Animation Department Director Selvam Venkatesan started his career as an Animator for television series at Paprikaas Animation Studios in 2004. He worked on Back at the Barnyard and Farm Kids, but found himself gravitating towards gaming animation. He had an opportunity to work on God of War 2 and the rest, as they say, is history.
He continued working as Animator for Games doing gameplay animations and in-game cinematics, moving up to Animation Supervisor, overseeing games for over 5 years. He has worked on and overseen various AAA titles for EA, Sony, Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Capcom, and many other publishing giants. Prior to assuming his current role as Games Animation Department Director, Selvam won the Studio 'Extra Miler' award for the years 2013 and 2015.
Selvam feels his biggest accomplishment has been the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the Games animation team by overseeing several successful tests and establishing good relationships with clients. He abides by the philosophy of learning from mistakes – and not resting on one’s success. His work life has enabled him to focus on the games and animation industry, where there is always more to learn on a regular basis and that makes every day exciting.