Shaj is dedicated and driven to produce content that not only inspires his clients, but excites those that see it.
Purposeful and Inspiring
"Styles come and go. Good design is a language, not a style."
- Massimo Vignelli, Designer
Most schools have not done well to accommodate and serve students who have more right-brain tendencies and lean toward the arts. Unfortunately, it's a huge miss as our world is saturated and pumping out visual content that is screaming for their attention.
As educators, it is our responsibility to understand and teach to different learning styles. While there is a wide variety of learning styles and a dominant way in which we learn, we cannot deny the fact that many of us still learn visually. We watch and give our attention to visuals that are attractive, well-designed, and inspiring.
If that is the case, we have to ask ourselves why do we continue to use visuals that are outdated and irrelevant in our schools, expecting our kids to pay attention and care.
Schools that commit to investing in their visual identity and school appearance communicate they are proud of who they are, where they want to go, and encourage their students to feel and think the same.
As the famous American Football player, Deion Sanders said, "If you look good, you feel good, If you feel good, you play good, If you play good, they pay good.”
5-Year Personal Passion Project A true crime documentary
With over 5 years of footage documenting Lovely Varughese's journey (2013-2018) in pursuing justice for their one and only son, Shajan M. Karottu and his team at ILS provides raw, authentic, emotional footage to be made into a thrilling, true-crime documentary exposing the nuiances and issues with the justice, legal, law enforcement, and higher-educational system while showing the power of how diverse communities and families are able to unite and fight together.
Who Killed My Son?
Award-winning journalist, speaker, author, and philanthropist, Soledad O'Brien, narrates a mother's plight for justice as Texas Crew Production utilizes over 5 years of footage, captured by the In the Light Studios, to share her story.
In this feature-length documentary, Lovely Varughese fights to find justice for her murdered son, facing unbelievable obstacles at every turn with local authorities, law enforcement, and the judicial system.
Released 3.23.2021 on Discovery +
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Shaj helps Principals unify, build, and inspire their leadership teams to cast vision and lead together.
Brand marketing consultations
A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other."
- Simon Sinek, Author and Speaker
Being a principal is hard work and in the world of education, it's easy for silos to be created and for you to believe you have to shoulder all this work. Your ability to pass on vision to your leadership team is essential in gaining the traction you need and building an effective school brand.
Led by Shajan M. Karottu, ILS' Brand Marketing Consultations allow you to participate with your team in discovering more of who they are, their goals, desires, strengths, and weaknesses in a way that:
Establishing common ground
Identify and establish core values
Manifest a clear vision
Collaborate on a marketing strategy
Build momentum and energy