I'm Kavita Ramchandran, an illustrator, designer, dreamer and doer of my own Make Believe Design Studio (no, really). I grew up in Bombay, and moved to New York in 2001 to pursue an MFA in Design at the School of Visual Arts. After graduating, I created a pre-school property for Nick Jr. called Maya, and developed it into interstitial shorts for their 'My World' cultural series. I then spent a few years working as a designer for the children's textbook market at Bill Smith Studio (now called QBS learning)  and art directing Kahani - an award-winning children's literary magazine that illuminated the richness and diversity of South Asian cultures. (www.kahani.com) My time at Kahani (which means story in Hindi) made me realize that I needed to illustrate, write and design my own stories and I haven't stopped since. If I'm not at my desk working, you might find me daydreaming about elephants, the Monsoon sky, or pomegranates.


Email me if you would like to work together or just to say hi! kavita@wemakebelieve.com