About Us

The Cultural and Creative Industry has emerged as a big economy contributing to almost 3% in the first decade of the 21 st  century globally. India is one of the countries benefitted by this change, the others being U.S., Australia, U.K., China and Malaysia.

Launching a creative career with an International degree goes a long way in achieving one’s professional goals. The universities abroad which offer creative art programs expect students to have a minimum working knowledge of what they are getting into; as it becomes easy to collaborate and engage within groups while they pursue their education abroad.

Creativity is often sparked when students are able to make real-world connections and the experience they gain becomes relevant to them. Creating those experiences for the students and enabling them to develop good portfolios and learn from Internships is our top priority.

Our Vision

To bring about a well-informed synergy between students and universities and enable them to achieve their goals and establish their mettle by offering top-notch consultancy services.

Mission

  • To empower students with information and connect them to expertise who will assist them in choosing the right education for the foundation they require in the creative industry.
  • To provide customised solutions for foreign and Indian universities who want to enrich the global education experience for students as well academic team(s).

Core Team

Sheldon Wallbrown
Head – Admissions & University Relations

Sheldon has over two decades of experience in the education and non-profit sectors both in the United States and in India. Sheldon works with students, parents and educational institutions to help them find the best educational opportunities.

He believes that education is the foundation for personal and career success. Sheldon has been a member of the executive leadership team and/or founder of six different educational organizations providing educational opportunities for those that value education. He has worked in every facet of education as a university representative, career counselor, COO and premium admissions counselor.

Sheldon has his own personal experience applying to and attending Columbia University for his Master’s degree and Bucknell University for his Bachelor’s – two of the highest ranked universities in the United States of America.

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Pratima Jaidev
Head – Internships & Portfolio Development

Pratima is a media professional with 18+ years of work experience across various industry verticals which include the corporate (IT) sector, media houses, educational sector and more; both in India and in the U.S. Her tenure with reputed firms like Discovery Channel and Voice of America in the U.S. made her realise the lack of soft skills which many new recruits of various companies lack in India. So, her focus while working in the educational sector has always been to strive for overall development of the students.

She has represented media educational institutes in the prestigious Broadcast Educators Conference and NAB Show in LA apart from establishing many connections between the industry as well as the educational institutes in India to support placements and internships department for the organisations that she has been a part of.

She is the creative director of a three decade old media production house Tarangini Media Works which has successfully trained, employed as well as placed many media technicians in TV channels and media firms across India. As a filmmaker, she has worked on more than 100+ projects on various subjects, which include documentaries, ads., corporate films and educational videos; for clients of National and International repute. She has also bagged few awards for her projects.

She holds an MA (Film & Video) from American University, Washington D.C., MA (English) from Osmania University and a P.G. Diploma in Mass communication & Journalism from Bhavan’s College of Communication & Management.

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Mahender Reddy
Head – Marketing & Strategy Development

Mahender has over 14 years of experience in the fields of multimedia, animation, graphic designing, e- learning and other creative arts. His strategy development methodologies have always enabled businesses to achieve their challenging business goals with the help of latest technologies.

He was the founder and creative head of Param Design Studios where his focus was on strategizing and executing many operational plans related to studio set-ups and training in the field of Animation & VFX. He has contributed to top animation companies of India like Toonz Animation, ISOE Animation Studios etc. in the capacity of a team lead and a studio head wherein he was responsible for creating graphics and animations for many corporate giants in both public and private sector, feature films and TV series for programmes on National and Global platforms. His experience with advertising agencies in providing end-to-end digital marketing and creative solutions for their print as well as media needs has enabled clients to fulfil all their creative needs under one roof.

He is a Fine Arts graduate from JNTU with specialisation in Animation & VFX. His forte in designing innovative admission procedures for reputed educational institutes like Annapurna International College of Film & Media have not only been fruitful but also sustainable as they have always attracted high potential students.

Core Team

Sheldon Wallbrown
Head – Admissions & University Relations

Sheldon has over two decades of experience in the education and non-profit sectors both in the United States and in India. Sheldon works with students, parents and educational institutions to help them find the best educational opportunities.

He believes that education is the foundation for personal and career success. Sheldon has been a member of the executive leadership team and/or founder of six different educational organizations providing educational opportunities for those that value education. He has worked in every facet of education as a university representative, career counselor, COO and premium admissions counselor.

Sheldon has his own personal experience applying to and attending Columbia University for his Master’s degree and Bucknell University for his Bachelor’s – two of the highest ranked universities in the United States of America.

pratima
Pratima Jaidev
Head – Internships & Portfolio Development

Pratima is a media professional with 18+ years of work experience across various industry verticals which include the corporate (IT) sector, media houses, educational sector and more; both in India and in the U.S. Her tenure with reputed firms like Discovery Channel and Voice of America in the U.S. made her realise the lack of soft skills which many new recruits of various companies lack in India. So, her focus while working in the educational sector has always been to strive for overall development of the students.

She has represented media educational institutes in the prestigious Broadcast Educators Conference and NAB Show in LA apart from establishing many connections between the industry as well as the educational institutes in India to support placements and internships department for the organisations that she has been a part of.

She is the creative director of a three decade old media production house Tarangini Media Works which has successfully trained, employed as well as placed many media technicians in TV channels and media firms across India. As a filmmaker, she has worked on more than 100+ projects on various subjects, which include documentaries, ads., corporate films and educational videos; for clients of National and International repute. She has also bagged few awards for her projects.

She holds an MA (Film & Video) from American University, Washington D.C., MA (English) from Osmania University and a P.G. Diploma in Mass communication & Journalism from Bhavan’s College of Communication & Management.

mahender
Mahender Reddy
Head – Marketing & Strategy Development

Mahender has over 14 years of experience in the fields of multimedia, animation, graphic designing, e- learning and other creative arts. His strategy development methodologies have always enabled businesses to achieve their challenging business goals with the help of latest technologies.

He was the founder and creative head of Param Design Studios where his focus was on strategizing and executing many operational plans related to studio set-ups and training in the field of Animation & VFX. He has contributed to top animation companies of India like Toonz Animation, ISOE Animation Studios etc. in the capacity of a team lead and a studio head wherein he was responsible for creating graphics and animations for many corporate giants in both public and private sector, feature films and TV series for programmes on National and Global platforms. His experience with advertising agencies in providing end-to-end digital marketing and creative solutions for their print as well as media needs has enabled clients to fulfil all their creative needs under one roof.

He is a Fine Arts graduate from JNTU with specialisation in Animation & VFX. His forte in designing innovative admission procedures for reputed educational institutes like Annapurna International College of Film & Media have not only been fruitful but also sustainable as they have always attracted high potential students.