Amalesh Vijayan comes with an experience of more than 12 years in production and academics of Animation and Visual Effects. He started his career as a part-time 2D animator at PSG Software Park, Coimbatore, in 2006 during his final year Engineering in ECE (Anna University). While pursuing PG Diploma in VFX at ICAT Design & Media College (2007), he was placed in the CG department of Prasad EFX, Chennai. He worked for the post-production of several national and international film projects serving different roles; as Roto-Paint Artist, Keying Artist, Match-move Artist, Compositor and VFX Artist in companies including EFX, Digital Magic and Effects & Logics.
Later he dedicated his time for academics and pursued MS in Animation (2-years full time PG program) at the University of Mysore, Manasagangothri, Mysore (2012-2014), securing the 1st rank. He worked as visiting lecturer in several universities including Jain University (Bangalore, Karnataka), Gujarat University (Ahmadabad, Gujarat) Poornima University (Jaipur, Rajasthan) and ADTU (Guwahati, Assam).He is an External BOS member of Animation Department Jain University, Bengaluru. He also worked as Subject Matter Expert (SME)from September 2014 in Animation & VFX at INurture Education Solutions PVT LTD, Bengaluru, until he joined K R Narayanan National Institute of Visual Science & Arts.