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 Srivatsac. 2022 Photographer: Vidar Logi Photo Director: Jennifer Aborn Art Director: Marina Kozak Graphic Designer: Callum Abbott
Following the album’s mycellial inspiration, I pitched an animated cover in which Björk mimiced expressive fungal growth patterns. Working with photographer Vidar Logi, I morphed three photographs of Björk in After Effects using bespoke technique. I then worked with type designer Marina Kozak, who created a typeface by photographing mushrooms, and animated the growing letters.
Bespoke AE morph technique: comp: precomp3+gaussian blur on movement over precomp3+echo (-0.02 time, 50 echoes, .95 decay)+gaussian blur ↳ precomp3: precomp2+time remap to hold frame on hero shot ↳ precomp2: precomp1+timewarp (5 speed, 50 vector detail, 0 error, 6 block size) ↳ precomp1: 4 frame animation of silo’d photos of bjork
Photographer: Quil Lemons Creative Director: Kira Pollack Visuals Director: Tara Johnson
Still cover: c. 2019 Photographer: Matt Martin Creative Director: Rob Vargas Design Director: Keir Novesky c. 2019 Photographer: Ronan Mckenzie Creative Director: Rob Vargas Art Director: Roxanne Behr c. 2022 Photographer: Steve Gullick Photo Director: Jenny Aborn Art Director: Marina Kozakc. 2021 Photographer: Nick Riley Bentham Creative Director: Kira Pollack Art Director: Michael Kramer c. 2021 DP: Dan Billinghurst Creative Director: Kira Pollack Art Director: Michael Kramer
Digital Covers, Condé Nast
As a visuals editor I created digital covers, article openers, and behind the scenes videos across Condé Nast brands.
c. 2019-2022 Creative Director Editor Graphic Designer Animator