Rajen is a creative director and designer.
He thrives on solving challenges as a team and creating elegant experiences that change the way people think about a brand or business. He's also a firm believer in kindness and karma.
He works with brands and agencies developing projects that benefit people and have a positive impact on society in some way. He's particularly enjoyed working in arts & culture, healthcare, sustainability, technology, and travel. He believes that every piece of work no matter how simple should start with a concept and end with an outcome.
Prior to starting Are&Be, Rajen worked at Omobono (2010-2019) - a creative and technology agency that powers business brands. He was a multi-disciplined, strategic creative director and hands-on designer; specialising in marketing for a digital world.
He's been in the creative industry a few years working up through local Cambridge agencies; starting at Dalmatian Design in 2001, moving to Green Cathedral in 2003 (through acquisition) and finally Golley Slater Digital in 2007 (again through acquisition).
He's sat on the management of three agencies, with responsibilities to develop teams across locations. build client relationships and oversee the delivery of effective creative work. Equally, he's just as happy applying his craft and getting into the details of design and working on whatever needs to be done to get the job right.
Born in Leicester, Rajen studied at Leeds Met Uni and graduated with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Arts & Design. He made his first website as a student in 1999.
Rajen lives with his art psychotherapist Wife, baby daughter, and guinea pig, Rubens.
Ideas & concepts
UX thinking & digital and product design
Brand identity & messaging
Experience & event design
Video concept & narrative
Social media & digital marketing
Coming up with new ideas to take to clients
Supporting on new business and pitch narrative
Refreshing business and agency brand positioning
Planning and building creative teams
Advising and mentoring new designers
Complementing existing teams
English National Opera
Johnson & Johnson
The Open University