I’m Arjun Ram Srivatsa. I am an artist, musician, poet, animator, creative director, video director, video editor, motion designer, graphic designer, sound designer, podcaster, journalist, art critic, fiction essayist, trend forecaster, birdwatcher, socialist, and friend living in Manhattan. 

I hold a masters degree from Columbia Univeristy’s Graduate School of Journalism. I was most recently the Director of Programming and Development for Pitchfork. From 2020 to 2021 I hosted Diversity Hire, a podcast about being “POC” in media.

You can find more examples of my work on Instagram.

Arjun Ram Srivatsa

Behind the Hollywood Issue, Video, Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair was lucky to work with amazing duo Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari of Toiletpaper Magazine to make their annual Hollywood Portfolio. The only challenge was the world had recently shut down and it wasn’t safe yet to shoot in person. So they decided to do everything remotely, with photo shoots happening in LA, New York, Atlanta, Ghana, and Australia.

I was tasked with taking all the remote footage to somehow put together a Behind the Scenes video. It’s hard to go behind the scenes of something that was shot soley through video chats, so I decided to play into the computer-based visuals by having the interactions play out on a desktop.

Vanity Fair
c. 2021
Creative Direction
Video Editing
Sound Design
Radhika Jones
Portfolio by Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari
Katie Grand
Art Director:
Micol Talso
Britt Hennemuth 
Michael Kramer