I'm a Web Programmer & Graphic Designer

My name is Prathamesh Pai. I have been designing & developing websites since 1999 and working professionally in this field since 2001. Transducent, started in 2004, is my tiny, one man web studio, located in Manipal, India. Transducent's objective is to provide elegant and simple design solutions and applications.

Areas of Expertise

I am a computer engineer by qualification, but visual arts like design, illustration, animation & photography have always fascinated me. Over the years, I have learnt and developed various skills in these areas and even teach these subjects at a university. These are the areas I have worked on professionally over the last few years.

Web Design

  • Web design
  • Responsive & mobile web design
  • Interface design
  • Template design
  • Website redesign & optimisation

Programming & Development

  • Web application development
  • Front-end web development
  • Custom Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Blog/Wordpress development
  • HTML5 web applications

Visual Art & Design

  • Logo design
  • Icon design
  • Illustrations
  • 2D animation
  • Product & landscape photography

Training & Consultancy

  • Workshops
  • Consultancy & advice
  • Seminars & lectures

Recent & Featured Work

It is not practical to showcase all projects I have worked on over the last decade or so. My skills keep improving and technology keeps changing all the time, so past projects become irrelevant very quickly. Then there are some projects that are not worth showcasing.

These are some of the recent and relevant projects I have worked on. Some of these projects are heavily client driven and may not reflect what it possible when I am given more creative freedom, but are still worthy enough to be showcased.

Indira Sivasailam Foundation

The Indira Sivasailam Foundation

The Indira Sivasailam Foundation is a charitable organisation based in Chennai that promotes Carnatic music and musicians. This year I was approached by the foundation to design a new website that showcased their legacy and grandeur. The website had to work well on smaller devices as well and required a CMS to manage the pages. The challenge was creating a rich design while not appearing too gaudy or traditional.

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  • Responsive Web Design
  • Custom made CMS
Audio Player & Interface

Audio Player & UI

An audio player for a larger project which is still under development. I was approached to create an audio player and recorder for the project. I designed the UI as well as programmed the player and recorder. Showcased here is just the player. The player is skinnable on the fly and responds to changes in screen size. The player is completely HTML5 and javascript based. Though complete and functional, this is still a work in progress. There is no preview link since the project which it is going to be a part of is still under development.

  • UI Design
  • Programming
Tree Hangman

Tree Hangman

A personal, learning project, Tree Hangman was an idea that I had of creating a web version of the popular hangman game, with a slight twist. Hence the name Tree Hangman. This is the second version of this game and has been designed to work on smaller screens as well. I drew the illustrations and programmed the app. In addition to the responsive design, the new version also features a richer design with an animated and dynamic background image.

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  • Responsive Web Design
  • Application Programming
  • Illustrations & Animation
AM Bhave

A.M. Bhave

A personal website for A.M. Bhave, a highly experienced and qualified auditorium acoustics and planetarium consultant. The requirement form Mr. Bhave was for a simple website and a logo. The design is simple and gives more emphasis to the wide range of work he has done. The logo was designed to reflect the kind of work he does.

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  • Web Design
  • CMS
  • Logo Design
NegativeScapes

Negative Scapes

NegativeScapes is my personal photo gallery site. I love landscape photography and shoot on film full time, hence the name. This is just a simple, responsive website and logo. I am experimenting with a new home made, databaseless CMS for this site.

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  • responsive Web Design
  • custom made cms
  • Logo & Photographs
Genesis

Genesis Packaging

Genesis Packaging Pvt Ltd, India, is a state of the art packaging industry that specialises in tin cans. This website uses a simple and colourful design to showcase the large number of products they manufacture. In addition to the website, I also designed their logo, took a few product photographs and programmed a custom made cms that lets the client manage the products listed on the site.

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  • Web Design
  • custom made cms
  • Logo & Photographs
#15 Escapades

#15 Escapades

#15 Escapades is a private social network for a small group of people. I programmed the entire network from scratch and also designed the logo and the illustrative header that appears on top.

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  • Web Design
  • custom made social network
  • Logo & Illustrations
Shasmin Enterprises

Shasmin

Shasmin enterprises, a manufacturing industry based in Mumbai has been one of Transducent's oldest clients. The current version of the website is a simple design that tries to balance simplicity and elegance with the photographs and specifications of their products. I also programmed a CMS for the project.

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  • Web Design
  • custom made cms
TAPMI

T.A. Pai Management Institute

The T.A.Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) is one of India's leading private business schools. Over a period of several months, I worked on the revamp of their entire website, including the design, the CMS and the migration of content from their previous website. Unfortunately, some creative differences led to my proposed design being changed completely by the client. The current website still runs on my code but is only loosely based on the design I had made for them. Showcased here is one of the several designs I had proposed and a screenshot of the original, simple CMS I had developed.

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  • Web Design
  • custom made cms
Miscellaneous Work

Miscellaneous Work

Other miscellaneous projects from the recent past. These include the simple, responsive blog design for maitreyeemishra.com, logos for a nature and environment club NEEM and its annual event Gaia as well as the website for Dr. TMA Pai polytechnic, for which I used parts of the unused design I had created for it's sister institution TAPMI (see previous project).

  • Logo Design
  • Web Design
  • Blog development

About Me

Prathamesh Pai

Programming, design, illustration, animation & photography – these are the things I love and the things I do for a living. Most of my skills are self taught and I feel that is what works best for me. Simplicity is something I strive for in all of my work.

While growing up in the small and quiet (back then) university town of Manipal in India, I had two contrasting ideas of fun — being out in nature, exploring the woods and playing with my small group of friends or being indoors, playing computer games and writing computer programs.

It was quite natural that while pursuing a bachelor's degree in computer engineering in the late 90s, I immediately took to this new (to us) phenomenon called the Internet and started creating websites. I worked as a software and web developer for a few years before realising that I had to do something on my own to be really happy. I started Transducent in 2004 and have been taking up freelance projects since then. My interest in visual art and design also helped me develop skills in those areas. Now I am quite adept at both the creative and technical side of web design and development.

I have also been teaching as a visiting faculty member at the School of Communication, Manipal University since 2005. I teach and have taught post graduate and undergraduate students of communication subjects like web design, 2d animation, photography and new media studies.

Outside of work I love illustration, photography and animation and have also used these skills in many of my projects. I have a keen interest in landscape photography and shoot only on film. Some of my landscape photographs are on my site — NegativeScapes. I love doing illustrations, both digital and traditional and am currently working on my first book of illustrations during my spare time.

Get in Touch

Contact Information

  • E-mail: prathamesh - transducent :)
  • Gmail: prathamesh
  • Skype: prathamesh
  • Mobile: +91 94819 78166

1, Megh Malhar Apartments
Vidyaratna Nagar
Manipal, India 576104

Elsewhere on the web

I am not very active on social networks, but you can find me on most of the popular ones. If you really want to follow my work, visit my photo gallery NegativeScapes. I'm also working on the design and code for a new blog and illustration site.

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