Apurva Shah is a maker entrepreneur.
He is co-founder of robotics simulation startup Duality and founder of
Whamix, equal part creative studio and tech lab focused on consumer
experience innovation. These endeavors draw on prior roles as head of
creative technology and design systems at Capital One, visual effects
supervisor and member of the technical brain trust at Pixar, and SVP of
global technology at Rhythm & Hues Studios.
He is adjunct professor in the interaction design program at CCA. He has
previously taught animation at Ringling in Sarasota, Art Institute and
Academy of Art in San Francisco.
His film credits include Ratatouille, Shrek, Finding Nemo, and Toy Story 3.
He holds several innovative patents in simulation, rendering, and digital
payments. He has served on the Siggraph committee and on the board of
the Visual Effects Society. He currently serves as advisor for non-profit Kids
& Art Foundation.