Underground Worm Art & Design Studio

Underground Worm founded in 2006, is a multidisciplinary Art & Design studio based in India with its members who are Transmedia Artists. The studio does unconventional and functional works with strong R&D base- by drawing thin line between art and design. The creative directors do self exploration through video installation art, painting, sculpture and photography that gets extended to prospective commercial projects in the area of Branding (Broadcast and Exhibition Designs), Publications (Writing, Illustration and Book Design), Films (TVC, Short, Feature, TV episodic series and Music Videos).

Concept Development, Branding, Corporate Identity, Visual Communication, Film Direction, Animation, Graphic Design, Design Strategy, Design Thinking, Interaction Design.

Sony Mix, Channel V, Mtv, Bindass, Bindass Movies, Utv Movies, Utv Action, Disney, Hungama, Jetix, Nick, Pogo, Cartoon Network, Warner Brother Channel, TCM, AXN, Star News, Star Action, BBC Entertainment, CBeebies, Utv Motion Pictures, La Triennale di Milano, SEEDS India, Tulika Publishers, Rupa Publications, Scholastic India, NCERT, Yale University, Art1st, XSEED Education, DNA Newspaper, NABARD, Avehi-Abacus Project, IL&FS, Pixion, Prime Focus, Phat Phish, Chrome Pictures, Future East, Raintree Films






Santosh D. Kale graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design and got his first job on campus interview based on his short film. From there on he worked on various projects for three different studios- related to TV commercials, Broadcast Design, Game Cinematic and Game Design. Moving back to India he mentored professionals for a year to understand the industry and started Underground Worm Art & Design studio – a platform where he could blend Filmmaking, Graphic Design, Illustration, Research, Writing and Programming.



Kavita Singh Kale grew academically as an artist with a BFA degree in painting from College of Art, New Delhi and PG Animation from National Institute of Design, Ahmadabad. She is a versatile media professional whose work has been showcased in national and international platforms. With a decade of experience in original content creation in the field of publication, TV and film industry, she has handled broadcast design, illustrating and writing for children’s books, music videos to short films.





:Darsana National Book Award’13, Kerala
:PromaxBDA India – Gold for Best Animation’11, India
:AMS Animation Award in CMS Vatawaran Film Festival’07, India
:PromaxBDA World- Gold for Best On-Air Illustration’06, New York
:First Prize, IDPA’05, Mumbai
:PromaxBDA India, Silver for Best Logo Design’09, Mumbai
:TBS DIGICON Award’09, India
:PromaxBDA India – Gold for Best Animation’07, India
:Silver Conch (International Section)’06, MIFF India, Mumbai
:PromaxBDA World, Bronze for Best Sports Ident’07, New York
:UNBOX Labs Fellowship’14, Ahmedabad, india
:Nominee, Comic Con India Award’13, New Delhi
:Finalist, Young Creative Entrepreneur’08 (YCE) India Award



:Cinéma Eldorado’12, Dijon, France
:New India Designscape, La Triennale di Milano, Italy
:Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival’12, France
:United Art Fair, Pragati Maidan’12, Delhi, India
:ASYAAF Art Fair, HOMA’12, Seoul, Korea
:Asian festival of Children’s Content, The Arts House’10, Singapore
:Film Festival at Hera Gallery’10, Rhode Island, USA
:6th Tehran International Animation Festival’09, Iran
:Contemporary Art Fair, Travancore Palace’09, Delhi, India
:River to River Florence Indian Film Festival’08, Florence, Italy
:Anifest’08, India
:Annecy International Animated Film Festival-India Focus’08, France
:Bookaroo Children’s Literature Festival’08, Delhi, India
:Annecy International Animated Film Festival’08, France
:ANIMA’08, Belgium
:Melbourne International Animation Festival’08, Australia
:SIGGRAPH Asia Film Festival’08, Singapore
:Wiesbaden International Weekend of Animation’07, Germany
:Annecy International Animated Film Festival’07, France
:9th Mumbai International Film Festival’06, Mumbai
:6th Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival’06, New York, USA
:Golden Elephant International Film Festival’05, Hyderabad, India
:Nova Cinema Film Festival’05, Brussels, Belgium



:WHO WE ARE – Solo show, Apparao Gallery and The Lodhi, Delhi, India
:ALTER-NATIVES OF MAINSTREAM ART, Artspeaks India, Delhi, India
:R.A.P.E., Art Bull, New Delhi, India
:Art for Life, The Lalit Kala Akademi , New Delhi, India
:New India Designscape, La Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
:Small is Big, Durbar Hall Gallery, Kochi, India
:The Speaking House, Durbar Hall Gallery, Kochi, India
:West Meets East, National Museum of Art, Constanta, Romania
:Now Asia Contemporary, Uijeongbu Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
:Roti Kapda Makaan, Ojas Art, New Delhi, India
:Circling the Confluence, Indigo Blue Art, Singapore
:Video Wednesday II, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India
:Dramatics of Diverse Interpretation, Art Konsult, New Delhi, India
:A4 Arple, Gallery Ragini, New Delhi, India
:Art Bull Autumn Auction, Art Konsult, New Delhi, India
:Altered Perception, The Diesel Store, Mumbai, India
:New Indian Film & Animation, ICA Gallery, LASALLE, Singapore
:Thinking Spaces, Exhibit 320, New Delhi, India
:VAF@The Guild, The Guild, Mumbai, India
:Video Art Screening, Hera Gallery, Rhode Island, USA
:The Transforming State, Religare Arts.I, New Delhi, India
:The Infinite Form of Rainbows, The Viewing Room, Mumbai, India
:Book Illustrators Gallery, The Arts House, Singapore
:Visual Diary – Solo Exhibition at Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi, India