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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 now 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 everywhere from independent boutiques and galleries to retailers such as Mod Cloth, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and Nordstrom. Boygirlparty® is also currently ranked among the bestsellers in Art on Etsy.com.

She has been the recipient of awards and recognition by American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles and Alt*Pick, and has been profiled in several magazines including The New York Times. She serves on the board of ICON the Illustration Conference, is a member of the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles.

Her Treetops Journal published by Chronicle Books is an international bestseller in its genre. What Will Hatch? written by Jennifer Ward., Ghahremani’s first picture book, was published by Bloomsbury USA in February 2013 to advance critical acclaim by Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews.

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

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  • 2015 Representation by Full Circle Literary Agency
  • 2014-2015 Faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design
  • 2014 SCBWI Featured Illustrator
  • 2014 Panelist at ICON Illustration Conference 8
  • Inclusion in Art Inc business of art book
  • 2014 Faculty at UCSD Extension
  • 2014 Society of Illustrators Los Angeles Illustration West 52 award
  • 2013-2014 Board member for ICON Illustration Conference 8
  • 2012 Panelist at ICON Illustration Conference 7
  • 2012 Inclusion in The Where, The Why, and the How design book
  • 2012 Inclusion in Knot, Thread, Stitch DIY craft book
  • Tiny Showcase featured artist in 2010, 2008, 2005, and in this collection
  • 2010 winner of Venus Magazine readers poll, DIY business category
  • 2010 Inclusion in Print & Pattern design book
  • 2010 inclusion in The Exquisite Book art book
  • 2009 inclusion in Crafty Superstar DIY craft book
  • 2007 Venus Magazine readers poll nomination, DIY business category
  • 2007 BoingBoing editorial spotlight
  • 2007 DailyCandy editorial spotlight
  • Giant Robot Fine Artist of the Year 2006 award
  • 2006 American Illustration 25 award
  • 2006 Plummies awards for Drawing, Painting and Fine Art
  • 2005 Alternative Pick Illustration award
  • Featured in The 2006 Artist and Graphic Designers Market as "success story"
  • 2004 Portfolios.com Illustration award



  • Bloomsbury
    The New York Times
    The Washington Post
    Chronicle Books
    Abrams Books
    Target
    T-Mobile
    Bank of America
    The Boston Globe
    Austin Monthly
    Vegetarian Times
    Viz Media
    Sanrio
    Reader's Digest
    Parents Magazine
    Portland Mercury
    Andrews McMeel
    University of California San Diego
    Wilson Meany
    St. Louis Magazine
    Madison Park Greetings
    Chicago Magazine
    Bungalow 360 bags
    Nickelodeon Magazine
    Ten Speed Books
    GQ
    Martha Stewart Kids
    Utne Reader
    Child Magazine
    The Oxford American
    TimeOut
    Canadian Family
    PLANADVISER
    Craft: Magazine
    Shambhala Publications
    musical group The Postal Service
    Shape Magazine
    iPop
    Badge Bomb
    Art Star
    Chocolate and Steel Jewelry
    SCBWI
    ASPCA
    Baltimore Magazine
    Tiny Showcase
    Poketo
    Little Otsu
    Washington City Paper
    Portland Mercury
    Golf Canada
    California Magazine
    The Stranger
    Vancouver Magazine
    Rhode Island Monthly
    The American Kennel Club
    BUST Magazine
    Giant Robot
    Maisonneuve Magazine
    American Cheerleader
    Geffen Playhouse
    Providence Monthly
    C-ville Weekly
    TIAA-CREF
    Kid Robot
    Bitch Magazine
    musician Mike Doughty
    Spire Inc
    Ewe Ewe Yarns
    + many more (too many to list)

  • Susie Ghahremani is the illustrator of the following books:
    - What Will Hatch? by Jennifer Ward, Bloomsbury/Walker
    - four Pocket Posh Puzzle Books by the Puzzle Society, Andrews McMeel
    - Color Your World Bay Meadows Coloring Book
    - Forest Friends Journal, Chronicle Books
    - Keeping Tabs Productivity Portfolio, Chronicle Books
    - Bon Voyage Travel Journal, Chronicle Books
    - Clear Skies Eco Journal, Chronicle Books
    - Clockwork Agenda, Chronicle Books
    - It's a Jungle Out There by Jennifer Ward, Shambhala Publications
    - Land-Air-Water Journal Triptych, pub. Chronicle Books
    - Let's Go Outside by Jennifer Ward, pub Shambhala Publications
    - Orchard Owls Sticky Notes, pub. Chronicle Books
    - Treetops Journal, pub. Chronicle Books
    - My Family, My Journey: adoption baby book, pub. Chronicle Books
    - I Love Dirt by Jennifer Ward, pub Shambhala Publications
    - Let's Get Primitive camping guide by Heather Menicucci, pub Ten Speed Books
    - Finding Your Inner Mama, pub Shambhala Publications


  • February 2015: ETA 17, Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH
    January 2015: 40x400, Flower Pepper, Pasadena, CA
    December 2014: Post It Show, Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA
    November 2014: Flip Book Show, grumpybert, Brooklyn, NY
    November 2014: Good Mail Day, artstream, Dover, NH
    October 2014: Art Links Us (AIGA), 3rdSpace, San Diego, CA
    September 2014: The Original Art, William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
    July 2014: ArtEXPO, Wonderbread Factory, San Diego, CA
    July 2014: ICON8 ROADSHOW, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
    July 2014: Cowabunga!, iam8bit, Los Angeles, CA
    July 2014: Dime Bag 4, This is the End, Brooklyn, NY
    June 2014: UGLYCON, Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA
    February 2014: ETA, Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH
    Dec 2013: Post It Show, Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA
    Oct 2013: SCBWI Illustrators of San Diego, San Diego, CA
    Aug 2013: "Hi Low", Low Gallery, San Diego, CA
    June 2013: "Little Golden Years", Bear & Bird, Lauderhill, FL
    May 2013: "Supahcute Mash Up", Leanna Lin's Wonderland, Los Angeles, CA
    April 2013: Group show, I am 8-Bit, Los Angeles, CA
    February 2013: "Year of the Snake", Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA
    November 2012: "Work and Non-Work", solo show, GR2, Los Angeles, CA
    September 2012: "Project Remix", Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
    August 2012: "Clear Skies and Cloudy Days", solo show, Land, Portland, OR
    August 2012: "The Art of Sound", Space 4 Art, San Diego, CA
    July 2012: "Extinction: Gone the Way of the Dodo", Blind Lady Ale House, San Diego, CA
    June 2012: "RISD ICONS: A Legacy of Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design", Woods Gerry, Providence, RI
    May 2012: "I Like Soup", Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA
    May 2012: "Supahcute Dream Team", Leanna Lin's Wonderland, Los Angeles, CA
    December 2011: "Post It Show", GR2, Los Angeles, CA
    December 2011: "He Sees You When You're Sleeping", Junc Gallery, San Diego, CA
    November 2011: Grumpy Bert at the DeKalb Market, Brooklyn, NY
    September 2011: "Robots", GR2, Los Angeles, CA
    September 2011: "Enormous Tiny Art 10", Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH
    April 2011: "Organica", Junc Gallery, San Diego, CA
    January 2011: "ETA 9", Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH
    September 2010: "Fleeting Immersion", Tinlark Gallery, L.A., CA
    September 2010: "Out & About", GRNY, New York, NY
    July 2010: Solo Exhibition, Warp 9 Imaging, San Diego, CA
    June 2010: "Enormous Tiny Art 3", Nahcotta, Los Angeles, CA
    March 2010: "Patchwork" Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA
    Feb 2010: "Year of the Tiger" GR2, Los Angeles, CA
    Jan 2010: "Verbatim" Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH
    July 2009: "Dime Bag 3" GRNY, New York, NY
    July 2009: "Printed Matter" GR2, Los Angeles, CA
    June 2009: "Draw 4" Art Star, Philadelphia, PA
    June 2009: "Enormous Tiny Art", Nahcotta, Los Angeles, CA
    May 2009: "Dog Show", GR2, Los Angeles, CA
    April 2009: "Kokeshi Preview", Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
    November 2008: "Small Stuff", Bear and Bird, Lauderhill, FL
    November 2008: "Sweet 100", Suite 100, Seattle, WA
    September 2008: Enormous Tiny Art 4, Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH
    August 2008: "The Wild Life", solo show, GR2, Los Angeles, CA
    July 2008: "Suggestion Box", GR2, Los Angeles, CA
    April 2008: "Happily Ever After II", Suite 100, Seattle, WA
    April 2008: "Green Giants", GoRilla, Los Angeles, CA
    March 2008: "First Editions", Poketo, Los Angeles, CA
    March 2008: "Year of the Rat", GR2, Los Angeles, CA
    March 2008: "At The Movies", GR-SF, San Francisco, CA
    March 2008: "11:11, a clock show", Pony Club, Portland, OR
    March 2008: "Power In Numbers", Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA
    March 2008: "Cute Attack", Bear & Bird, Lauderhill, FL
    February 2008: "Printed Matter", GR-SF, San Francisco, CA
    January 2008: "Fight For Flight", Thinkspace, Los Angeles, CA
    December 2007: "Wishful Thinking", project: Gallery, Culver City, CA
    November 2007: "Musical Chairs", solo show, GR-SF, San Francisco, CA
    November 2007: "Kokeshi", Subtext, San Diego, CA
    September 2007: "Enormous Tiny Art Show II", Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH
    August 2007: "Teacher's Pets" solo show, GRNY, New York, NY
    July 2007: "Tree Show", GR-SF, San Francisco, CA
    May 2007: "Sight of Sound", Machines with Magnets, Pawtucket, RI
    May 2007: "Power in Numbers", Gallery Nucleus, Los Angeles, CA
    May 2007: "Happily Ever After", Suite 100, Seattle, WA
    March 2007: "Small Painting Show", GR-NY, New York, NY
    February 2007: "Free to a Good Home", GR2, Los Angeles, CA
    February 2007: "Enormous Tiny Art Show", Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH
    February 2007: "8x10", GR-SF, San Francisco, CA
    February 2007: "The Wurstminster Dog Show", The Wurst Gallery, Portland, OR
    January 2007: "Twinklepie", Magpie, San Diego, CA
    December 2006: "Dinosaur Party", GR-SF, San Francisco, CA
    December 2006: "I Think We'd Better Split Up", Receiver, San Francisco, CA
    December 2006: "You're a serpent and there's no use denying it", Domy Books, Houston, TX
    November 2006: "BIRD CALL" solo show, GR2, Los Angeles, CA
    August 2006: "Post Deux", GR2, Los Angeles, CA
    July 2006: "Tree Show", GR-SF, San Francisco, CA
    April 2006: "Hopscotch", GR2, Giant Robot, Los Angeles
    April 2006: "Oval Art", The Front Room, Brooklyn, NY
    Jan/Feb 2006: "Twigs & Twine", Magpie, San Diego, CA
    January 2006: art la, Represented by Motel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    December 2005: "Postcards from Poketo", Receiver Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    December 2005: "Lovely Abominations", THINK Space, Los Angeles, CA
    December 2005: "Four Squared", Motel Gallery, Portland, OR
    November 2005: "Gravy Train", Low Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    November 2005: "Let's Share", GR-SF, San Francisco, CA
    December 2005: "Four Squared", Motel Gallery, Portland, OR
    November 2005: "Up The Waterspout", New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA
    October 2005: "Mystery Meat", Future Prospects, Cubao, Philippines
    August 2005: "Passing Ships", Giant Robot, NYC, NY
    April 2005: Solo Show, Schmancy, Seattle, WA
    March 2005: "Royal Jelly", Here Gallery, Bristol, UK
    February 2005: "Amorously", Motel Gallery, Portland, OR
    February 2005: "Letters From A Small Room", Smith College, MA
    January 2005: "Works On Paper", Chow, San Francisco, CA
    November 2004: "Poketo 3", Rudy's Barbershop, Los Angeles, CA
    October 2004: "This And That There", Motel Gallery, Portland, OR
    July 2004: "GR10", GR2, Los Angeles, CA
    June 2004: "Folk Ways", Gian Robot, San Francisco, CA
    April 2004: "Silent Majority", Giant Robot GR2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    March 2004: "World Of Wonder", Magpie, San Diego, CA
    March 2004: "One", Motel Gallery, Portland, OR
    February 2004: Postcard Show, Louisiana State University, LA
    December 2003: "Fresh Produce", Gallery Anno Domini, San Jose, CA
    August 2003: Ladyfest UK, Bristol, England
    July 2003: Ladyfest UK, Manchester, England
    March 2003: "Comic Art", Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge, MA
    October 2002: "Comics As Art", Monohassett Mill, Providence RI
    March 2002: Isb Gallery, Providence, RI
    January 2002: Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI