Hey there!

Welcome to PastelStew and thanks for your interest in my work!


I'm an illustrator and visual artist based out of Pune-Goa, India.

I use my craft to tell relatable, witty, and thought-provoking stories about mental health, gender, socio-cultural stereotypes, and everyday life through illustrations,

animation, and short comics. You might find my work colourful, extremely detailed, playful and full of whimsy. It's intentional!

After graduating from Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology (Bangalore) in 2012, I worked as a Senior Designer in companies like Myntra and Quikr (Bangalore). I have also been a design consultant for social media with brands like Global Desi and Vedanta Academy. My last role was Lead Designer at Therefore Design (Pune).
I am also a children's book illustrator – my work has been internationally published, recognised, and awarded. I have worked with publishing houses like Karadi Tales, Pickle Yolk Books, Benchmark EducationNew York - Raycraft Books and NGO's like Kalpavriksh.
When I'm not working, I'm juggling, baking, dancing, learning new stuff, and going for long walks with my dogs Cindy and Varun.
You can find me @pastelstew on Instagram and other social media. 🦄