+ Directi, a leading internet products company today announced the launch of DesignChef - India’s first online graphic and user experience design competition. DesignChef is a non-profit initiative driven by Directi to provide User Experience (UX) and Visual designers with a platform to hone their skills, showcase their work, gain recognition from the community and win fabulous prizes. DesignChef is targeted at India’s large pool of design talent with the objective of developing a self sustaining community of students and professionals eager to share ideas and foster innovation. The first competition is open from July 1, 2009 through August 1, 2009. The top three designers in both the Graphics and UX competitions will win Rs. 20000, 10000, and 5000 respectively (six prizes in total for both challenges). The judging panel includes four of the best design minds across industry and academia namely Anirudha Joshi, Associate Professor, IDC, IIT Bombay; Ninad Raval, User Experience Manager, Directi; Shailendra Salekar, Sr. Graphic Designer, Directi and Amit Klien, Product Manager, Directi. For more information, please visit www.DesignChef.com
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