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Ria Dastidar

Ria Dastidar is an illustrator and designer from London. By day, Ria’s commercial work spreads across animation, illustration, and product design for clients including WHSmith, Intercom, and the BBC. By night, she loves dreaming up colourful, surreal and funny characters: cuddly monsters, confused rabbits, and apples that remember the good ol’ days.

Ria was a mentee on the Pathways into Children’s Publishing programme. Her first illustrated children’s book, Magnificent!, was published in 2021 as part of Pop Up Project’s ‘10 Stories to Make a Difference’ collection.

Instagram: @ria_dastidar

The Pathways journey has been insightful and instructive. I have learned far more about the publishing industry and genres than I had expected.

Ria Dastidar Pathways 2019 – 2021
Illustration of a bear holding a yellow fish