The Jury Selection

Namrata Misra
Creative Director
Sacks Communications

A Creative Director with over 8 years of experience working in the Entertainment, Music, PR & Event Production industry, Namrata has successfully driven creative processes from conception to final production stages for over 400 webinars, virtual and hybrid events for Corporate and Government, Financial, State, and Infrastructure organizations.

Namrata began her career in the brand and art directorial team at Paramount (Viacom) and the digital marketing department at Sony Music and Creative Entertainment Network. She graduated from Pratt Institute after studying Digital Design and Interactive Media and was shortlisted to exhibit her designs at NYCxDESIGN. Presently, she’s working on a music video for a song about anxiety and mental health in collaboration with the global artist and music producer Rishab Rikhiram Sharma.

Her recent work includes Permission by Avanti Nagral – spotlighting female consent that premiered on Vh1 Top 10 at number 8 alongside Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift and Adele.

The Urban Romanticist
When she’s not working as a Creative Director, she morphs into an Artist and a Poet on her page @TheUrbanRomanticist. She uses illustrations and motion animation as a vessel to express the mysticism in this universe. She is a featured artist with RAW and has exhibited her artwork at their Showcase IMPACT.

Namrata’s Selects

We ask our jurors to weigh in on what they find interesting in culture. Read more about Namrata’s top selects in Podcasts, Video Series, Books, Digital Creators, and Music Artists.

Podcasts

Oprah’s Super Soul
If you’re wondering about the meaning of life, paving way for a spiritual journey or just simply healing, Oprah’s got you covered. A wide range of thought leaders, authors and wellness experts converse with Oprah on things that matter in life to become a better you.

Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
With absolutely riveting content, this podcast should be on everyone’s list if it isn’t already. Whether you’re looking to gain insight on nutrition, spirituality, programming your subconscious mind for success or questioning the new realms of Artificial Intelligence, Financial Investments or Fitness, the conversations will stimulate your intellect.

Cinema Therapy
Licensed therapist Jonathan Decker and filmmaker Alan Seawright use movies and TV shows as a tool for emotional healing and personal growth. This Channel provides a mix of psychological theory, personal anecdotes, and scene-by-scene analysis to help viewers understand the emotional and therapeutic aspects of each film or TV show. Extremely cathartic and reflective.

Video Series

Abstract: The Art of Design
Abstract focuses on influential designers and artists who’ve made an impact in their respective fields. I haven’t come across a series that beyond simply showcasing the talents of the featured artists, also explores the impact that design has on our daily lives, from the products we use to the spaces we inhabit and what it entails to lead a life as a creative.

Modern Love
A visual treat for all hopeless romantics, Modern Love explores different forms of love and relationships, including romance love, parental love, platonic love, and self-love. Each episode delves into the complexities of human relationships, touching on topics such as loneliness, loss, infidelity, and acceptance.

Love, Sex and Goop
A thought provoking educational 6-part documentary series that features Gwyneth Paltrow and her lifestyle brand, Goop. Each episode focuses on a different theme involving female sexuality, orgasm, intimacy, and human connection. Viewers follow along the journey of these couples as they rediscover each other and work towards building a deeper bond and intimacy.

Books

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
This book has been a personal bible, guide, and confidant. It suggests that everything in the universe is connected, and that by following our personal legends and destiny, we contribute to the greater good of humanity. The use of allegory and symbolism adds depth to the story, allowing people to interpret the book’s messages in their own unique way.

The Divine Matrix – Gregg Braden
This book explores one of my most favorite subjects – science of spirituality and its implication on our universe. Braden draws upon a variety of scientific disciplines, including quantum physics, biology, and neuroscience, to support his claims about this field called the ‘divine matrix’ which is the fundamental building block of reality and is responsible for shaping our lives and experiences. He also incorporates ancient spiritual traditions and practices from around the world, showing how they are consistent with modern scientific theories.

The Outlier – Malcom Gladwell
Gladwell challenges readers to think differently about success and achievement, suggesting that it is not just a matter of individual talent and hard work, but also the circumstances and opportunities, cultural background, family upbringing, and access to opportunities that play a part in shaping the trajectory of one’s life. Makes you look at your own life’s design and what contributed to the path you’re on and where you’re headed.

Digital Creators

Takiisbranding – Bruno Caesar
A Brazilian visual artist with stunning digital artwork. Every piece has heavy influence of surrealism and captures stories and powerful moments in little frames.

Cult Class
Another digital artist with surrealism, she superimposes magic in little moments and everyday things and pulls you into another dimension altogether.

visualdon
Very retro, sci-fi and synth-wave aesthetic, this digital creator also includes VFX and motion animation along with music to create absolutely stunning visual imagery.

Music Artists

God is an Astronaut
An Irish post-rock band, their sound is characterized by atmospheric, instrumental rock music that incorporates elements of post-rock, shoegaze, and electronic music. Their music is very cinema’c evoking a sense of grandeur and drama. If you need inspiration or just music to think out loud to, give them a listen.

Aswekeepsearching
An Indian post rock band, Aswekeepsearching’s music often deals with themes of introspection, self-discovery, and the search for meaning and purpose in life. They’ve managed to blend Indian classical music with post-rock and shoegaze to create an extraterrestrial sound stirring buried emotions within you.

SleepingAtLast
An Indie-rock band with ethereal soundscapes, and intricate instrumentation. It’s often the music I paint to. There’s something about their music arrangement that evokes the subconscious mind.

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