Santosh David Mariasevam

I am what most people call an "Experiencer", someone who loves to see beauty in all things. I guess you can say that‘s helped shape who I am and what I do.  I am a fairly ’practical‘ person who likes to stratergize and take calculated risks without restricting my creativity. I love photography, playing the guitar and doodling on notepads, hands and sometimes even on my neighbor’s wall. I was born and brought up in India. Even as a kid, I was interested in media. As I grew up I developed an interest in PSA's and Advertisements. I grew fascinated with the field and started critically analyzing and breaking down the advertisements. That curiosity encouraged me to take up Bachelor's in Visual communication. The course helped me acquire a very good skill set in photography and designing. Though Visual communications taught me a lot about media, I wanted to branch out and specialize in Advertising. I took up an internship with Ogilvy and Mather Advertising agency, Chennai (India). The two months I spent there was very rewarding and insightful. I developed a thirst to learn and explore more about various advertising strategies. It provoked me to apply to the CAB (Creative Advertising Program) at Seneca College, Toronto. The opportunities presented to us during the course of study left me speechless. When we were barely toddlers in the field, we were given opportunities to design strategies for multinational brands and pitch to renowned agencies like D.D.B and Grey.

My time at Seneca helped me to grow as a creative and also be a good team player. I have lot of patience and good control over whatever I do. I have dreamed of being in advertising so much that at one point I could not realize that my dreams had crossed over the threshold and became reality. It is beyond the point of just a field of study. It has become a part of me. As my professor once said, "You are not an advertising student, you are a student of advertising, because advertising changes every second and you have to be prepared to learn from it all your life." I still want to learn and acquire a lot more knowledge and skills in this exciting arena of advertising and hopefully someday achieve my dream of being a Successful Art Director.


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