Saumitra Mathur is a Graphic Designer, Animator and Multimedia Artist based in Bombay, India. He was accepted at Parsons – The New School for Design in 2005, where his focus lingered between the realms of Interactive Design and Narrative Structures. After graduating with a MFA degree in Design and Technology, he developed Tag – a series of interactive books at the Scholastic Corporation. Alongside the books he also worked on various projects as an independent video artist in NYC.
After returning back to India he served at Ferriswheel, an agency in Bombay specializing in events and cultural exchange programs, as their Creative Head. Currently he is working on his first animated short film – Bike and Weed, which is due to release in Fall this year. Before moving to NY, Saumitra worked at Wizcraft where many of his designs were incorporated in the production of the prestigious IIFA and Fashion Awards.
Music is his passion and playing guitar works like a good stress buster and therapy for him. He was the guitarist and vocalist of a rock band – Cusp; performing around the country from 1996 – 2000. They were featured in the 3rd and 4th editions of annual compilation albums released by the Rock Street Journal.