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Ranjitha Rajeevan

Area of Practice

Visual Storytelling - Animation Films and Comics


Postgraduation in Animation Film Design, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

Bachelors in Mass Media – Advertising- Marketing, SIES college of Arts, Science and commerce, Sion.

Work Experience

Faculty at Srishti Manipal Institute Bangalore (July 2021 to 2022)

Assistant Professor (Adjunct) at Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune (Apr 2017 to 2021)

Masterclass at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore. (Sept 2020)

Visiting Faculty at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. 2017

Visiting Faculty at Banasthali University, Jaipur. November 2013

Graphic Designer and Visual Developer at Playpower labs – (Jan 2011 – Dec 2015)

Independent Design Consultant for past 7 years.

Hike Messenger – Design Consultant (Project Management) – (2019 - 2020)

Pumkin studios – Jan 2016 to Mar 2017

Talking Heads – Feb 2015 to October 2015

The Energy and Resource Institute, New Delhi. (2010 - 2015)

Animator for films Amore de Inverno 2014 and Kutxa Beltza 2015

Director by Isabel Herguerra

Interest Areas

Sequential narratives, Self-publication, Performing arts, Languages and Masks

Current Practice at Srishti

Sequential narrative, Self-publication

Creative Practice and Outreach

Films for  Mumkinapp - a free, Artificial Intelligence-driven app enabling difficult conversations.

My graduation film 'Keli' is a semi-autobiographical film that addresses the frailty of women in society and the other marginalized, through the eyes of a little girl Ponnu and a very powerful folk art form from North Kerala Theyyam. (2014)

Stop-motion film Unni, an academic project made during the course at NID, addresses the educational wounding caused by our loved ones in pursuit of excellence in career. (2009)

Story and Screenplay consultant for the film Pahal – a project for the Her and Now initiative by GIZ, German Cooperation and Government of India Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. (2020)

Worked on  the animation of the films made for The International Collective in Support of Fish-workers (ICSF), along with the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UNFAO). (2019)

Lead Animator for films Amore de Inverno (2014) and Kutxa Beltza (2015) under the director Isabel Herguerra

Longform an anthology of graphic narratives volume 1 - KELI  – Comic adaptation of the film Keli.  May 2018

Lawtoons and Canadian Embassy Comics - Charankanya - an adaptation of the folklore/song from Gir forest of Gujarat about a brave girl from the village of Charan.  Feb 2016

Lawtoons Comics - Acceptance a comic on creating awareness towards importance of voting and NOTA. Nov 2018

Worked on Seven animated short films over the period of five years, addressing environmental and sustainability issues for The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). They have won prestigious award in International platforms. (2010 – 2015)

The story of a Red Dot. 2010

Rukun's Diary 2013

The Flight - CMS Vatavaran Award 2014

Kachare se Kamai 2014

Drop by Drop

Stitch in Time (Zimbabwe) 2014

It's High Time - Won National Science Film Festival award – 2015

Made films broadcast – Epic Channel Ithihaas ke thali se (2015)


Recent Units facilitated

Character design

Visualizing a Character for a story.

Examples of the student work done during the course.