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

Detroit Never Left, Commercial, Ford

Ford’s new campaign centers around the city of Detroit and the renovation of The New Michigan Central Station. Weiden+Kennedy hired me to bring more energy to archival footage through animation and effects. I used a few of my bespoke effects, including some handcut stop motion animations and custom vintage footage filters.