Tanaya is a visual communication and motion designer and researcher/ educator interested in multimedia narratives along with expanded animation

and illustration techniques. Tanaya is an NID (Ahmedabad) alumna. She has received her MA in Visual Communication at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), UK.

Professionally she has worked with notable publishing houses and collaborated with organisations such as the World Wildlife Fund to create mix-media animated films, attended the SVA Illustration Residency in New York and taught visual art and design. She has also illustrated tactile graphics and children's books for inclusive education and her work has been exhibited in New York, Singapore and France.

With a constantly evolving practice, she strongly believes in incorporating global and local insights in her design process and aims for a dynamic approach driven by curiosity, learning, collaboration and constant innovation. 

Select clients:

WWF-India, Tulika Publishers, HarperCollins India, Pratham Books, Tata Interactive Systems, Scholastic India, Covent Gardener Magazine London and more...






Speaker at AFCC Singapore


Talk and interactive workshop

Personal Journeys, Stranger Worlds, New Perspectives: Illustrating Children’s Non-fiction in India

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


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

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