Tanaya is an illustrator, motion designer, researcher and educator.
She studied animation at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India, and has received her MA in Visual Communication at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) UK.
She has illustrated numerous picture books and collaborated with organisations such as the World Wildlife Fund to create mix-media animation films. She has attended the SVA Illustration Residency in New York and illustrated tactile children's books for inclusive education. Her work has been exhibited in the UK, New York, Singapore and France. She has conducted workshops on visual storytelling, design and research at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content in Singapore as well as at various schools and universities in India.
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AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Speaker at AFCC Singapore
Artist Book Exhibition
Exhibited my book 'Reflections of the Forest' at All Inked Up: artist books symposium, exhibition and print fair curated by Rob McDonald at UCA Herbert Read Gallery, UK.
Book Illustrators Gallery Exhibition, AFCC Singapore
2017 and 2023
Illustrations from my book 'Kasturba' published by Tulika Publishers (India) exhibited at the Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC), Singapore
National Tactile Book Prize
Tactile graphic book 'Bo, Messy and Shampoo' created for visually impaired children won the National Tactile Book Competition India. The book was selected in the judge's best category of 'Typhlo & Tactus' France 2013.
Sir Ratan Tata Scholarship
Awarded on merit for the student work produced during the first year of graduate study at the National Institute of Design, India
GETLITT | Jan 27, 2020
STARTUPSGEEK | Aug 29, 2018
HINDUSTAN TIMES | Jul 16, 2014