Connect

At Wiztoonz, students work with highly skilled and experienced mentors, who are themselves working professionals, dedicated to mentor you as an employable professional, in inspiring studio spaces. The pedagogy involves more of ‘experiencing and learning’ approach through collaborative projects throughout the program.

Management

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Sreedhar V.T.

Founder & CEO

Sreedhar VT – Founder & CEO was instrumental in establishing Wiztoonz with a vision to create an efficient education eco system that prepares students for a remarkable and successful career in the Multimedia Industry. A lawyer by profession, Sreedhar dared to be different and chose passion over profession. Sreedhar was successful in gratifying his dream “Wiztoonz” and today it has turned 3000+ students into professionals. Not only Sreedhar pioneered Wiztoonz to be one of the well-known Animation, Media & Design Academy in India. He has also contributed to the animation Creative Industry by creating entrepreneurship opportunities for artistic students through Wizcraftz, a division of Wiztoonz.

Sreedhar has firmed a strong Art Department at Wiztoonz which inturn engages a student in productive learning with a fine blend of art, creativity and technology.
Sreedhar, an Art lover has gained wide experience by exploring the field of Art, Media, Animation and Design and has been a key member in establishing some of the most reputed institutions in this segment. He established Wiztoonz to create an alternate career opportunity for students and has pushed them to think beyond the mundane.

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Reno K. Subramaniam

Chief Academic Officer

With 17+ years of experience in diverse fields of CG including some of the top notch animation studios and academies across India. Reno believes, balancing human values and professional ethics in any task undertaken is the key for a productive workflow. He is a keen listener, though quick in responding, his problem-solving and people management skills are well acknowledged in the Industry.
Reno believes human beings are teachers by their very nature. He definitely saw that in him too. Reno considers himself fortunate because of his association with globally acclaimed mentors who nurtured his professional career from time to time. Having worked for Big Clients like Disney indirectly,
The benchmark of a commercial work / project is crystal clear and a short stint at Seneca College, Canada has given him a grip of the Global Animation Education Space. He loves to setup training methodologies, write books, prepare curriculum, and induce efficient delivery mechanism. Reno loves storytelling and enjoys creative writing including slogans, taglines & advertisement film ideas. His short film “Bastba” was nominated in ASIFA an International Short Film Competition. Grown from grassroots, Reno now operates as CAO at Wiztoonz.

Fine Arts

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M.B. Venkatesh

HOD ( Fine Arts )

Venky!! this is how he is affectionately called in the Industry and with ART in his heart, he is like that big Banyan tree with multiple dimensions of artistic capabilities in him. Though very cool, humble and Silent his works are simply world class may it be sculpting, painting or Animation.
With 20+ years of experience, he has almost worked in every type of project and the animation companies he was associated includes some major giants like millitoons, Acropetal, Deccan Media etc., Currently at Wiztoonz he develops Art Curriculum with illustrations, Paintings, sculpts and much more.
He was the key animator for PIRATES AND ALIENS and also he has worked for BBC Channel’s prestigious Pablo and a prestigious French animated serial called Celestian. His perfection and detail at work unfolds different dimensions of him every day.

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Swapnil T. Gaikwad

Swapnil is a 2D/Flash Animator and Pre-Production Artist, specialized with Diploma in 2D Character Animation Certification and Diploma in Computer Science. He also has extensive Eight years of Industry work experience in Advertising, Graphics Designing, and Pre / Post Production for 2D film projects. And Seven years of Teaching experience, as a 2D Faculty in animation institutes. Swapnil has work experience with well known production house and animation institutes, like Color chips India Ltd., Escotoonz Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., Kores (India) Ltd., Ettamina Studios Pvt. Ltd., ZICA, and Arena Animation.
Swapnil  has also executed 2D short films in the area of Animation, Flash Animation, Scene Planning, Ex-sheet, Storyboard, IB/CU Methods, and Principles of Animation.Recently he has successfully mentored some student oriented short films like:  “Digi Fried Rice” & “Price” (Stop Motion Animated Short Film)“One Way Ticket” (2D/Flash Animation based Music album) “A Story?” (2D/Flash Animated Short Film) And also served my skill sets as an 2D Animator for episodic work projects like, Legend of the Dragon, Cyber Dodo, Sudama (A Friend in Deed), Kores School Stationeries (Commercial Ad) etc.

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Shiva kumar

His passion for art dates back to age 6 when he turned potter’s clay into a character. From then on, he never looked back and went on to do his BFA in sculpture from CAVA Mysore. He has worked on various projects as a freelancer ranging from Murals, sculptures, metal casting, POP works, stone carving, set building, fibre glass works etc.,
He has been teaching for almost 10 years with audience ranging from 15-40 age group. He is a humble, honest & sincere teacher and strives for perfecting a student at all levels. He is very ecstatic while Singing, composing music and loves to dance at occasions.

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Manikanta K M

Manikanta is a humble, down to earth artist from Kasaragod. Though he has completed his formal education in Nursery Management & ornamental gardening, his artistic skills has no limits. He has an overall experience of around 26 years in the Art Industry with Sculpting as his specialization. He has completed his program from Canara Bank Institute of Artisans and also loves sketching & painting.
He has worked on numerous projects in and around Karnataka as wall painting artist, concrete artist, wood & Stone sculpting. He also uses chalk and clay as mediums to create stunning sculptures. He also enjoys playing flute.

Pottery

Girish Thimmarayappa

Girish always wanted to be Sculptor since his childhood days. He started his career as a Potter / Clay Modeller. He worked for stop motion studios like Thinx Works and Claycards for 8 years as a miniature artist and set builder. Girish is now back to his forte, Pottery, at Wiztoonz’s Wizcraftz.

Shaik Basha

Bhasha was always inspired by nature to bring a modern look into old-age crafts like Clay Modelling and Sculpting. Bhasha has acquired his Certification from Canara Bank Institutions of Artisans and he holds a Bachelor Degree in Education.

Graphic Design

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Raghav

HOD (Graphic Design)

His creative persona leads him to use colors, pigments & pixels to indulge in the creative process. These power tools enable him to delve deep down into creative passion and shell out the best in him, in the form of design. Having worked as a team leader in multiple production houses, team building and project execution come handy. As a product developer for hobby & craft, Raghav products have been exhibited in major craft shows across the world and have found its way in the Global market.
His unique abilities are a reflection of his passion and his ideas take shape in various stages of creation without compromise. Photography is an expression of his love for nature. As a passionate, hardworking teacher at heart, Raghav always aims to pass his knowledge and get the best out of his student. He loves painting, photography, traveling and totally cool when it comes to handling any situation in life.

Web Design

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Prashanth P.

HOD (Web Design)

My name is Prashanth P, a – CG Generalist. My Profile is kind of an open window of my professional activity. This interface is all you need to understand what I do and if I’m any good in doing it. A Computer Science Graduate by formal education, I am an enthusiastic, resourceful and a professional web designer and a proficient in 3dsmax and CG , who enjoys being part of team, as well as leading, a successful and productive team. 9+ years of successful experience in demanding work environments requiring high levels of precision. Key technical skills include digital design, web design, Graphics, 3dsmax, many more rendering and editing software’s.
key competencies include providing innovative new ideas and solution to tasks, learning new technologies and keeping abreast of market development. Technical proficiency includes strong knowledge of color theory, typography and comprehensive understanding of design process from conceptualization and brainstorming to a meticulous eye for detail in final stages. Selected achievements being certified from Adobe, awarded for best short film director in production and as best Mentor.

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P. N. Krishna Kumar

Krishna, but people call him KK. he has been in this teaching industry for 10 years. HE loves designing Logos, Brochures, Business Cards, Website Templates, Book Covers, Banners, Flash Animations, Posters, Flyers, Manipulation, UI Designs.
Krishna has worked at DUBAI as a Corporate Graphic Web Design Trainer. He has also handled lot of corporate training companies like IKEA, AL-FUTTAIM MOTORS, CAPAROL.

3D

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Anurag Reddy

Head – Technology

Hello my name is Anurag Reddy I am a CG Generalist-Fashion Photographer- Ethical Hacker residingin Bangalore, India. I am interested in all stages of the 3D pipeline in particular, modeling, texturing, Lighting, Rigging, Animation and compositing. I am passionate about 3D, games and vfx having an experience of 12 years in animation industry. 6 years production experience and 6 years teaching experience.
As a Fashion photographer i have Used creative photography ideas, concepts and thoughts for better results. Clicked photographs of models as per client requirements and specifications. Ensured models feel comfortable and relaxed working in front of camera. Emphasized model’s best features by using advanced studio lighting techniques.
Being Ethical hacker- Doing penetration testing techniques to test an organization’s IT security and to identify vulnerabilities. IT security staff then uses the results of such penetration tests to re-mediate vulnerabilities, strengthen security and lower an organization’s risk factors.,

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Rajesh Dharan

Head – Gaming

As a passionate Gamer & Technical evangelist , I take great interest in technology and art. I always believe that the success of future creativity lies in the amalgamation of the technology and art. Having worked for various media and entertainment industries for the past 15 yrs, my passion lies in Gaming, VFX and Animation.
I am  working on developing a VR and AR content for education and the print publication media . I always believe that the world is going to look at Virtual and Augmented reality as the future of Digital Technologies. As a technical evangelist I take great passion and interest in knowledge sharing.

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Ranjit

As a multi-talented  imaginative & experienced 3d designer, Ranjit is equipped to create 3D digital art and animations, 3D images, map renderings and just about anything that takes advantage of digital technology. Having almost 15+ years of hard-core designing/modeling experience. His unique aspect is to integrate bold ideas together with clean crisp execution to help build powerful designs.
Ranjit has 6+ years of experience in architecture and I have been a part of many projects such as multifamily residential/commercial buildings, 3D Architect Design, Rendering for Exterior / Interior layouts of home, businesses, offices, shops and complexes. Ranjit strives to grow and learn as a professional artist. Ranjit has the ability to multitask and work under strict deadlines, either alone or as part of a team.
Ranjit’s Expertise lies in Motion Graphics, 3D modeling, environment creation, texturing, rigging, animation using 3ds Max. Also Expert in After Effects and Photoshop. Passionate and experienced concept designer. Ranjit is also an energetic, ambitious person who has developed a mature and responsible approach to any task. He is a quick self-learner and an articulate, confident person who relishes challenges, he also posses excellent communication skills and has the ability and experience to relate to a wide range of people. His Hobbies are listening to music, watching movies, reading technology books.

Lolith Shettigar

Lolith Shettigar is an Engineer by Education and a Generalist CG Expert by Passion. He has a long career graph with rich experience in Training and Development along with expertise in commercial projects on Rotoscopy, 3D Design Visualization and Quality Control. Lolith also enjoys programming and is very versatile and quick in picking up New Technologies.

His Hobby unlike others is into Hardware and Networking. By Nature Lolith is a Student's Favorite. He has all the patience to hear out and clear every doubt of a student and is quiet, calm by nature. He has worked across the length and breadth of India including, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Vizag, Bangalore. He is a quick self learner, well organised and continues to contribute to the CG Industry in Training and Development.

VFX

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Sagar Nayak

HOD (3D)

Sagar is  completely focused to the imagination, and as the motto states, “Within the imagination, there is no law”. He loves teaching & currently in Wiztoonz as a VFX Trainer. Sagar teaches Motion Graphics, Rotoscopy, Compositing, Color Correction, Video Editing. Some of the softwares he is versatile with are After Effects, Nuke, Autodesk Smoke, PF Track, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Silhouette Fx,Photoshop,C4d, Maya, Illustrator, Indesign.
he has pushed himself to become a better artist and continuously compete with himself for daily improvement. At the same time he enjoys working and helping others who want to learn and push themselves to achieve their goals as well, he considers himself an artist of many realms and have worn several hats – from Roto artist to Smoke artist to  VFX Mentor.
he has around 6 years of VFX industry experience and 3 years of teaching experience. He has also worked for 5 hollywood projects as Roto artist and have worked for 20 plus TVC’s as Smoke artist and have won the best editing award for the short film Palmystry. The field of 2D,3D and Visual Effects is the best way for him to relay a message, portray an idea for a student. He appreciates seeing ideas prosper and grow by thinking outside of the box. He finds much enthusiasm in sharing with the industry and students at large.

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Anurag Reddy

Head – Technology

Hello my name is Anurag Reddy I am a CG Generalist-Fashion Photographer- Ethical Hacker residingin Bangalore, India. I am interested in all stages of the 3D pipeline in particular, modeling, texturing, Lighting, Rigging, Animation and compositing. I am passionate about 3D, games and vfx having an experience of 12 years in animation industry. 6 years production experience and 6 years teaching experience.
As a Fashion photographer i have Used creative photography ideas, concepts and thoughts for better results. Clicked photographs of models as per client requirements and specifications. Ensured models feel comfortable and relaxed working in front of camera. Emphasized model’s best features by using advanced studio lighting techniques.
Being Ethical hacker- Doing penetration testing techniques to test an organization’s IT security and to identify vulnerabilities. IT security staff then uses the results of such penetration tests to re-mediate vulnerabilities, strengthen security and lower an organization’s risk factors.,

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Rajesh Dharan

Head – Gaming

As a passionate Gamer & Technical evangelist , I take great interest in technology and art. I always believe that the success of future creativity lies in the amalgamation of the technology and art. Having worked for various media and entertainment industries for the past 15 yrs, my passion lies in Gaming, VFX and Animation.
I am  working on developing a VR and AR content for education and the print publication media . I always believe that the world is going to look at Virtual and Augmented reality as the future of Digital Technologies. As a technical evangelist I take great passion and interest in knowledge sharing.

Photography & Film Making

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Mahesh Ravi

HOD (Filmmaking & Photography)

“A MultiMedia Generalist, Designated Academician, Passionate FilmMaker, Conceptual Photographer, Casual Writer, Adventure Traveller, Serious Foodie and an Awesome Dad”
He holds a Masters Degree in Multimedia from Australia, where he studied in University of Wollongong, as well as a Masters in Information Technology.
In 2007, Mahesh started his creative career as a media editor for AOL (America Online). He has directed several short films, visual effect sequences and has executed several media promotional strategies. He moved on to co-found Paperbird Studios in 2012, where he provided creative media services for many international clients. He also worked with Raffles Design Institute, Bangalore as the lead Multimedia Academician. He is also a known conceptual photographer and a fiction writer, whose works have been published.

Guest Instructors

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Ajay Verma

Gaming

Over 10 years of experience in framing visuals for 2D games and Apps, Ajay was with Quikr India Pvt. Ltd. as a Senior UI/UX Designer for a very short period of 3 months, He has also Spent over 2 years at Harman International as a Senior Product Designer, Ajay considers his major strength as Visual Design and love doing Apps and Games.

Academics

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Bhaskar Nagendra

Technical Head

Bhaskar is Quiet, organized, multi-talented perfectionist. A post graduate by education, his teaching skills are very unique and enriching. He loves teaching subjects that are related to 3D. He has an extensive 10 years of experience in  field of 3D & VFX. Bhaskar is also a versatile artist and has handled a variety of complex projects. He has also developed tools for rigging and some of his rigged characters have found its place in popular CG websites.
He has a zeal towards programming including HTML, MEL, Python and his passion towards photography finds many dimensions. Bhaskar has also developed learning DVDs on various topics of 3D. He is also a great designer and has worked on publishing projects too. He is also a very quick self-learner and apart from training he also contributes to Wiztoonz in developing curriculum, case studies etc…

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Gouse Khan

GM Academics

Mr. Khan cheerfully started his exciting career way back in the year 2000 as a System Administrator with a statement “Committed to Progress” and over the years he has firmed himself in the field of Education, Training, Business and Franchise Development by working at various positions of Marketing Executive, Assistant Manager, Manager and Sr. Manager. Mr. Khan with Techno-commercial mindset has done his Master’s in Business Administration and has immensely contributed to the growth, reputation and profitability of all the companies that he was associated in the past.
He strongly believes that an organization can grow better when the various departmental Teams are joined together with a perfect balance such as Technical, Business Development and Operations. Having worked with popular Indian brands in Education with his down to earth approach he is lovingly known as KHANSAB and Khan Sir from his colleagues and students respectively.
He is instrumental in developing various formats necessitated for this creative education sector, which is providing innumerable alternate career opportunities to the GENX. He has hosted many memorable events of institutions such as Annual Day, Talent Hunt, Cultural Festivals, Sports Day, Technical and Business Development Seminars, Exhibitions by leading as a Team Player with all his colleagues. He owes credit of his so far journey to his employers, seniors, wonderful colleagues and students for their guidance and support. And of course his loving family has always stood by him with their divine prayers. His spontaneous humor and gracefulness makes anyone comfortable with him even in 1st meeting.  Mr. Khan appreciates good food, Veg or  Non-Veg doesn’t matter and enjoys the moment of eating with family and friends. He enjoys Traveling, singing devotional and Bollywood songs as a hobby & recreation. Mr. Khan in Wiztoonz today plays the role of General Manager-Academic Operations.

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Kalashri

Manager (Academics)

Dedicated, Hardworking, Focused are the main principles that has nurtured Kalashri in her Professional Career. With an MBA graduation and rich experience since 1995 at various industries including Sagar Automobiles, ICFAI Business School, Future Tree holdings, Manipal Press, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co., Kalashri has groomed her career with versatility. Handling & counseling students on various factors has brought in bringing a positive change & has contributed to a strong Student relationship developed at Wiztoonz.
At Wiztoonz , working since 2014 as Manager – Academics , she is Managing the responsibilities of -Ensuring quality in academic delivery, Session planning, Student Counseling, Student Service, Managing Pre & Post Examination Procedures, Inter functional coordination with Academic & University Relations and Monitoring progress of student.

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Savitha Prem

Academic Co-ordinator

Savitha prem  holds an Bachelors of Arts & has completed her PGDCA. Savitha prem is  focused & task oriented Academic coordinator providing professional development, related to the sales & operations. She has over 11 years of valued professional experience in Education training industry . She has strong organization and planning skills to provide exceptional support to academics Department .
Focused and hardworking Effective team player with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills defines her better. High skills in establishing trust and influence with students is a big plus. She comes with an experience in various education & training majors  like Aptech , NIIT , Time & currently working  for Wiztoonz College of  media  & Design.  She enjoys listening to music.

Admission

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Rajesh

Senior Manager Admissions

Focused and Task Oriented is the main stream philosophy of Rajesh at work. With an MBA graduation, What keeps Rajesh unique is definitely the flair of Business Development and Operational Management skills. With a rich experience of 17+ years in multiple education verticals including Jetking, Rooman Technologies, Ants Studio, Aniframes and also in Excelencia iTech Consulting (P) Ltd as a process consultant.  Rajesh has pioneered major zonal business development activities including planning and execution successfully.
Rajesh has a pro-active approach towards achieving Business Standards and Targets with a keen understanding of the product that he is involved into. At Wiztoonz Rajesh heads the Business Development Team, Events & also handles the role of a Placement Manager.

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Sudheer Patra

Asst. Manager – Admissions

Sudheer is a natural performer in any task undertaken. His sheer dedication at work and attention to details make him stand apart. Sudheer has completed his MBA from Sambharam Academy of Management Studies and has varied experience in Sales, Marketing including ATL and BTL activities.
His skills are also exceptional in Business strategy & Brand building, Competitor analysis and career guidance. He has also completed a project analysis on Student’s Buying Behavior.

Chandrakala

Asst. Manager – Admissions

Mrs. Chandrakala is a well-organized, focused, thorough professional with 15 years of rich experience in diverse fields. Her career upscale is very impressive from being a receptionist, secretary, and a branch Manager to Sales coordinator only to name a few. Her clear communication with keen listening skill complements her hardworking nature. She has demonstrated a flair in multi-tasking and is also a very effective team player.
She has worked for big names including Connoiseur Electronics Pvt Ltd, The Swingers, Seaton Sales and currently plays a vital role as Senior Career Advisor at Wiztoonz. Apart from her official routine, she tries her hands on preparing mouth-watering delicacies and listening to her favorite numbers.

Accounts & Admin

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Suryakanth Desai

Chief General Manager

Though Mr. Suryakanth comes from a background of auditing and accounts he has an in-depth understanding and experience in the Multimedia Education Sector which makes him really unique.With over 30 years of experience, he has been associated with big names like KP Rao, Arena, ICFAI in the past. At Wiztoonz Mr. Suryakanth operates as a CGM and handles the entire Administration & Accounting Operations.

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Murali

Admin Manager

Though Murali comes with a formal education on Refrigeration & Air conditioning, he is well admired for his efficiency in admin related tasks. He is extremely talented in procuring from the right vendors and manages overnight deadlines with no compromise in quality.
He has worked with L & T, Wel-pac, Printech, Lex-effect just to name a few and has over 34 years of strong experience which enables him to complete any task assigned. He also achieves financial objectives by anticipating requirements; submitting information for budget preparation; scheduling expenditures; monitoring costs; analyzing variances.

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Reddy

Admin Manager

Reddy is a no-compromise, dynamic professional in the field of admin. He has over 10 years of experience in multiple sectors. He is prompt in identifying needs for the office, procedures, and work schedules.  Though he began his career as a teacher in the field of 3D animation, he has transformed himself by adapting to his natural skills in admin management.
Reddy also co-ordinates for special projects by organizing, passing information and requirements; planning & arranging meeting schedules; Reddy also manages Hardware and Networking related tasks. Reddy is a great mimicry and a theatre artist.  Reddy also loves conducting acting for animation classes.

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Venugopal

System Admin

Venu is an enthusiastic and professional  system administrator with a degree in Bachelor of Arts with 10 years experience in design, implementation and support of Intel & Dell based  server systems. He specializes in consolidation and virtualization of server environments. He has proven expertise in a wide variety of server applications pertaining to infrastructure.
He has excellent knowledge in cross-platform interoperability. I am also very efficient in streamlining processes to increase uptime and reliability.
He Specializes in Linux and Windows integration, Desktop and Server virtualization solutions, Backup systems and is a part of Wiztoonz Past  6 years as a system administrator. He is a A+,N+ Certified professional. He loves reading novels and travelling.