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.
Targeting the NRI market, interactive CDROMs were produced to teach basic spoken Hindi to people visiting India and to the second-generation Indian origin community. Through a story of second-generation Indians visiting India and coming across many situations that need them to use Hindi. The animations were drawn directly onto the computer with a mouse and were designed to run smoothly given the very limited capability of computers in those times.
Newspaper owner offered the role of a cartoonist.
Sanjay brought two gold medals to the Jiwaji University.