- Web design
- Responsive & mobile web design
- User Interface (UI) design
- Template design
- Website redesign & optimisation
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.
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.
I am currently working on a couple of interesting startup ideas and have not been taking many new projects. Watch this space for more information on my startups.
UPDATE: I've been quite busy with several projects of late and have not had the time to clean up and update the work section. Please contact me if you're interested in knowing what I've been up to.
The Besant group of educational institutions is a century old group of schools and colleges, based in Mangalore, India. I did the websites for the group and all the constituent institutions and also developed the back-end CMS and a simple ERP solution.View Site
A friend and I co-founded a startup based in Seattle called Wuggee. Wuggee is a one of its kind recommendation engine for laptops and movies. I did the UI Design as well as some of the back and front end programming. The website is still a work in progress. We are working on adding more products, making some major UI changes as well as releasing mobile apps in the coming few months.View Site
Sharada Residential School is a well known residential school located in the suburbs of Udupi. The brief was to make it look more professional than the existing website, which like most locally designed websites and applications, looked like a relic from the 90s!View Site
The Swastika Kindergarten is a newly opened pre-school in the border town of Sangaria, Rajasthan. The colourful logo was created from scratch to portray education, growth and youth.
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.View Site
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.View Site
A personal website for A.M. Bhave, a highly experienced and qualified auditorium acoustics and planetarium consultant. The brief form Mr. Bhave was simple — a professional website and 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.View Site
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.View Site
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.View Site
#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.View Site
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.View Site
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. One of the features requested was to be able to change the design from the CMS itself. Since launch, the design has been changed considerably by the client, but the website still runs on my code and is loosely based on the design I had made for them. Showcased here is my original design and a screenshot of the original, simple CMS I had developed.View Site
Other miscellaneous projects from the recent past. These include the simple, responsive blog design for maitreyeemishra.com, logos for NEEM (a nature and environment club I co-founded) and its annual event Gaia as well as the website for Dr. TMA Pai polytechnic.
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 first. 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. I am now quite adept at both the creative and technical side of web design and development.
From 2005 to 2015, I was also a visiting faculty member at the School of Communication, Manipal University. I 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 mostly on film. Some of my landscape photographs are on my site — NegativeScapes. I love doing illustrations, both digital and traditional.
I have recently also co-founded a couple of tech startups which take up most of my time. I have an illustration blog at Magnets & MiraclesVisit my blog
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I am not very active on social networks, though I do have accounts on most of the popular ones. If you really want to follow my work, visit my blog Magnets & Miracles and my photo gallery NegativeScapes.