Sanjay Madnani is a Communication Strategist and Designer by profession, an Animation Film Designer, an illustrator, a cartoonist, a satirist, and a storyteller by passion.
From a cartoonist in Hindi newspapers, to a design student, to a commercial sector professional, to an educator, to a Development Communication professional, his journey has had dramatic turns. None, however, felt alien to him.
Being a development sector insider for twenty odd years, Sanjay weighs heavily on the fact that development and governance still has a enormous void to be filled by design, design thinking and design process. Focused on Communication for Development (C4D), Social and Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC), Indigenous media and new media, he has multiple crosscutting projects across the globe to his credit.
Sanjay resides in Nepal, calls India his home, then again, he travels around a lot for work.
Sanjay took time out to give back to his Alma-mater. From the year 1998 to 2001, twice a year, Sanjay gave classes in basic animation and computer animation courses to the students of the Bachelors’ and Masters’ programs at NID.
In the year 2002, Sanjay joined NID as a full-time faculty to restructure, reorganize and upgrade NID’s animation course structures given the emergence of digital technology. Sanjay came up with a fresh program that saved time and money and used the technology to minimize drudgery in the areas of basic animation, computer animation, production process, postproduction, lip-synchronization, action analysis, character design etc.
Sanjay also conducted a Five day long workshops on New Media in Primary Education for teachers from across India introducing them to new media, computer software, interaction design and storytelling as effective tools for teaching.
Newspaper owner offered the role of a cartoonist.
Sanjay brought two gold medals to the Jiwaji University.
NID- National Institute of Design