about the artist

after an extended career in crafts, teaching and doing commission work, i became a designer of lighting and furniture. much of my design work, particularly when working on decoupage furniture commissions, features photography and printmaking techniques.

since 2007 i have branched out into fine art, learning photopolymer intaglio and collagraph techniques through workshops and open studio in the us. although i began with craft and art, writing has always been my first love. i write poetry, although i have trained myself to write prose and would like to focus on essay writing in the future. i have been published once in book form, thereafter in literary journals. my long term goal is to combine my writing and printmaking skills to create hand made books, as well as working on collaborations: illustrating somebody else's writing, or having another artist illustrate my writing.
for inquiries or to set up an appointment, email me on ilona[dot]yusuf[at]gmail[dot]com

my design work is available at pak turk enterprises
house 20-b, street 41, f-7/1, 
islamabad. (pakistan)
tel: 92 51 2650451, mobile 92 300 5111129
contact: mr. ghafur khudaybirdi

dastaan gallery
38, gulberg 5, lahore. (pakistan)
tel: 92 51 35710008
contact: ms. ansa zafar.

printmaking and artist books are available at art chowk: the gallery
suite 102, 1st floor, clifton center,
 schon circle, clifton block 5,
karachi. (pakistan)
 t: 92 21 353 00481/2