Ashwin Inamdar

  • Dip., University of Mumbai
  • Dip., Xavier Institute of Communication
  • M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design

"Growing up in an acclaimed educational institute in Mumbai, the Indian Institute of Technology, I always found myself surrounded by academia. Not only was my father a recognized figure in these circles but everyone I knew and interacted with had a studious element to their personalities. This feeling of belonging to the academic community was rekindled and enhanced when I commenced my master's degree at SCAD. Inspired by the well-decorated and fun-loving faculty members here and beginning to identify my own potential as a teacher, I started treading this path that I have come to love very much."

"If you are going to be a salesman, you might as well be selling something worthwhile like education."
-Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture, CMU

Ashwin Inamdar | Animation professor

Awards, recognition and honors

"Roll Yer Own 2010," ASIFA, Atlanta, Georgia; First Silver Salt Animation Festival 2010, Pune, India; International Digital Cinema Festival and Entertainment Technology Expo, Macau, China; Madiz-Alter-Native International Short Film Festival 2009, Gheorghe Doja, Romania; Kinofest 2009, Bucharest, Romania; [Aniwow!2009] Fourth China International Student Animation Festival, Beijing, China; Sixth China International Animation and Digital Arts Festival, Beijing, China; Anifest India 2009, Mumbai, India; BitFilm 3D Award Festival 2009, Hamburg, Germany; The Heritage Film Festival 2009, Largo, Maryland; 13th edition of Cartoons on the Bay, International Television and Multimedia Animation Festival, Roma, Italy

Previous Positions

Systems administrator, SCAD; senior animator and rigger, Jump Games, Pune, India; senior 3-D graphic artist, Nazara Technologies, Mumbai, India