About

English teacher by day, creative soul by night.Β 

Nerd. All day, every day.

I’m Swapna, a DFW teacher, a reader, a writer, a lover of sci-fi and fantasy, a disciple of science and faith and the magnificent human imagination, and above all, a nerd. Lettering and drawing have always been my hobbies: stress relievers when life gets overwhelming, gift givers when Target and Amazon fail me. Now, I want to share my nerdy illustrations and lettering with others.

As an English teacher in a modern world, I have seen the educational world begin to discard the art of literature in favor of more practical reading and writing. I hope to use lettering to show the beauty of words from classic and modern literary works.

As a mother to a baby girl, I am becoming increasingly aware of the biases presented to young girls in the stories and images that they see every day. Although I have seen many more books, illustrations, and clothes that aim to build up young girls’ sense of adventure and discovery since I was a child, I still feel there is work to be done. I hope to create artwork that I can share with my daughter and other young girls to encourage them to be strong, brave, curious, and (of course) nerdy!

As an introvert with few words and a big heart, I love to give personalized gifts to my family and friends that highlight their passions and personalities. Here, I will share the work that I create for my loved ones. I hope to share my skills in custom wedding and nursery artwork soon!

Thank you for joining me on my new adventure! Go to “Portfolio” to see examples of my work. If you like what you see, follow me on Instagram @nerdladydraws!