Book direct 1:1 sessions with seasoned South Asian creatives. Designed for any point in your creative journey — from new projects to career pivots.
Exclusively for members of Third Eye Co.
Nidhi works at the intersection of policy, research, and information design and can mentor on socio-political innovation, alternative research methods, and design thinking.
Raj leads MoMA's year-round film exhibits, while also championing new artists through his involvement as jury for festivals like Sundance, SXSW, Gotham, as well as being a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Raj can mentor filmmakers on avenues to exhibit their works at industry-recognized platforms.
Natasha is the founder of label Gundi Studios, and works an an Art Director and interdisciplinary Designer in Brooklyn. Her work has been featured on Forbes, Vice, BBC, and Vogue among others. She can mentor on working at the intersection of fashion, product and visual design.
Suneil Sanzgiri is an award-winning filmmaker and artist, whose work focuses on questions of identity, heritage, culture and diaspora in relationship to structural violence and political movements across South Asia. His films have been screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Sheffield, NYFF, BlackStar Fest and others.
Subrata brings extensive experience working as an Executive Producer and Showrunner on unscripted documentary series. She oversees programming and development as EVP at VICE News, and has worked on the Emmy-winning VICE on HBO, Vice on Showtime, and Vice Investigates on Hulu. Subrata can mentor filmmakers and journalists interested in this area.
Dipika can mentor on career path strategy, networking, and CPGadvertising and branding.
Akansha can mentor on building a brand with a unique voice, and using tactical business strategies for organic growth.
Having performed at The Caveat NYC, Union Hall, The Tank, among others, Pooja can mentor on stand-up comedy, writing and similar creative pursuits.
Maryam can mentor on print design and illustration, designing for children’s books, and using UXfor engaging digital experiences.
Having served as the Design Director for ClassPass and Gin Lane, and now Creative Director at Prose, Rashi brings more than a decade worth of experience for mentoring on being on a creative team at agencies, in-house teams as well as strategies for working as a freelancer.
Shweta is a video producer and editor on the immersive experiences team at National Geographic. She works across platforms including Instagram, TikTok, and the Nat Geo website to create video-led editorial stories. Her work has been recognized by Pictures of the Year International, The Society of Publication Designers and NPPA Best of Photojournalism awards. She can mentor on video producing, editing, cinematography, and photography.
Having worked with ACLU, Vera Institute of Justice, Amnesty International USA, and the City of New York, Sruthi can mentor on user experience, content strategy, and creative facilitation, and research in the lens of social impact.
Minhal Baig is a writer & director who can mentor on TV writing and feature screenplays. Her feature-length film, HALA, premiered at 2019 Sundance and was released by Apple. She has worked as a story editor on BOJACK HORSEMAN, and as staff writer on RAMY, produced by A24 for Hulu. Her additional work has featured by the LA Times, Nowness, Dazed, Nylon, Spin, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Short of the Week, Director’s Notes, Booooooom!, Vimeo Staff Pick and the Hammer Museum in LA.
Neena Verma is a practicing architect, teacher and writer based in New York City. She can provide mentorship on architecture practice, design teaching, and writing in creative disciplines, as well as career shifts. Her written work has appeared broadly and her collaborative design work has been presented before the Venice Biennale and Buenos Aires Biennale. Neena is currently the Architecture Writing Fellow at The Cooper Union, and teaches at Cooper and Parsons. She is also Principal of an eponymous practice that pursues small-scale, forward-thinking architectural works.
Simoul Alva is a Senior Visual Designer & Art Director at Robinhood. She has previously worked at &Walsh, Pentagram and the Think Tank Team, Samsung Research America. Freelance clients include Youtube, Adobe, The New York Times, Slack, WIRED, Harvard Business Review and more.
Shravya’s work has been featured across NYTimes, Vogue, India, Fast Company to name a few, with images that explores themes of home, identity and personal space. She largely focuses on the intimate and interpersonal stories on POC and queer people. Shravya can mentor on finding, developing and photographing a story; pitching work and creating opportunities.
Vatsala is a DP, photographer, and camera operator whose work has premiered at Sundance, Tribeca, Blackstar Film Fest among others. Accolades for her work include a Peabody award nomination, shortlisted for an Academy Award, and she is a recipient of the ASC’ Vision Mentorship program and part of the International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC). Vatsala can mentor on cinematography, producing indie films, and freelancing.
Sumita is a multidisciplinary designer, with 10 years of experience in the fields of motion graphics and design. Sumita can mentor on creative concepting, art direction, motion/design fundamentals, and portfolio development.
Working with VOX.com's video team, Ranjani focuses on the intersection of racial justice and historical analysis. With producing experience for Netflix, National Geographic, AlJazeera, Pro Publica, she can mentor on producing, writing, interviewing, and finding animated approaches to visuals.
Priya is a Director, Writer, and Creative producer with global experience in creative strategy and content production. She has directed and produced narrative, social and live performance content for established and emerging artists at Vevo including Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Ella Mai and Yungblud. She most recently directed a music video for Anik Khan and was a contributing writer to The Good Immigrant USA. She can mentor on directing, content production and artist development.
Ayesha is a Sri Lankan American documentary producer with experience in virtual reality, fiction and branded content. Most recently, Ayesha co-directed and produced Emmy Nominated virtual reality documentary “Traveling While Black”, which premiered at the 2019Sundance Film Festival. Ayesha can advise on creative producing, project development, budgeting and freelancing.
Reva works across Creative Direction, Styling, Casting and Brand Consulting —having worked with artists Raveena, Rajakumari, and Anik Khan among others. Her work has been featured on Vogue & i-D, and Reva can mentor on creative direction + styling at different scales, as well as the pre-production (budgeting, fashion pulls, moodboarding) and post-production (pitching, marketing) work that happens behind the scenes. Her work is focused on disrupting monolithic narratives and decolonizing the gaze through multi-disciplinary storytelling.
Saurabh can mentor on brand writing, narrative writing, finding your voice, and brand strategy. He specializes in Sustainability and the Impact sector — communication rooted in authenticity and purpose for new-age brands with a fresh voice, rather than advertising for big conglomerates.
Yashad is a director & executive producer of video at TechCrunch in San Francisco. He can mentor on virtual event production, editorial video journalism, asynchronous & remote creative work & building online communities. And he’s always happy to chat about increasing opportunity & diversity in tech, film/digital/mobile photography & filmmaking, consumer electronics & DTC brands and online gaming/VR experiences.
Arpita is the Artistic Director of Congressional Award winning Hypokrit Theatre Company. She’s developed work at WP Theater, the Public Theater, and Ma-Yi Theatre amongst others. She is a 2019 SDC Denham Fellow and 2019 – 2020 Sokoloff Creative Arts Fellow, to name a few. She is an alumni of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and the book writer for Monsoon Wedding musical. She is also developing a play with the Geffen theatre in LA.
Misha is a queer Bengali director, writer, vocalist, and theater-maker. He is a Resident Artist at HERE Arts Center, member of BRIClab, and The Public Theater’s Devised Theater Working Group. With fellowships from Fulbright and Kundiman and global work experience, he can mentor on directing and writing plays, and creating experimental media works.
Kishori is a seasoned producer and development executive, with most recent credits on the Peabody-winning Random Acts of Flyness. She can mentor on building a career as a creative producer, for both film and TV content.
Anjali can mentor on working with design at the intersection of tech and social innovation: Behavioral Design, Systems Thinking, Artivism through Civic Media: eg. Visual Storytelling, Ethno Research and Data Visualization.
Amber can mentor on strategy and storytelling techniques for digital products, pulling from her experience in fashion tech and marketing.
Bedatri is a film and culture journalist having written for Mubi, Hyperallergic, Forbes, among others. She can mentor on film criticism, as well as production, commissioning, and outreach for documentaries. She is an 2018 alum of the New York Film Festival Critics Academy, Sundance and a SXSW 2020 Press Inclusion Initiative Fellow.
Badal is a creative director and designer, most recently seen helming Kulfi: the cosmetics company. Her work has been recognized by D&AD, ADC, The One Club and featured on Forbes, Vogue and more. She can mentor on fundamental design elements, brand philosophy and working on self-initiated projects.
With credits on HBO, CBS and other platforms, Melanie can advise on producing, pitching and distributing self-created projects. As an actress, she can advise on navigating the business side of on-camera acting.
Dhiya can mentor on creative concepting, art direction, portfolio development, self-promotion, personal projects and navigating agency life vs brand-side (pulling from her experiences at both).
As a hybrid strategist, designer, and researcher, Neha uses these tools for a deep understanding of culture to create systemic change and develop more equitable futures for everyone. Her specialties include qualitative research, workshop design and facilitation, service design, organizational design, innovation brand and design strategy. She has worked at co:collective, 72andSunny, and has lectured at Parsons. She currently mentors at Built by Girls, and runs programming for Women in Innovation.
Myra can mentor on producing content for digital channels pulling from her extensive experience working as a photo and video journalist.
Palika can mentor on navigating the human and immigrant rights space, and how to use film + photography for justice. She has worked with activists and organizers in New York, Ferguson, Cape Town and The West Bank to train people in advocacy and using media tools fight for systemic change.
Anjali is currently a program manager at Reboot. She blends design strategy, research and project management to support community and user-driven change efforts. She also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at Parsons in the School of Constructed Environments and School of Design Strategies. Anjali can mentor on professional design industry assets like resumes and portfolios, and advice on career pivots.
Ramya can mentor on designing a UX portfolio, creating a research plan, conceptualizing ideas though wireframes, and testing with prototypes.
Reshma can mentor on the craft of dance, acting and the performing arts. With experience opening for La La Land, touring with Madonna and Ricky Martin, among others, she can advise on working in commercials, tv and film, as well as live shows.
Nandini can mentor on brand and digital marketing and advertising across tech, CPG, fashion and beauty industries.
Shanthi can mentor on entrepreneurship in the startup space, focusing on marketing, communications, and brand strategy.
Natasha can mentor on handling creative roles in a corporate setting, learning to self-advocate, navigating managerial positions, and presentation skills.
Shivani can mentor on navigating the modeling industry, and via her company, Live Shiv Media, advise on creative direction, diversity consultations, and brand development.
Shivani can mentor on product marketing, especially in B2Bsettings. For small businesses owners and entrepreneurs, Shivani can advice on operations and scaling techniques.
Brinda can mentor on dance technique, choreography, and designing for the intersection of social impact and the performing arts.
Heena can mentor performing artists on building their careers: advising on developing a showcase, booking performances or building a presence in the industry.
Payal can mentor on a range of creative approaches (art direction, strategic thinking, experience design) and why process is important.