There’s an undeniable playfulness to Susie Ghahremani’s illustrations. The combination of her passion for nature, animals, music, and patterns, her creations have an added humoristic edge that makes for good, clean, fun. It also makes for good merch, and Ghahremani’s illustrations can be found on keychains, enamel pins, prints, and the likes (which you can purchase here).
Born and raised in Chicago, she’s a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently based in San Diego, California, working independently on a variety of creative projects, whilst tending to her pet finches and cat.
In addition to illustrating for commercial and editorial clients, Ghahremani has illustrated children’s books and 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.
A self-proclaimed “hermit with wanderlust,” she admits that it took time for her to get to where she’s at. “The evolution to my particular style came in trusting what I’d do naturally, rather than forcing it to be something conventional,” she remarked in an interview with Culture Crux. “Using colors I like rather than the ones that are realistic. I think I’m always refining my work and style as well, so it’s an ongoing evolution.”
It’s a creative evolution you’d like to follow on Instagram.