Meren Imchen whose delightful animations can be seen on MTV, VH1 and Channel V, is a freelance animator and illustrator. He draws inspiration from the myriad influences of life in Mumbai, where he lives, and his own strong Ao roots. He has illustrated The Rooster and the Sun.
Mugdha Sethi is a graphic designer. Way back in 1997, she was Tulika's first student intern from NID, Ahmedabad. She illustrated four folk tales as part of her diploma project, using four different artistic traditions in Hiss, Don’t Bite! (Kalighat paintings), Eyes on the Peacock’s Tail (Phad paintings), Magic Vessels (clay sculptures from Tamilnadu) and A Curly Tale (Madhubani paintings). Her pictures for Little Fingers add to the playful quality of the verse. Common themes that run through her work have to
N Bindhu Malini holds degrees in both Fine Arts and Music. She went on to do a Masters in Visual Communication and followed it up with a specialisation in Graphic Design at NID, Ahmedabad. A trained classical Carnatic vocalist, Bindhu trained in Hindustani Music under Ustad Rashid Khan at Kolkata even while working as an independent illustrator and a graphic designer. She illustrated Kabir, the Weaver Poet.
Namrata Rai is a textile design graduate from NID, Ahmedabad. She has lived and travelled widely across India, and uses her pencils and drawings to talk about her ideas, experiences and her world. The Musical Donkey in Tulika’s Panchatantra series is her first for Tulika.
Nancy Raj is a graphic designer and illustrator with an M.A. in Fine Arts, primarily interested in painting and illustration. Nancy enjoys capturing people, their emotions and involvement in daily life, through sketches. She likes to spread energy and laughter through her pictures – which is why she revels in doing comic strips, caricaturing family and friends and creating pictures for children. She has illustrated several books for Tulika; Malli, The Village Fair, Aa Vilurundu Akku Varai, The Snake and the Frogs