Creative Director - Ascent - Design, Print & Digital Solutions
Yogesh Chaudhary is a vice president at Yogi Imports & Distributors (YID), a wholesale printing paper import and distributing company and a Trade name of Dott Creative Ltd., established in 2006. And Creative Director at Ascent - Design, Print & Digital Solutions.
Yogesh is an award-winning creative director and has been recognized at the national and state-level in his three-decade career in magazine publishing. He had designed templates for several new and exciting publications worldwide. Yogesh began his career in India, where he was associated with India's leading news magazine (India Today) for over eight years and produced several illustrations and infographics.
Shortly after moving to the United States in 2004, Yogesh had a chance to design a new template and several subsequent issues of a national lifestyle publication (Monarch) for Black American professionals. In 2009, he joined the Columbus Dispatch and helped launch another lifestyle publication and a food magazine. A few years later, Yogesh had an opportunity to redesign Ohio's oldest business publication, Columbus CEO, and served as the magazine's Art Director until June 2022.
Yogesh is a master of design and a skilled photographer, videographer, and web designer. His work brings tremendous ROI to clients. His work ethic, passion, and personality contribute to the client's success. Results-driven with an attention to detail, Yogesh continually hones his skills with the newest technology.
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.