Pradnya Naik is a designer specialised in the field of Indic Typography, Type Design, Lettering and Calligraphy currently based in Bangalore, India. She graduated from Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art — Mumbai, in 2009. Having worked as a graphic designer with WhiteCrow Designs, she was involved in type design activities for multiple Indic scripts like Devanagari, Gujarati and Urdu.
After pursuing her post-graduation from Type & Media at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, The Netherlands in 2012, she worked as a Research Associate at IDC school of design at IIT, Bombay with Prof. Girish Dalvi on Analysis of Jain Manuscript calligraphy, Devanagari Font Search Tool and Glyph Diaries. Pradnya has been involved in teaching calligraphy, typography and type design at various design schools in India and currently teaching Graphic Design and Typography at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
The past and future of Indian scripts is something that fascinates Pradnya, right from Indian letterforms, their printing history, calligraphy studies from manuscripts and current type technologies.