"Sketching by the light of his helmet in 1988, in a deep underground mine in remote Bihar"
Phani teaches Animation Methods, Animation Process, Game Design, Anatomy and Drawing & Graphic Narratives at IDC, IIT Bombay. Apart from these courses, he enjoys running Minor courses in Basics of Animation and Studio Projects for the B.Tech and M.Tech students of IIT Bombay.
He is an animation consultant, animation educator, designer, cartoonist and illustrator with more than 26 years of experience. He chose to join the academic field in 2009 after 18 years of work in the Animation/Gaming Industries. During these 18 years, he was involved in setting up and running some of the biggest animation and gaming studios in India.
His experience also includes running his own animation studio (Animatix) in Chennai, India (1994 to 1999) during which time he completed a 13X22 min (first of its kind) cartoon animation serial in Hindi called “Tara ki Duniya” which was later telecast on the National Television Network in India.
Apart from this, he worked on several commercials, children’s programs and feature film special effects. Phani has also conducted seminars, has taught animation and delivered lectures in schools, colleges and clubs. He has a keen interest in photography and making video documentaries.
Phani has a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT) BHU (1988) and a Masters in Design in Visual Communication from the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay (1991) with animation, computer graphics and video as his chosen areas of specialization.
His CV can be accessed here.
An interview about Phani's experiences has been published here:
All illustrations and artwork on this website have been created by him.