Creative Director - Ascent - Design, Print & Digital Solutions
Yogesh Chaudhary is a highly accomplished and award-winning creative director with a career spanning over three decades in magazine publishing. He is currently the Creative Director at Ascent - Design, Print & Digital Solutions, where he oversees the design and creative aspects of various projects.
Yogesh's career began in India, where he worked for India's leading news magazine, India Today, for over eight years. During his time there, he produced numerous illustrations and infographics, showcasing his talent and creativity.
In 2004, Yogesh relocated to the United States and had the opportunity to design a new template and subsequent issues of a national lifestyle publication called Monarch, targeted towards Black American professionals. This experience allowed him to showcase his skills on an international level.
In 2009, Yogesh joined the Columbus Dispatch, where he played a pivotal role in launching a lifestyle publication and a food magazine. His expertise and dedication contributed to the success of these publications, further solidifying his reputation as a master of design.
A few years later, Yogesh took on the challenge of redesigning Columbus CEO, Ohio's oldest business publication. As the magazine's Art Director, he brought his innovative ideas and design skills to revamp the publication and create visually appealing content.
Aside from his expertise in design, Yogesh is also proficient in photography, videography, and web design. His multidisciplinary skills allow him to deliver comprehensive and engaging creative solutions to his clients.
Yogesh is known for his strong work ethic, passion, and attention to detail, which consistently yield positive results and a significant return on investment for his clients. He continually updates his skills and stays up-to-date with the latest technology and trends in the industry, ensuring that his work remains cutting-edge and impactful.
2022 - Ohio Excellence in Journalism • Best in Ohio: Cover Design
Judges comment: A simple approach that is effective in getting a point across-bravo!
2021 - Ohio Excellence in Journalism • Best in Ohio: Business Publication
2020 - Ohio Excellence in Journalism • Best in Ohio: Magazine
2019 - Ohio Society of Professional Journalists • Best Graphic Designer (First place)
Ohio Excellence in Journalism • Infographic (Second place) • Best Infographic Designer (Second place)
• Page Design (Second place) • Feature/Package Design (Third place)
2018 - Ohio Excellence in Journalism • Best Infographics (Second place) • Best Magazine in Ohio (Third place)
2017 - Ohio Society of Professional Journalists • Best in Ohio: Graphic Designer
• Best Special Publication Design for OSU Fisher College of Business (First place)
• Best Newsmaker Profile (First place) • Best Explanatory Journalism (First place)
AABP Editorial Excellence Awards (A National Recognition)
• Best Magazine Cover (Gold) • Best Recurring Feature Layout (Gold)
Ohio Excellence in Journalism • Best Magazine Cover: Business Publication (First place)
• Best in Ohio: Infographics
2016 - AABP Editorial Excellence Awards (A National Recognition)
• Best Feature Layout (Gold) • Best Magazine Cover (Silver)
2016 - Ohio Excellence in Journalism • Best Business Publication in Ohio (First place)
• Best Infographics in Ohio (First place) • Spread or Multiple Page Design (Third place)
2015 - Ohio Society of Professional Journalists
• Best in Ohio: Graphic Designer • Best Special Section Design (First place)
2015 - Ohio Excellence in Journalism • Best in Ohio: Business Publication
• Best in Ohio: Infographics • Best Cover Design
2014 - AABP Editorial Excellence Awards (A National Recognition)
• Most Improved Publication (Columbus CEO) • Best Use of Photography/Illustration
2014 - Ohio Excellence in Journalism • Best Magazine Cover • Best Single Page Design
2013 - Ohio Excellence in Journalism • Best Feature Design
I have had the privilege to work with Yogesh Chaudhary nearly four years at Columbus CEO magazine and have learned volumes from him about the importance of marrying editorial content with just the right visuals. He is a design master and always knows exactly how to present our writers’, editors’ and photographers’ work in the best light to communicate better than our words or pictures could do alone. Yogesh is a true artist and enjoyable to work with on both a personal and professional level.
Mary Yost - Editor, ColumbusCEO magazine • GateHouse Media • ColumbusCEO.com
"I had the pleasure of working with Yogesh on the design of two new magazine titles and the major redesign of a third magazine. His talent and skills were invaluable to each project; as a collaborator, he works hard to bring the team’s shared vision to life while pushing everyone to raise their expectations for excellence. Yogesh is the rare art director whose creativity is built on a foundation of technical expertise. He has a total command of design software and digital tools, and he is equally comfortable with the mechanics of print production. The end result is a magazine design that is artistically and editorially ambitious while maintaining smooth and efficient workflows."
Brian Lindamood - Content Strategy & Digital Marketing Leader • Manta @BrianLindamood
"Many national and regional press associations have recognized the excellence of Yogesh Chaudhary's work - and for good reason. Yogesh approaches every project holistically: He understands what each piece of content needs to communicate, and he applies his vast experience and training to bring depth to every new work he produces.
What the accolades miss it that Yogesh is an excellent collaborator. He works well with editorial teams and commercial clients to deliver truly remarkable multimedia content."
Kitty McConnell - Digital Content Editor • Manta @KittyMcConnell
"Yogi is a talented designer with a particular aptitude for taking complex, info-heavy and number-heavy stories and making them easy to digest with stellar info graphics and clean, crisp design."
Kristy Eckert • Founder + Chief Strategist • Kristy Eckert Communications @kristyeckert
“I have known and worked with Yogesh for almost ten years. During that time Mr. Chaudhary has impressed me with his dedication and passion for magazine design, photography, web offset printing and website design. A lover of life with an enthusiastic and infectious personality, Yogesh puts the clients needs first during the creative process and does what is required to produce award winning projects on or ahead of schedule. I recommend Yogesh to anyone with a need of an “A+” level Art Director, Photographer, Website Designer or Creative Consultant.
William Green - President • The Watkins Printing Company @TheWatkinsPrint • www.watkinsprinting.com
Photo, Video & Editing
Being a part of the media and publication industry throughout my career, I felt an emotional connection to photography. It helped me improve my design skill and gave me a better understanding of layout composition. In addition, the knowledge of lighting allowed me to see my visuals in the figurative fourth dimension. I am up-to-date with technology and use all sorts of gadgets like Drones, GoPro, and a variety of Gimbals to shoot and record. Adobe Premiere is my favorite for video editing, and Photoshop for photography.
On the Wix platform, I designed and maintained several user-friendly websites for various clients and continued improving and updating their online presence with the latest apps and technologies.
Social Media Support & Advertising
I have been helping several of my clients improve and promote their presence on different social media platforms with an attractive and clean design and better visuals.
Illustrations and Infographics
I created numerous illustrations and infographics representing business, news, politics, war, science, medicine, and more.
Print & Production
I have experience of print production by working closely with different printers worldwide while utilizing various techniques and mediums.