I am an author and illustrator. My love of color is a definite nod to my Indian heritage. My debut picture book, Raaga's Song, released in September of 2023 to much acclaim.
I discovered a calling for illustration in a previous life, while leading a design team at a tech company. I went on to study Graphic Design at Billy Blue College of Graphic Design in Sydney. Today, I create in Photoshop and sometimes, in ink. I am also known to get my hands dirty and carve Lino on occasion. 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 am the maker of cute things and my work can be described as warm, friendly, charming and fun. 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.
I currently live in Michigan with my husband and our little son where I am known to, besides other things, be a champion at peek-a-boo.
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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