We focus on creating customised interactive experiences. Our creations respond to the unique needs of individuals, corporates or organisations. Each distinctive story reflects what they do and why they do it.
We work closely with our clients to showcase their product or service. Our presentations are user-centered, offering customers the intimacy and ease of functionality. This is essential to a satisfying and meaningful experience.
In short, we help them tell their story.
We started, over 24 years ago, with the philosophy of "doing good projects with good people". It may sound simplistic, but it's really a conscious choice that we made when we started. This determines how we run our business till date.
It means that we choose our jobs based on what kind of story a client has to tell.
It means that when our clients call, we listen. It means that we only take on work that we have the time and motivation to finish, and finish right.
It means that we like going to work every morning.
Every client receives the personal attention of our principals, who are actively involved in every story. Each project has a design and development team that remains consistent throughout the project.
Our focus is on people rather than process. We don't overwhelm our clients with technical jargon, but we understand the need to communicate clearly and to demystify the technology for our clients.
That being said, like any good, responsive design firm, we have a client-driven business model that structures the client's story. The client approves the design at multiple key points in the project's development, so all expectations are met.
Prabha & Harsha Koda constitute Jalakara.
The name is inspired from the Sanskrit term for a spider - one who creates the web.
A couple of professionals with interdisciplinary backgrounds and talents, we hold no exclusive allegiance to either right or left brain, but rather have interests that span the creative and technical divides.
We think this helps us not only to understand the inner-workings of new media, but also to explain them to our clients, to best showcase their story.
Prabha's superb skills in management and communication helps her handle production, coordinate schedules, tasks, and status reports. This does not stop her from exhibiting her creative excellence and attention to detail, especially when it comes to colours.
Harsha's brilliant work as designer involves graphic planning, interface design, and production. Having trained on-the-job, he is fluent with current developments and standards in graphic design & web technologies and oversees design from conception through implementation.
Bringing to the table over 40 years of combined experience, we have showcased our clients' stories by creating startups, developing branding and publicity, providing complete online solutions for marketing including designing websites & initiating social media.
Our repertoire also includes projects as varied as directing a television show, marketing an Indian film in the US, organizing corporate events like treasure hunts, adventure events like road trips, fashioning & fabricating restaurants & cafes, researching for the widely appreciated video mapping (sound & light) show at Ross Island, designing in-house publications and formulating a game show!
It seems we have time and again exceeded the expectations of our clients and have formed long-standing relationships with many. We believe that the satisfaction and recognition we get from their work is timeless.
Several of our other sites have won the Golden Web Award by the International Association of Webmasters and Designers.
Here's what some of them have to say...
1998 was a very early time for a dancer to have a cyber presence. I sensed the potential and needed a partner who understood my creative impulses. Prabha and Harsha Koda provided the perfect synergy between imagination and discipline.
It was a pleasure working with Prabha and Harsha Koda for over 18 years since 1995... their understanding of the requirement and creation of simple and effective website contributed to Jeevan's effort in creating awareness on blood donation.
...extremely creative... and delivers the product with a finesse that it requires. Ability to translate an idea coupled with great rapport are truly the advantages I had.
...done a wonderful job with our site... innovative... works well with lot of professionals and is consistent. Excellent work at competetive costs.
My experience has been very simple, I need something done... all I have to do is communicate my need and just sit back and wait and I was always sure that I got more than what I needed... No Frills attached, working with you guys is a genuinely a simple and satisfactory experience.
Working with the Harsha-Prabha team on the Hammock website was very invigorating. Came up with quite a meticulous layout, an eye for detail, appealing designs and flexibility to accommodate additional changes & most of all, on time delivery! Thank you once again.
Efficient and no-nonsense - two adjectives one understands when one works with Harsha and Prabha.
... willing to take on tough schedules... translating the brief with multiple themes and options to pick from... - working in developing the shortlisted theme further to sharpen the positioning!
In 2004, SCARF was toying with the idea of conducting a film festival... It was then that we thought of the Koda couple- Harsha and Prabha... They were only too eager and happy to jump into the fray and soon took over most of the activities of the festival... Their presence during the festival was very reassuring to us. There were many responsibilities they took on voluntarily without having to be asked. It has been a great pleasure working with both of them, who have a very healthy, happy attitude towards most things, and above all gave us a feeling of confidence and security that we can handle situations we are not used to. They made my life easier during those days of hard work and demanding routines. Thanks to them.
SPASTN wanted to develop a brochure and also needed help in branding SPASTN as a professional organisation committed to the value of quality in our serivces and programs guided by the underpinning value of accountability and integrity to all our stakeholders. Prabha and Harsha have this uncanny quality of curiosity as they allowed us to share our work, ideas, plans etc. while gently asking pertinent questions that made us think... and understand contemporary trends in print presentations and branding. We are very impressed by their work product and style as they were spoton in capturing SPASTN's core work and values.
The flexibility and the customisation that they bring to web design and management is their USP.
Harsha and Prabha not only have a keen sense of design but a great ability to translate my vision and ideas into products that amaze me...
I have known the Kodas right from the time my company was formed in 1994. Harsha and Prabha have been involved in the creation of our WEB site and maintaining it. The couple is very good in concept visualizing and innovativeness . Work has been normally completed in time and to our satisfaction . Requesting as many changes as we require do not hurt them and we are very satisfied with the outcome of the project.
Honest, punctual, responsible, reliable, organised, team oriented, knowledgable & well versed. Well equipped with combination of technical side, know-how, soft skills, market understanding. Hard core professionals to the point they will push you until the job is done with positive outcome! Simply put, go getters who'll get it done no matter what is ahead!
They provided excellent service at a competitive pricing. In today's world that is distant and digital, it was refreshing to get a personal touch.
Three words that come to mind when I think of Prabha & Harsha - Reliable, Responsive and Unobtrusive ... unchanged over the 20 years that we have worked together.
There is something called fashionable... something called trendy... some are cheap... some are out of reach... Harsha and Prabha's work would fall into a category called Classic. They not only designed my website but actually taught me the ABCs of the internet. For me when I began toying with my first laptop, Harsha was... and still is my "SOS"... "phone a friend"! In this fiercely competitive world, I stand strongly my ground thanks to techno savvy and loyal friends like Harsha and Prabha.
We are very happy with the way the web site was designed by Harsha and Prabha Koda. We have worked with them earlier during several editions of the IConS of SCARF - from 2004. It is important to note that, unlike some previous developers that we had worked with, their knowledge and understanding of what we require from the website made it easier to work with them. They were always available to take our calls and updates on the website were always done immediately on receipt of information from us.
Siamese twins at work and play - Harsha & Prabha - have a zeal and commitment that's at once, both infectious and accelerating.