JP studied graphic design at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India’s leading design institute. She learned professional calligraphy from Harvest Crittenden, and has taught copperplate calligraphy workshops.
Most of JP’s calligraphic or typographic pieces begin with an inspiring quote, or copy relating to the brief. She forms this and then creates illustrations to surround it, mixing detailed flowers, characters and foliage, and playing with the composition until it strikes the right balance. Her illustrations are built up in much the same way. Beginning with the central character, she adds and tweaks the supporting elements to create the overall visual.
JP uses Procreate to explore, and renders her digital illustrations in Adobe Photoshop. For some vector-based projects she uses Adobe Illustrator.
JP’s type and illustrations are infused with nature, with bold letter forms often softened by decorative, whimsical detail. Her style developed first through type-based illustrations in black and white, while her newer work dazzles with its bright colours.
Winner – INDIAFRICA: A Shared Future Poster Awards – 2012
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