Devangana Dash is a New Delhi-based designer, illustrator and book maker. When she’s not designing books for a living, she reads, writes, draws a little more and collects books for her dream library. For inspiration, she relies on nature (especially birds and sea turtles), picture books by her favourite artists and authors, different genres of music and a cup of chai. She studied visual communication design at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and sociology from Lady Shri Ram College for Women. Her debut picture book ‘The Jungle Radio: Bird Songs of India’ is a little story on birds and their calls. She designs for Penguin Random House India, and has previously worked with Child Rights and You, WWF India, Wildlife Trust of India, Katha, and Centre of Environment Education, and has illustrated ‘Ayesha and the Firefish’ (Puffin Books, 2016). She can be found on Instagram @devanganadash and on