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Insights Exploring boundless creativity: Guru’s career journey at Atkins India

Welcome to the world of Atkins, a renowned global engineering, project management and design consultancy committed to transforming the future. With a rich heritage spanning over a century, Atkins has consistently pushed the boundaries of innovation and excellence. 

From groundbreaking projects to fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth, Atkins offers a dynamic environment for professionals to thrive and make a lasting impact. Join us on this captivating journey as we delve into the career story of Gurulingayya Swamy, a motion specialist animator who found his true creative calling at Atkins India. 

Guru's Journey of Imagination and Animation

In November 2022, Guru embarked on an exciting new chapter of his career, joining Atkins as a motion specialist animator. Armed with a BSC in animation and five years of experience in a startup, Guru's path led him towards a realm where imagination takes shape and becomes reality. Animation had always captivated him, and now, at Atkins India, he had the opportunity to explore his passion to the fullest. 

Putting Clients First - Collaboration and Seamless Delivery

Guru's approach to his work at Atkins revolves around understanding the end deliverable and immersing himself in the client's perspective. By stepping into their shoes, he weaves his creative magic, painstakingly transforming their ideas into visually stunning animations. Maintaining seamless client communication is crucial, and Atkins' formalised approach to client engagement facilitates this process. 

Guru ensures that he grasps the client's needs, initiates and manages the necessary workflow, and continuously improves the deliverable through regular feedback loops. Collaboration and idea sharing across the team enable him to apply diverse skills and insights to various projects. 

Collaboration plays a key part in the success of every project we undertake, enabling us to handle major developments and interact with various communities, businesses, governments and other stakeholders. And is one of our core values for this reason. 

The Joy of Animation - Where Creativity Finds Expression 

As a creative designer, Guru's role encompasses various aspects of motion and animation. However, animation video projects are where his passion truly thrives. Creating animated videos allows him to unleash his creativity and tell captivating stories. The ability to portray these narratives visually brings him immense joy and fulfilment. 

To stay at the forefront of his craft, Guru consistently hones his creative design skills through independent research, attending relevant webinars, and learning from his peers. Atkins' culture of encouraging employees to adapt to new technologies and emerging trends ensures that his skills remain cutting-edge. 

We’ve fostered a continuous learning environment where development is encouraged by your team members and managers. As a part of this, we strive to provide the best and latest technologies so you are able to innovate and have the freedom to redefine engineering. 

The Continuous Quest for Client Understanding

Understanding a client's vision can be a complex and iterative process. Guru acknowledges the challenges of deciphering precise client requirements, often involving extensive back-and-forth communication. 

However, he embraces this journey, maintaining continuous and open lines of communication to ensure that every crucial aspect is captured and incorporated into the final deliverable. It is through this meticulous attention to detail that he consistently surpasses client expectations. 

We pride ourselves on delivering outstanding project outcomes for our clients - no matter the scale, complexity or location of the project. 

Going the Extra Mile 

One of Guru's recent endeavours at Atkins involved the coordination of a prestigious event, The Excellence Awards. Despite a geographically dispersed team, with many members working from the UK, Guru rose to the challenge. 

He played a pivotal role in ensuring that project deadlines aligned with the event dates, navigating multiple approvals, and adapting the deliverables to the latest technological advancements in screen technology. With meticulous attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to excellence, Guru went above and beyond to create captivating animations that dazzled the audience. 

Advice for Aspiring Motion Designers

Guru imparts valuable advice to budding motion designers, emphasizing the importance of exploring a wide range of applications and techniques. With the dynamic nature of the design world, limiting oneself to a few tools’ stifles creativity and growth. 

By embracing diversity in design applications, aspiring designers can foster fresh perspectives and remain adaptable to the ever-evolving landscape of design. 

Diversity is important to us at Atkins India, both in your work and the people you work alongside. We understand that it enhances our ability to understand our clients and communities – so we can create more innovative, sustainable and inclusive solutions. 

Balancing Work and Passion

Beyond his professional endeavours, Guru finds solace and inspiration in playing gully cricket and cycling. He immerses himself in the world of animation videos, seeking fresh ideas and nurturing his creative spirit. 

Atkins provides him with the ideal work-life balance, allowing him to explore various facets of design. This balance has empowered him to unlock his true potential and bring out the best in himself. 

We recognize that many of our people are starting out or mid-career – so we’re actively supportive of your goals and life direction. When you are happy in your personal life, you can bring your best self to work and even when you are at work, it goes without saying that we have a highly sociable culture. So there’s always something fun happening from our Annual India Excellence Awards to Sports Carnivals, Family Days out, Women’s Day Celebrations, and many colourful National Festivals. 

Explore Opportunities with Atkins

If you are ready to embark on an exciting career journey, Atkins invites you to explore the vast range of opportunities available. Whether you're an experienced professional or a fresh graduate, Atkins offers a nurturing environment where creativity thrives, and innovation knows no bounds. 

Join us on this transformative adventure and discover how you can contribute to shaping the future. 

Explore opportunities with us at Atkins India