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Arjuna Balaranjan

Arjuna Balaranjan

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Arjuna is a design leader with over 11 years of experience leading design teams across sectors which include workplace, hospitality, and broadcast set design.  Arjuna's practice is built upon the conviction that good design asks the right questions, creates impactful experiences, and transforms the way we live.

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Employment 

Gensler, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer

Led the design of 70,000 through 400,000 SF workplace interiors projects for clients ranging from law firms to tech companies to boutique events and hospitality companies. Managed multiple project teams, as well as client relationships.

Sep 2018 - May 2020
 

Clickspring Design, New York, NY, US, Design Director

Designed Broadcast Sets for major news networks around the globe, from NBC, CNN, to Al Jazeera, and Chinese channels. Also developed branded environments for Jack Daniel's, Express Scripts, and Woodford Reserve, creating experiences which reinforce the brands identities. Produced photoreal renderings, animations, and drafted set pieces.

Mar 2012 - Jul 2018
 

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, NY, US, Adjunct Professor

Taught advanced visualizations and Interior Design CAD course
and highly ranked accredited university. Structured curricula which
introduced 2D and 3D representation tools.

Sep 2010 - May 2012
 

Kutnicki Bernstein Architects, New York, NY, US, Architect

Single-family, and multi-family mid-rise residential projects in the NYC Area.

Mar 2011 - Mar 2012
 

Perkins and Will, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Developed master plan concepts for a large-scale institutional project. As part of the exterior wall team, Arjuna developed unitized curtain wall systems, and documented those complex systems.

May 2008 - Jun 2010
 

Education 

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, US, Bachelors, Art Studio

As a Studio Arts major, Arjuna developed a senior thesis installation which studied how mirrors construct and distort space. Arjuna also focused on architecture history, and other subjects in support of his liberal arts degree.

Sep 2003 - May 2007
 

Areas of Specialization