Bright & Blue Designs is a vision founded by me, Natasha Bhagwanani. I am a self-taught illustrator inspired by the little things in life. With my illustrations, I hope to invoke feelings of peace and positivity, and want my doodles to be a voice for following dreams, a platform for encouragement, and a medium to educate. I believe that kindness and love can go a long way in life, and that the human race is a cooperative species, and we can thrive from a focus on individual goals & a positive collective energy.

I have been a bibliophile since even before I could read (thanks Dad!)--and my love of words plays a huge role in my life, and so my work is a mix of hand-lettered thoughts & usually adorned with motifs inspired by my Indian heritage. I enjoy creating brightly colored, smile-inducing illustrations, hoping that smile will serve as a reminder of positivity in our daily lives, and bring joy to someone's day.

I am currently a member/volunteer in the SCBWI (Society of Children's book Writers & Illustrators) NY Metro Chapter, a founding board member of Writes for Women, and a teaching artist for children in the local community!