Photograph by Boris Lyppens

Ishita Jain is an illustrator and designer based in New York though she is originally from Delhi, India. She is an alumnus of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India and the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Program at the School of Visual Arts, New York.

Ishita loves to draw on location and enjoys documenting the people, places and stories that surround her. She  draws, writes and explores. Her work is inspired by day to day moments, giant trees, shimmering spots of light and the wonder that comes from being around nature. She works across media, both traditional and digital. 
She has been a guest speaker for graduate and undergraduate students at the School of Visual Arts, NYC and Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore (MICA).

Upcoming books:
Searching for Sunshine, written and illustrated by Ishita Jain
(Adult Non-Fiction, Princeton Architectural Press, Spring 2023)
The Forest Keeper, written by Rina Singh, Illustrated by Ishita Jain
 (Children's Non-Fiction, NorthSouth Books, Spring 2023)
Areas of visual interest + wish list: Architecture ( big soft spot for Mughal architecture), Weather phenomena ( would love to illustrate pieces about rain and monsoon!), Women and Gender, Music and musical instruments, Live drawing for Jazz performances, Lighthouses, Biology Labs, visual collabs with scientists and climate change researchers, Seas and Sea creatures, Insects, Trees, Indian flower markets, Illustrations for botanical gardens and aquariums, Packaging for Gin/ Wine bottles,  Visual journalism essays for magazines.
Stay updated on Instagram at @ishitajain24
Say hello or ask anything at hello@ishitajain.in
For Books: Represented by  Eryn Kalavsky at Salky Literary Management

Back to Top