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

Björk, Narrative Video, Pitchfork

In addition to the cover video, I pitched this narrative piece to Björk. I was inspired by a storied history of artists interacting with nature, and wanted Björk to bring the reader into her mycellial world.

She was excited. After my call with her I found myself bored on a Friday night so I googled "mushroom walk nyc." It turned out that the next morning New York Mycological Society was having a mushroom hunt in Pelham Bay. I left the party, woke up at 8, biked all the way up, and learned all about fungi and slime molds. I also got the find of the day: a cicada carcass that was decomposing from a parodistic fungus. I took everything I learned and created the visuals for the Björk story with the Pitchfork creative team.

Creative Pitch Deck

c. 2022
Creative Direction
Video Direction
Video Editing
Sound Design
Puja Patel
Vidar Logi
Photo Director:
Jennifer Aborn
Art Director: 
Marina Kozak
Graphic Designer:
Callum Abbott