ATL-based Creative Storyteller
Born in St. Louis, MO to a family that immigrated to the United States from India, my passion for the arts started with musical theatre. I grew up singing, dancing, and acting at The Muny in St. Louis and had the privilege to help usher the beloved St. Louis tradition into its second century as part of their marketing team. Currently, I live in Atlanta with the love of my life, Lisa, and enjoy the rapidly growing creative community here.
Recently, I joined the remarkable team at Marketwake in Atlanta in the position of Interactive Designer. As a creative storyteller and leader, I look forward to helping this talented team thrive in their own careers as we work to deliver engaging & impactful brand stories through data driven-creativity.
If you’d like to learn more about myself or Marketwake, please do not hesitate to reach out at email@example.com - I look forward to connecting!
Whether it be putting on musicals or crafting brand strategies, I believe that we can learn from the valuable, unique perspectives of multiple individuals. Put together, a team can accomplish some wonderful things.
Everyone has a story to tell. It is the most powerful way to communicate ideas, connect with others, and to make memories last forever. As a creative, I believe it is my duty to help others share their stories with the world.
Call it kindness, empathy, authenticity, or whatever you like. The world could always use a little bit more love. Taking the time to show others a genuine interest in who they are as people is crucial to the success of any project.
Enneagram 2: The Helper
I love to help people - from something as simple as carrying groceries in from the garage to providing tips & tricks on easing animations in After Effects. As an extrovert, I love people and getting to know their stories, learning about what they're going through, and how they'd like to grow. As human beings, I believe that empathy is one of the greatest ways we can connect with one another.
In a collaborative setting, I believe in servant leadership. For me, it is a privilege to work with and honor others before myself. When leading teams, l like to take the time to learn about who my teammates are, inspire and mentor them where needed, and empower them so they can grow & thrive in their own passions.
Original Broadway Cast of Bombay Dreams - 2004
The Muny 100th Season Marketing Team - 2018
Collaboration. Storytelling. Love.
© Neil Shastri 2023
Art Director & Senior Designer