Design
- User Experience
- Branding & Advertising
- Movie making
- Life, Love & Edification
Exploring, discovering, accepting and ennobling life through Yoga (Hatha, Jnana, Bhakti, Kundalini, Karma, Swara, Raja) and Tantra.
Revitalising & Revolutionising Education
Abhishek is a proactive proponent of organic, disruptive & creative education. He staunchly believes that the conventional syllabi and techniques, are less pertinent in an age of disruptive technology as the pace of changes across arenas is colossal. A new technology intervenes and the world goes topsy-turvy overnight. At this rate, the the upcoming generation cannot afford to be simply relying on traditional ways of working and even education itself needs an overhaul. In 2013, he steered his career into education.
He has conceived the idea that education should be proffered for the soul & the mind, opposed to simply materialistic or tangible aspects of societal expectations; for the latter fails to nurture the mental health of people, thereby leading to a frustrated and shallow thought based society. With a fair understanding of art, design and technology, he has thence been working on several educational models, viz. Creative Education, Organic Education, Disruptive, Modular, Experiential, Collaborative, Autodidactic, Assistive, Anarchic and Sensuous Education. He uses an organic mix of these paradigms during his workshops, and the results been astounding.
Of late, Jain has been experimenting with several experiential art concepts. The latest exploration that adds to the list is sensuous art.
Neon Energy is a one-of-its-kind experiential art produce. It's a sensuous journey, driven by
emotions, thoughts and feelings, aurally guided by binaural musical compositions. Whilst the
music produced by an ambiphonically setup sound system drowns the explorers, in a dark room
with pin drop silence, the inscriptions, carvings, doodles, illustrations and shlokas
on the 4x3 feet canvas spell their multi-dimensional enchanting stories, as they emanate a
magical glow engendered by the ultra-violet light which enlightens the milieu.
The concomitant, simply mesmerising.
Behind the scenes of Neon Energy by Abhishek Jain at Ahmedabad, an experiential art produce, which involves the senses of sight, smell, sound fused with emotional engagement of thoughts and feelings.
Writer & Masseur
In 2009, Abhishek self-published a limited edition conceptual book, The Book Without Words. The pocket sized compendium exploring the uncanny and intriguing entwinement of human secrets, emotions, fears and psychosexuality was an outcome of his social project, The Human Complex (THC). Designed to be read either normally, upside-down or back-to-front, with the contributed content rephrased, allowing it to be read in any sequence, i.e. you could start from reading the last line of the first paragraph first, followed by the third line of the last paragraph. Furthermore, the phrases split by punctuations when read in random sequence, and such multitude of ways, the connotations of the content would be perceived differently.
Unlike THC, wherein the people contributed the content, when you've never ever read a single
whole book in your life, all you end up writing about is, Experience. Pristine pure first hand
experience. And what is experience if not Life Love Lust Art Relations Death & Enlightenment
garnished with the Blah & The Better of social illusions.
Well, that's what Jain's current undertaking, Mystiqa is all about.
And what better way to experience the writings on experience, than to ponder through a transient selection of the art fudged excerpts? @Instagram