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 University’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. You  can email me at arjunrsri@gmail.com

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Best of the 2010s, Editorial Package, Pitchfork

Pitchfork’s designer Drew Litowitz developed the visual language for this project, using the UX design of the platforms on which we experienced music in the 2010s. He mocked up the stills and I brought the motion, creating looping animations for the two featured lists and the many articles from the package.

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c. 2019
Graphic Designer
Animator

Creative Director:
Robert Vargas
Designer:
Drew Litowitz
Editor-in-Chief: Puja Patel
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Behind the ‘21 Hollywood Issue, Video, Vanity Fair

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

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 solely through video chats, so I decided to play into the computer-based visuals by having the interactions play out on a desktop.

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c. 2021

Editor
Animator
Graphic Designer
Sound Designer

Portfolio:
Maurizio Cattelan Pierpaolo Ferrari
Stylist:
Katie Grand
Art Director:
Micol Talso
Casting:
Britt Hennemuth 
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ICECREAM U.S SPRING 2022, Ad, Billionaire Boys Club

Advertisement for the 2022 Spring/Summer collection from BBC’s skate brand Ice Cream.

Billionaire Boys Club wanted to make a playful commercial in which models and skaters appeared as sticker-like objects on a white background. The footage I received was all shot on a green screen, so I used After Effects to key out the models and arranged them in fun ways, editing the the beat of the classic Pharrell song. I also treated the graphics with a custom CRT technique I’ve been developing.  

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c. 2022-2023
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Colorist


Creative Director:
Joseph Au
Art Director:
Martha Zakarya
Video Director:
Nolan Zangas

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Digital Covers, Condé Nast

As a visuals editor, I created digital covers and article openers across Condé Nast brands.

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c. 2019-2022
Editor
Graphic Designer
Animator

GQ Creative Dir.:
Robert Vargas
GQ Design Dir.:
Keir Novesky
Vanity Fair CD:
Kira Pollack
Vanity Fair AD:
Tara Johnson

Vogue CD:
Raul Martinez
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