Nidhi Chanani is a freelance illustrator, cartoonist and writer. After completing her undergrad literature degree at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Nidhi pursued a career in non-profits. The desire to draw kept pulling her away and in 2008 she enrolled in art school (only to drop out a year later). In 2009 she began completing one illustration every day of the week. She called this Every Day Love and developed her narrative style and voice with three years of daily practice. Thus began her art career and business.
Nidhi was born in Calcutta and raised in suburban southern California. She creates because it makes her happy – with the hope that it can make others happy, too. In April of 2012 she was honored by the Obama Administration as a Champion of Change.
She is currently working on her second original graphic novel, Jukebox, with her husband Nick Giordano which is slated for 2021 release. She is an instructor in the Master of Fine Arts, Comics program at the California College of Arts.
Her media appearances include CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 and BBC Radio. Her work has been featured on the Huffington Post, the Women’s March, My Modern Met, Bored Panda and India Times. Nidhi has worked with Disney, ABC, Airbnb, Sony, Microsoft, State Farm Insurance and a variety of other clients. Her non-fiction comics have appeared in the Nib. Everyday Love Art products are sold in retail shops across the country, including the San Francisco International Airport, Books Inc., and Therapy stores.
Nidhi draws and dreams every day with her husband, daughter and their attention starved cat in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Nick currently works full-time for a health tech firm and enjoys supporting Everyday Love Art on his off hours.
Role: Part time tech support, office DJ, cat bed, and exhibition support.
Fave place in San Francisco: AT&T park when the giants are playing or at home listening to vinyl.
How do you add love to your everyday: I cuddle with Nidhi and kitties.
If you were an animal: A bear because I would love to hibernate (with penguins).
Nickole is a recent graduate from University of California Davis with a bachelor’s degree in Art Studio. What Nickole loves about art is that it can be a personal outlet as well as a way to communicate and connect with others.
Role: Organizing office space, maintaining supplies, preparing for shows, sales associate, customer service, shipping and handling merchandise, and occasional cat feeder
Fave place in San Francisco: The lovely Yerba Buena Gardens because it’s peaceful and has great artwork
How do you add love to your everyday: Spending quality time with those that make me happy 🙂
If you were an animal: A mix of a Pegasus and a unicorn…and a sloth… and an alpaca… and a cat…In other words, a Pegaunilothacat