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Poonam Athalye


2014 - 2015 | Apprenticeship in Techniques de Gravure (Etching)

Ateliers 63, Rue Daguerre, Paris

2016 | Day Course in Photogravure (Photopolymer in Intaglio) 

The London Print Studio, Harrow Road, London

2014 | Training in Sculpture 

Les Ateliers Terre et Feu, Villa d’Alésia, Paris

2014 | Introduction to Ceramics and Pottery

Atelier Karin Dessag, Rue de Marseille, Paris

2011 - 2012 | Training in Sculpture and Drawing

Les Ateliers des beaux-arts de la ville de Paris

2005 - 2007 | Masters degree in Visual Communication Design

Industrial Design Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Powai (IIT Bombay) 

2000 - 2005 | Bachelors degree in Architecture

Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture, University of Pune

Professional Experience

2019 July - present | Designer at Jellycat London 

Jellycat London is a toy design company specialising in plush toys and illustrated children's books

2016 - present | Illustrator for publisher Contextual Alternate 

Contextual Alternate is an independent initiative to archive, generate and publish critical scholarship at the crossroads of typography, design and history

2012 - 2014 | Creative head at SKYi  

SKYi is a real estate and housing company based in Pune

2012 | Designer for the  38th National Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists

Organised by the Child Guidance Centre Sahyadri Hospital, Pune

2009 - Present | Illustrator for published children's books

2013 | The Puffin book of Folktales - Puffin books, Penguin India

2013 | Takloo the little salt seller - Pratham books, India

2012 | Little red whiskers, where are you? - SKYi, India 

2010 | The Glass Tree - Katha books, India



The Katha Chitrakala Award 2009 Finalist


2014 | Meet the Illustrator, Pratham books 

Takloo the little salt seller

2014| Will you please tell a story? The Hindu

Takloo the little salt seller

2013| A fabric of fables, The Hindu

The Puffin Book of Folktales

2013| Coming of Image, The Indian Express

The Puffin Book of Folktales