Hello, I am Chandan Chakraborty, a simple common man living in a small village Shantipur in West Bengal. Born in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, I completed my higher secondary from the city. As soon my father retired from his post at Bharat Cooking Coal Ltd., we moved to our hometown in Shantipur.
It was time for the next phase of my academics. I completed my 12 th from Shantipur College in Science. I pursued Mechanical Engineering in Bangalore, but it was not what I sought. Only after 3 months of my academics there, I dropped the course and came back to Shantipur. I realized my interest lied in Computer Studies.
However, I had to choose Bachelors in Science there which again was not of my interest. Even after trying hard to stand by my parent’s expectations, I couldn’t complete my graduation and I dropped out in the final year. It was again Computer and Internet on my mind.
A Big Leap in My Career
I still remember that walk on College Street (Boi Para) in Kolkata. I went there each month to fetch digital magazines called “IT Bari Cd”. I used to browse on the Internet for hours in the café. One day, I came across an article which showcased about creating animated websites using Flash. I thought, only if I could learn this, I will have my hard-earned money and I no more need to depend on my Dad for pocket money. In 2005, I got enrolled into a 2 year diploma course in Multimedia at Zed CA, a Zee TV Education Group. In 2008, I joined as Web Designer in a software company in Kolkata for a monthly salary of 3000INR. This is how I got my first job and then it was never turning back.
I continued working as a Web Designer in a couple of companies in the city for the next 4 years.
A ‘U’ Turn
Later in 2012, I decided to switch my job and moved to Bangalore to start a career as a Senior Web Designer and Web Developer. There was still no positive ray of job satisfaction within. I finally quit my job and started freelancing. From 2014, I am working as a full time freelance Web Designer in Shantipur and today I have clients on a global level in countries like the USA, Europe, Australia and UK. With the trust and faith of my valuable clients in me, I am able thrive in the field with more dedication and confidence. I am looking forward to get my reach all round the globe to help businesses big and small.