Suman Chowdhury

Suman Chowdhury teaches in Animation Film Design at NID Ahmedabad campus. He joined NID in 2015 while undergoing Design Teachers Development Programme (formerly Faculty Development Programme) and also worked briefly as Design Associate at NID. Suman holds Masters in Information Technology, Bachelors in Animation and also a Diploma in Animation. He has qualified Aptech Global Faculty Certification in Adobe and Autodesk Maya in 2012.

With decade-long experience including 7 years of teaching, Suman has worked in wide areas of communication design like 2d & 3d animation, game design, e-learning, CBT/WBT development, painting & installation art, identity & publication design, multimedia, information technology and software development segments. Prior to joining NID, Suman taught at GLS Institute of Design as Assistant Professor and at Aptech Ltd. as Senior Faculty of Animation.

Suman is versed with the script-to-screen process of various forms of animation- classical hand drawn, digital 3d and stop motion/experimental animation. His areas of teaching and practice include Drawing, Illustration, Animation Principles & Fundamentals, Two-Dimensional Hand Drawn & Three-Dimensional Computer Animation, Character Design, Acting for Animation, Storytelling & Narrative Structure, Design Fundamentals, Space-Form-Structure, Design Process, Media Appreciation and Research Methodology. Under Industry & Online Programmes (I&OP) at NID, Suman conducted summer workshop on Origami & Animation and a workshop on Animation & New Media for the students of Directorate of Higher Secondary Education, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Having a balanced skillset in traditional and technological domain, Suman’s interest lies in integrating physical and digital medium through experimental motion design and cross disciplinary intervention, and also exploring how school of technique can complement school of aesthetics in the academic realm of design. Suman is also interested in paper crafts, sculpting & modern physics.

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