Susie Ghahremani is an award-winning illustrator, an internationally exhibiting artist, entrepreneur, designer and advocate for the illustration community. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) where she also has taught.

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 500 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.comHer 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 awarded and recognized by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators New York, and the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, and was 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. Ghahremani lives and creates art in San Diego, where she served as an ambassador for San Diego’s Independent Bookstore Day and was a featured speaker at San Diego’s Festival of Books in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Her Treetops Journal published by Chronicle Books is an international bestseller in its genre. WHAT WILL HATCH? written by Jennifer Ward, was published to critical acclaim by Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Subsequent picture book, WHAT WILL GROW?, received starred reviews from the School Library Journal, Shelf Awareness, and Publisher’s Weekly and was honored by the Society of Illustrators New York for its Original Art. Her debut as author-illustrator — STACK THE CATS — published by Abrams Appleseed in May 2017 to several starred reviews, including this from Kirkus: “a book that can expand children’s thought processes.” STACK THE CATS was named a Best Book of 2017 by both Amazon and Kirkus. Its companion — BALANCE THE BIRDS — was “as visually exciting” [Kirkus]. Her latest creation is LITTLE MUIR’S SONG — written by environmental icon John Muir and published by Yosemite Conservancy — released in August 2019.

Susie lives in San Diego, California with her husband and zillions of pets. Visit her online at

She is represented as an author by Stefanie Von Borstel at Full Circle Literary.

email: here • snail mail: Susie Ghahremani, P.O. Box 16616, San Diego, CA 92176

instagram @boygirlparty • etsy @boygirlparty • tumblr @susieghahremani • facebook @boygirlpartyfb • twitter: @boygirlparty
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