Our network of thinkers and creators include
globally recognized strategists and designers
from various parts of the world with an
impeccable talent and passion for creating
sustainable brands.

Chief Brand Strategist:


Ankita began her career as an Account Manager at a leading advertising agency in Pune where she seamlessly enhanced relationships and successfully built communication and Advertising and Marketing strategies for MNCs such as Tata, Louis Philippe, Westin Hotel, Amdocs and to name a few. Ankita’s passion took her to Milan, Italy where she worked on brand development & marketing strategies for Diesel Group, MaxMara Fashion group and Piccolo Teatro. Thereafter, she came home to spearhead the Asia Pacific product strategy & marketing for the legwear category for brands like Levi’s, Reebok, Walt Disney and U.S.Polo Association at Renfro Corporation.

Her zest for strategy combined with an entrepreneurial spirit led her to form Firebrand – an approachable and strategic consultancy for booming start-ups. Ankita graduated in Brand Management and Communication from Istituto Europeo di Design, Italy. When she is not building strong brands, she is managing her envied fantasy football league.

What fires her up?
Arsenal FC, experimental cooking & diverse cuisines


Chief Strategy Advisor:


Elena is a brand consultant based in Milan, Italy. She began her career by working during the day at Publicis Group and improving her skills at night through a Masters in Brand Management. She then went on to work for Landor Associates and managed branding projects for industry giants such as P&G, Barilla, Azimut Yachts, Marazzi Group, Nestlè, Jacuzzi, Sky TV, Danone, Wella, Atkinsons, Microsoft, HP, among others, while working in Italy, London, Paris and USA.

Today, she is directing Masterbrand – the international Master in Branding at Istituto Europeo di Design, coaching Brand Champions at a global level. She is also on the Board of Directors of various companies she believes in and the author of Brand Revolution.

Studio Sacco Sas, a brand consultancy in Milan, is her brainchild and a close ally of Firebrand.

What fires her up?
Adding value to brands, Training Brand Champions,
Writing & meeting new people

Chief Design Advisor:


Janavi Kothari is a graphic designer and brand strategist based in Toronto, Canada.

Janavi began her career in one of India’s leading design firms, Lemon Design, where she worked as a senior designer in the areas of print, exhibition & environmental design, and web & mobile design to provide her clients with holistic design solutions. Her portfolio includes clients like Bharat Forge, Zampa wines, Lunkad Realty and Educational Initiatives among others.

Janavi now works as an independent designer and brand strategist for startups, large corporations and everything in-between. Her work includes projects for the Museum of Modern Art, Storebound, Heineken, Radeberger beer and Fruit of the Loom. Janavi is the lead designer and co-founder of Wonk Wall, a company that creates marketplace apps for the college demographic, based in New York city. She is also the creator of Brandopedia, a 100 day project that involves simplifying branding terminologies, through verbal and visual definitions.

Janavi holds a Masters degree in Branding from the School of Visual Arts in New York. When she is not designing, Janavi is planning her next trip into the wilderness.

What fires her up?
Beautiful spaces, smart products & wildlife sojourns.