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

Advertisement for Blank Street’s 2024 Spring Menu, featuring 3 new drinks.

I was asked to created an iPhone narrative to announce Blank Street’s new drinks. The story is completely contained in iOS UI, including Instagram DM, Camera app, Messages group chat, and Google Chrome. However, I added a few exaggerated moments to make it feel less like you’re just watching someone on their phone.

The whole as has this goofy, chaotic energy. I wanted it to feel like you’ve been drinking a few matchas and can’t wait to tell the world.
The UI design was all recreated within After Effects, adding the typeface, padding and shapes used by the brand’s campaign.

c. 2024
Sound Designer

Creative Director:
Mohammad Rabaa
Associate Designer:
Coco Lashar
Marcus McDonald