Shakti Banerjee

Graduated in Communication design from NID in 1994, Shakti has carved himself as a finest professional in the field of visual effects, motion graphics, film, broadcasting, advertising and print. With experience in multidisciplinary domains for past 23 years he focuses and believes in cross media design interventions. He started his career in 1994 with The Times of India as a Design Officer. Also has done a Print media project for India Today magazine, New Delhi. He moved to Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad then; lead the Vfx and animation team in numerous projects like Lajja, Tumbin, Yahaan, Koi Mil Gaya, Company, etc. and that won prestigious awards such as National award for best Special Effects in 2000 for Kamal Hassan’s film Hey Ram.

Over time, his explorations have been acknowledged at various levels in India and abroad to fuel more passion in him for more ventures in unknown territories. He has done branding for ETV Network during its launch. Later he has joined UTV, Mumbai and did visual effects for several popular TVC including Bajaj DTSi, British Airways, Deustche Bank etc. Shakti worked for a French film Astérix aux jeux olympiques released in 2008. He joined as a Promo Head during the launch of Sakshi HD TV, Hyderabad in 2008. He has directed various Promos as a Creative Director for ZEE TV Network. Also involved in Zee TV re-branding and its implementation in 2011.

Prior to joining NID, he was with MIT Institute of Design, Pune as Associate Professor. He has introduced Motion graphics course in the curriculum.

Since January 2016 he is with NID teaches Visual design, Interactives and related subjects for Digital game Design. Also teaches Branding, Composition, Interaction Design, Systems Design & Design Process across disciplines. His interest include Motion graphics, Visual Effects, Augmented and Virtual Reality.


  • Coordinator, Digital Game Design