MIT Institute of Design
Shakti Banerjee
Prof. Shakti Banerjee
H.O.D. Immersive Media Design
Shakti Banerjee has done Master 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 25 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, Won Screen Film Award for Visual Effects in 2003 for Koi Mil Gaya

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. As a Senior Vfx Supervisor, he led the Vfx and animation team and coordinated its projects. 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.

Shakti is a former Senior Faculty in National Institute of Design, headed the Digital Game Design Discipline, Masters Course in the Bangalore campus from January 2016. Developed the curriculum and implemented. Taught Visual design, Interactives and related subjects for Digital game Design. Also conducted courses on Branding, Composition, Interaction Design, Systems Design & Design Process across the disciplines in NID. He has conducted a workshop in NASSCOM Game Developer Conference, 2017 Hyderabad; biggest event for Gaming in India on Serious Games.

Prior to joining NID, he was with MIT Institute of Design, Pune from 2012 to 2015 as Associate Professor of Graphic design and was teaching courses such as Campaign Design, Systems Design, Interaction Design, History of graphic design, Design Methodology and Motion graphics etc. He was a visiting faculty at NIFT, Hyderabad in 2010 for Graphic Design & Design Methodology courses.

His interest include Motion graphics, Visual Effects, Communication & Interaction Design Augmented and Virtual Reality.