Susie Ghahremani is an award-winning illustrator, an internationally exhibiting artist, an educator, an entrepreneur, a designer and an advocate for the illustration community. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) where she also teaches.
In addition to illustrating for commercial and editorial clients, Ghahremani designs and develops a whimsically illustrated stationery and gift brand titled Boygirlparty® consisting of more than 300 products, popular at independent boutiques and galleries to retailers such as ModCloth, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and Nordstrom. Boygirlparty® is also currently ranked among the bestsellers in Art on Etsy.com. Her uniquely illustrated and functional paper goods are what Flavorpill calls “The indie, start-up version of Hello Kitty.” BuzzFeed calls Boygirlparty “a shop you wish you knew about sooner.”
She has been the recipient of awards and recognition by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles and Alt*Pick, and has been profiled in several magazines including The New York Times. She served on the board of ICON the Illustration Conference and won a 2016 Mentorship Award at SCBWI’s annual Portfolio Show.
Her Treetops Journal published by Chronicle Books is an international bestseller in its genre. WHAT WILL HATCH? written by Jennifer Ward, was published by Bloomsbury USA in February 2013 to advance critical acclaim by Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Her latest picture book WHAT WILL GROW? is celebrated with starred reviews from the School Library Journal, Shelf Awareness, and Publisher’s Weekly. Her forthcoming debut as author-illustrator – STACK THE CATS – publishes in May 2017 to advance acclaim from Kirkus: “a book that can expand children’s thought processes.”
Susie lives in San Diego, California with her husband and zillions of pets. Visit her online at boygirlparty.com
email: here • snail mail: Susie Ghahremani, P.O. Box 16616, San Diego, CA 92176