Recognized as a talented artist, well-versed art instructor, trained sculptor and a specialist in various art forms of paper art, V.S.D. Arularasan has proven his excellence in different forms of art and creativity.
Currently a Senior Lecturer to Government College of Fine Arts in Chennai, he holds with him three decades of experience in teaching art subjects. His academics include Masters in Fine Arts from Government College of Fine Arts and an M.Phil in Sculpture from Tamil University, Thanjavur. He was a disciple of S. Dhanpal, an eminent sculptor.
A recipient of numerous accolades for his artistic creations, V.S.D. Arularasan is a specialist in paper arts which includes paper puppetry, paper packaging design, window display in paper arts etc and involved in teaching the same to different age groups. He has also participated and exhibited his artistic creations in national and international events.
Wolfgang Johannes Toechterle is an excellent design thinker and renowned educational consultant with almost three-decade-long experience in the advertising industry.
A diploma holder in Advertisements (Graphic Designing) from Iversen Institute in Germany, he started his career as a software consultant for Desktop Publishing, Apple Computers, in Italy. Later he completed Certification course in Strategic Management from University of Innsbruck (Austria) and Master of Arts in Business from Management Centre Innsbruck. He founded the graphic design company, Studio Mediamacs, in 1993, which is now a sought-after name in the visual communications arena.
He has been zestfully involved in WorldSkills Competitions since 2004 and also a prominent figure in National Skills Competitions in Italy. He was an expert for WorldSkills at the first place in 2011 and 2015 in England and Brazil respectively. Since 2001, he has been active as a consultant for educational programs in graphic designing for premier institutions globally. We are privileged to have him in the Advisory Panel for Design Media & Edutainment School.
Vikram Veturi’s passion for animation film making increases constantly, even after vibrant career-span of 15 years. He has a track-record of effectively delivering shows for clients like Warner bros., Millimages, Disney, Wild Brain Inc., Nickelodeon, etc which makes him an internationally reputed animator. Having a rare blend of creative and technical skills, Vikram Veturi is one of the first Indian animators to initiate and successfully implement digital 2D techniques into production and has mentored a massive work force of digital 2D animators over the years.
He has received numerous credits as an animator, animation director and director in short films, commercials, and feature films. His recognitions include a nomination for 85th Academy Awards, grand prize winner at the Asia Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and first place at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery for his film on new treatment for Keratoconus, Best animated feature film director at Bhopal International film Festival for Krishna and Kans, Gold Medal at New York Film Festival, to name a few. He was a jury member for Pune International Film Festivals in 2015, FICCI BAF 2004 & 2005, New York Film Festivals etc.
An excellent educator and scholar, Geetha Mohan has extensive knowledge in preparing teaching methodologies. She has a PhD in Indian Ethos & Management and is actively involved in the teaching sphere for last 20 years. Prior to becoming the principal of Usha Pravin College of Management (UPG), Mumbai, she worked as a faculty member at University of Mumbai, Mithibai College, Chougule College, and Ruia College. She was facilitated by the Department of Philosophy, University of Mumbai, for her contribution in philosophical research and teaching.
Apart from that, she is the author of the book ‘Management Dynamics and Indian ethos, which is a reference source for management students as well as managers, and it is based on Indian philosophy. She co-authored the book ‘Human Rights’, which is referred by graduation students at University of Mumbai. She is also the recipient of the ‘Bharat Vidya Shiromani Award’ and a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for outstanding achievements and remarkable role in the field of Education by Indian Solidarity Council, New Delhi.
Ashish Kulkarni is known for his dedication and passion towards the animation industry. Renowned as the founder and chairman of Punaryug Creations, he has created some of the finest original Indian animated contents. He was in the forefront of building world-class animation studios in India, and has successfully completed and marketed several animation films for studios in Hollywood in the last decade.
Ashish has been honoured with ‘Doctorate in Business Management’ for his dedication towards animation industry and the efforts to build an ecosystem for the animation, gaming, visual effects and comics (AVGC) sector in India. He is the recipient of numerous awards like Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievements and Distinguishes Services to the Nation in 2012, Glory of India – Global Achiever’s Award for quality in Business and Education from Indian Achiever’s Forum 2013, Pride of India from Citizen’s Integration Peace Society 2013 etc.
Currently, he is an active member in industry associations like FICCI, ABAI, Whistling Woods Internation, CGSOCIETY etc, and involved in social organizations like Akshaya Patra. He is also an associate member in the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Renowned photographer and artist, Anbu Jawahar is a sought-after name in Indian weddings and portraiture segment. He is curious to bring romance into his visual expressions in terms of subjects as well as treatment, which has made him one of the best wedding photographers in India. He works passionately while his camera captures the fleeting, emotional and fun moments in a wedding.
Coming to his academic qualifications, he holds a master’s degree in Fine Arts. He is an artist by training, a designer by profession, and a photographer by passion. Although he plays multiple roles professionally, he is brilliant enough to show excellence in each field he is engaged in. The influence of his artistic abilities is often reflected in the composition and post-processing of his photographs. He is zealous in bringing out innovations in whatever field he works on and motivates others to constantly innovate.