Meet our incredibly talented team!
A game designer, writer and creative director with over 22 years of experience in the entertainment industry. He’s worked in billion dollar companies such as Zynga, Hike Messenger and BYJU’S as well as smaller independent studios. He has led design on some of the world’s most valuable social games like Mafia Wars, Yoville, Fishville, Hidden Chronicles, Hidden Shadows - with a combined lifetime peak DAU of 10 million players. He’s shipped over 20 mobile titles, including Dadi vs Jellies, the Game of The Year at India Game Developer Conference 2015.
An educator and play designer with 10 years of experience designing playful products and learning experiences for young children. While working with leading children’s media and research organizations like Sesame Street, Disney and IBM Research, Mourvi has been involved in the design, production and delivery of diverse projects like Disney’s first official foray into learning games, bringing Sesame Street to the radio for rural Indian audiences, a research partnership on using AI for vocabulary learning between IBM and Sesame Street and many more.
A designer and storyteller with a passion and flair for design and storytelling. She was part of the leadership on the design team that worked closely with Disney to create the Disney -BYJU’S Early Learn product. Bhamini’ s ability to balance both creative and product needs comes from her inter -disciplinary academic background - she holds a Masters in Media and Cultural Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and earned her BA Honours in Economics from St . Stephen's College, Delhi. Thus she not only understands how to tell stories using multiple media, but also that numbers can tell stories.
Pavithra Sridhar is a game designer with 6 years of industry experience designing casual mobile games and educational games. With a Master's degree in Toy and Game Design from the National Institute of Design ( NID ), Pavithra is passionate about game experience design and project management. Pavithra has worked in some of India’s best knowngame development companies, including Dhruva Interactive, where she shipped mobile casual titles forboth the Indian and international markets, and BYJU’S, where she designed the rewards systems and engagement loops for the Disney BYJU’S Early Learn app.
Projjal "Business" Chakrabarti
A generalist with experience in several fields of game development: game design, coding, 3D modelling, digital art, sound, UI and UX. Holds a BSc in Computer Science with Game Development from the University of Hull. Has been working in the game industry for nearly nine years. In his nine years in the business, Projjal has worked on a wide variety of projects including PC games, mobile games, multiplayer games, educational games, augmented reality apps, graphic design and promotional videos. At BYJU's, Projjal was part of the core team that designed and developed learning games for children.
Raisa Elizabeth Bastian A.K.
With over 5 years of experience in graphic design and game design, Raisa brings an unusual mix of visual storytelling and game design to the team. With a master’s degree in Digital Game Design from the National Institute of Design and a degree in Visual Arts and Painting, Raisa specializes in game design with a strong narrative core. At BYJU’S, she was the designer behind the visual design of the Disney BYJU’S Early learn app, working with visual designers from Disney to create a virtual world that used all the Disney and Pixar characters in the same cohesive space – the first time in the world any educational app has managed to pull this off.
With over 16 years of experience in the design and textile industry, Pooja has run production lines with diverse teams across countries to deliver products on time with no compromises! As head of Production, her role is to manage and evolve processes which enables the team to channel its creativity and build great games.
Videep Vijay Kumar
A digital media professional with over 12 years of experience in the entertainment and games industries, with a particular interest in competitive gaming and eSports. In 2008, he was part of the core team which conceptualised Blur, India’s largest multi-platform gaming experience where his former experience as a competitor proved invaluable when Blur hosted the national qualifiers and grand finals for the India leg of the World Cyber Games in 2009/10. He is also a published writer on games and technology, having written for major online and print publications including The New Indian Express, The Hindu, The Times of India, FirstPost, ESPNcricinfo and Digit Magazine.
A management professional with over 22 years of experience in sales, marketing, P&L management, Investments and global operations. He started his career in 1997 with India's leading education firm NIIT and was responsible for regional operations out of Chennai. Ever since he has developed a keen interest in the area of education and training with a clear focus on using education as a tool for upliftment of societies. During his tenure in South Africa he led a social entrepreneurship program aimed at historically disadvantaged sections of the society. He was also instrumental in SANAD service centre (UN award winning program) in Oman aimed at education for the economically disadvantaged. He has served on the boards of Comquest Brunei, Oracle partner advisory middle east and Sultanate of Oman logistics committee.
A writer who has typed his way through vast swathes of the digital media landscape, Sameer, has written for films, podcasts and advertisements. With a Masters in Media and Cultural Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and a B.A Honours in English Literature from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, he has also nurtured a keen interest in the theoretical foundations of storytelling. He has spent considerable time developing interventions to promote ‘critical media literacy’ across India, in partnership with several grassroots organisations. In developing content for games he finds the opportunity to tell stories that are meaningful enough to put puns to shame.
Rishab started off as an intern at Bigfatphoenix in early 2019 and immediately made an impression with his video editing and content management skills. His current role as an Associate Producer sees him support the head of production with extensive game-related research through play and thorough documentation.
A product designer, who has been accused of being an undercover agent for both design and product. Bhavna has 10 years of experience working at Byju’s, Zynga, Flipkart and UNESCO. She has worked on big titles like CastleVille, Farmville 2, Draw Something and Disney-Byju’s Early Learn as a design lead. Her strength has always been in building fun experiences, with a strong focus on data driven approaches. She draws inspiration from her Masters degree in Psychology, and her innate love for all things fun!