When I was 6 years old I won a Kentucky Fried Chicken colouring competition and have been involved in Visual Communications ever since.

Am from New Zealand which I've always considered a very lucky place to be from. After completing a degree in Anthropolgy and some creative wanderings in film & design I set up a graphic design company: Meanest Indian in the Land and later started teaching design at university. Spent a few years in Hong Kong followed by another couple in India – teaching at the National Institute of Design (NID) – and then on to Europe from where I continued to lecture and dabbled in writing for the occasional publication, including Monocle magazine and the Guardian.

I'm now back in New Zealand where I focus on research, writing, comms. and brand strategy for clients both here and offshore. Am also keen on evolving directions of design for social innovation – significantly via my work with OpenIDEO. You can check out my explorations on the intersection of communication, culture and creativity at Random Specific.

Am happiest when global roaming with my eyes wide open and my camera ready for action.

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    zoubin zarin says:

    "Meena's photostream is a prime example of why I consider Flickr my photography university! Thank you for the lessons in every frame Meanest Indian.. : )"

    April 4th, 2007

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    Jennifer Esperanza says:

    "≈ Meena is a dear soul with a pwerful eye. She has a way of seeing the world that is raw, beautiful & fresh. I count her as one of my FaVe fLiCkrS...ths world is just a little bit more blessed to be seen tough her lens ≈"

    February 11th, 2007

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    hidden exposures says:

    "easily one of the finest and most varied photographers on flickr. every photo is a gold mine."

    January 10th, 2007

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    babasteve says:

    "Meanest Indian has a wonderful knack through the skill of her camera for transporting me from the mundane world of my desk and computer into another world of rich and colorful sights and people. Thanks for inviting me into your world!"

    March 24th, 2006

Meena Kadri
January 2006
Edge of Paradise, New Zealand
Random Specific