About Tharique

Bio

I make awesome stuff with love for remarkable creatives in online and offline.

DesigNerd, highly focused on creating simple and minimalist information architecture in all the designs where consumers of design get the message out of it and fallen love with it.

Type designer, keen on creating geometrically pleasant, aesthetically awesome typefaces/fonts for print and screen usage.

Author, keen about life and it's unknowns & writing about the bright side of it. Blogging for more than nine years at Niram. Got published. (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1495398544)

Web engineer, particularly specialized in UX/UI design and front-end development. I make and always want to make beautiful and functional stuff. I use various technologies to make all the awesome stuff.

Specialities: Information Architecture, Illustrator, Fireworks, Photoshop, Type Design, Typography, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, CoffeeScript, Videography and Editing.

"When you don't create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than your ability. Your tastes only narrow & exclude people. So create." -- Jonathan Gillette

I am passionately curious about life, technology and innovation. "Say you can and you will" is my motto for life. I am an optimist in all wonderful aspects of life. I aspire to be a person who can change the lives of people using positive technological improvements. I am always focused on what I want from life. It's making me have a nice and pleasant experience in every single moment of my life. Happy Sharing!

Languages

English, Sinhala, Tamil

TED Conferences

TEDGlobal 2014, TEDGlobal 2013, TEDGlobal 2011

Areas of Expertise

Technology Usability, Social Media, Inspirational Speaker, inspirational writing and speaking, Author/Writer, Blogger, Coding (HTML, JS, PHP, AJAX), Mobile app development, User Inspired Design & UX Engineering

An idea worth spreading

Focusing on what we want in our life making us to manifest whatever our heart desire. Whenever we catch ourself sliding down the emotional scale, we want to know it means we are starting to think about what we don't want, so we have to stop whatever we doing and refocus our attention back on what we want. This will helpful in raising our emotional state back up again. Focusing on what we want will make the world better, you better and everyone else better.

I'm passionate about

Graphic Design, Typeface Design, Web development, Writing, Translation, Videography, Life, Code, Science, Maths and All things Digital.

Talk to me about

Creativity, Typography, Colours, Languages, Design, Open Source, Code, Science,

People don't know I'm good at

I am an advanced power Google searcher. I can search anything using appropriate keywords on Google and find it very quickly [ Well, I can't find your lost car keys -- :) ]

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Tharique Azeez
Posted almost 4 years ago
Thandie Newton: Embracing otherness, embracing myself
Thandie Newton spoke to our heart. Each of the sentence in this talk make us to see the world and ourself in a way that meant to be. She makes a heartfelt case for the importance of having a sense of self and how that relates to the world around us. Also, she points out that the sense of self does not mean conceit but awareness. And I love this sentence in this talk, "embracing otherness is embracing myself. It gives me a whole new notion of myself." Loved it and one of my favourite talks in TED Global 2011. Inspirational and amazing talk.
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Tharique Azeez
Posted over 4 years ago
Create a three minutes version for each TED talk
I see this idea as in different angle as not all the TED talks can be trimmed to fit into 3 minutes time. Sometimes, talks need time to make the argument clearly in the way to convince the idea that worth spreading. I believe by adding some interactive elements to the video will do the trick. As the RSA doing RSA Animate as they trim the hour long speech into 10 minutes time-lapse video with lovely graphical explanation. Some videos were featured in TED in the Best of the Web segment too. (e.g: http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_changing_education_paradigms.html) And I can remember sometime ago, BBC asked their viewers to come up with mashup using their Digital Revolution series' footages. People came up with cool yet incredible mashups. My favourite this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfOzs7IRbeo This is good idea to have short footage of TED talks with interactive and graphical elements. Crowd-source works just like a magic. And translations of TED talks are always gone through moderation process so as that practice can be adopted to this very idea. Creativity of crowd is another source of wonderful ideas.
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Tharique Azeez
Posted over 4 years ago
In your experience, what did you find to work best for promoting TED to people who were unlikely to be TED fans?
I agree with you Magda. But there is a nice work around for this, as there are lots of wonderful and inspiring yet less than 6 minutes talks available. For instance, I used to share my personal favourite Jay Walker's English Mania talk (www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/jay_walker_on_the_world_s_english_mania.html) with my colleagues. And they always ask me to send more links on talks like this. The best part about this, my colleagues now have started share their favourite talks using social media and sometimes via email with me. So, like I said, it is contagious. :)
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Tharique Azeez
Posted over 4 years ago
In your experience, what did you find to work best for promoting TED to people who were unlikely to be TED fans?
In my personal experience, I believe by sharing the link of interesting TED talk with them, works better. Almost, everyone I personally recommended to watch a particular talk, replied me, saying thanks and they loved it. It is really a contagious. And they glad that they have something amazing to share with their friend. And I repeat it. It contagious.
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Tharique Azeez
Posted about 5 years ago
William Kamkwamba: How I harnessed the wind
"I tried. And made it" may sounds simple but the words have the passion that William has put on his actions and thoughts. Real people have the real passion to come up with things that really matter. And he has the ability to captivate the audience with himself by saying something everyone can feel. I love it. When I started to review the Tamil translation of this talk, I felt more proud that I am just contribute something to my community to spread the real thoughts of young man, who made his own world without anything but hope, passion and determination. I wish him luck! Zikomo - Thank you!
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Tharique Azeez
Posted over 5 years ago
Steve Jobs: How to live before you die
This is my all time favourite inspirational speech ever. I loved to see it always! It has all the elements that one person should have to get on to the life. This speech always reminds me, to love what I do. I am optimistic and to do great work, I always love what I do. Its working too.. Everyone should have spend 15 minutes to listen to this speech, and they'll inspired for rest of their whole life, that's for sure. Thank you for making this speech available at TED too.. Always, Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.