I am an illustrator, based in New Jersey. My love of color and strong female characters are a definite nod to my Indian heritage.
I have been working as an illustrator since 2018. I discovered a calling for illustration in a previous life, while leading a design team at a tech company. I went on to get my degree in Graphic Design from Billy Blue College of Graphic Design in Sydney. Today, I create in Photoshop and ink and have developed a style of working that blends both digital and analog elements. I enjoy playing with patterns to create interest, textures to create warmth and brilliant colors to create movement in my work. I also love creating a sense of light and shadow.
I aim to give a unique, distinct voice to every illustration I make. My work can be described as warm, friendly, charming and fun. And my areas of focus are children’s illustration and editorial work revolving around the themes of women, food and lifestyle.
When I'm not tucked away in my studio, you will find me cooking Indian food, dancing to Bollywood music, or curled up with a book and a hot cup of masala chai.
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"Honest, straight-forward, courageous and kind is how I have known Navina for over a decade now. Traits difficult to find but exactly those which give her a natural ability to explore beyond the obvious in all that she does. Passionate illustrator, her illustrations shine through as smart ideas in simple, beautiful forms." - Namisha Naidu, Founder at Red Root Design