About me:

I am an Illustrator and Arts Educator, born in Leicester to Indian parents originating from Kolkata, India.

I studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Norwich School of Art & Design and have an MA in Communication Design, from Central St Martins. I continue my work in a freelance capacity as an Illustrator whilst working in various creative roles as a producer and workshop leader.

My inspiration for producing images comes from an interest in relationships and this originates from the sense of belonging, my own cross-cultural upbringing and documenting cultural social differences in subtle ways. Recently I have become interested in portraying the sensory awareness we individualise in our work through Synaesthesia and using my experience of working with disabled artists and developing knowledge of Disability Arts feeds into this. Diversity and representation are the underpinning of ideas in a lot of my work, though I enjoy the challenge to illustrate complicated and sensitive subjects and equally illuminate the simplicity of a brief with a strong, but singular concept.

I have delivered workshops in a variety of settings including Turf Projects, House of Illustration, Francis Crick Institute, British Museum, the Royal Academy of Arts, National Gallery, Museum of London, Hackney Museum, Nuneaton Museum and the Cadbury Research Library in Birmingham.

I teach Illustration in Higher Education at a few London-based universities as an Associate Lecturer.

My illustrations have featured in newspapers and magazines, theatre and film sets, packaging, design and advertising platforms. You can see more of my work my website. Feel free to contact me on jhinuksarkar@gmail.com for any illustration.

Jhinuk Sarkar @ Turf: