Gaurav Birla

Gaurav Birla

Techno-creative educator and developer in Media & Entertainment Industry with over two decades of experience working with renowned educational Institutions and Corporate houses. Diversified work experience from Design Visualization to Animation, VFX and digital media. Currently working as education consultant and developer of augmented reality and Virtual reality projects including Metaverse.


AVGC Professional

Creative professional in AVGC sector with over 2 decades of experience in many diverse profiles and places.

AR VR Developer

Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality development for Customer & Audience engagement, Marketing and games.

Published Author

Author of various Visual arts text books for renowned universities in India and Europe. (Multimedia, photography and animation)

Education & Training

Diversified WorkEx: leading academic teams, Technical and Creative Team Management, Retail and Corporate Training.

CG Expert

Animation Film & Gaming content Production, Digital Photography, Cinematography, Short Films.

Public Speaker

Conducts sessions and workshops on Techno creative topics, Multimedia, Art, Effective Learning & Skill Enhancement.
Over two decades of work experience in various verticals

Domain Expertise


Content Development & Training

Education Management

Universities, colleges and Private institutions.

Instructional Design

Course and Courseware Development.

Design Viz

Architectural viz, Product packshots, Asset creation, Interactive walkthroughs.

Digital Video, Imaging & VFX

Video Packaging, Social media content, VFX & Cleanup services.

Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality

AR & VR Projects for customer engagement and enhancing business productivity.

Photography & Cinematography

Photwalks, 3D walkthroughs, Interactive panorama, Corporate Films & Shoot.

Technical & Creative Team Management and Training

Technical Skillset

Details of the acquired technical knowledge and software proficiency for Development as well as training purposes.

3D Animation

Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, MotionBuilder, Cinema4D


Adobe Premier, Sony Vegas, DaVinci Resolve


Adobe After Effects, Nuke, Autodesk Combustion, Autodesk Flame

Game Dev

Unity3D, Unreal

Digital Imaging

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

Photography & Cinematography

Professional Skillset

Academic consulting

Process & capability development for Media & Entertainment Education Institutions.

Techno-Creative product Development (AR & VR)

Developing Techno-Creative solutions for Industrial & Corporate clients. Projects based on Augmented Reality and 3D Gaming including Marketing, Analytics, gamification and customer engagement solutions.

Corporate Training

Workflow Digitization, Social media management, animation & multimedia tools for productivity enhancement.

Retail Training & Workshops

Visiting faculty/SME/Industry Expert at Multiple Universities/Colleges & Private institutions – Film making, Animation, VFX, Digital imaging and Photography & Cinematography.

Author and Academic consultant

Development of Course and courseware, Evaluation tools, Train The Trainer programs.

Multimedia Content Development

3D Architecture, asset development, Video packaging, Social media posts and management.

Work Experience

Academics Manager at APTECH LTD. for North India. [2015-2019]

Author and Academic consultant (Visual Art, Multimedia and Animation) for Various Universities in India and Europe. [2012-2015]

Assistant General Manager (Technical) at Arena Animation South-Ex., New Delhi. [2010-2012]

Tech. Head at Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), Preet Vihar, New Delhi. [2009-2010]

Sr. Faculty at Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics, South-Ex, New Delhi. [2008-2009]

Zonal Education Head at Maximus Autodesk M&E School of Animation & VFX (Delhi) [2006–2008]

Arena Multimedia [2004-2005]
AR & VR Content Developer and Pipeline Development & Technical operations consultant for various clients in North India. [2012-2015]

Freelance Pipeline Development & Technical operations consultant for various clients in North India region.

Freelance Architectural Visualization and Interior Designing [2003-2005]

Multimedia presentations and Portfolio Development [2000-2005]

Interior planning and design visualization for HYATT Regency, New Delhi [2005]

Technical lead [short film] – xxxxxxxxxx (manga style animation) [2004]

Presentation at International Dental Seminar [2002]
C.D.A.C. for Indian Army

D.I.T. Indian Air Force HQ

Western Air Command (IAF) D.I.T. Indian Air Force HQ

Chandigarh University

Delhi University

College of Design,Chitkara University

Maya Academy Of Advanced Cinematics

Arena Animation

Arena Multimedia


Academics and Certification


M.Sc. Animation & Multimedia from IKGPTU
B.Sc. Multimedia from SMU
B.Sc. Animation from EIILM
AMS from Arena Multimedia
12th from Delhi (C.B.S.E.)


Autodesk Certified Instructor - Autodesk 3ds Max
Autodesk Certified Instructor - Autodesk Maya
Autodesk Certified Instructor - Autodesk Softimage
Adobe Certified Associate in Visual Communication
Also certified for the user certifications:-
3ds Max 2011 Certified Associate
3ds Max 2011 Certified Professional Surface and Look Dev
3ds Max 2012 Certified Associate
3ds Max 2012 Certified Professional Surface and Look Dev
Maya 2012 Certified Associate
Maya 2012 Certified Professional Models to Motion

List of publications

Introduction to Maya – YCMOU
Learning Maya – YCMOU
Advanced Maya – YCMOU
Digital Photography I – PTU
Digital Photography II – PTU
Director – PTU
2D Animation – PTU
Sound Editing – PTU
Dreamweaver – MKCL
Adobe Illustrator – MKCL

This is a list of some of the publications. Many publications are currently in press.

Personal Details

• Year of Birth : 1980
• Marital status : Married
• Passport : Indian
• Languages : Hindi and English
• Address : New Delhi, India