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Beneath the Horizon

An interactive documentary on the effects of two major oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico

Role: Art Director, Designer & front-end developer.

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Beneath the Horizon examines the consequences of two major oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico: The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the northern Gulf and the lesser known 1979 Ixtoc oil spill in the southern Gulf. By featuring scientists who have devoted their lives to studying the spills and residents who lived through them, we explore how the environment and people cope with disaster and what we can expect for recovery in the future.
A collaborative project with filmmaker & photographer Jake Price and the C-IMAGE Consortium

Beneath the Horizon is funded by the C-IMAGE Consortium and The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative

Beneath the Horizon

An interactive documentary on the effects of two major oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico

Beneath the Horizon examines the consequences of two major oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico: The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the northern Gulf and the lesser known 1979 Ixtoc oil spill in the southern Gulf. By featuring scientists who have devoted their lives to studying the spills and residents who lived through them, we explore how the environment and people cope with disaster and what we can expect for recovery in the future.
A collaborative project with filmmaker & photographer Jake Price

Role: Art Director, Designer & front-end developer.

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The Invisible Season

An anthology project that bears witness to the ongoing recovery of Tohoku after the 3/11 tsunami & earthquake.

Role: Art Director, Designer & Coder.

The Invisible Season is a follow up to the Unknown Spring Project, an online anthology that chronicles a community's efforts to overcome the tsunami that struck Japan on 11 March 2011. 5 years in the making, through interactive maps, survivor interviews, videos, and audio slideshows, this project provides a portrait of Yuriage & its residents as they try to move past their traumas and continue on with life.
The key challenge to this project was to create a data layer over a custom Google Map displaying the spread of radiation fallout from the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown within the context of the characters in the documentary. The data was sourced from Safecast.org (an open source raditiation data hub).
A collaborative project with filmmaker & photographer Jake Price

Funded by PBS-POV.org and Kickstarter. Screenings at: NY Film Fest. World Photo Press Fest. Filmgate Interactive Miami.

Check out the site Screening at NY Film Fest Interview at Kino-Eye POV Interactive Shorts

The Invisible Season

An anthology project that bears witness to the ongoing recovery of Tohoku after the 3/11 tsunami & earthquake.

Role: Art Director, Designer & developer.

Check out the site

Unknown Spring

An anthology project that bears witness to the ongoing recovery of Tohoku after the 3/11 tsunami & earthquake.

Unknown Spring is an online anthology that chronicles a community's efforts to overcome the tsunami that struck Japan on 11 March 2011. Through interactive maps, survivor interviews, videos, and audio slideshows, this project provides a portrait of Yuriage & its residents as they try to move past their traumas and continue on with life. A collaborative project with filmmaker & photographer Jake Price

Funded by PBS-POV.org and Kickstarter. Screenings at: NY Film Fest. World Photo Press Fest. Filmgate Interactive Miami.

Role: Art Director, Designer & front-end developer.

Check out the site UnknownSpring: World Press Prize

Unknown Spring

An anthology project that bears witness to the ongoing recovery of Tohoku after the 3/11 tsunami & earthquake.

Role: Art Director, Designer & front-end developer.

Check out the site


Biography

Based in NYC, Visakh Menon is a design director, and interactive designer with over 13 years of experience creating integrated communication, corporate branding, and interactive experiences for leading global brands.

Having received his MFA in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art ( MICA) in 2007, Visakh applies his expertise in branding, data visualization, interactive design to help his private clients succeed. He has been deeply involved in tech-based interactive design over the last 15 years and is comfortable working with code, building prototypes & managing tech teams.

When he’s not busy working for his clients, Visakh freelances for ad agencies across the country, is an Adjunct Lecturer at CUNY New York City College of Technology, and creates art work spanning video, drawing, and media arts at his studio in Queens.


Brands, Agencies & Clients

TEVA, BOSE, Target, Nikon USA, Verizon FIOS, Walmart, UPS, Microsoft, Orange Telecom, Old Navy, New Republic Magazine, Coca Cola, General Electric, Advil, NFL, Aveeno, Applegate Farms, Exxon Mobil, AXE, Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, Charles Schwab, MRM Worldwide, Martin Agency, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Tribal DDB, Atmosphere BBDO, Ogilvy Interactive, Publicis Modem, Razorfish, Euro RSCG, Rapp worldwide, Renegade, DFlash NYC, Amanyara villas


Services & Capabilities

  • Digital design & branding design
  • Interactive journalism, documentary and non linear digital narratives.
  • Creative & art direction
  • Concepting & interface design for web/mobile application development
  • Creative direction and concepting for branded integrated campaigns
  • Data Visualization
  • Information design and visual system design

Artwork protfolio: www.visakhmenon.com

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